Smokeys Brighton

4.3
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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.
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SK
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

ML
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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

G
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

GM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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

SL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 25, 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

NB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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.

C
1 review
Dined on January 2, 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.

M
London
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

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

SU
Northampton
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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!

AR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 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.

SD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JK
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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 ...

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 18, 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

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 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.

T
Essex
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, massive portions!

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TB
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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.

CJ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 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.

BG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 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 :)

NP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 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.

KH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

SA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 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.

C
1 review
Dined on September 6, 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.

MA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 31, 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

N
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 21, 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!

AB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 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!

GW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 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.

CG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 8, 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...

JT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 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.

PT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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

AJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and friendly service, HUGE meal and staff let us take away left overs! Comfortable restaurant with good atmosphere

R
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Meal was good but not amazing. I love smokehouses but my brisket and ribs definitely weren’t properly smoked... no smoke ring and barely any smoke flavour. Tasted like it was just done in an oven. Disappointing

MM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, however I would suggest that if you are going to have a main meal, ignore the starter as the main is huge and I couldn't finish mine😥, great staff and good beer and all priced correctly (they even offered a doggie bag for what couldn't be eaten) . Would recommend to all!!

LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely staff and delicious food. Took my Dad for his Birthday and they surprised him with a cheesecake. Really nice touch. Thank you so much

D
Brighton
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food portions are good, and the food taste nice. The staff are laid back, but I mean that in a good way, they just make chill and you can relax and in a nice environment, with some nice BBQ.
Been before and I'll go again.