Smoque N Bones

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for anyone who appreciates bbq and bourbon.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Highly recommend

CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service right from the time I made, and then had to modify, a reservation through to the "team approach" to table service. Food was outstanding and we'll be back to try some different combinations.

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was tasty but service wasn't great. They took forever to clear obviously dirty dishes that should have been cleared to make more room on the rather small tables. It also took ages for them to actually bring us the bill.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for lunch, food and service was great especially considering that we were made aware by staff that the kitchen was running behind due to being under staffed on short notice.

Maybe because we were alerted ahead of time, but things still seemed pretty smooth and enjoyable.

I
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about smoke n bones was amazing. The service was great and the food was even better!

JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Portion sizes are embarrassingly small for the price.

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very personable staff. One member of our party requires GF options and there are plenty!
Food service was prompt, presentation was exceptional, and taste was excellent! Everyone cleaned their plates.
We will be back!

S
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate the hubby’s birthday with a group of 11. Everyone was raving about the food and how amazing it was, some even said it was better than some BBQ places down in Texas. This is our spot, we will continue to come here on date night and with friends.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff. Music could be dialled down a tad, we were a party of four and had to yell a lot. Staff was extremely accommodating and turned it down when we asked. We will be back, and have been there many times, Smoque and Bones serve the best ribs in town.

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food and service was good.

The table was too small for the sharing tasting menu. It was uncomfortable. The place was smoked out, my eyes and throat suffered through.

MD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my time here. The food was delicious and our server was really great. We tried the sampler and it was perfect for two people.

R
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ meat, especially the brisket and peppercorn beef, the presentation of the sandwiches was very good and BBQ sauce had a bit of a bite but with great flavour.

H
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My recommendation is mixed. Food was good but not as great as some reviews. Ordered the sampler. Same BBQ sauce for every meat was a disappointment. High tables and bar stools were not conducive of a leisurely dinner. I love smoked foods and have eaten at lots of restaurants here and other cities. This compares well but is not the best. But makes great drinks which helped a lot with the uncomfortable seats. Service is great.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beef ribs are amazing!

A
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service were great. Outstanding ribs, and sides! The place is cozy, but a little tight and the short stools at the tables upstairs are a little uncomfortable for any length of time....but can’t wait to go back.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual. And the people that work there are so friendly and nice! Even though they were SO busy on a Friday night. Out of all the places I’ve been to in Toronto, they’re the best servers/waiters in Toronto! So thank you!

SS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best BBQ in Toronto! The Brussel sprouts are amazing!

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a flavourful southern bbq place, this is it! Highly recommend the share plate ☺️

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in town , food is fantastic and love the ambiance

CS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food but too expensive for what you get. Considering I can get more food that's generally better tasting at cherry Street without having trouble even seeing what I'm eating because it's so dark and paying a lot more for it.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was decent but felt really pricey for what you got. The lighting upstairs by the window was poor and it was really chilly! Otherwise is was good.

DZ
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!

CL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the fanciest place not a lot of room. Tables are small. Food tastes great , but I found my ribs a little tough for my liking .

NC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting by the bar watching them make all the great tasting food and having fun conversations with the chefs.

EH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great BBQ restaurant in nice Queen St West area. The food quality and flavours were amazing. Great beer menu with local craft. My only drawback was that they do all the smoking inside the restaurant, close to where you'll sit. This does result in smelling like smoke for the rest of your evening!

MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was incredible, the service was incredible, the drinks were so good, the only thing I would change is for the food to arrive earlier, we waited a while for the food to arrive.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing. Best BBQ hands down. But almost fell off my chair when we got the blll. $175 for my husband and myself. And that didn’t even include the tip! We had a drunk each, the shareable meal and one dessert. Guess I should pay attention to the prices on the menu next time!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! It was also nice to see Alex there. Great food, great atmosphere. Will go back very soon again.

AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ambience of the place was pretty average, but fitting for the kind of restaurant that it was. I don’t know that I would come back and eat here again. Ordered the dirty bird chicken sandwich. Chicken was nice and not dry. Pretty bland for what it was though. No sauce or anything in the actual sandwich and just came with slaw on it. Also for some reason it was served on a black bun? Assuming this was for Halloween or something. But would’ve liked to be told that it’d be served that way. Menu is also ambiguous. Doesn’t contain the full details of what’s included in your order. I asked the waiter if my sandwich came with fries because they have a whole section of “sides” to choose from. But it didn’t. It comes with kettle cooked chips instead. My s.o. ordered the buttermilk chicken and it was quite average as well. Comes with sauce on the side that you can coat the chicken in. We also ordered waffle fries for the table and they were great!!! Service was pretty efficient and the staff were friendly.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Still the best bbq downtown, but was a little off this time - not as great as I remembered

RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, super friendly and pleasant staff. Love it!!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ribs were great brisket was ok, would go back!

NC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think I have tried everything on the menu and every time I go there the food is excellent! The staff is friendly and it was a relaxed atmosphere. 👍🏽👍🏽

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brisket was very good and

TS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great food & service ! The meal for two was more than enough and I normally have a big appetite.

S
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Not disappointed at all. Our server was too notch. We were seated, served and finished within a hour.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to go out with the guys. Food was incredible and everyone left stuffed. A rarity in Toronto! Looking forward to coming back.

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