The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse

3.9
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520 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Barbecue
Over 50 seasonal items on our salad bar, hot buffet, and ultimate potato bar plus our signature smoked and grilled items. Having freshly smoked items means that its first come – first served! We open at 5pm on weekdays, but 4:30pm on Friday and Saturdays. That’s when we set out all of your smoked favourites; Brisket, BBQ ribs and pulled pork – but we can’t promise all your smoked favourites will still be there at 8:00pm. If you have a craving for Frontier BBQ smoked meats, plan to come a little earlier than usual, especially on weekends.
What 520 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.2
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MathieuL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Je suis du quebec le serveur c'est forcé pour nous parler en français et pour le reste tout étais super!

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves from the time we walked in. We were greeted, seated, and served our drinks within 5 minutes. Our server Jessica was pleasant, courteous, and very attentive to our needs. The manager Brad treated us very well and had a pleasant conversation with us at our table. Thank you for making my wifes birthday dinner very special.

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FeralChiild
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant reminded me of the Ponderosa restaurant, but with less options. I was expecting, well... more. Half of the items were pork products which I am not a fan of. I was hoping for some steak, corn on the cob, grilled veggies... you know BBQ stuff. They did have hot dogs, sausage, ham, sliders, ribs, chicken and brisket. Fried chicken was good and the brisket was passable (on the dry side). A bit disappointing for the over $30 pricetag. A really good aspect was the variety of sauces... hot, bbq and dips.
Not sure if I would recommend it to friends. I will try it myself once again to see if maybe my first time was just underwhelming. As it stands, I would just pay the extra $10 and eat at the A.Y.C.E Brazilian Bbq restaurants in the same area.

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LuigiP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My wife ordered a Cesar. It was no good so-she sent it back. They still billed us for it. The ribs did not taste very good.

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MarzenaG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were running late to the resturants and are not from the area. I called ahead to inform them we were going to be late. When we recieved our bill there was a late charge to it even though it was not packed at the restaurant. Overall everything was good but would like transparency on the fact they charge a late fee if you are late for your reservation.

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CookJ
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The food was cold and there wasn't a very good selection of desserts.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fast service. Will definitely be back.

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JannettS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The brisket was dry and salty and the the rib had too much sauce. The food was just unhealthy for me. This is not a place that I would eat at again.

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GlennaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brisket and fried chicken was fabulous the baked potatoe bar was super yummy great sausages and cheap beer .... got an apron as a gift too!!!

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NikkiM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The taste was not great.
The selection was not great.
The price for what we got was poor.

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Hibah
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was soooo good and there was so many stuff to try along with different sauces and sides and toppings it was awesome I love the variety. I enjoy grabbing little of everything and trying stuff out and it’s the first time I felt super FULL after eating out!

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MichaelC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The restaurant was very clean and staff was very friendly. They food was good, but no t what we expected. Over all a good dining experience.

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DebW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I feel not enough food variety for price. Quality good just very low on selections.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I really enjoyed the food but was a little disappointed to discover you don’t carry steak at all so the only option was brisket or ribs I think you should carry a few more beef options

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The selection was overwhelming - too much to choose from and wanted to try everything but couldn't. Felt I had to eat a lot to get my money's worth. Some of the meat tasted like it had been sitting there for a while. Overall it was a delicious dinner and we had a great get together for my son's birthday.

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We weren’t too sure what to expect when we booked a table here but we were pleasantly surprised! The food was great, the staff were friendly, and we enjoyed reading the frontier lingo that was posted on the walls. Will definitely return when the next time we are back in Niagara and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

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generalpublic
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It's not the best smoke meats I had eaten. It's not good and not bad... there isn't much greens. Isn't good enough to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was exceptional. Never dissappointed when we leave.

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KristyM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We booked our table on our way to Niagara Falls and when got there, they sat us right away! It was perfect - the buffet was great! So many options and so good! Service was also very great!

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MikaylaB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

If there were more dessert options,that would have put the icing on the cake.

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JudithO
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our expectations were set too high.
It was an ok meal for a family for the value.
Brisket was really fatty and no selection of desserts. Not recommended for a special event.

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Moyer
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat!! Kids really enjoyed it too!! Will defiantely be back for another meal!

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foodie
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was cold and not edible. The server clearly saw we didn’t eat but didn’t ask us how everything was. I wouldn’t eat here if someone paid me too. Go anywhere but here.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

For the price I had hoped for a larger selection. Brisket was incredible, pulled pork was ok, tad salty. Baked potato bar was cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Limited selection...everything tasted the same...over proces

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LennyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came home bragging about frontier and my daughter already knew about it and loves it like the rest of us. I would / will drive there for dinner and I’m from toronto great everything. Thank you see you soon

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last minute for New Years dinner. It was a great choice. Food was awesome, service was great. The only negative is that the price was hiked and not advertised. Prices should be 24.99 weekdays and 34.95 for weekends and holidays. We had to pay 39.99 and it wasn’t a holiday or weekend. We didn’t think to ask how much in advance. Guess New Years evening means free rain on price hikes.

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StatenC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Recommend to just experience everything once. Service was good, for a buffet Ambience was good....but food quality not quite there. I love fried chicken, skin was not crispy...plus everything had too much sauce on it, tough to taste offered sauces when product is already sauced up

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was quick, friendly and attentive.
Cuts of meat were excellent! The brisket, pork roast and beef ribs melted were excellent.
Great price for family of 6.
Will go back again when were there!

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TariroT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and customer service will surely visit again when am in Niagara.

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JenT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I’ve never eaten so much in my life. It was SO much better than expected

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AngieA
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We arrived for our reservation and were placed beside a table that was loud and a very loud child.They were opening Christmas gifts and the little girl was yelling.
Food was awesome but the noise level was too much for me.I would recommend this place but ask to be sested AWAY from children and lots of people at a table.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

There are many better places to eat for the money this cost. $106 (taxes and tip included ) for two with no bar tab. This was not good bbq. Lots of variety on the buffet but very few items that were above average.

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Nuggy
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a good meal, good food. Buffet is not as big as most of the local buffets, and really wish there was more to the dessert side of it. But overall it was ejoyable.

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SandraP
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amount of choice was awesome and everything tasted great. Our server was attentive and noticed when we needed more to drink.

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LanaH
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to the Falls many many times and somehow we’ve missed this place. Glad we found it! Excellent food, great service!

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RachelN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and filling food. Brisket was outstanding. We’ll be back!

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2chefs2be
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All I ate was the brisket, so I can’t judge you on anything else but the brisket was the 10th.

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Jonc
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Restaurant was very cold 3 members of my family had to wear coated at the table.By the time we got our hot food plates to the table meat was already cool and for something like brisket the taste and texture was affected. On the upside our server was good but given the comparable options close by I would not be in a rush to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse is rated 3.9 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.