Smokey Jake’s Neighbourhood BBQ

19 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 19 reviews
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Food :8.7/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.2/10
  1. Brenden L.
    Brenden L.
    • one review

    Had lunch at Smokey James and the food was very good. Get sure got the flavours right so it was very tasty, fresh, tender and moreish. Had the speciality sandwiches "The Simpleton" and the "Hillbilly Philly" with a side salad called "Southerner Salad" which was good. Not a pile of rocket or lettuce but full of flavours from carrots, prunes, tomatoes,nuts etc and well dressed. Service was good and provided help understanding a confusing menu for first timers. The seating out back on the sunny day we had was good. Not many people about so the place was empty and that can give a bad impression even though the food was pretty good. One thing was a big disappointment. They did not make brewed coffee. No cappuccinos etc. Overall recommend worth a try.

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Amazingly smokey BBQ meats - ribs, brisket and chicken thigh. We got octopus special for our function and it was so tender and delicious.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews

    the pork and the brisket were fantastic, will be back another time for ribs. Thanks Jake!

  4. Adam B.
    Adam B.
    • one review

    Absolutely delicious food and atmosphere topped with a great host. You can taste the love and care thats gone into cooking and preparing the food.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 288 reviews

    We really enjoyed our first time visiting here. We had the 50% off food deal offered by the fork and it was amazing. We will be back. Our toddler ate so much variety which surprised us greatly!! They had one high chair available which we booked in advance. We got a takeaway milkshake and it was thick and amazing. Hubby loved the selection of beers

  6. Tony L.
    Tony L.
    • 4 reviews

    The owner was a great host and explained very clearly. Food was delivered promptly and the real smokey BBQ really stood out with the ribs and brisket. A true American gem in Ormond. Family enjoyed every bit but my fussy daughter commented that the Mac n Cheese could do with more cheese. Teenagers - what can you do??

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews

    Made us feel comfortable. Unsure how it would go with full room of people.

  8. Matthew H.
    Matthew H.
    • 2 reviews

    Great service and awesome food. Lovely home made hot sauce.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews

    Fantastic service, delicious authentic American gourmet bbq,super clean venue and conviniently located. Super kid friendly, we were given an awesome box of board games and other goodies for our son to play with he had an absolute ball. Highly reccomended.

  10. Damian R.
    Damian R.
    • 4 reviews

    Was looking forward to great ribs and brisket. Unfortunately was very Dry and salty. Like it had been kept as reheated old stock. The brisket was completely different to what we expected and the pastrami very very salty. What should have been fantastic American BBQ that wasn’t. Mac and cheese was ok. The service was very friendly but the food a let down. Sorry

  11. Carlo C.
    Carlo C.
    • 8 reviews

    Jake was so friendly and welcoming and the meat was superb, very much like home style grill/smoke. We loved the authentic mid west bbq feel!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews

    Smokey Jake’s is a true hidden neighborhood gem! I came here for lunch and the food was incredible. The Hot Brown (Smoked Chicken & Crispy Brown Sugar Bacon Sandwich) was melt in your mouth deliciousness, while the Cos I’m Healthy Salad was a tasty and refreshing addition to the meal. The service was friendly and it is always good to see an establishment that uses locally sourced ingredients. Definitely worth a visit.

  13. Paul G.
    Paul G.
    • 3 reviews

    Awesome food and great service

  14. Xavier Y.
    Xavier Y.
    • 15 reviews

    Fantastic American style BBQ in Ormond! They just need an Instgram page to really get more attention

  15. Nigel S.
    Nigel S.
    • one review

    Best American ribs in the south east. Forget big boy bbq and come here for great ribs with that little bit of love.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 252 reviews

    Great addition to the neighbourhood. Fresh, tasty food and really friendly host.

  17. Pietro G.
    Pietro G.
    • one review

    Jake is a nice friendly character from the US adding to the authenticity of the place. The beef ribs and Hillbilly Philly were amazing. Good luck with it all Jake!

  18. Thomas H.
    Thomas H.
    • 3 reviews

    A quiet lunch for us but popular with the "Ubereats" crew. The rear beer garden where the smoking happens will be great as the weather warms up.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

559A North Road, 3204, Ormond, Australia

Directions to get there

Bentleigh, Melbourne South East



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