Smoky Rose

4.5
849 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Smoky Rose is a Chef-driven SmokeHouse and wine, local beer & craft cocktails. Located conveniently across the street form the Dallas Arboretum.

Address: 8602 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 849 people are saying
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DebraD
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Family in town for Thanksgiving. They all loves the location (we had visited Arboretum earlier in day).

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NotFromAroundHere
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The only plus is that our table was ready for us when we arrived. The experience went downhill from there. First, they gave us 3 menus for a party of 7. Not sure what that was about. We were seated inside (by request) and were placed right next to the bar. It was not a very attractive section of the restaurant.
We asked a couple of questions about the menu and proceeded to order, based in the server’s description of sizes. The first item that we ordered as an appetizer was a family-sized fried okra. That came about about 10 minutes later in a small paper boat that was nothing like the large plate our server had described. Not a huge deal, but definitely significant as we waited 45 minutes for our food to come out. During that time, we had a change in servers, and our drinks were refilled a handful of times. The only apology we received for the wait was about 5 minutes before the food came out. Maybe some bread for the table would have been a nice gesture. As it was, we were pretty hangry by the time the food came out. Here’s the thing: if what we had ordered was time-consuming, I would understand. But we ordered a large meat board that contains meats that have been pre-smoked and cooked. No reason for that to take a long time to come out. And when we got it, it was lukewarm at best. Very disappointing.
Bottom line: I would not come here unless you have plenty of time to spare and don’t care if your food is great.

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vipLorenS
Dallas
74 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time.. great atmosphere and food. Great for groups too.

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SallyV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and eating outdoors on the patio, but a couple of bees would not leave us alone. lol Stayed and talked with friends and no one made us feel like we had to leave! Perfect lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic!!! Hilarious, fun and very attentive. Food was okay, not bad but definitely overpriced

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bkadncr
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s a little pricey, but worth it! Fun place.

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JudyN
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time we have dined here and we have been very impressed both times. Love the food and ambience.

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mjobtx
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservation at this very busy place before visiting the Dallas Arboretum. The food was excellent and there were some creative things on the menu. The service was also very professional. The food came out quickly. Our water glasses were kept full. Timing was very good. We will visit again.

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TracyH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in Dallas. Extra bonus - food is delicious! :)

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BobbyB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and the entertainment was great!

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vipMoeFarmer
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Noelia was outstanding. She took great care of us with such grace.

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vipTastyFood
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Love their patio, however they were having extreme service challenges when we visited last night. The waitress was trying to do her best and was very apologetic (ie I don’t blame her), but it took over an hour to get food from the time we ordered and the restaurant was nowhere near capacity (maybe 50% max when we were there during a normal dinner window). My guess would be that they are having staffing problems in the kitchen, but with no expectations management upfront, this led to very hungry & cranky young kids. Great location, and I hope they can improve service speed and/or how they manage expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful environment and cozy feel. Dustin is a great server. We understood how busy he was, he was always professional and did his best.

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Betsy
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had visitors from Denver for a few days. We decided to take them to the Arboretum for the afternoon, walk over to Smoky Rose for dinner then back to the Arboretum for the night time Christmas lights.
Wonderful day, wonderful food, wonderful weather! A very fun experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

What made the experience unpleasant was the unfriendly and superior, haughty attitude of the hostess — I would hesitate to go back because even though our waiter was good and the food was fine — the hostess is the first person you encounter and in this case it really set the tone. She was horrible and not someone you’d want to meet in a dark alley.

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RhondaF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had pulled pork quesadillas, smoked bbq chicken, salmon, fajitas, and the loaded baked potato. The cocktails were very good and the peach cobbler and pecan pie were the BEST. Our server was also great.

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BillK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was average, service was poor, atmosphere was great. We ordered the brisket queso, after 20 minutes we ask where it was, they never put in the order. When it came it was hard to find any brisket. One of us ordered the brisket nachos, way too many beans. The steak sandwich was ok but lacking favor. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things. However we did see an order delivered to one table only for them to realized after they walked away they gave it to the wrong table, So they picked it all up and took it one table over. Sorry, once food is placed in front of someone else, you don't give it too another table. So I think there is a lack of service training going on there.

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vipGoldenGirl
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a delightful dinner at Smoky Rose. Everyone commented on
how much they enjoyed their food. We had an excellent waiter. We were served promptly despite the fact they were very busy. I just can't say enough positive things about how well the evening went.

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IlknurO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Forced valet services proved to be quite tacky as there were spots open 1 foot in front of us.
We should have an option whether to valet or self park if lot is open in front of restaurant.

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vipLolaL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our waiter was very busy and negligent. We would even make eye contact with him and he’d still go to clear a table instead of take care of us. We were seated 30 minutes before he took food order. We very much like Smoky Rose but this experience makes me hesitate coming back.

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LorenaC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for the family and I didn’t even need to worry about parking because they have complementary valley!

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DeeTink22Fairygirl
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

it wasn’t the best service that. it was slow and not as upbeat

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KristenP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our table was not ready when we arrived and we were barely greeted. The utensils and menus were not placed at every seat but thrown in the middle of the table. Water took 15 minutes. Overall, the food and atmosphere were good but i definitely felt like we were an inconvenience to their staff. Would not recommend for a group.

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ZequannaJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was great, but the reservation service was poor and unorganized. Couldn’t enjoy a intimate moment for all the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We love smoky rose. Great atmosphere great food, just be prepared for the service to be a little slow but everything else makes up for that :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little too loud, even outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. Really nice place.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great overall experience the host was able to accommodate a group of 12 guests. The place was very quiet although it was a Wednesday afternoon am sure it gets very busy on weekends. Very good food and beautiful patio!

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Beth
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our first visit to Smoky Rose on the recommendation of our children. Food was very good and our server took very good care of us! I am sure we will be back :-)

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Debby
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and menu selection. Baked beans are awesome!

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SarahB
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio seating! Good was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slow service. Parking/valet takes a while. Food was not as good as we've had in the past.

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CharlotteB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place is beautiful with lots of unusual menu items

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LindaG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, and charming atmosphere! We will definitely be back.

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vipAndrea
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience!

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JulieD
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested a table away from music and were accomodated. The food was outstanding. Our poor waiter had a lot of tables but managed to keep the drinks coming and a smile on his face!!! Great afternoon with friends.

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KrisD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great place to sit outside when the weather is nice.

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Kyle
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The staff seemed overwhelmed with the amount of people at the restaurant; the mac and cheese was refrigerator cold and we saw our waitress twice in two hours. However, the cocktails were very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

It’s a nice vibe and the food is pretty good
I’ve been here two times now and I’ll keep coming back because it’s just like fun to be there with your friends or on a date

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Smoky Rose using the Order Online button. Smoky Rose also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Smoky Rose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 776-5655.

Smoky Rose is rated 4.5 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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