Smoque N Bones

4.7
299 reviews
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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.
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KF
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The food was good and our server, Tasha was excellent. The only item where this resto falls down is the seating arrangements - totally uncomfortable and inconvenient.

You have only hightop tables with counter stools - there are no backs on the chairs, which is not good for folks who have back issues. Also, because the table tops are so small and the food comes on platters, requiring the full table top, there is no place for a woman to put a handbag, other than way down on the floor under the table - because there is no chair back, you cannot hang a should bag over your chair, and there also are no hand bag hooks under the table top so that you could hang your handbag within ready reach, should you need easy access to it. Also, I do not like to put a good leather handbag on the floor.

So chair backs and hand bag hooks would go a long way to improving the seating environment. Right now, the ambiance is a bit too rustic.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Heard and read great things. I am a food writer from the US (in for a friends birthday). I choose NOT to write about this venue for newspaper publication because I had not been able to visit more than once.
Yet this was my experience. We were seated upstairs. The server was pleasant. Took our order and never checked back in. Told no chicken when we ordered (while waiting to be seated we spoke with 2 tables telling us how good the chicken was). Our food took 45 minutes (platter for 2). Our food was cold when arrived, we waited to get the servers attention, he was nowhere to be found, so we ate it as we were VERY hungry by then. The food overall was a 7 (the corn was fantastic!)
There was a big table seated across from us and they received a platter of chicken. I guess the kitchen was ill-prepped. And the server inexperienced with communication.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Seating upstairs was peculiar. Like sitting on a footstool.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is delicious and there is more than enough. Can’t wait to go back.

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MD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food quality and ambiance!

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c
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience. The food, the music, and beers are a perfect combination to enjoy a very nice and relaxed evening with friends and family. The ribs are amazing ! I definitely recommend this place.

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SG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the Sample Platter option with ribs, brisket, peppercorn beef, mac & cheese, sweet potato fries and corn bread. The food was great, the portions were excellent and the service was fast. Definitely will plan on coming back another day!

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T
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always soooo good and amazing service and atmosphere

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VA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. You don’t have to wait a long time before the food is served and every time the food is amazing! My husband and I love this place

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JB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great quality of food and the open kitchen at a bar type situation made food safety, and quality no question - great and wonderful concept.

Prompt food service, but sadly our proximity to the door made the shoestring fries get colder (as well as our bodies) quicker and a risk to order, and the description of the garnishes for the spicy Caesar leave you disappointed and wanting more than a portion of a strip of candies bacon and one pickled bean.

The food was good in flavour and excellent in cook; the riblets being our favourite.

Music a bit too loud to be able to hold a conversation, which makes a date night or any dinner gathering difficult.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great...from the food, to the drinks to the servers. Definitely not disappointed at all and well worth a visit when in Toronto

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MN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing BBQ food and friendly service. Would definitely come back!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place

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DA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is literally nothing on the menu that disappoints at Smoque N Bones. Been there 5 times, always consistent quality, taste and service. Some will comment on the price and while agree BBQ can be on the pricey side, as with most things, you get what you pay for. SNB hits it out of the park for me.

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, but we waited a very long time for our food. However, they acknowledged that and apologized and got us a free drink. Would still recommend.

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E
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as usual

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RF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I had a reservation for Valentine's Day dinner. We ordered a Sampler for Two and were not disappointed. The meats were absolutely divine. This was the first time we tried Brussel sprouts here and they were cooked to perfection, very delicious. Would recommend Smoque N Bones for any celebration dinner.

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LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that place! Food was delicious, waiters and cooks were friendly and the ambiance was friendly as well no need to suit up to enjoy good food! Wait was a little long but that’s to be expected especially in Valentine’s Day. I’d recommend that for anyone who loves southern comfort food: ribs, sausage, beef cornbread beans you name it everything is on the menu!!

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BR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

took clients to dinner. Great spot even in a snow storm.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very dark (hard to see the menu) and loud customers - could use more comfortable seating. Otherwise 5/5

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

The food is amazing! The meats were very tasty, the sides as well. We got the churros for dessert which was absolutely mouthwatering. Our waitress was great as well. Overall an amazing experience , will definitely return soon!

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IM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Only complaint is that the open table app gave us an option for “standard seating” (instead of high-top). The restaurant only has high-top and bar seating available.

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EC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, I had a good experience and would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
I enjoyed the ambiance and the music was great but the food and service could have been better.

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!! I love the place

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AI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were hosting newcomers-friends. It was their first dinner in Toronto. I'm absolutely happy we've chosen this place. It turns out like a great experience of good ambience with a local food&beer and such friendly staff. Thanks guys!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome. Ashley are server was great and helped us make some decisions about the share platter. There was more than enough food for 2 people and we were able to take some home. They had a great selection of southern cocktails and overall it was a great experience.

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NP
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an amazing dinner at Smoque N Bones - staff was friendly, the quality of the food (we had chicken wings, beef brisket, mac and cheese, brussels sprouts) was excellent. Highly recommended!

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EO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mr Paris crushed it! ate at the bar upstairs and we enjoyed it. Brisket and pulled pork were good. Shoe string fries a must!

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T
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service! Flavour and variety is outstanding

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SK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is absolutely incredible. If you're looking for good bbq, you need to come here!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was not good! Everyone in our party didn’t like their food. Ribs, brisket and fried chicken all poor. Very disappointing.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time on New Years Eve! Great service, great food. Zero complaints! :) I look forward to visiting again in the future again and again!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service! Overall amazing atmosphere highly recommended for bbq place.

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J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is outstanding. Some of the best BBQ I’ve had and I’ve been to Austin. The sides were amazing too. The coleslaw is a must try. We will be back!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family style dining with 11 people was amazing! Got to try all different foods and appetizers. All good was outstanding and had very quick service. Wonderful chiro dessert as well even when we couldn’t eat anymore. Took home so much food! Would highly recommend this place!

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W
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a proper smoky BBQ joint. Looks and smells wonderful. The meat was very good. The brisket was excellent.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there...the food was absolutely amazing. Great bbq place and good sized portions on everything. A definite repeat.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always...great food, great service, great vibe, great time!

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B
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly Service, Quick turnaround, Great Food! Loved the side dishes as much as the main event BBQ items.

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CV
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing each time we dine here. Their ribs, pulled pork and Brussels sprouts are out are excellent. Would highly recommend this place- owner is behind the bar in the kitchen cooking and all staff in the kitchen take pride in what they are serving their guests.

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