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Smoke BBQ

2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-2011
+1 510-548-8801
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“brisket” (9 reviews)
“potato salad” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-2011
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

A little rough looking from the outside. Once you get inside it looks like a typical Texas style bbq restaurant. Order at the counter, then have a seat. The bbq plates dominate the menu. The menu is simple, but its confusing to read. The bbq...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I sooooo wanted to love this place...but honestly, it was just so-so. Everything had jalepenos in it which was okay for some, not okay for others. The servers were kind but not real organized. You sit at picnic tables...they have a "beer garden" but just...More

Thank Kesslane
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Quite a disappointment..Tea smoked salmon had no taste, neither did ribs. Sauces didn't help. Dessert of chocolate pecan pie merely a brownie in a pie crust. Everything tasted as if made yesterday!

Thank gal37
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I have visited Berkeley often lately. Visiting Berkeley is the world’s most effective diet. I’ve tried scores of restaurants in and around Berkeley and I just couldn’t find anything worth eating. That is until I found the potato salad at Smoke. I go there every...More

Thank fsrtah
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Ugh, another BBQ joint that dials it in. Lazy,lazy, lazy. The ribs had NO smoke essence. The brisket had NO smoke rings and was dry instead of pink and juicy. The potato salad was bland w ithnjust a touch of mustard. The best dish? The...More

Thank briankulaf
Reviewed September 14, 2017

It is not marked really well, and I consider it a take out place for great BBQ, but you can eat in. I realize there are great religious debates over BBQ, the styles of other places, and no there is no California BBQ style yet....More

Thank sdkimbrough
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Sean has created a wonderful space in Berkeley for authentic barbecue. The Hot Link was cooked to perfection, and pulled pork was delicious. The pecan pie was quite rich and yummy

Thank yodamak
Reviewed March 4, 2017

On our first visit to Smoke, my partner and I ordered ribs and salmon, with baked beans, cole slaw and corn salad as sides. Service was prompt and there were plenty of napkins on the tables. The salmon came on a bed of brown rice...More

Thank Sharyn D
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Since I Moved to CA from TX, I've been looking for some (what I consider) authentic BBQ. As soon as I learned the owner of Smoke was a Texan, I had to check it out. Sampled the ribs and pulled pork on the first visit,...More

Thank wineguy999
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time that I have been here. Today, I ordered the brisket plate with a side of baked beans to go. Their hot sauce is very spicy. I ordered the medium. Service was quick today. The brisket was very tasty, but a...More

Thank PansyKwong
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-2011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-548-8801
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