Smoque N Bones

4.6
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417 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Barbecue

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At Smoque N’ Bones, we are proud of both our home and our heritage. Drawing inspiration from the heart of America, we bring Southern Hospitality to our beloved city in a unique blend of styles from Memphis, Texas, Kansas, the Carolinas, and of course, Toronto.
Our commitment to authenticity is showcased in every aspect of the restaurant, starting with our classic, Southern BBQ style menu. Everything that leaves our kitchen is made from scratch with love. Our Southern Pride smoker was tailor-made for our intimate dining room in order to provide a distinctive and genuine flavor, aroma, color, & texture in all of our meats. Even the tables have a story – topped with reclaimed wood from an old house on Palmerston and lit with bunker and prison lights from WWII.
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SS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best BBQ in Toronto! The Brussel sprouts are amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a flavourful southern bbq place, this is it! Highly recommend the share plate ☺️

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in town , food is fantastic and love the ambiance

CS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food but too expensive for what you get. Considering I can get more food that's generally better tasting at cherry Street without having trouble even seeing what I'm eating because it's so dark and paying a lot more for it.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was decent but felt really pricey for what you got. The lighting upstairs by the window was poor and it was really chilly! Otherwise is was good.

DZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!

CL
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the fanciest place not a lot of room. Tables are small. Food tastes great , but I found my ribs a little tough for my liking .

NC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting by the bar watching them make all the great tasting food and having fun conversations with the chefs.

EH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great BBQ restaurant in nice Queen St West area. The food quality and flavours were amazing. Great beer menu with local craft. My only drawback was that they do all the smoking inside the restaurant, close to where you'll sit. This does result in smelling like smoke for the rest of your evening!

MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was incredible, the service was incredible, the drinks were so good, the only thing I would change is for the food to arrive earlier, we waited a while for the food to arrive.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing. Best BBQ hands down. But almost fell off my chair when we got the blll. $175 for my husband and myself. And that didn’t even include the tip! We had a drunk each, the shareable meal and one dessert. Guess I should pay attention to the prices on the menu next time!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! It was also nice to see Alex there. Great food, great atmosphere. Will go back very soon again.

AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ambience of the place was pretty average, but fitting for the kind of restaurant that it was. I don’t know that I would come back and eat here again. Ordered the dirty bird chicken sandwich. Chicken was nice and not dry. Pretty bland for what it was though. No sauce or anything in the actual sandwich and just came with slaw on it. Also for some reason it was served on a black bun? Assuming this was for Halloween or something. But would’ve liked to be told that it’d be served that way. Menu is also ambiguous. Doesn’t contain the full details of what’s included in your order. I asked the waiter if my sandwich came with fries because they have a whole section of “sides” to choose from. But it didn’t. It comes with kettle cooked chips instead. My s.o. ordered the buttermilk chicken and it was quite average as well. Comes with sauce on the side that you can coat the chicken in. We also ordered waffle fries for the table and they were great!!! Service was pretty efficient and the staff were friendly.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Still the best bbq downtown, but was a little off this time - not as great as I remembered

RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, super friendly and pleasant staff. Love it!!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ribs were great brisket was ok, would go back!

NC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think I have tried everything on the menu and every time I go there the food is excellent! The staff is friendly and it was a relaxed atmosphere. 👍🏽👍🏽

TS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great food & service ! The meal for two was more than enough and I normally have a big appetite.

S
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Not disappointed at all. Our server was too notch. We were seated, served and finished within a hour.

CH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to go out with the guys. Food was incredible and everyone left stuffed. A rarity in Toronto! Looking forward to coming back.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is out of this world.
Amazing service from Alex and his team !!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great BBQ!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As delicious as always. I tried many different ribs restaurants in Toronto but Smoke n Bones definitely keeps its 1st position. Most delicious ribs in the 6! The corn is pretty amazing too. And the atmosphere is just as great!

r
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always our favourite spot. Thanks Alex and company!!

PD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and the food was amazing - but it was expensive.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Head chef was awesome and really took care of us. Got the ribs and the pulled pork Mac n cheese, both were amazing.

M
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 10 celebrated my husband's birthday this past weekend. Groups of 8 or more are either required to have a minimum spend or a prix fix menu ($45/person). We chose the prix fix menu which was served family style. It was an excellent way to try many different dishes. The food was fantastic (and there was SO much of it) and service was great. They have a great cocktail menu and a surprisingly large bourbon/whiskey/scotch menu as well. We had a fantastic night and would definitely go back (it was also not our first time there).

D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I believe they lost our order as it took an hour before we got it. Other than that everything was ok. The food was good. Wasn’t sure what was happening with the service aspect as who I thought was our server was not the one checking up on us as much as someone else. Overall it was Ok.

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ophelia was a great host, quick service and helpful. Fried chicken was good, brisket okay. Sides were good but the warm churro and whiskey sauce dessert was the highlight. Not kid friendly.

B
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

None of us had been before and we all had a great time. Food was delicious. The smell of the smoke when you walked in the door was intoxicating. 4 thumbs up 👍

TC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding considering how busy of a night it was.

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Recommend the ribs (rack - fall off the bone), BBQ chicken, collard greens and mac. We also had the pulled pork, brisket as a platter and rib tips to start. They were a bit disappointing, the pulled pork was a little bland (unless you mix with their delicious BBQ sauce). The brisket was more like roast beef (bark was missing) and the rib tips were a bit chewy.

Overpriced compared to other BBQ joints /portion sizes but good food and buzzing atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! Staff and service was friendly! Great experience, would definitely go back!!

DB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends Birthday

SE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Visited recently and my first impression was that its just your average place, nothing special. The service was fast and our server did an amazing job. The food was not the best ive had. its just your average BBQ ribs and chicken place. The food was kind of dry and not your juicy fall off the bones ribs i was looking for. the chicken as well was very dry and seemed a bit overcooked. They seem to focus on the sauce here because there was a lot of it to go around.

The prices for the meals are very expensive for what they had to offer, so don't go there expecting to spend less than $130 for 2 people after food and drinks. the drinks were $15 for your average alcoholic beverage. i don't mind spending at restaurants but the food has to be exceptional and in this case it was not.

Overall our service good and the server did a great job. The food could be better and the drink prices were too expensive. i would maybe give this place another try but not anytime soon.

JB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Food is amazing! It's where the cool beautiful amazing people go to get their soul food on!

KC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great food & service at Smoque N Bones. But I'd like to make a comment that a server of that day. I've recently signed up for OpenTable and I've set my dietary preference as a Vegetarian, because I'm trying to adapt that gradually! But, the server took care of our reservation and friendly called to my phone number just to make sure that I've booked the right restaurant, because... it's Smoque N Bones! :D

That was a fun incident that we had and we all laughed out. It is always delight to visit your restaurant.

MP
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Whenever we are in Toronto this is a “must eat” on our list of restaurants. The food is always fantastic. Service is great !

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and derive was a bit slow, but everything was very yummy, and the drinks were nice and cold!

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