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3115 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-1919
+1 510-845-3640
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10:30 - 01:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good quick, hot lunch... Better than McDonalds, Jack in the Box, etc.... Service is fast too. It may be hard to find parking, but I've been lucky so far. If you are in a rush at lunch, just call in your order. Yum!

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Thank Edna_88
western Oregon
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the classic low-price burger joint, the kind that has almost completely been elbowed out by the big franchises with their boring food. The burger is a thin patty that has been flame grilled (and real flames do fly) on a bun toasted on the grill. I like to pay a little extra and get all of the added... More 

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Thank FredTep
ontario
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I ordered the burger and was asked if I wanted everything on it, I said yes. What wasn't made apparent to me when I ordered was that this included other stuff which wasn't written on the board. I believe they charged extra for this. I wanted everything that was written on the description of my burger not a load of... More 

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Thank r0rschach
Concord, California
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263 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The Smokehouse has been at this location fifty (50!) years or more. Although the owners and cooks have no doubt changed over time, they still continue to serve real char-broiled hamburgers, not cooked on a griddle like most everyone else-- and it shows in the taste. So, if you want an idea of what hamburgers were like before the advent... More 

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Thank N_skier
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

I've been coming to the Smokehouse since it opened at the corner of Woolsey and Telegraph, right over the Berkeley line, in 1951. There's really no indoor area here, just two seating areas with tables, one glassed-in, and benches in the ordering area. I recommend the double cheeseburger for a smoky-good treat. They seem to have cut down on the... More 

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Thank bloozshooz43
Pacific Northwest
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Old-fashioned hamburger/hot dog joint that's been in the neighborhood for ages. Nothing fancy here. I got the hamburger and my husband got the chili cheeseburger, and both were very good. Food is made after the order is placed, so it's not as fast as a McDonalds - but it tastes much better! There are a few tables both inside and... More 

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Thank Terri01
Manhattan Beach, California
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402 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Wikipedia defines smokehouse as follows: "A smokehouse is a building where meat or fish is cured with smoke. The finished product might be stored in the building, sometimes for a year or more." I define this Smokehouse as an XLNT vibe with perfectly grilled hot dogs and the double cheese burger is finger licking good; totally enjoy messy burgers! I... More 

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Thank ycnans coat
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

They ask if you want everything on burger when it is extra and they are very misleading... Use to be one of my favorite places to eat, never again will I spend money there.. Language barrier seemed to be a problem or the rude worker is mental challenged... Go just a couple more blocks towards Berkeley and find a real... More 

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1 Thank incubux
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

We did not get what we ordered, rude woman forced us to pay extra, we did NOT order the deluxe, she argued with me to the point of disgust. She barely understood English, she should not be working there. When they refired of my burger they literally took the onions off (NOT ALL) and gave me same burger, talk about... More 

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1 Thank Jessica W
Berkeley, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Misleading advertisement on the menu board, none of the sandwiches come with toppings, they ask if you want everything on it as if it's included and then they charge extra. The food was tasteless, fries had no salt and were dry. Order clerk didn't know the order, she didn't know ice from water and the difference between fries and pies,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 9
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
10:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 01:30
Thursday
10:30 - 01:30
Friday
10:30 - 01:30
Saturday
10:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3115 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-1919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-3640

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?