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Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill, Palm Springs, CA

Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill

4.1
4.1
22 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Featuring a Southern flair in all of its dishes, Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill offers excellent home-style cooking and specializes in barbecue. This eatery also stocks a wide selection of craft beers and spirits, making it a perfect place to stop for a drink and unwind for the day. Each of the meats served at Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill is rubbed with the house's specialty seasoning and then slowly smoked.You can order tasty choices such as smoked pork baby back ribs, smoked chicken, and smoked pork. There are also platters that can feed multiple people, as well as a number of sides you can order to complement the meal. Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill is also a fantastic choice for catering or to handle special events.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 778-6521

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 22 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Kid Friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Kid Friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. DV

    DesertVacation

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great BBQ - wonderful "hole in the wall" small place with great service, bar and food. Also four different sauces to fit every taste...tried them all and all were fantastic!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, wide menu, and a great bar. The service is fantastic. Been many times and will continue to be a regular.
  3. S

    Stan

    Minneapolis

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our first time here. Really tasty food, and efficient & quick service. Good choices in BBQ sauces. We’ll be back!
  4. q

    quietdining4us

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Extremely limited menu. Nice staff but just ok food.
  5. b

    bohand

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love your food. We so wish you were open more days and especially open on Sundays as often that is when we are craving BBQ. Service was great. Food was amazing.
  6. D

    Dick

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We've eaten here several times before, but the food seems to have gone downhill. The side dishes were fine, but the meat was kind of dry and tough to chew this time. Our server was cheerful and helpful. We'll give them another try and hope for better food next time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was acceptable but nothing special. Look at the bill carefully. Onion rings were supposed to be a $2 upcharge. The bill was for a $12 upcharge. No plans to go back.
  8. SH

    SHEH

    Anchorage

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were very disappointed in the Smoke Tree BBQ. The service was slow, which we understood, because of the lack of help. They didn’t know we were coming, even though we had made a reservation through Open Table. We had to remind them to bring our drinks, and the appetiser arrived with our meals. The ribs were almost mushy and the sauce was tasteless. On the plus side, the servers were working as fast as they could, but were very disorganised.
  9. P

    Projournalist

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Baby back ribs were nice and tender, but not especially flavorful. Cole slaw and Mac & cheese likewise ok but “meh.” We did not find a favorite among the four house-made sauces offered. Onion rings were very good, hot, fresh. Service was friendly, but none of the staff observed the city’s requirement for masking during the pandemic spike, which was a major turnoff for us.
  10. PG

    PeterG

    Palm Springs

    110 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Initially, the host seemed disinterested that I was even there. There was too long a wait from the time we were seated until a server arrived. They weren't very busy but, the staff appeared overwhelmed. Eventually, things settled down and we were pleased with the food
  11. TN

    TammyN

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Can’t wait to come back! We’re from San Diego . Couldn’t load pics but we had rack of ribs and ALL the sides! Just absolutely delicious
  12. CP

    ChristianP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a good quick dinner and great service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The food was great, but the service was horrible. The server actually handed me some unwrapped straws with his bare hands. Also, an appetizer was accidentally delivered to my table, and 5-10min later they picked it up from our table and they tried to deliver the plate to the correct table. I then overheard the server tell the people in the other table "I promise they didn't touch anything"
  14. r

    rhonda

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service.
  15. DW

    DavidW

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    Well made the reservation on open table and show up to the restaurant and they let us know that they are not receiving reservations from your app so we had to wait 45-1 hour in order to get a table
  16. SO

    SydneyO

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, delicious BBQ, friendly staff and not expensive!
  17. KS

    KarenS

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best BBQ i’ve ever had! We wanted to get some for the road but it didn’t open till 4. Definitely will go back for their food
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Freshly made & seasoned well tender brisket. Our service was excellent will return and recommend
  19. RM

    RonMac

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Good food, good service, ambiance not so much. Had to request table be cleaned.
  20. TM

    TheMuirs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, Earl’s Margaritas are strong, and the Owners are awesome.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was on point !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Laid back place in Palm Springs with a fantastic patio with misters. Food was fresh and wonderful. Great staff!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 778-6521.

Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill

1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive at Smoke Tree Commons Palm Springs, CA 92234

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sunrise

  • Neighborhood

    Cathedral City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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