Venues

Smokin’ Joe’s (Durban)

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Cost
R70 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Burgers
Payment
Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

Smokin’ Joe’s is the tale of one man’s quest to craft the ultimate burger. With his gloves on, and armed with mama’s trusted spatula, Joe set off on a journey of culinary training. From throwing hooks around the Souk in the UAE to dodging left-right combinations in the UK, even the jaw-smashing burger shacks of the USA were no mean feat for this skilled heavyweight. The South African Joe was always a serious contender, a seasoned braai-fighter who never gave up on his search for that knock-out flavour combo.

 

User reviews

  • If you want a GOOD tasting burger with juices running down your fingers then Smokin' Joe's is the place to be!
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  • Absolutely splendid! Awesome to find some whole, real and good food. Beats all that processed shit you find everywhere else.
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  • Smokin Joes is a comfortable, darling joint that I love frequenting. I've just about tried everything on the menu and so far nothing compares to their easy going twist on American cuisine in Durban let alone in all of South Africa. The chicken in the Nacho Libre burger is divine and rings off a cacophony of flavor after the first bite. It's cheesy and full of complentary tastes. Not to mention the crisps that add just a bit of crunch that my senses appreciate. The beef burgers are just as delicious. The beef is definitely the star of the show/flavor profile in all of their burgers. You can tell and taste that each menu item is meticulously crafted and well balanced. I enjoy the fact that they creatively designed a new take on a regular burger; instead of plain lettuce/tomatoes they use caramel onions/tomatoes or mushrooms. Their secret sauces are what really set them apart from other pedestrian burgers. The sauces add a unique tang or spice to each burger. Their portion sizes are a gift to the palate as much as their prices are to the wallet. Their crispy, salty fries are sophisticated with a trickle of truffle oil and fresh thyme. Even their milkshakes are flavorful and experimental. I can't pick a favorite. An under appreciated part of the restaurant is their coffee offering. They use single origin beans and have an exclusive blend for their coffees. I love their coffee just as much as their food. If you haven't tried their coffee yet then you are certainly missing out. Smokin Joes is a true departure from what's already available in the Durban restaurant scene. It is my go to spot for a quick or slow bite around town and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent meal at a good price. The service and quality of food are unbeatable.
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  • Delicious food, great service and atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!!
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  • So yummy!!! Amazing flavour combinations!! Wish you were in jozi!
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  • Durban's ultimate must visit
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  • Definitely the most delicious burgers around .. smokin joes is everything you need from a burger joint and more. Great ambiance, friendly and fast service and the most divine burgers ! Biggest fan!
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  • Most amazing burgers ever!!! The rocky marciano really is a must try Best burgers in Durban My kids will not a let a week pass without their Smoking joes fix
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  • I love going to Smokin Joe's everytime I'm in Durban. Service is always good. Food is on a world class level. You can taste the freshness and quality in the burger. I hope that there's plans to move to other parts of the country as we are lacking something like this in Johannesburg
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  • I go to Durban just for smokin joes. Best burgers ever!
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  • The best burgers I ever had. Excellent meat with amazing taste that makes you come back for more. Our definate stop every time we go to Durban! !
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  • Truly one of the best burgers you can have in SA. A Durban landmark- tasty, authentic meaty A-grade beef burgers that are juicy and absolutely delicious with fries and shakes to make this an unforgettable experience ! I'll fly to Durban more often just for these burgers!
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  • Outstanding! Now this is a real BURGER, the others are round sandwiches..
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  • Best Burgers and fries in town. Fresh ingredients and always consistent. My family favourite. A burger for every taste and let me not forget the amazing shakes.
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  • Best burgers in durban Patties are flavourful and authentic Never shirks on using Quality meat and produce
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways

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