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Smokey's Kitchen

12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA
+1 530-582-4535
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cowboy beans” (8 reviews)
“brisket” (10 reviews)
“garlic fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

No food comments, we only stopped in for a drink. Relatively good selection of beers, some craft. Outdoor seating was adequate. Hostess was accommodating, and didn't rush us even though she was trying to close early that afternoon. Very personable.

Thank Tonto7
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Saw mixed reviews but gave it a try. We got the slow service accompanied by cold food. Very extensive menu. Ribs were quite fatty. Pulled Pork was good as was the slaw. Not worth the prices charged compared to other BBQ places.

Thank PaulO_MindyO
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Used to be a regular, then Smokey's quality and service went downhill, so thought we would give it try after a couple years-BIG Mistake. After being ignored for what seemed like an eternity, my to go order was placed. The quality and service remain poor....More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner last night in smokeys kitchen. Burgers and ribs. Burgers not properly cooked. Ribs nice enough but expensive ($34). Fries and onion rings over cooked. A family of mice on the outside deck running around! Would not recommend to anyone.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting the kidzone museum and stopped here for lunch. They have good food at a decent price. Just wished that everything wasn't already mixed with bbq sauce. But they do provide a bucket of other sauces to mix in. Family friendly restaurant. Try their espresso...More

Thank zeegurl13
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for an amazing breakfast before a hike. The French toast and blueberry pancakes were perfect. The link sausage and bacon we're also delish. We enjoyed our meal so much, we came back for BBQ for lunch.

Thank cmdelvillar
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This was a perfect stop for us with two hungry kids. They have a toy box with very well used toys, kids menu and plenty of paper towels. We ordered a salad, a combo plate, a chicken burger and a hamburger it was enough to...More

Thank aquaH2Omama
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I had their big club salad. The very aged limp lettuce was soaked in dressing. I could still taste the wilted old lettuce taste you all know when your lettuce has seen better days. Pulled pork was almost candied. I guess I like to taste...More

Thank jssolberg
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The food at Smokey's was 4 Star. We had the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious. BUT, and a big but, the service was awful. We waited over an hour for 2 sandwiches after waiting in line to order for 20 minutes. We wanted some...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We eat here when visiting the Truckee area. Nice atmosphere, extensive menu, and nice people. The food is always excellent. Share a meal if you are on a budget!!!!

Thank 1947-FORD
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Nearby Attractions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-582-4535
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