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Smokey Joe's

Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 0530
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (29 reviews)
“bananas foster” (12 reviews)
“boudin balls” (7 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
££ - £££
Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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11 - 20 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Five of us went to Smoky Joe's on Saturday night 7.30. Three of the mains were not available. My friend ordered the "dinner meal" i think it was called priced at $31 i think. The waitress came back a few moments later to advise him...More

Thank Pigssy
Jon P, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Due to a printing error on the last run of menu pages the BBQ Dinner was wrong,rendering a 1/2 chicken being added for .50 which is obviously unsustainable. Most customers were fine with this when apprised of the change. Your table ordered starters and drinks...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Just when you think it couldn't get better, you get the end cut of the brisket. It was insanely good!!! Great place for excellent food. I highly recommend the Brisket and Boston Butt if it's your first time. I guarantee you'll come back.

1  Thank Daz L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

At the beginning the atmosphere had a beautiful, relaxed ambience. The food was as one would expect at Smokey Joe's, although the smoked half chicken was quite dry. Then a party of 12 boisterous individuals sat down to a meal and completely destroyed the experience....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us visting Launceston from Sydney found Smokey Joe's and were delighted by the experience of great food in a very nice setting provided by staff with a passion for Cajun food. Couldn't be better.

1  Thank Peter E
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was my wife's and I first visit. I love my food and If I pay top dollar expect a realistic review.....First the negatives : 1) The restaurant is in an old home converted and was a little difficult to find as it is not...More

Thank Jeriah
Reviewed 10 April 2017

From the rude service, the poor menu (no kids menu, no consideration of customer dietary needs), less than average quality food (the kids did enjoy a bowl of chips an hour into the wait) and the food arrived completely out of order and randomly to...More

3  Thank LC1950
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a great meal here. Meat, beef and pork, was tender. Servings were quite large, so had to forgo dessert unfortunately, because the cobbler loooked excellent and tasted so good I was told. Service a little slow, but the place was full. Waiter very polite....More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Was a little worried when they put the meal in front of me - looked like a dry piece of meat. I had the BBQ Butt my partner had the northern ribs - couldn't have been more incorrect!! The meat just fell away and melted...More

Thank JaneRankine
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Authentic, deeelicious food, service is good, staff friendly. Love how the chef comes out to interact with the customers, it's clear that he loves his restaurant. Not my first visit, will continue to return!

Thank Natasha N
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came to smokey Joe's restaurant in feb for my birthday. As I have been dying to try Cajun and creole food as long as could remember and found this gem on trip adviser. As soon as we arrived it wasn't what...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lawrence St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 0530
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