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Smoke BBQ

2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-2011
+1 510-548-8801
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“baked beans” (5 reviews)
“brisket” (9 reviews)
“pecan pie” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 18 September 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 14 September 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 5 August 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 4 March 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 17 January 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 18 August 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 Pansy K
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Easy to locate this restaurant it is next to a coin car wash. Walking in to order where is the menu? Is the menus in front of you or to right of you or is it to the left of you? The menu is all...More

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband shared a plats with 3 different meat; beef brisket, pulled pork and ribs. We also jag chocolate pecanpie. Everthing was really good. Their "beergarden" is neighbour to a carwash, so you overlooked some washing. 😉

Thank Thornrosa
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Went here at the very very end of the night on a Sunday and had the best BBQ I've had in a very long time. They were out of a few things, which is understandable given how late we showed up, but the chef gave...More

Thank Asheps
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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