Craft beer selections are available on tap at casino's popular restaurant
by David Grisham
|Wanda Nesler at Smokey Joe's|
TUNICA RESORTS — Smokey Joe’s has added a variety of draft and craft beers to its lineup at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. The restaurant, which opened last fall in the renovated and expanded space that once housed Snacks N’ Stuff, is giving beer lovers a lot to be happy about. Located on the ground floor near the entrance to the casino, Smokey Joe’s is open 24 hours a day and is now serving up frosted mugs of Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Redd’s Apple Ale and craft beers Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewing and Ghost River Golden Ale, brewed at Ghost River Brewing in Memphis, Tenn. Draft beer prices run from $3 to $5.50.
“Whether you’re coming in off the golf course, dropping in for a late night dinner or grabbing a snack, Smokey Joe’s is a great place for a sandwich and a beer,” said Alan Handler, food and beverage operations manager.
It’s location near the casino entrance also makes it convenient for families. Diners don’t have to go through the casino to enter Smokey Joe’s.
In addition to adding the draft beer, Smokey Joe’s has also updated its deli meats to the premium Boar’s Head brand.
The menu at Smokey Joe’s is posted above the order counter and near the entrance to the resturant and provides a big selection of breakfast items, sandwiches, apps and sides as well as salads and sweet treats.
Everything from fried shrimp to chicken wings to barbecue to pizza is available. Popular sandwich offerings include a turkey club, a Philly cheese steak, chicken salad and chicken tenders. Ready-made salads are also available. For those who haven’t visited the new Smokey Joe’s, you will be interested to know that the dining space was expanded from 44 seats to 72 and redesigned for a more open, inviting atmosphere when it was redone. Sam’s Town increased the space, opened it up and now offers a better seating area. The diner counter at Smokey Joe’s surrounds the hostess/cashier station as well as the cooking area and provides seating for a dozen diners. Sports fans will enjoy the wall-mounted flat screens on two of the restaurant’s walls. A glass display case near the entrance of Smokey Joe’s connects to the counter and showcases the work of Sam’s Town’s pastry chefs. Cheers!