Smoque N Bones

4.6
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399 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Barbecue
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.
What 399 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great BBQ!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

OC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always our favourite spot. Thanks Alex and company!!

PD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
61 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends Birthday

SE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

OT
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the pleasure of meeting and being served by Danny tonight, his great service along with charm and personality made it more enjoyable.
The food was top notch, I can’t wait to come back and also bring my out of town Friends to experience such a great food.
We finished our evening by having a night cap on the second floor, having such a vast choice of Scotch and Bourbon’s it’s a must see.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Smoque N Bones this evening while visiting Toronto. It's a small quaint place in . We had a reservation and were seated and served right away. Best Mojitos we had while visiting. The made them just right. We had the baby back ribs, collard greens, cornbread and fries. It was all delicious. Great service and atmosphere in the neighborhood.

F
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food, could be a bit faster as we were strapped now for time wait staff and food quality made up for it

SH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small BBQ restaurant in Toronto, reserved a table for 2, rustic looking place, the Cooks and Servers did an exceptional job! Was a little pricy, but food was great! If I am ever back in town, I will be stopping by!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely brutal service, the food was terrible.
This isn’t an authentic BBQ spot.. I was so disappointed with the entire experience

DS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. The server was extremely friendly and nice - she even followed up when we were leaving to see how our dining experience was. Drinks came out a little slower than expected as I think the server had to do a lot herself. Overall I think the server was AMAZING - I just wish she had a little more support to help her out :)

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine and shared a side (they are big enough to share). We had the Mac and cheese as well as the corn bread. Both were delicious. I ended up getting a full rack of pork ribs and he ended up getting some kind of beef. Both were great. Reasonably priced and quite a lot of food. I couldn't even finish half a rack so we had leftovers for later. I definitely recommend. Staff was very friendly! We will be back

MW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey but great

DD
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome vibes at this spot. Really tasty options with plenty to try. A ideal spot for a date or to share some drinks and a bite with friends.

DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was good, but the back and forth with them leading up to the dinner was very confusing. I was not provided with much clarity, confusingly almost locked in to a prefix menu, and was never informed about why I had to pay a minimum amount per person. Our waitress was great, but the email correspondance prior was brutal.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the ambiance/music was perfectly fitting!

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fried chicken was incredible. Best potato salad I’ve ever had

GT
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Beans portion very small considering the sizes of other portions.
Baby back ribs is to die for. Amazing!
Decent coleslaw. I was not impressed by the brisket, though.
A bit pricey overall. I still think the Beach Hill Smokehouse is a better deal.

GS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been here a few times before and it has never disappointed. It is a hip restaurant in a hip neighborhood with good BBQ. I I were looking for an out of this world BBQ joint and was willing to travel I would go elsewhere but smoke n bones is always a safe bet for a good time

JC
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Reunion. Great food and atmosphere. If only the manager would turn the music down a bit it would be easier to hear people talk.

AS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Alex was so helpful at coordinating a menu for my friend's birthday that catered to our wants/needs. Thanks for everything!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, portions were great and service was friendly and welcoming. Great evening out.

JZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quite noisy upstairs until about 10PM. Otherwise it was spectacular. Excellent food and service. We all loved the background music.

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