Electric Mud BBQ

4.3
209 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Barbecue
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Fried chicken and BBQ shack on a Parkdale side street, playing vinyl and serving frosty cold beer!

$2.50 beers every Monday!

We always keep a few tables open for walk-ins.

Please note we disable additional reservations 15 minutes before dinner service begins to ensure all reserved tables are seated accordingly.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Phone number
(416) 516-8286
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Queen St West
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Entertainment
3 televisions to play all major sporting events
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 209 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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OT
Toronto
5.0
Dined a day ago

Had a great evening. Atmosphere is super chill, staff are very friendly and the food is delicious!

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RK
3.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

I will say that the service and ambiance was fantastic. The brisket sandwich was pretty terrible. While it was dipped in some form of liquid, the meat itself was very dry; only 1 of every 5 bites was flavorful. While I did not care for my sandwich, as I looked around I felt like I ordered the completely wrong thing. I saw the ribs and fried chicken being served to multiple tables and it look amazing. I would 100% go again to try those items, I was just unfortunate enough to, seemingly, pick the one item that turned out to be a major dud. I would recommend the place to others, but I would also tell them to stay away from the sandwiches.

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KB
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Love coming here with my boyfriend! Friendly staff, amazing BBQ and great laid back atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation.

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SH
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

We booked a table for 6 that ended up as 12, it was busy but the staff were really nice and did everything to accommodate us. Food was great, beers were great. Everyone loved it

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TG
London
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Despite on line rave reviews our experience was disappointing. The Nashville Chicken portion was modest and greasy with the coleslaw portion small and dry. My wife’s shrimp dinner came 20 minutes after mine with no explanation from our server other than it takes time. What she got was five shrimp and fries in a basket! We suspect they forgot our order until we reminded them.

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LH
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was AMAZING as per usual, but I had an unfortunate experience in the washrooms. One toilet was broken and would not flush, there was no toilet paper in it and the other had some leftover situations in the toilet, which was very unsettling. Clean up in the washrooms needs to be much more regular, as that is a huge turn off at the end of an excellent meal.

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v
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

A super night with friends. Great staff and a ton of fun!

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JC
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

The food was very delicious especially paired with their homemade BBQ sauce! Our server was also very helpful, entertaining, and made the experience even more enjoyable.

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r
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

This place has fantastic food! We had the oysters, hush puppies, pork rinds, buttermilk chicken and the Nashville hot chicken. LOVED the Nashville hot chicken - it's my new favourite chicken in the city!!! Service was good; they were very accommodating even though we were 30 min early for our reservation and quite busy. It is a small place with simple (and sometimes shared) seating. It was a bit loud but it fit in with the overall vibe of the place so no real complaint there (more so just an FYI in case your looking for a quiet date night).

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BY
3.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Food was great, company was great, the service was atrocious. You should not feel like you are inconveniencing the server to order an additional round of drinks, the final of which never arrived. I am only giving 1 star for service because I have to.

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RS
4.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Waitress convinced us to get a pitcher instead of 4 separate drinks because it was "4 1/2 drinks and 45 bucks." Even with a reservation and being patient with their short staff, we felt rushed out. Why did I mention the pitcher? it was LESS than 4 full drinks so it was a worse option...when the bill came. It was 50$. I mean, I know it's like 15 bucks but it was another reason to try out a different spot, even when in the area.

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AM
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Great Food, incredibly friendly service. Good southern comfort food.

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MS
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Had a great time at electric mud. oysters were fantastic, as was the bbq chicken. can't go wrong with this place!

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AP
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Great bbq in the city. Went for our daughter's birthday and had a pleasant time. The food is quite good and a reasonable price. Unique options. We always do the Buffalo Cauliflower and ribs.

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S
Toronto
3.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

This is a nice little neighbourhood spot. If I lived nearby I would probably be getting take-out on a regular basis. The food and service were very good, and the prices were good. My friends and I will all visit again, but next time we will sit on the patio where the music did not seem to be as loud. It was a good selection of tunes, but the music was so loud we had to yell at each other to be heard.

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N
4.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

Should increase their stock for the butter fried chicken. They always run out of it by 8 30 or 9. Sad, because everyone goes there for that and gets disappointed

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s
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

our server was excellent he had this cajan/bayou accent, very good. The cauliflower was yummy, fried chicken - I've had better, but everything else was scrumptious!

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OT
Hawaii
2.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

Ran out of rib ends at 8pm, was looking forward to them. Best item on the menu, should have enough for atleast 8pm.

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VG
4.0
Dined on May 8, 2018

Friendly service, great local beer on tap, I would recommend the brisket sandwich, coleslaw and the hush puppies appetizer. We would definitely eat here again!

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S
Toronto
4.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food, horrible service. Either the server was spaced out or just plain bad but she took ages to get anything, forgot items we ordered, charged them to us anyway, would be doing her own thing while many tables needed something including ours. It's a shame because the food is really good here

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OT
Toronto
1.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

Seated outside during wind storm despite having made reservation weeks in advance. Needed to take our food to go. When we got home we noticed we didn’t have all of the food we ordered. Went back to pick it up and had to wait an hour for 2 items. So disappointing.

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JV
3.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Came in for a reservation at 7:30 on a Saturday. We arrived on time for it and were told that unfortunately it would take about 10 minutes before our table would be clean. The hostess was very apologetic about the mistake and assured to make it up to us by making sure my friend who's birthday we were celebrating would be well taken care of.
Unfortunately for us, we waited approximately 20-25 minutes outside in the cold for our seats, and the promise of making it up was either forgotten or just not passed on to our waitress. We enjoyed our cocktails and the food was great, however it was nothing special in terms of environment and service. We were seated by the entrance near the door so we also ended up having to deal with a constant cold breeze from the doors being consistently opened from traffic.

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DL
2.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

The fries were absolutely terrible. There's no seasoning at all, they taste cold and stale and completely disgusting, you'd have to be drunk to eat it. Me and my girlfriend dint even finish 1/5 of it.
Service was basic, getting the cheque took over 10 minutes alone and seems like 1 person can only do it and or know how it works so.
The burger was ruined by the tastes less and dry slaw but the meat itself was really decent, we removed the slaw and ate the burger and enjoyed it.
Wing night, which was nice actually probably the star of the food so to speak. Those were nice and would recommend them

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M
Toronto
4.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Great little spot! Has a little bit of a dive bar vibe but has fantastic food and is great for a friends get together!

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JR
Las Vegas
3.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Went with spouse and our adult kids. Very busy place, so recommend reservation. Decent BBQ, but ambiance was frantic - we sat by the front door which was constantly opening and closing with a loud bang, letting cold air in. The had run out of white wine except Riesling. I think we prefer Barq on Roncesvales.

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c
5.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Awesome service and food is always amazing. The buffalo cauliflower is amazing, and so are the crack buns.

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MA
5.0
Dined on April 20, 2018

I loved every bite! Ribs were mind blowing. I will be coming back. Incredible service, I felt like I was in the south, rustic feel.

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E
Detroit
4.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

We had great friendly service.
Clean bathrooms- HUGE!

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GD
3.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was great. We were seated in the covered patio area which was chilly even though there were heaters. They provided blankets which was a good idea but we were all still very cold. I wouldn't return in the winter/spring. Will come back in the summer.

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OT
5.0
Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food, great service! Definitely going back!

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A
Toronto
4.0
Dined on March 30, 2018

Awesome that they take reservations now. Service is awesome and super friendly (not stuck up hipster as some places close by) They changed the menu and some favourites are now gone. The new menu is not as shareable and some of the entree portions are on the small side with no accompaniments for the price (like the shrimp) but the food is super tasty

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OT
Toronto
3.0
Dined on March 29, 2018

The service was nice, the people work there were really friendly. However, the food quality was a bit off tonight. We ordered the ribs, shrimp and beef brisket bun.. Both me and my friend think the BBQ sauce on the ribs were a but too strong, and the shrimp were too salty..

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RF
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable, and made great recommendations. The pork ribs weren't quite as "fall off the bone" as I like, and the Buffalo Cauliflower was so heavily saturated with spice I couldn't taste the vegetable under it, which was a shame. The texture was great thought, and the flavour of everything was very good. I would certainly go back.

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D
Toronto
4.0
Dined on March 10, 2018

Great spot, authentic food! We were by the door so I frozen the entire time but I would definitely go back.

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W
Toronto
2.0
Dined on March 7, 2018

For a "BBQ" place it was pretty disappointing...
Do you have a platter so we can sample? - No
Can I order the brisket on it's own (not in a sandwich)? - No
Can we try the Rib Ends as an app? - No, we sold out last night.
Wow. For a BBQ place the emphasis did not appear to be on the BBQ food.
I've been to plenty of BBQ places all across the US and several in the GTA, and this was far and away the most disappointing. I asked for the brisket without the bread to really get a feel for how good it was and it still came smothered in special sauce, crispy onions, & cheddar cheese!
If you've never had real BBQ before, it might be a novelty.
On the bright side, the service was friendly, music lively and their own beers were good.

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MK
3.0
Dined on March 7, 2018

Had a hankering for some BBQ and there aren't a lot of credible options this far north. Gave it a try. Dinner for two with tip was 55, so not breaking banks but not dirt cheap. Food was ok but for a man that loves BBQ and was hoping to get blown away. Did not happen. Good and friendly service. Not in a rush to go back for just that though. For me this would be a shrug to go back if someone else made the suggestion.

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N
Chicago
3.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was great - no complaints at all. The food was the major disappointment. Blackened fish sandwich tasted like it was made from frozen fish (mushy), and the sandwich lacked depth of flavour. The brisket sandwich my wife had was dry and tasteless.

This was unfortunately the first dinner I've booked for myself/my wife/friends in the past few years where we were utterly disappointed

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RF
4.0
Dined on March 3, 2018

Really nice food at a decent price. Friendly staff definatley go back again.

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MD
Toronto
5.0
Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was amazing. Brisket was best I’ve had in a while. Can’t wait to come back.

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P
Toronto
4.0
Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was really good. Had the hushpuppies, grilled pork ribs and Nashville hot chicken and all were really good.

Very casual but fun feel atmosphere. A little pricey for the portion size but all and all would definitely recommend.

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