Smokeys Brighton

4.2
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516 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
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

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What 516 People Are Saying
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MichaelF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This was our second visit and the standard of the food has decreased considerably. We had the same as previously, The Smokeys Platter. The ribs were tough and overlooked. The brisket dry and chicken thighs bland. Pulled pork was the best on the platter. The platter was also smaller than previous. The service was nonexistent we had to ask for cutlery after our food was served. We weren't asked how our food was or we wanted more drinks etc...atmosphere was was very quiet. Background music we could barely hear. Unfortunately we won't be returning we were a group of six all couples.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it....fiid nice...staff lovely...will defo recommend and return...

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Carol
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sam was a fab friendly waiter, food was lovely, cocktails was amazing.

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Patty
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and plenty of it . Girls that served us were very pleasant and patient . It wasn't busy on arrival but was very full as we were when we left ! Will call in next time we are in Brighton .

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ShelleyC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was pleasant. Busy, so not great service. Ribs undercooked but beef and pulled pork lovely on the sharing platter.
Chips plentiful and hot, coleslaw nice.
Expensive for what it was.

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SaKa
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would recommend as food is amazing. Staff are all helpful, cant wait to go back

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MartinL
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Huge portions, great quality, American style decor, really attentive staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been and from the point of ordering our food was about 10 mins such quick service and the food is insane

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Gbrz1
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, beef brisket was ‘melt in the mouth’. Would highly recommend. Great service and atmosphere..... cocktails good too!

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, large portions, very attentive staff. Would go back again.

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GlenM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was extremely fast my only complaint, hadn't even started taking to the wife and food was there BANG! Within 40 minutes you've eaten plates taken away and dessert eaten! Needs to let people relax more

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's just bloody awesome. Simple as that. I'll definitely be going back.

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Gingerella
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, super quick service, friendly and welcoming staff, lovely atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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DannyB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We didn't know what to have as the choice was difficult, we asked the waitress as she recommended a sharing platter which was a great choice.
Alexandra the waitress was really really nice, very helpful and very friendly always had a smile on her face.
Can't wait to go back again

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NicolaB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked meats locally sourced. Quick service and value for money. I like it especially as you don’t over use the bbq sauce..... amazing food the best smokehouse I have tried.

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Cabbie
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this amazing restaurant nearby our hotel that we were staying in, looked at the menu before I booked a table and it was definitely our sort of food! We all had different meals, burger, fajitas and pulled pork/beef brisket. We just couldn’t fault it at all - the portions were massive and begrudgingly I had to leave some. Service was great too - next time we are down in Brighton that’s definitely where we will be eating to try out more dishes! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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vipManojabe
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The quantities were way too large and this was despite our clarification with the staff.

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SarahU
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for lunch and it was quite empty and quiet, but imagine it would get a lot more lively in the evenings. Amazing food and service though, we can’t wait to return!

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

One star as only one meal out of five was fully edible. The sharing platter initially came out cold and was sent back to kitchen. Came back microwaved so very hot but neither ribs or chicken was fully cooked. Rejected for second time. Ribs on another dish were under cooked and only half rack eaten. Prawns on another dish were 50% alright but other 50% were mushy and not properly cooked. Chicken on dish five was good. All chips were over crisp as if they had been refined. We were not charged for the shared dish but still cost £80+ with only one nearly edible meal.

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SelinD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, will be visiting again when in Brighton.

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JKDBBQ
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here several times .
Each time they seem to get everything right, from the friendly & relaxed staff to the outstanding food .
Highly recommended place to eat with friends / family ...

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great prices, menu has good selection. They meet dietary requirements and are adaptable to customers needs. Definitely coming back here again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We started off our Christmas evening with a meal at Smokeys. The food was great and good value. The service was very good and the ambience was ok. It’s not the cosiest of restaurants but the food was very good and plenty of it with good service. Definitely recommend.

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Topher
Essex
14 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, massive portions!

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TonyB
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here many times. Always good value for money. Service always good. Portion size is very good. Can be a little noisy at times. Would recommend.

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ClaireJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We had breakfast,which I couldn't fault..
The Blueberry pancakes with Bacon were delicious, my Daughter had an omelette which was huge and again delicious.
Service was very good and attentive.
This was our first visit, but we would definitely return,possibly in the evening to try their speciality cooked meats.
Lots of midweek special offers,well worth a visit.

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BeckyG
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food lovely place to go. Upset I couldn’t go again before I left Brighton. Will 100% return if I go back to Brighton :)

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NeillP
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is our second visit to Smokeys and we really enjoyed the food.... large portions so if you want a starter, share one.
4 stars because of the wings... they were a bit bland looking, cooked through but a bit pale and looked a bit unappertising. Crispy would have been nice.

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KevinH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable and huge portions. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always, just remember to take your appetite as the portions are generous.

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was lovely, really good portion sizes.
We did go a bit too early at 5pm. We were the only ones in there but when another party came in, the waiting staff sat them right next to us and it was very close, we couldn't actually get out from the table, and could hear their conversation. It would have been better to sit them away from us as there was plenty of spare tables.

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Chlo
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

We have visited a number of times and always enjoyed the food.
This time however it was no where near as good. We were disappointed with the bbq chicken and beef brisket on our platter.
The ribs were rather fatty, But flavour was good.
Pulled pork was yummy and chips were good!
Side order of chilli nachos were also good.
We did raise our issue with our waitress who apologised and gave us 10% off our bill.
We will be back, but not for a while.

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MAtt
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

8 of us went to Smokey’s, 7 of us had a great meal. But my wife had nachos with pulled pork and was ill afterwards.
A few of us had pulled pork so can only think the sour cream or guacamole was bad on them. Was a real shame and has put us off going back

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Nick
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I had beef brisket- excellent, but the fries were a bit greasy. We go to Smokey’s every time we go to Brighton, so was a little disappointed with that aspect, but will definitely go again!

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AimeeB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food at Smokey's was fantastic! Our group tried four or five different dishes, and everyone enjoyed their food. The portions are huge (by UK standards anyway!), and the service was friendly and quick! Could not fault it!

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GregW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Love Smokey's always great. On this occasion a HUGE party of people came in part way through our meal and took over the service, the staff and the noise levels. Got way too noisy and couldn't hear ourselves at all on a table of 4. But always live the grub.

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ClaireG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribs are to die for!! Thursday night all you can eat ribs is amazing value and well worth trying! Never disappointed by this place, from the platters to the unlimited wings on Tuesdays, for lunches and brunches too...

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JayT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and such great value. Make sure you bring your appetites when you go.
And Smokies ale is great, definitely in my top 10 beers.
Cant wait to go back and try other stuff from the menu.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Service averageish. Food only warm. No apology or concern when another customers ketchup exploded over ceiling, floor, and me.

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AnitaJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Plenty on your plate. Hidden below street level.

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