25 Apr 2015
Other than The Garden Slug at Telok Kurau, Smokey's is another place that my wife and I simply can't get enough of!
We love everything about it. The fact that it's situated in a quaint little corner. The fact that it's in Joo Chiat. The salt-of-the-earth waitstaff. The almost authentic American diner feel.. (sports constantly playing on TV? Check. Greasy plastic tablecloth? Check. Kitschy wall ornamnets? Check.)
They do their grilled meats very well, and we always go for the steak and the burgers. The wife always orders the buffalo wings as a starter and while I didn't quite like them at first, I think they're starting to grow on me. I personally feel they could extend the beer selection (even bottled will do, not fussed!) so I always end up having the Archipelago Summer Ale.
We love that the staff are older folk and seem to know what they're doing.
I haven't had a chance to meet the owner but I've a feeling the place has been around for awhile. Very grateful that a place like this exists in the East and we hope they live long and prosper!