Smoque N Bones

4.6
347 reviews
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Barbecue
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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is amazing! I really appreciated the restaurant reaching out and convincing me to do the prix fix menu, all the options were delicious. Every one in our party was full and satisfied. The smoked wings were perhaps the best I've ever had. The cocktails were also terrific. Thanks!

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Making a reservation for a group of 9 people was very easy. The head chef gave me a call and email about a suggested menu for our group rather than having individual orders and it was a great idea. Though it was busy, we always felt attended to and we had a good flow of drinks going while the food was prepared. Highly recommended for any Toronto visit.

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LE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smoque N Bones was AMAZING. Food was incredible. Highly recommend the Mac N Cheese. I couldn't imagine anything on their menu being less than fantastic. Staff was helpful and friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was spectacular. The environment is very loud and close seating

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P
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Great BBQ. Excellent Bourbon. Try the sampler and a flight of Bourbon! Beauty. Great place for BBQ and whiskey!!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

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Miami
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, meal for 2 was just the right amount. Portion sizes were more than enough. Best BBQ joint in the city

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CH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Fathers day and we had a great time! The food and cocktails are outstanding. I particularly liked that we were able to brush the bbq sauce onto our meat to suit our individual tastes - barely for me and drowning for my son and husband!
Thank you for the good memories.

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s
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food & great scotches

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The pulled pork mac and cheese was incredible! Try it!

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DR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best BBQ anywhere in Canada! You must try the Brussels sprouts - you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven.

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing vibe. I do wish there were more standard height tables but overall a great experience

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat at the “chefs counter” and the line guys did a great job keeping the food coming and the banter as well. Really engaged with us. Kept my 18 year old nephew entertained (and fed) which was huge. Food is outstanding. It is quite high volume so don’t go if you want quiet conversation. But definitely highly recommend.

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SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

I would recommend this place for take out. It was extremely loud , I couldn’t hold a proper conversation because of the noise level and the service wasn’t the greatest.

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BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Waited over 15 minutes just to have someone take our order. After that it was another hour wait to get a 1/4 serving of beef brisket. We saw other people who were sat after us get their food well before us. Food was good, but arrived cold. Trying to flag someone down to get water was impossible, despite most of the tables being empty.

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b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Some of the best BBQ we’ve had in the city.

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Drinks were really good. Very trendy fun place to go! Pulled pork is a must!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and welcoming staff, they kept making sure everything was to our liking. Food was delicious, would definitely come back again!

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS, the drinks were excellent, the wait staff was prompt and accommodating. Our party had a fantastic experience at Smoque N Bones and we'd all gladly go back the next time we're in Toronto!

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PJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible, whiskey was incredible, and our bartender Jen did an amazing job!

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good but couldn't make up for the terrible service.

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CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

When we arrived for our reservation I could tell the staff were a bit frazzled, it must have been the middle of their dinner rush. We had a reservation for 7:45 but didn't get seated until about 8:00. The first table we were seated at was upstairs and it was far too loud up there so we asked to be moved downstairs. I'll admit, I was pretty much over the restaurant at this point after waiting so long to be seated but when we got to our new seats at the bar top I was relieved - probably the best seats in the house. The chef was so friendly and we loved watching him lead his team in the kitchen. It's clear the staff there love him and their jobs. The food was unbelievable, and the service was friendly. We can't wait to come back.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Best ribs I've had in a very long time! The other dishes were super delicious too. I would go back to Smoque n Bones 100%

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food but even better bartender at the back bar!

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VA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I love this place! Is our go to for date night, but on this last visit the food was not quite as good. I don’t know if they changed recipe or chef , but the flavor was not the same neither the texture of the ribs. Also we were seated beside the door and every time somebody came in the wind would blow directly to our food, very uncomfortable and inconvenient.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always consistent and really good. Highly recommend if you love bbq! Service could have been better but i felt like they were short staffed since i saw a couple of employees running around

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food, would highly recommended

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1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Prices have gone up, quality of the food has gone down.

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VA
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The reservation process was quick and easy. They were playing Simpsons on the TVs in the upstairs dining area, which was not bad, just unexpected. After 10 mins, a waitress came to take our orders, and we watched almost 3 whole episodes of Simpsons (+ commercials) before realizing we hadn't been served any food, even our appetizer. When we asked, we were told that the kitchen was backed up as the downstairs seating area was full. We asked about our appetizer, and were told it would be served with the rest of the food. We eventually got our food and it was delicious, but not worth over an hour of waiting (without any explanation until we asked). Our appetizer, coincidentally, came last, about 10 minutes into our meal. The wait staff was apologetic and nice, but they could have done more to inform us about the impending wait. And the decision to bring all the food out at once, instead of serving appetizers as appetizers, was weird. The worst part was seeing people who had been seated after us (right next to our table) get their food within a reasonable 10-15 minute wait time. Suffice to say, despite the great reviews and delicious food, we probably won't be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Love the energy and the food was delicious. I would recommend making a reservation.

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Most bbq places in Ontario I tend to leave underwhelmed but this place had the best bbq I’ve tasted. The service was exceptional and the waiter very attentive. Would recommend to anybody looking for amazing food and good vibes.

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NE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. staff were really friendly. The food is pricey but its expected. Seating is a bit uncomfortable.

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AT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be my favourite restaurant in Toronto now. Not only did we struggle ordering because literally everything looked amazing (and have already planned what we're having the next time we go), but the drink menu was stacked and the service couldn't have been better. Their ventilation is also amazing and somehow you don't leave smelling like smoke or meat. Am counting down the days until I come back.

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VB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! fantastic to eat at thé bar and watch thé cooks prépare everything !

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

Delicious! Great portion sizes

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BG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, the best ribs in Toronto! The corn bread was amazing as well and the cocktails put the final touch to a delicious experience (The Old Fashion!). Nice staff, great music selection.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I need the fried chicken at least once a week. Well worth making a reservation.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the experience was good. I loved most of the food. The seating is very close together so i felt a bit cramped.

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding gentlemen. Tempted to rent a place close by just so I can eat here every day.

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great servers and staff. the food is amazing! Definitely recommend

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