About DJ's Smokehouse Grill

DJ’s Smokehouse Grill is where to head in Geelong for proper American fare at very reasonable prices. You’ll find it on Palmerston Street in Drysdale where you can expect all the American classics from Buffalo-style wings to maple ribs and brisket burgers. The restaurant itself is simple and spacious, allowing the food to do all the talking, and rightly so. The freshness and quality at DJ’s Smokehouse Grill is clear to taste and once you’ve tried it this place is very likely to become your new favourite. Just off Drysdale High Street, DJ’s Smokehouse Grill is easy to get to from wherever you are in Geelong and absolutely worth a reservation in advance.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


DJ's Smokehouse Grill
7 Palmerston Street, Drysdale
Geelong 3222

Menu Highlights



Chicken Wings

Original Buffalo Style or Smokey Bourbon BBQ or Maple Chilli

Deep Fried Camembert Cheese


Southern Fried Chicken Strips


More about DJ's Smokehouse Grill, Drysdale

DJ’s Smokehouse Grill features lots of bare wood and exposed brick that make the whole place feel like you’re dining in an authentic restaurant in The States. It’s a great place to relax owing to its uncluttered feel and, in true US-style, the welcome is guaranteed to be warm. As we say, you’ll find this Geelong gem along just off Drysdale High Street on Palmerston Street, close to the main Drysdale roundabout and Drysdale Village SC.

In terms of food, you’ll want to arrive with an appetite – this is an American restaurant, after all – as portions at DJ’s Smokehouse Grill Drysdale are generous to say the least. We very much enjoyed the starter of charcoal crumbed prawns as well as the fried camembert, followed by a proper steak. Rump, porterhouse, fillet, ribeye and T-bone are available, as well irresistible burgers loaded with toppings, of course. All in all, DJ’s Smokehouse Grill is a very satisfying feed in this part of Geelong and a restaurant that the locals just can’t get enough of. Reservations are essential.

7 DJ's Smokehouse Grill Reviews

Very Good
7 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Russell H.3 months ago · 1 review

Great food for an American style restaurant. This is coming from a southern born American that loves his BBQ. The price is not as bad as we expected. We spent under $100 for three of us with two entrees, 3 mains, a milkshake and two drink from the bar.

Danny M.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Great mix of quality meals to suit all budgets married to an impressive wine and drinks list. Atmosphere in the restaurant is fantastic as are the staff. Love eating here.

Melissa T.3 months ago · 1 review

Amazing!!!! Great steak, great ribs. Sauce for chicken strips was awesome, may need to serve a little more as we ate it all with one strip, it was that good!