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4.8 /6 Excellent 43 Reviews

Meat Smith

Tanjong Pagar American $$ +100

About Meat Smith

When Singapore foodies go out for a meal, Tanjong Pagar is always close to the top of their destination lists. Between Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer Metro stations lies Telok Ayer Street, and on that street one can find Meat Smith, a friendly American restaurant with a flair for low and slow cooking, BBQ, smoked meats and fried chicken, all cooked to perfection by their chef, Andrew Baldus. Cap it all off with picklebacks and craft beers and you’ve got a southern sensation that’ll have you piling into the General Lee and heading down to Meat Smith for a culinary tour of the US in no time.

Check out Meat Smith's Anti-Valentine's Day Dinner Flyer here!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 23:45
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 23:45
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 23:45
  • Thursday 11:30 - 23:45
  • Friday 11:30 - 23:45
  • Saturday 11:30 - 23:45
  • Sunday 11:30 - 23:45
Meat Smith, Telok Ayer Street 167, 068618 Singapore

Further Information

Tanjong Pagar is one of the best known areas in Singapore for eating out, and at Meat Smith on Telok Ayer Street, they are flying the flag for American cuisine in this great dining district. Situated close to Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer Metro stations, they are easy to reach from all over the city, and when you get there, you are sure to be impressed by the menu that executive chef Andrew Baldous has devised, with buns baked fresh daily on site, housemade rubs and sauces – in fact, everything is made from scratch in the restaurant by the chef.

Meat Smith takes advantage of their two authentic, USA-made Southern Pride smokers to bring out the best in the meat dishes on the menu. This friendly Singapore restaurant offers a range of smoked meats including the very popular pork ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork and steaks, as well as a huge array of sides and starters, all in an American BBQ theme. Plus, Meat Smith’s fully-stocked bar boasts a wide range of craft beers, barrel-aged cocktails and famous picklebacks. Singapore is known for Chinese and Indian food, but down on Telok Ayer Street in Tanjong Pagar, they are putting the USA on the culinary map – book a table ahead of time to snag the perfect table.


43 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 43 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: reasonable
Food: delicious
Noise: average
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1 review so far 6
31.12.2016 11:09

Genuine food. Great service and atmosphere. Family friendly. We had the spare ribs, the cheeseburger, the buffalo wings and the chicken as well as some other items to share.

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 11:51

Fantastic meat selection, done perfectly with rubs made in heaven. Something for every meat lover salivating over tender juicy deliciousness. Burnt ends are a must!

2 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 12:29

Meat is awesome. love the place. nice any time of the week

7 reviews so far 6
28.09.2016 15:36

Great food and atmosphere. 5 of us ordered meat paltters and sides with drinks. We spent $400 total. My favorites were briskets and pork ribs with dry rub. All sides were great too

7 reviews so far 5
16.01.2017 12:24

Meat Smith has a great vibe and ambiance. The service was prompt and responsive during our night. We really enjoyed the fried chicken bao - the chicken had a great flavor and crunch which paired well with the pickles and sriracha mayo. The chongqing ribs were stellar too - tender with a slight mala flavor. I'd go back for these two dishes!

1 review so far 4
13.10.2016 07:53

Upon making reservations, we requested a table to fit our pram, as our baby is only 3 months and cannot sit in a highchair. When we arrived, they had us seated at the bar. Once we explained that our baby would fit awkwardly (must lower than us), they switched us to a low table as long as we were out by the next reservation. Food was tasty but portions were far from generous considering the price... Also, we were surprised to see our near come with sauce (! -- we are American and like our BBQ big and saucy) - must ask for sauce ... And ask again... As they brought only a small saucer for 4 of us to share. Overall we enjoyed our experience but would try the platters next time.

3 reviews so far 6
14.08.2016 23:00

Online reservation was very convenient. Meat Smith served amazing food with excellent service! Will definitely recommend my friends to try out this restaurant in the future!

7 reviews so far 5
25.02.2016 08:43

We came here for lunch and had the beef brisket($16) and pulled pork ($14) burgers. The burgers were on the small side, but were big on taste. Meats were nicely marinated. Great value with our entertainer app, and we would like to return to try more items on their dinner menu. Definitely a place for the carnivorous. (:

1 review so far 6
30.01.2016 09:32

Perfectly prepared meals.. the beef brisket cooked to a nice pink colour and was just tender enough and the smoked half chicken was extremely juicy! And we were blown away by the smoked cauliflower. Sounds odd? Try it and you won't even know you are eating cauliflower!

6 reviews so far 5
30.08.2016 11:03

The vinegar slaw and mustard sauce in the Pull Pork Sandwich were perfect match as they add flavours to the sandwich and reduce the oiliness of the pull pork. The side dish - Cauliflower & Bleu D’auvergne is also surprisingly good where the cauliflower is grilled to a deliciously brown yet retaining its juicy texture.

15 reviews so far 5
27.08.2016 14:24

We've been coming since 2015 when it opened, and the meats have not disappointed. I LOVE the cauliflower & bleu d’auvergne! Service was great, except that there was a group with a terribly screeching lady whom I wished the staff had gently remind to be quieter, but aside from that everything was fantastic as usual.

7 reviews so far 4
13.10.2016 07:54

The quality of food at Meat Smith was very good, but a bit pricey. However, since my group used the Entertainer app, we managed to get a little bit better value for money.

5 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 07:27

Service was good, the staff knew the menu well and recommended the specials: burnt ends. It was really yummy! Chicken and ribs were both good, very tender. Pork neck was too fatty for our liking. Atmosphere was good although the place was a little noisy for conversation

3 reviews so far 5
03.01.2017 08:15

Enjoyed ourselves very much at Meatsmith. We ordered the pork crackling which was totally awesome! We also shared a BBQ platter for 2 which consist of ham, chicken, beef brisket and King Crab. The meats were very tender and crabs was very fresh!

4 reviews so far 5
24.08.2016 08:55

We had the premium platter, food was good, plenty of delicious meat and my god I love the crispy pork rinds! my colleagues enjoyed it for the team dinner, only feedback I got was it's a bit warm inside.

2 reviews so far 5
27.07.2016 07:53

Fantastic food!! Got the platter for 3-4 and initially thought it wouldn't be enough but it was actually perfect! So good. The brisket and beef rib were cooked beautifully. Also would highly recommend the bone marrow starter! Yum

3 reviews so far 5
29.07.2016 13:33

The food was fantastic. I ordered the BBQ platter for 2, and portions were reasonable. The beef cheek was exceptionally tasty and melted in your mouth. Very impressive! Will certainly return for another meal!

3 reviews so far 5
12.01.2017 16:52

Food was great, arrived rather quickly after ordering. Only thing was the place was a bit noisy, so if you're looking for a place to bring your date - this might not be it!

1 review so far 5
02.01.2017 08:57

Ordered the platter for 2, meat was delicious & well marinated. Portion is quite small.Decor of the restaurant is nice and cosy so will go back again to try the rest of their menu.

4 reviews so far 6
19.08.2016 09:12

Great food. Love the ribs. Service and atmosphere was top notch! They really know how to treat meat. The portion size is probably on the small side.

1 review so far 5
13.04.2016 20:22

Fantastic food and great service, some of the best meat ever - really delicious. Loved the welcome drink too ! Thanks to the team who looked after our large party of guests.

2 reviews so far 5
23.01.2016 22:45

The beef ribs were tender and melt in your mouth. The serving was large and could be shared between two people. 1-for-1 deal with the entertainer app made it a good deal.

2 reviews so far 5
06.09.2016 08:23

Overall a good experience if you have a large appetite and are looking for a quick but good value meal. Be warned you are unlikely to make it as far as dessert.

2 reviews so far 5
18.05.2016 18:00

Food is not bad but the choice eligible for entertainer apps is quite limited. Waitress wasn't clear if the bone marrow mutton, beef or pork as the menu only states "Bone Marrow".

1 review so far 5
11.09.2016 09:51

Best ribs in town, my favourite being the dry one. Do order the corn on the cob too!! Place to chill and the surrounding area has some quirky bars and restaurants.

1 review so far 5
21.07.2016 16:51

Good food, a little on the expensive side considering the portions. But good experience nonetheless. Great atmosphere and service as well. Would be back to try different items on the menu.

7 reviews so far 6
23.01.2016 01:47

Very good food, excellent service, value for money. Place was crowded, but that's to be expected on a Friday evening. Will definitely return again soon.

9 reviews so far 5
08.12.2016 14:45

The food served here is great and pretty authentic. The pork ribs and garlic cheese bread are especially delicious. My main issue with this restaurant is their small portions.

1 review so far 1
01.01.2017 23:41

Poor service. Ordered 1 stilled water (Aqua Panna Still) However unknowingly the whole table of 10 was served with with it! Luckily we checked the bill! And found out that we was charged with 6 bottles of it! Not that we cant pay, but who in the world would want to pay for something that you do not order! Apparently they reduced the charges to 3 bottles after an argument. At the end of the day they said there re 2 sides of the story! Is this how you handle your customers!!! There s even no apology from Meatsmith's end! Lastly we are overcharged on the service fee too! 387$ is charged with $40 service fee, looks like your system couldn't even count properly! Is the food good? Blah! The whole experienced ruined it! Affiliated with burnt ends! Totally a big shame!

1 review so far 5
25.10.2016 10:37

Friendly and attentive service. Food was great too. We had nachos and BBQ platter. Meat were excellent. Tender, not overly marinated yet tasty with and without the sauces

1 review so far 5
17.10.2016 13:10

Service was great, excellent meats and nice draft beers. Would have been slightly better if the restaurant air conditioning was colder, and the pricing more competitive.

4 reviews so far 5
04.03.2016 07:04

Loved this place. Friendly staff and great brisket... No, amazing brisket! Try their cauliflower side dish- delicious and the bone marrow appetizer was a generous portion.

10 reviews so far 5
01.09.2016 10:04

best ribs in town, food came rather fast place is rather crowded for a wkday even before 7 pm, do make a reservation before going down

1 review so far 5
06.01.2017 00:33

Great food, good service! The meat platter for 2-3 was good for 3 pax and the smoked garlic bread was awesome! Get the lava cake too!

3 reviews so far 5
30.03.2016 08:54

The food was good, service was moderate. Ambiance is suitable for a casual catch up with friends or colleagues. Very enjoyable experience. Portion is reasonable...

1 review so far 3
10.05.2016 10:34

The ribs were a little old and stringy. The sauce could do with spice. The mud pie was delicious though. Service was a tad below average. Starters arrived before the mains and had to ask for drinks a couple of times.

2 reviews so far 4
22.08.2016 15:39

The food's really good but pretty overpriced. Nice ambiance with good vibes. Indoor seating was rather warm though. Would have preferred if the air conditioning was stronger.

15 reviews so far 5
28.05.2016 11:29

excellent service and food. the brocolli was particularly good! a great choice if u r in the cbd!

2 reviews so far 4
23.11.2016 18:57

Love the meat, however quality seem to drop a little since our last visit in June. Prices seem to have increased.

20 reviews so far 5
28.01.2017 11:07

Good food, good service, reasnoble prices, good ambience, friendly staff.

1 review so far 1
03.12.2016 12:30

The portion served is extremely small. Had to eat another lunch after eating at meat smith. The food is decent but very pricey. Not value for money at all. Please at least improve your portions