Earlscourt BBQ

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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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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

LK
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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

G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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??

B
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

T
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

So stuffed, fall off the bone ribs.. yumss

a
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

JH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

AM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

n
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great vibe and awesome food!

MA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

p
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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..

LS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

ET
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

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.

c
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AO
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

MS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

EG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

JP
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Cool staff and great food. Not fancy

GW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.