The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse

3.8
608 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Barbecue
All you can eat delicious freshly smoked brisket, ribs and chicken accompanied by a variety of salads, potato, and vegetable dishes served to you family style at your table - all you have to do is sit and enjoy!

We're open 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with all of your smoked favourites! Reservations are strongly recommended; especially through the spring, summer, and holidays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 608 people are saying
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JamesT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently moved to the Niagara area from the East Coast. Our first (of many to come) visit to Frontier was fantastic. From being greated by the polite hostess, being seated and served, was a terrific experience. Mary, our server was awesome. She was very helpful with our food recommendations. We have traveled extensively and found the food to be top notch. The tenderness of the brisket, tastiness of the pork belly and beans, to the crispness of the corn on the cob. Delightful!!
My wife made me promise that we make our monthly restaurant outting to come to the Frontier.

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vipNCBA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Birthday dinner. Being from South Carolina, we were disappointed in the taste of the brisket. The ribs were ok.

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Brett
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

The service was bad waited 25 minutes to get a pop only ordered 2 dishes since our server never came back it wasn’t busy outside at all. The food didn’t have a taste at all was cold by the time we got it only good thing about it was it was all you can eat but it was only when they brought you another slip

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My server, Andrea, was extremely nice, food taste good and with right temperature.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was just awful I will never go back ! It wasn’t what I was expecting.

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KrisH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Trevor the server was awesome. Wish there were sauces to add to the meat. The brisket was absolutely fantastic.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food served by a great server .. would definitely recommend and will definitely return on our next trip

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BillW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food! Many choices.Been a couple times now.Was not disappointed

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GarfieldD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place price is good food is unbelievable good and most of all it is all you can eat I hope there will be a franchise in Toronto soon

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YYZandBeyond
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent service from the staff! The food was good with generous portions. The ambiance inside is dated. There is a big patio outside.

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AshleyA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good! Great server ! Good atmosphere ! Just VERY loud !

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Nick
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! The servers were quick and attentive.

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MatthewF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Had a awesome server very friendly and good food

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an early dinner with kids (5pm). The server was excellent, really helpful even though she was busy. Food was good, plenty of options for all of us.

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PennyT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food didn't have a lot of flavor. Wish I would have read the reviews

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KiraW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great BBQ food. Parking is tricky. Our waiter Trevor was amazing! Such a good host!

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ShawneL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit was great. Trevor provided great service. Very friendly. Will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was by far the worst experience I’ve had in a restaurant!
If you seriously think you can BBQ meats and then sit them under a heat lamp for god knows how long is just madness!! BBQ food needs to be served right away, all the food was dry, the brisket was way too fatty. I had 5 people with me and not one single person even finished the first round of food! The chicken was also PINK! The manager told us, that’s how the chicken is supposed to be when you smoke it!
I’m sorry, but NO! There’s smoked and under cooked. That’s what this was.
We will never go back!

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HaleyM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food doesn’t taste like someone cooked it, it taste all packaged and gross the only decent food that was prepared was the chocolate dip and fruit and as well for the brisket other wise it was like eating at a kids restaurant with no taste buds. I went 2 years ago before the pandemic an they had great food fried chicken, Brussels sprouts, and decent food only reason why I ever went again and that was a terrible mistake.

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Local
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Mary our server was great. We did have to wait long between intervals of ordering food but the food quality of meat was amazing.

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AndreaM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and even better with the COVID protocols. It’s like ordering at a sushi restaurant on paper. Brisket was so delicious and our server, Kevin, was awesome.

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TyonnaP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, food was amazing. Our server Mary was WONDERFUL!! My husband and I arent really buffet people but the food was great. Very home style feel to the food. Its served family plater style. I forgot my cellphone and they were super great with finding it and keeping it safe until we arrived back to get it. If your at the falls, this is definitely a good place to get some good hearty food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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CorrinaK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience5

Was excellent until the end once we paid then a manager started giving the one in our party with a medical exemption a hard time even after being explained that he was disabled and could not wear it the rest of us were masked. She was rude and embarrassed him. AFTER WE PAID AND WERE LEAVING

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RYANB
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very good. They have had to change to family style due to covid. The service was great! The wait staff could have used help as they were running to keep up but they were amazing. The food was nice and hot and fresh. I wish the baked potatoes were back but not a huge deal. Would recommend and will return. It’s a bit pricey at $35/pp plus drinks.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I really loved the beef brisket. Good value. Friendly staff and nuff food.

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LorieH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was not at all worth the money, tasteless potatoes, dry ribs, dry Mac and cheese, the only thing that was just OK was the apple crumble. Would not recommend!

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GuyL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was enjoyable and served hot the varieties was plenty great atmosphere

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Sean
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was cold and disgusting. Understand that they're serving us and everything but a lot of it was brought all at once and by the time we could get to it, it had gone cold or colder I should say. Alot if the meat was either under cooked, fatty or dry and burnt. I thought it was just us buy when looking around they seem to have alot of wasted food... Now I know why.

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TaraP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They were understaffed so service was slow. Food was good. Waiter forgot some of our food or it was lost by kitchen staff. Yummy food. Worth trying again after COVID issues and staffing issues are over.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was awful. The brisket had no flavor. The chicken had no flavor. The sauce was just an off brand packet sauce. Dont waste your money.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Didn’t like the idea of having to order your buffet food and they bring it to the table. Not a huge selection. Some food was excellent others not so much. Servers were great

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and value for money. Their best dish is the beef brisket.

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Windsor
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food was not good at all, Waiter was great!!!!!

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Decent value for the Niagara Falls area, however, the food was sub par. Service was good and it was not overly busy. For the price, it was decent but overall the BBQ could have been better quality.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Getting served at the table for the buffet was a very bad experience.. The food was not as good as previously visited. The Mac and cheese did not have enough cheese & tasted like plain noodles. Their burgers were plain, the only condiments offered was ketchup. The pork belly I could not even cut with my knife, very tough. The ribs were disappointing as they lathered on too much barbecue sauce after it was barbecued/smoked . The corn on the cob was tasteless. very disappointed

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vipKchase
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was pretty good. I would say it was better last time we were there but it was still good! If was strange not having a buffet style but totally understandable with COVID. Our server was super friendly and helpful! We ill be back for sure!

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Candy
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Nice wait staff. Service very good. Food not the best. Also too expensive.

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OrnellaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant that accommodated my allergies! Staff were very good and service was very good. I will definitely come again!

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was very good, limited selection on the vegetables and potatoes bar wasn’t open to dress up your fries or mashed potatoes.
Meat was excellent, some dishes advertised weren’t available but overall it was delicious even on a hot humid day. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend and can’t wait to see what it’s like when it’s fully opened and you can pick up your own buffet meal when things get back to normal.

FAQs

The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse is rated 3.8 stars by 608 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.