Smokeys Brighton

4.2
410 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Birthdays
Welcome to Smokeys, a slice of American heaven by the British seaside.

We’ve taken the best of classic roadside cuisine from the heart of the States, added a pinch of spice from South of the border, and brought it on home to Brighton.  

We proudly serve California Brunch and Texas BBQ, freshly prepared with love and care from the finest local ingredients for your dining delight, day and night.

*PLEASE NOTE*
For bookings arriving before 20:00 we will respectfully require your table back within 2 hours. (for any special time requirements please call the restaurant directly).
For any weekday bookings for Breakfast  or for group bookings  larger than 8 people please contact the restaurant directly to book your table. 01273 323888

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, Mexican
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 11:00 17:00 - 22:30

Friday - Sunday: 08:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
01273 323888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
Nearest Public car park on Regency Square
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Public Transit
Brighton station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
410 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
31%
Good
12%
Fair
4%
Poor
4%
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Fantastic, tasty food. Waitress gave us some recommendations as this was our first trip to Smokey’s. the sharing platters are great value and a huge amount of food. Friendly staff lovely seafront position. What more can you ask? We will be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!! This my 5th time coming to smokeys since I found it a couple of months ago, and can I just say it is absolutely amazing, I live 2 hours away, deffo worth the drive. Huge portions definitely worth the money, and love lovely staff!!!

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3.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Experience was Ok, Food wasn't that great, We went for 2 platters to Start and 3 Platters for main, Brisket very dry, BBQ chicken had un-rendered skin and BBQ sauce brushed on top, so a very fatty taste, Ribs were good, Sausage was good, for a BBQ Smoke House you would have thought the BBQ food would have been good. Mac and Cheese balls were very over cooked. Garlic mushrooms, were sliced mushrooms in a watery butter mix, no taste of Garlic, Shame as we were looking forward to it and a catch up.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Great as ever, went for brunch on my sons birthday.
Cheerful waitresses, we hoped to sit outside but it was overcast so we opted to sit in.
We had the breakfast burrito, full English, ham and eggs Benedict and delicious blueberry pancakes. All excellent as ever and plenty of food - we were all full after. My only criticism would be the tea and that is largely because I am fussy and the milk was very creamy so I actually couldn’t drink it.
Not a bad price either.

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3.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Food was yummy and huge portions. Probably wouldn’t recommend if you are just stopping for a quick bite as food takes a little while to come out which is understandable for the quality of it (about 30mins we waited). We weren’t in a rush so didn’t bother us and food was lovely.
Only downfall is that drinks took a long time to arrive and we only ordered a coke float and a cider... only came just before dinner was served, we started to wonder if they had been forgotten. Other than that, the waiters were friendly, food was nice and would come back again.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Excellent all round experience. The food was of a high quality and was served nice and hot. The portion size was amazing and I doubt that anybody would leave the restaurant hungry.

I would particularly receoomend the Clam Chowder which was first class, as was the meat platter for two to share.

Our waiter was very friendly and we were served efficiently.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

The portions are huge. Make sure you are hungry and I suggest just having a main course.
The food is very tasty. Great atmosphere next to the beachfront.
Only slight downer is because it’s outside people can smoke.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

We found this restaurant while driving down to Brighton to see a show and decided to give it a go based on the good reviews. It did not disappoint. The baby back ribs were fantastic (and the portions are large). The waitress who served us was knowledgeable, very friendly and extremely helpful throughout. We sat outside (admittedly it was a lovely evening) and found it a great atmosphere. Give Smokeys a go - I really don't think you will be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

A pre show meal that did not disapoint. Great menu, drink selection, service and generous portions - will go again

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

It's a nice seafront restaurant. Staff was very welcoming professional and nice, food is OK

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

We had a brilliant time at Smokey’s for my birthday. Good food and great staff.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Nice place to eat outside on Brighton seafront and people watch. Great views of sea, west pier and the i360. We had a sharing smoked meat platter with fries and coleslaw. Good food and great value for money. A bottle of good Spanish Crianza red wine. Went down very well with our meabl. Would recommend ,worth a visit and Regency Square underground car park just around the corner.
As we stayed overnight in the Granville Hotel , we had a wonderful breakfast outside in the morning sun. Eggs Benedict Royale for me and full English for mu partner. Its the 1st time l have seen him beaten and actually leave a little food.
So well done Smokeys.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Discovered this great little place on one of our visits to Brighton and now book for each visit. Recommended to lots of friends who have always loved it too.
Lovely staff and great food!

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1.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Unfortunately all in all a disappointing evening. We were first sat at a table that was impossible to get into as it was so close to customers at the next table. The service was incredibly slow and items ordered were forgotten, Not enough cutlery on the table and only brought after food had arrived. Macaroni balls were frozen in the middle and other dishes were only just warm. Staff were indifferent. Food was overpriced for what it was and we would definitely not recommend it to anyone else.

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2.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Very slow service - our table gotta given to someone else which meant we had to sit in the busy loud area and couldn't hold a conversation with my partner due to the noise and asked to move and was told we couldn't. Food was luke warm and the portion size wasn't worth the money - the beef brisket was dry and rubbey. Think it has gone very down hill and felt very rushed on Saturday

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Loved the food, service was great, leftovers were still delicious a day after. Had the baby back ribs, fell off the bones, just excellent service all round.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Great food as usual
One waitress not happy when we asked to sit at another table empty restaurant and wanted to sit us right next to the only other couple in the place ! .
Other waitress lovely
Been going to Smokey’s since it opened , great food great prices good portions

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Had dinner here on a Friday night in April, not the busiest of nights but the food and service were fine. My ribs and chicken combo were great and suffice to say I struggled to finish the huge portions!

Thoroughly recommend you visit this place

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The Brisket was bland and expensive.The chips / pork ribs were delicious. The pulled pork was ok. The Coleslaw one would expect to be homemade.The drinks weer ok. The service was good

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Awesome meal, beef brisket was amazing! Lovely staff, good value. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Five of us ate here, starters were Nachos and a Chowder, Mains were vegetarian fajitas, quesadillas, and fish with chips, we also had some sides. Desserts, were American pancakes and Waffles. We had a lovely evening would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Disappointed on this occasion. We visited Smokey’s when it first opened and thoroughly enjoyed the food. I had smoked chicken fajitas which were melt-in-your-mouth good! Sadly this time the food was no where near as good. I went for the same meal and the chicken was definitely not smoked and was just covered in a gloopy sauce. It’s not pricey so you can only expect so much but it was mediocre. The portions are still enormous so perhaps they should reduce the portion size to try and achieve better quality. The service was friendly but the bar/entrance area looks a bit shabby now.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Service was swift and with a smile, food was hot and well presented, Good value for money
Would go there again

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Attended based on recommendation from ex colleagues. Went for a date with my partner and had the BIG sharing platter between two. So much food. All delicious. Ribs were especially great. Would definitely recommend.

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2.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Was ok but we found the food portions are very large and the southern fried chicken burger had no southern fried flavour at all, was just fried breaded chicken.

Went there to celebrate an anniversary and the food left us feeling deflated ... The cocktails however were super yummy!

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

A recommendation by a friend in Brighton brought us to Smokey's. We were made welcome, the food was excellent with some authentic flavours. Staff were friendly and helpful despite being busy. Only downside was a very noisy table of diners celebrating St Patrick's Day. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Amazing service and Delicious food! Brilliant price for the whole evening.

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5.0Dined on 19 February 2018

Fantastic meal again at Smokeys. Huge portions of tasty food representing good value for money.

Nice surroundings. Friendly staff. For special occasions a total winner.

Loved the pulled pork fajitas but tjeir pulled pork and beef brisket, awesome.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Good food large portions. Great ribs. Burgers. Excellent American diner

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3.0Dined on 16 February 2018

I was looking forward to visiting Smokeys before my daughters graduation, as it had been recommended by a friend. There were three of us for lunch, my son who had the brisket burger which he enjoyed and my daughter and I who each chose a salad and some nachos for naughtiness!

The food was ok, the atmosphere very lacking but the service was great, very attentive waitress.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The staff were really lovely and the food was amazing. I ordered a fajita and it was extremely delicious and well presented. Went for a valentines meal and was very lovely was very full afterwards

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

If you do go, make sure your hungry as the meals are large but so worth it. They will wrap up want you don't eat, so you can enjoy it at a later time. :-)

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Great service and great food making a great evening out!

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3.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Apart from an extremely rowdy group of people at a table near us, it was great!

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3.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Nothing special or outstanding. Good location.
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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here - great food, I didn't expect it to be this good being an 'American Diner' but really enjoyed it - very generous portions too.

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2.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Beer that was off, cloudy full of sediment. Meal was very poorly presented, not that this would make any difference. Greasy cheap fries, with dried up bits of meat or smothered in sauce. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Won't be back.

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4.0Dined on 3 January 2018

We went to Smokey’s for my son’s 17th birthday treat (his choice). It was a real meat fest which is what he loves. Apparently it was very good and so much that we brought a doggie bag home!
I’m a non meat eater and had the bean burger - it was very good- I had coleslaw and pinto beans as sides. Coleslaw was delicious!
Service good.

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4.0Dined on 1 January 2018

Fantastic food, highly recommended. Drinks fairly expensive at £7.95 per cocktail and price not quoted on menu which led to our drinks bill being as much as our food bill for 2 people with 2 drinks each. Overall though a fantastic night and cannot recommend the food at this place enough. Definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Amazing food and amazing service can't wait to go back.

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