Smoque N Bones

4.4
462 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Barbecue
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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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and great foods

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my first time to dine out after almost a year and i did NOT regret having smoque n’ bones as my first restaurant of choice.👏🏻👏🏻 I sooooo LOVE the side ribs the BEST! The caesar salad is a MUST! Brussels sprouts of course. My boyfriend had his usual brisket and sausage with mac n cheese and to top it off with cornbread, delightful! Made my first dine out an exceptional experience!! Smoque n bones, you never fail my expectations!!! Keep it up and its nice to see you guys again. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been here a number times and have always had a great time. I want to make clear that the food and service have never been an issue and I really like this place (normally).

That said, last night we arrived for our reservation and got a table around 8:50. Servers walked by us for ~15 minutes before one came up asking if we’d been served. It took them another 15 or so minutes to get us menus and water. We ordered our food and drinks (~9:15). The drinks came around 20 minutes later and around 10:15pm the server came out saying they didn’t have our food.

It was pretty ridiculous even on a busy night to have staff that “forget” to punch in an order until they bring your drinks out and it takes the staff another 40+ minutes to find out that they don’t have any of the stuff you ordered when people who arrived after you are being served repeatedly.

We chose to come here and obviously needed to eat a late dinner because there were no reservations earlier so when you find out after 10pm there’s no food for you and they’re asking you to order something else and with the timing they have it would take an additional 30-40 minutes. It demonstrates that these particular staff members cared little for their customers (especially with combined with the rest of the night).

Anyways, this was fairly disappointing to say the least, I don’t think I’ve ever written a bad review for a restaurant before. I would encourage management to better train some of their staff, staff more people, and perhaps become more involved when a customer says they’re disappointed rather than have the server, whom is the individual at the heart of the issue and has already demonstrated their relative incompetence, deal with it.

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SeekingQuality
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Mixed feelings on this one. It was incredibly slow, long before the rush. The food was good, but very expensive for what it is. The chicken sandwiches are about half the chicken weight of certain popular franchise sandwiches, at 3x time price. Good, but not great. Trying to get our bill took forever.

I still want to try the brisket, but I'm going to go for takeout next time and skip the dine-in.

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Sasha
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ribs, pork and fennel sausage, drumsticks, brussel sprouts, corn bread, pecan pie and bread pudding

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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BritL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place, food and service. Been there many times. This was my first time since the pandemic. I found the ribs little too dry and the brisket too lean. Other than that. It’s a great place

LB
LauraB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!
The food is amazing and the service is really good.
I will come back for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Went for dinner and sat outside. The prices of the dishes on the menu from OpenTable / their website / their paper menu were all different. They should try to make sure the latest prices are consistent on the many different venues.

Side dishes are small as well.

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phinality
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was amazing, but it took an hour to come out. Took forever to get seating even with the reservation and pretty impossible to get attention for service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food took over an hour and a half.
Sat with no server or drinks for 35 minutes
Horrible won’t return

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UrsulaS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal and very friendly staff. Food was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were accommodating when we arrived a bit early for our reservation. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and food was absolutely delicious!

TO
vipTODiner
Toronto
285 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very reliable bbq. Brisket is great as is their spin on Nashville Hot Chicken. Corn bread is a must. Patio is on the roadway but that is ok.

KB
vipKarenB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there. Service was outstanding. We ordered the platter for two and it did not disappoint. Food tasted delicious. Prices were reasonable too. We will definitely go back or order for take out to enjoy at home.

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Alice
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ in Toronto! Ribs and beef brisket are just another level. Our server was awesome and kind. All reasons why I go back, and back, and back again.

JK
JoshK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, so many great options. Had to sit outside, but very great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always love this place. Great ambiance at the bar stools watching the magic happen. Very tasty drinks and some great menu options. Will keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome customer service, delicious food, great atmosphere

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GabrielD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The cocktails were delicious, but a lackluster barbeque menu to say the least

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Always enjoy the food here but this time the experience was a bit ruined by being forgotten on the second floor. Waited about 20 mins from being seated and I actually had to call the restaurant to remind them there were two tables upstairs waiting for service. Once the staff served us, service was good and food was good.

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CBNT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely loved our date night here. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively and fun. Definitely recommend the beef short ribs and the chicken poppers.

9.5/10

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Jules
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for anyone who appreciates bbq and bourbon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Highly recommend

CG
ChrisG
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.

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AlanaS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Ifea
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
JimmyTango
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Portion sizes are embarrassingly small for the price.

DC
DaveC
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!

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Sole
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.

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vipNikC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I think about the food here my mouth salivates because the food is ALWAYS on point! I think I tried everything on the menu and honestly, everything they have on it is scrumptious.

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CwoodVisitor
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.

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AgneseM
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
MikeD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere.

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Annillig
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.

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Rads
Manitoba
4 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.

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vipHoney
Toronto
55 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great

FAQs

Smoque N Bones does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Smoque N Bones also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 341-5730.

Smoque N Bones is rated 4.4 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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