Earlscourt BBQ

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Barbecue

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Thoughtfully sourced southern style BBQ in the heart of Corsa Italia on St Clair Ave W. 50 Kinds of craft beer to choose from.

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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
3.9
ambience
4.4
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Probably the best bbq in town. Friendly service. Loud.

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Candour
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice friendly staff but food subpar. Much better BBQ places in the City for taste at comparable prices. The advantage here is there is lots of seating.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food (wings were outstanding among numerous standouts on the pit master platter) huge portions, fantastic friendly service, felt welcomed walking in the door. Laidback atmosphere with very tasty BBQ. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time trying the place. Wasn’t sure about seating arrangement when arrived. Tried the platter, amazing! Appreciated staff recommendation on eating the beef brisket first so it wouldn’t get cold. Had stroller so lower level restaurant that wasn’t accessible was only drawback.

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vipJohnT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great selection of beers! Pretty quiet for a Tuesday night, but the BBQ was good. Curry potato salad with dill, and good Carolina mustard sauce. Easy dining with kids or for an adults night out.

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vipLK1208
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The protein samples were tasty but dry. Everything needs some kind of sauce.

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Gatpei
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First and foremost, food dominates my review and purpose to going anywhere. Earl’s is amazing! Had the Meat Tornado (I’m sorry, maybe it should be called the Meatnado) which is basically a big meat sampler of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and wings. Took a couple days to finish it all and I’m no slacker! Been to a couple Triple D places and Earl’s in on par! Patio is a great strip on the side of the building with afternoon/evening sun. A tad warm inside and could use a freshening up of decor, but that’s really a remedial comment next to the whole purpose of going to a smokehouse... The Meat!! Service was amazing, everyone truly believes in the product and why they’re in business, and they all really want to make sure you walk away with the best experience you can have. That by itself is a huge reason to go back to any place more than once... but did I mention the meat??

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vipBella714
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at the monthly pig roast. Food was delicious 😋

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LeahO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Fathers Day meal for husband at Earlscourt BBQ in Corso Italia, Toronto. So yummy and a memorable moment for our family. My son and I had the beef brisket and my husband had the ribs both of which where out of this world as well as hush puppies, dill curry potato salad, cole slaw, pickles and mac and cheese which where also yummy. We highly recommend Earlscourt BBQ for a family meal, a date night or for a meeting up with friends really any fun and casual gathering.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to go with your friends or family - great for sports too with the giant screen. Great food great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Brisket and the Mac and cheese were out of this world. $8 cocktails and $5 craft beers on Wednesday.

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vipTeddy
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

So stuffed, fall off the bone ribs.. yumss

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vipappleman
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great vibe in the place with an energetic staff . Food was fabulous and plentiful. The selection of sides was enough to satisfy anyone.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best bbq I've had. Always have good service.

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MarieF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had read some good reviews about this place and we were definitely not disappointed. There was a table of 10 of us altogether and the waitress was super fun and nothing was a problem to her.

The food was great - v. tasty. We definitely weren't left hungry afterwards! I got the Brisket with a side of coleslaw and a side of mac n cheese which were both great. The Brisket was slow cooked and smoked for 20 hours, enough said!

Great atmosphere in the place. Both the waitress and the barman were super friendly and added to our overall positive experience.

Will definitely be back! :) Hopefully sooner rather than later!

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AdrianM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chill spot that really embraces the BBQ joint vibe and feel. The food is too notch and the portions are great for the price. We’ll definitely be back for more pickle chips, craft beers and meat of course!!

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noi3iron
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jason and Judith did a terrific job of making us comfortable. From their ease in explaining the sourcing of the menu to suggesting great options from the well crafted draft menu, it was a memorable experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great vibe and awesome food!

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MarilynA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The owner and his staff are warm, friendly and knowledgeable about good bbq, and the owner remembers his guests from one visit to another. He stops by each table to shmooze with his guest, making it a homey atmosphere. The food isn't loaded with sauces, so it's not messy, and the spice level is just right.

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peterm
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A couple of veggies wouldn't hurt, the meat is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overall okay spot to grab some beers and okay food, the beef brisket wasn't the best but the mac and cheese, corn bread were the highlights for me.
Staff very welcoming..

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LoganS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been twice to this restaurant and have had a great meals both times. The food has always been incredible and the service has matched. The first time I went in I had a great conversation with the owner as I had just come back from Nashville so we were talking about bbq and it was amazing. Love this place, definitely recommend it if you want fantastic authentic bbq.

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ETRA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our mains took an incredibly long time to arrive. And when they finally did it was all at different times, which made for awkward eating.
The chef cannot poach an egg... it was Simply a raw egg. The server was not accommodating when we sent it back, claiming that when the whites are runny like that it’s perfection. Will not eat here again.

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LucasB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience1

They do not know how to run a restaurant. The server was friendly, but our meals came out 90 minutes after we ordered and were inedible. I'm sure they know a lot about BBQ and their catering business may not be as bad, but as a restaurant patron, I was so upset that we chose this restaurant to celebrate Father's Day.

They should close up shop until they have someone with experience running a restaurant floor on staff.

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cherylh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with friends! Staff is amazing and so knowledgeable. Will return very soon.

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AlexO
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a great place. Excellent food, beer, and service!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Such a great staff cooking the city’s best BBQ! Highly recommended for good food and craft beer!

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MelissaK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard the food was delicious, and the smoked meats did not disappoint. Even better, was the large craft beer selection and the fact that chef Jason sources as much as he can locally.

What a neighbourhood gem!

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ErinG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food as always. One in our group was especially pleased with the craft beer selection available on tap. We were a large group and we were all happy with food quality, taste, price, and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Took my family here, because we heard about the restaurant. Delicious and good value. I will be back.

JP
vipJPCL
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cool staff and great food. Not fancy

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GalvinW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large group of people going out to eat but wanted something close by where we were staying. Everyone liked the idea of bbq, so we head out there.

It is tucked down below a bank or something of that ilk but the moment you open the door, the smell of smoke and bbq envelops you.

I was kinda worried at first because it didn’t seem that crowded. But once we had our food the worries were over.

The first few chews, I thought it was pretty good. Then suddenly this second wave of heat just came through that did not over power the first taste but rather harmonized with it.

I came from the land of bbq in the good old US of A, and this was some of the best bbq I have had.

FAQs

Earlscourt BBQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 931-0904.

Earlscourt BBQ is rated 4.4 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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