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Smokey Joes. 16:18 - Aug 9 with 2004 viewsBluespeed225

Walked through Town last night, see it's becoming another Turkish restaurant. Was going to go after Film Theater! How long was it there, 18 months? Anyone know what led to its demise?
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Smokey Joes. on 16:24 - Aug 9 with 1967 viewsC_HealyIsAPleasure

Being utterly sh*te in comparison to LTB and Byron was probably a factor!

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Smokey Joes. on 16:24 - Aug 9 with 1968 viewsRoyKeanesDog

Probably the introduction of two superior burger joints in all honesty. They had no clue how to run a business unfortunately.

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Smokey Joes. on 16:28 - Aug 9 with 1938 viewsSitfcB

Didn't even last a year I don't think?

Been closed for aaaaages.

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Smokey Joes. on 16:44 - Aug 9 with 1874 views12th_Man

Ipswich is turning into Luton

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Smokey Joes. on 16:44 - Aug 9 with 1880 viewsmonytowbray

Think it closed before LTB even opened. It was an alright place and the quality was very good for the price, but from what I gather the original owner was careless with money and the business died on its a*se. It was then bought by new management and reopened under the same name with the same menu. However they cut corners on ingredients, had less quality on the cooking side of things and had considerably worse customer service, all whilst adding at least £2 on the cost of most the menu items. I think it lasted 2/3 months and that was the end.

Ogle and I went there last summer just after it reopened after a bank holiday Sunday boozy day session and were gob smacked by how sh1te it was.

And to boot there was some well funny FB rows. It appeared that the old business owner still had access to the SJ Facebook page and was slagging off the current owners which was never going to encourage anyone to go there. Comments on this thread LOL: https://www.facebook.com/smokeyjoesip1/posts/1275181512561272

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Smokey Joes. on 16:54 - Aug 9 with 1836 viewsclive_baker

Smokey Joes. on 16:44 - Aug 9 by 12th_Man

Ipswich is turning into Luton


How?

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Smokey Joes. on 18:09 - Aug 9 with 1724 viewsRoyKeanesDog

Smokey Joes. on 16:44 - Aug 9 by monytowbray

Think it closed before LTB even opened. It was an alright place and the quality was very good for the price, but from what I gather the original owner was careless with money and the business died on its a*se. It was then bought by new management and reopened under the same name with the same menu. However they cut corners on ingredients, had less quality on the cooking side of things and had considerably worse customer service, all whilst adding at least £2 on the cost of most the menu items. I think it lasted 2/3 months and that was the end.

Ogle and I went there last summer just after it reopened after a bank holiday Sunday boozy day session and were gob smacked by how sh1te it was.

And to boot there was some well funny FB rows. It appeared that the old business owner still had access to the SJ Facebook page and was slagging off the current owners which was never going to encourage anyone to go there. Comments on this thread LOL: https://www.facebook.com/smokeyjoesip1/posts/1275181512561272


Definitely closed after LTB but probably not much in it.

It was terribly run, I had a mate who was chef there and he told me some horror stories about the management.

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Smokey Joes. on 18:16 - Aug 9 with 1705 viewsBlueBadger

Smokey Joes. on 16:54 - Aug 9 by clive_baker

How?


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Smokey Joes. on 18:25 - Aug 9 with 1687 viewsintercept12

Smokey Joes. on 16:28 - Aug 9 by SitfcB

Didn't even last a year I don't think?

Been closed for aaaaages.


I went before the Brighton game last season as they gave money off when you SHEW them your ticket.
Dont know the name of the burger i had but it was a spicy one, was delicious, good kick to it. I even let them off apple a jam jar.
I'll have to sample an alternative burger joint next time i'm over i guess!

Edit: i should add there were only 2 other customers the whole time i was there, so that could be a factor.
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Smokey Joes. on 18:35 - Aug 9 with 1669 viewsmos

Awful.

No organisation, not enough seats, burgers weren't consistent - sometimes cold, sometimes missed out ingredients, and often they had open seats, yet had a booking system.

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