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Smoke Berkeley

3.8
3.8
23 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
My passion is cooking tasty regional cuisines featuring fresh, local, organic and natural meats, vegetables and fruits. Before I graduated from the California Culinary Academy and attended the Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts School in Paris, I was taught to bake pies by my Aunt Audye. Her teaching led me to create an apple pie that won Blue Ribbon for the Best Apple Pie at the State Fair of Texas, a Blue Ribbon for the Best Chocolate Pecan Pie at the Blanco County Fair and other awards.

I was raised on Texas BarBQ and studied the technique of the famous smokehouse chef Sonny Bryan in Dallas. At the California Culinary Academy I developed the recipe for my signature dish Tea-Smoked Salmon. I am bringing all the cooking skills I learned in Texas, California and France together at SMOKE BERKELEY. I hope you will join me and taste the difference.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00am, Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 548-8801
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tina Ferguson-Riffe

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

23 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good. The guys working there seemed burnt-out and not happy to be at work. The place has not had a deep cleaning in years. Good potential if the owner improves employee morale, and cleans the place up.

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  2. MarilynB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super friendly service. Easy to tell that owners take personal pride in the fine food they serve and are happy to see others enjoy it.

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  3. ALlion

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was dry and tasteless. There was no indoor seating available and it was cold outside. Very disappointing W

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  4. mcjr

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My favorite BBQ joint! The ribs and brisket are special favorites and every side is wonderful, but we especially love the beans, mac 'n cheese and collard greens. Be sure to try the chocolate pecan pie. Service is quick and super friendly and the owner always makes you feel welcome. I threw my husband a small birthday party at Smoke and guests are still talking about the great food.

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  5. EricP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, especially loved the Brisket. Brussel sprouts, Mac & Cheese , Chocolate Pecan Pie were great!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place was great. Very small seating area but some amazing food and wonderful people working here! Food is a bit pricey, but most BBQ in the region is.

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  7. Jhenie

    San Francisco

    96 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Smoke Berkeley is a local BBQ place serving home BBQ, I hate giving bad reviews I ordered but the good is plant taste even the corn bread taste ridiculous. But the plus side of it the owner Tina was probably best very friendly to all the customers,the food however is. Not that good

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  8. LoriC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner Tina was very friendly and made time to talk to us as a group of friends getting together. The service was great. A gem in the neighborhood. Great BBQ and comfort food.

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  9. lindaliver

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is home-made and infused with BBQ flavor but the salmon is my absolute favorite because it is so unique. AS well, the sides of crazy corn salad and jalapeno mac and cheese along with the cheezy rice is absolutely delicious. Love the picnic tables out back!!

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  10. PAMom

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food and friendly service. Had the salmon and loved it. Be sure to get the cilantro sauce with it -- heavenly.

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Smoke Berkeley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 548-8801.

Smoke Berkeley is rated 3.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Smoke Berkeley

2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Berkeley
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00am, Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tina Ferguson-Riffe
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
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