The Smokehouse

3115 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
(510) 845-3640

Recent Reviews

Symphani Luna

I’m funny about my food, but here, they have some of the best chili cheese fries I’ve ever tasted. Simply irresistible. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.

Anthony C.

I'd like to consider myself a pretty credible burger critic, I've traveled the states trying every local mom and pop burger joint I can. In search of the best burger in the nation. When I'm back home this isn't a bad choice, a quality charburger is always a go to. The fact they have been closed for so long is a little interesting. Good location, a good burger. Nothing super special, but it won't disappoint your burger craving. Burger Rating- 3.15/5

Tania R.

When are they going to reopen??? Been waiting on it.... i keep driving from Richmond just to see if its open and it only says soon

Eli B.

I love the Smokehouse and completely agree with Cameron, Rachel, and Kian. The Smokehouse has literally the best charbroiled burgers I've ever had, the fries are perfect and you can get a billion different kinds of shakes with malt! And the buns aren't too thick on the burger which is a point of style so often missed in the world. Thank you Smokehouse... you're #1.

Melissa K.

Oh my god. Reopen already! I don't know what to do with my late night burger cravings! Or my general burger cravings. Nowhere is as good or as cheap as Smokehouse! Plus, I could bring my dog with me to order, which was always a plus.

YrMama Y.

This place is no-frills, informal, super delicious, nice staff, and the outdoor area is great for families. We love the veggie burgers (substantial, and not trying to be replica meat, which I prefer!), huge portions of fries, and my kid's favorite milkshakes. I've been checking constantly to see when they will reopen after the fire they suffered...

Jacqueline F.

I can't tell you how many times I've been there late night, after getting out of La Pena or some other event. We always took the food to go. I loved my burgers and fries and honestly, I have a smile on my face as I type this. The prices are great, the food is fantastic, and after a night of drinking and dancing their food really hits the spot. I'm not in that area as much as I used to be. I think that when Whole Paycheck at Telegraph was the only game in town, it was natural to come by here on my way home, but now that the Gilman location has opened, I don't get by there. They aren't near a freeway onramp and the distance from the freeway to their location is daunting. However, I can't blame them for that! What kept me coming was the food! I can't wait until they reopen in December! I'll be the first in line for fries and a drink!


Best burger joint in the Bay

Willa G.

Inexpensive and still some of the best food I have ever had. Fries are cooked perfectly, nice atmosphere, heaters outside, shakes and malts in like a bazillion flavors, good quality meat, and it being open super late is obviously a plus.

Nikki S.

I love their chili cheese fries so much. I know it's not "high quality food," but who cares? Sometimes you just need some good old junk food to get you through the day. Please come back soon, Smokehouse. I need you :(

J. L.

5 Stars for nostalgia and the only hamburgers that I'll eat! I've been coming here since my parent and grandparents took me as a toddler! That was close to 50 years ago! I'm not a big fat hamburger lover which is why I absolutely adore the Smokehouse hamburgers! Their (now called the "original") burgers have always been simply delicious without a heavy typical burger experience. The chargrilled patty is thin and perfect for my taste. For those that want the "Big Burger" you can get a double patty! I've been waiting patiently for the opening coming soon but now see it's been delayed until December. I'm hoping it's simply permits or perhaps construction delays which seem to happen often. It's never occurred to me that they may not reopen as some reviews are implying. If anyone has intel, please let us all know when this treasure will be up and running again. Thank you!!

Andrea E.

We loved this place. I used to take my mother there often before she passed away in 2017. She liked it because it felt like home: handmade and fresh food how you prefer it, per order. She was from the Mid-West, and didn't appreciate California all that much. The prices were fantastic, and we could take our dog to sit outside. We're mourning the loss of the Smokehouse and hope it will come back. It was a star for Berkeley, and I hope their onerous permitting process doesn't hold it back from coming back. What a shame for Berkeley if it doesn't.

Isabel T.

Really good food. Been waiting for about 7 months. When will they open again? The owner replied in fall. But now its say December. Can someone let me know when they reopen?

Dieter Schweininger

Only place open in the middle off the night. Great feel to the joint and good food

Deborah Salmond

The food is good i like the hot dogs. Very inexpensive love it.

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