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The SmokeHouse Restaurant

4420 W. Lakeside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505
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  • Sun 10am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Fireplace, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Time didn't just stop at this 1950s Burbank steakhouse; it died from all the cheesy bread. This is thick-cut stuff, laced with funky garlic and welded together with cheese. From your sunken position inside a slick red vinyl booth, it can be hard to see over the piles and piles of cheesy bread to the grilled steaks and fatty cuts of prime rib that have kept The SmokeHouse in business for more than 60 years. But they're there – along with simple potatoes, dry martinis and layers upon layers of Hollywood stories about the old studio days.

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