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“Quaint different menu”
Review of Smokey Joe's

Smokey Joe's
Ranked #46 of 316 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 26
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 5 February 2012

A small limited menu and food was OK. Not the place for a long dining out experience. Drop in for a quick meal and go.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Smokey Joe's has a well deserved reputation for its excellent food, however many people are unaware that you can also get their food to take away. A couple of years ago my husband was working in Launceson during the weeks and coming home to Hobart on Friday nights. He got in the habit of picking up food from Smokey Joe's when he finished work and bringing it home - it made his homecoming each week even more special. He is once again working in Launceston and last night picked up some popcorn chicken, buffalo wings and the dry rub ribs (with a side serving of beans). The wonderful aromas of the food drove him slightly mad on the drive home, but it was worth the wait. The flavours and textures were amazing! The ribs were tender and delicious. It made such a great change from the more usual take away food options. He's planning on being back next week and probably each Friday night while he is working up there.

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Reviewed 28 January 2012

We came here again and we were not let down, the food here has to be tasted to be believed. The fusion of flavours will leave you asking for more, it is hard to describe without experiencing. We had the BBQ dinner (half ribs and BBQ chicken) and the soft tacos (specials board). What makes this place extra special is that the owner comes out and makes time to chat with you, despite the place being packed with customers. If you are looking for small meals and 'fine dining' don't come here, because this place is for serious BBQ and large portions that will see you coming back again and again. PS, the homemade sauces are delicious!

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smokeyjoes, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2012

Thanks again guys! I'm glad you enjoyed it and i'm also glad that i had the time to get out on the floor and talk with you. We take pride in the fact that everything is made from scratch, and from the freshest ingredients. We also make sure that what we serve is authentic and as it would be in the country of origin. Even if that's not to everyone's taste, we feel it is the best way to present the cuisine. Looking forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We had a great evening at Smokey Joe's - if we ever pass through Launceston again we'll definitely come back.

The menu is interesting and varied, mainly Louisiana fare, but with a couple of south-of- the-border items too. My partner ordered the gumbo, and I had the chimichanga. Both of these were good and tasty, good-sized helpings, and were served promptly by our friendly waitress. There is a good selection of local and imported beers, and blackboard specials. If we'd had another night in Launceston we'd have gone back to try some other items on the menu.

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smokeyjoes, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2012

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, and I am glad as well that I can let the waitstaff know that their efforts are appreciated as well! We want everyone to have a good experience so its great to get the feedback!

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Went here after reading reviews and wasnt disappointed. The food is really good and different to anything I have had before. Will definitely go here again. I can only say that the people who didnt like it must have a very interesting opinion of food! There is a very short wine list which has come up in negative reviews. Having said that it doesnt take away from anything about this place and the wine list forces you to randomly choose something which turns out really good! Really recommend this place. Recommend the cuban style pulled pork and the chilli fries

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smokeyjoes, Owner at Smokey Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2012

Thanks for visiting Smokey Joe's! I am so glad your first experience with Creole style food was positive and look forward to seeing you again soon! I'm glad you enjoyed the wine too--we don't have a huge stock its true, but we try to get in reasonably priced, nice wine which will compliment our food--but we also allow byo wine because we know that sometimes people have favorites and we are happy for them to bring those along as we feel our corkage is fairly modest compared to other places. Do come again!

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