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The Smoke BBQ

New FarmAmerican
281 Reviews

About The Smoke BBQ

The American food trend that has swept the globe in the last few years has been nothing short of remarkable, and it seems like it came from nowhere. The Smoke BBQ in Brisbane’s New Farm is O.G. – they’ve been smoking, frying, grilling and more down in the Merthyr Village Shopping Centre on Merthyr Road since 2006, well before the trend kicked in. If you make the journey to this part of the CBD, you’re going to be spoiled by their selection of American-style smoked meats and chicken wings: so book a table now.

Opening Times

Closed now
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Smoke BBQ
9/85 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
Brisbane 4005

Menu Highlights



Buffalo Chicken Wings

5 wings

Bayou Shrimp Bites

10 hand battered, bite sized shrimp with a slight kick served with a side of remoulade sauce & a lime wedge. Great for sharing.

Smoked Beef Quesadillas

2 grilled our tortillas hand stuffed with slow smoked beef, green onion, sharp cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese. Served with a cool house dipping sauce. Add smoked & pulled chicken – $6


Beef Brisket Sandwich

Diamantina beef brisket, hickory smoked for 14 hours, tossed in Memphis sauce & served on a soft bread roll with coleslaw & fries.

The Smoke Cheese Steak Sub

Slightly spicy, thinly sliced tender Diamantina rib eye, sautéed red & green peppers & onions, melted provolone cheese & mayo served on a soft sub roll with fries

Fried Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich

Shrimp coated in our bayou heat seasoned batter, then fried golden & dressed with shredded lettuce, tomato & Louisiana remoulade on a soft bread roll with fries


Blackened Salmon

200gr salmon llet dusted with Southern spices & skillet cooked to medium, served with a side salad.

Beef Brisket

Diamantina grain fed, rubbed & hickory smoked, sliced thin & long, served with Memphis sauce (dark & spicy) on the side. Smoked for 14hrs.

Pork Ribs Thick Cut

Rubbed with seasoning & hickory smoked, then nished on the char grill where they’re mopped with our St. Louis style BBQ sauce (sweet & slightly spicy). Smoked for 6hrs.

Shared Dishes

Pork & Chicken Platter

Memphis Pork Belly, North Carolina Pulled Pork & a half Hickory Chicken with a side of Memphis BBQ sauce served with fries & coleslaw.

Big Rib Combo

Texas Beef Short Rib, Memphis Pork Belly & North Carolina Pulled Pork with a side of Memphis sauce, fries & coleslaw.

Signature Combi

Texas Beef Short Rib, smoked sliced lamb rump & Thick Cut Pork Ribs served with fries & coleslaw. (Please allow additional time to prepare.)


Rib Eye

Diamantina Platinum Grain Fed MSA 300gr. Served with fries and side salad

Fillet Mignon

Diamantina Platinum Grain Fed MSA 230gr. Served with fries and side salad


Aunt Beebe's Apple Pie

Homemade & served with vanilla bean ice cream & caramel sauce.

Pumpkin Pie

Soft & creamy pumpkin pie served with caramel sauce & vanilla bean ice cream.

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Decadent warm fudge nut brownie served with chocolate ganache & vanilla bean ice cream.
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More about The Smoke BBQ, New Farm

The smokehouse is an iconic of American cuisine – particularly in the South, where barbecue is king – and it is becoming ever more popular outside of the US of A as well. Australia is never far behind the States in picking up on a food trend, and at The Smoke BBQ, they have gone one step further than the average American joint. Head chef Steve Johnson has imported a smoker direct from the old country and installed it on Merthyr Road in Brisbane’s New Farm, where they put it to great effect.

The Smoke BBQ deals predominantly in, well, smoked meats and barbecue, but there is far more to their repertoire down on Merthyr Road in New Farm. They offer pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs and hickory chicken, of course, but they have other American classics as well, such as hurricane wings, buffalo wings and shrimp to start, as well as fries, mac’n’cheese and corn on the cob to go on the side. Book your table at The Smoke BBQ in the Merthyr Village Shopping Centre in New Farm for one of the best American meals in Brisbane.

281 The Smoke BBQ Reviews

281 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Kate L.6 days ago · 0 reviews

Love this place. Great service, meals come out quickly, and are delicious! Tonight we had wings and new farm fries! So good! Staff are super friendly and attentive.

Matt M.8 days ago · 0 reviews

A wonderful local restaurant serving great barbecue. Great wings (beware the 3rd degree, they don’t mess about with the chilli!) and sides, good service and friendly atmosphere.

Myia T.14 days ago · 0 reviews

I went here for my bday dinner last night 17 people. Every thing was brilliant. Food came out within 20mins for all of us. And the meals are oh my goodness to die for. I LOVED THE BOURBON LAMB RIBS!!!! Will definitely be going back

Greg P.15 days ago · 0 reviews

Great food. Pleasant staff. Do not go there looking for the vegan option, as you will be disappointed. Venue can be noisy inside, and can be noisy outside with passing traffic.

James C.a year ago · 0 reviews

Watched the food channel all day my mouth was salivating and was not disappointed when I arrived at The Smoke BBQ. Read a few bad reviews so naturally was a bit sceptical but boy was it good. Great service, Friendly Staff, Beautiful Food, Good Atmosphere altogether perfect BBQ experience. Even got to take home the leftovers for Brioche Buns today. Don't listen to the reviews and give it a go guys, everyone has a different opinion.

Simon W.15 days ago · 0 reviews

I took my 9-year daughter to The Smoke BBQ for lunch. Not only was the food absolutely delicious, but the waiting staff (owners?) were friendly, prompt and unobtrusive. The pork ribs were beautifully moist with a sauce that had just the right balance of sweet, spicy and tangy. My daughter loved her beef ribs, and the sides were good too. We’ll definitely be returning with the rest of the family to try out the chicken wings!

David C.9 months ago · 0 reviews

The Smoke is always a feast of Biblical portions, and something you should walk off for quite some kilometers! The place is small and the staff work hard and the quality of the food is consistent. I have been here many times and I have felt welcome but not to linger-it's not that sort of place as your seat is coveted by the next lot. In winter they have a bit more difficulty keeping the food warm, but nobody seemed to be bothered. The previous time I went it was Bastille Day, so I took a bottle of French wine but they quite firmly said no BYO. Hmm. Last night it was American Independance Day but there were no festivities to speak of, which I thought a bit sad. So, baseline, excellent, hearty food, service OK, venue OK, price OK. You should go.

Jens H.7 months ago · 0 reviews

I hadn't eaten there for about 6 years, and I always loved their ribs, slow cooked for 18 hours, so I was looking forward to enjoying a meal there... well... there were no beef or lamb ribs on the menu, sold out apparently, and I was there at 6.30pm... so I tried the pork ribs which unfortunately was very dry, in fact it was dried out and almost impossible to eat without washing it down with a beverage, which took forever to arrive, as did the main meal. The second round of drinks which I ordered at the conclusion of the entree didn't arrive until I'd almost finished the main course. It was also a very noisy place, akin to a German beer hall in October, hard to have a conversation with people only centimetres away. It was also considerably dearer than my last visit, too dear for what was on offer. So my candid opinion is, it's expensive, food was poor quality, the service was bad and it's not a nice quiet or relaxing environment to enjoy a meal. Very disappointed and won't be going back, will try out another rib restaurant in future.

Taryn B.6 months ago · 0 reviews

The food is absolutely amazing. Meat tender and well flavoured. Chicken moist and perfect. Salad fresh. Chips coated in something crazy good. Try the cee-gars as a starter, they were amazing. 2 person indoor Tables a little too close together. Tables themselves are small. Not very good for dates. Very hard to have a conversation without being listened in on. Could hear every word from the table next to us. Be better with a larger group. We will try an outdoor table next time for even a small amount of privacy. Otherwise perfect

Lee D.3 months ago · 0 reviews

Fantastic food and fantastic service. I couldn't recommend The Smoke BBQ enough to anybody that loves authentic tasting American BBQ. David and his staff make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in and the experience doesn't change throughout your time there. We will back!

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