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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)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited expecting St. Louis ribs. A full rack with two sides was $28. The ribs were not St. Louis ribs, they were dry rubbed and while falling off the bone they were very dry. The two sides we ordered was the cowboy beans and...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stopped and ate breakfast and the food was great, the service was awesome, and the atmosphere was quiet and family friendly. We had the biscuits and gravy and they were delicious. Enjoyed our breakfast!

Thank Ilona L
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Stopped by for lunch on our way back. Had the Bison Burger - first time bison, and it was exquisite: moist, with a sweet sauce, on a crisp bun. The garlic fries had a LOT of garlic - if you like that you won't be...More

Thank mibo888
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Been there twice in one week. Pulled pork, mac & cheese, onion rings, salmon pineapple wrap are some of our favorite menu items. Very friendly staff. Will go back often. Can eat in or outside, but have to deal with bees if eating outside.

Thank LuLu1945619
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our family favorite. We come every summer and look forward to a meal here! Always great food! Burritos are the best kept secret!

Thank Jtedh
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Plenty of room inside and out and a very extensive BBQ menu, all done in house. We've enjoyed the brisket and the pulled pork as well as salads. They were all extremely smokey and delicious. It's a popular eatery on the outskirts of Truckee, so...More

Thank kmskier
Reviewed 18 July 2016

On the surface, a great find. The menu looks good (on a chalk board). Waited a few minutes to order. I had a salad, my friend a pulled pork sandwich. We waited over 45 minutes... No excuse other than they don't have enough help. We...More

Thank 1921Pack
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Smokey's is a great local joint specializing in BBQ. The menu is huge and can be overwhelming. Best thing to do is order BBQ, don't get fancy or stray from their specialty. Had a cobb salad with BBQ pork and wished I had gotten the...More

Thank shewolfe
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great veggie omelette and potatoes - great service - great way to begin the day! The owner is very friendly/

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Smokey's Kitchen offers authentic barbecue in Truckee, California. Specializing in ribs, chicken, steaks and burgers. This Truckee family restaurant caters and takes care of local and tourist family's from around the world. They have outside seating and serve beer and wine. Lots of TV's to...More

Thank Kelsdog
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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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