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The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse

3.9
3.9
752 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Barbecue
All you can eat delicious smoked brisket, ribs, and chicken - served hot and fresh from our kitchen to your table. Visit our buffet to choose from a variety of salads, potato, and vegetable dishes. Complete your meal with a little sweetness from our selection of desserts - just ask your server.

Thirsty? We have a wide selection of cocktails, domestic and imported bottled and draft beer, wine, juice and pop. Can't decide? Try our beer or wine flight!

Frontier is open at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday with all of your smoked favourites, and walking distance to the falls and Fallsview Casino.

Reservations are strongly recommended; especially through the spring, summer, and holidays.
Gratuity of 18% will be added for groups of 6 or more. There is a 90 minute time limit for parties of 8 or less.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (289) 296-6367

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara Falls

  • Cross street

    Stanley Ave & Dixon

  • Parking details

    Free on-site parking for dining guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 752 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Barbecue

  • Niagara

    Kid Friendly

  • Niagara

    Good for Groups

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  1. DS

    DebraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The buffet had something for everyone,and what my family and I had we enjoyed very much. The meat that we ordered was pretty good,the ribs were amazing and the rest of the meat was good. The deserts here are outstanding the apple crumble was the best I’ve ever had. This restaurant is a must when visiting Niagara Falls and our server Luke was always checking on us and was on top of everything,thank you for your amazing service Luke it was top notch.
  2. HZ

    HeleneZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time since covid. There was a good balance between the buffet for sides/salad and ordering the meat. The guys missed the meatloaf which used to be on the menu. Our server, Mary was knowledgeable and helpful and gave us great advice on choices.
  3. t

    tonyi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I was on your website that shows meat available at the buffet… that’s the reason for going. However it’s was not available at the buffet, I could not select the “less fatty” pieces I wanted, I was at the mercy of someone else’s selection and choices, which completely ruined the whole meal and the whole point of a buffet. Not what I was expecting at all.
  4. KA

    KathleenAdam

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was quite disappointed with the brisket, and brisket hash. The brisket was only brought out in 3 strips for 2 people, and was very dry. It was always moist before they changed the setup. Having meat carved in front of you, was much more personable, and meat was always moist. The brisket hash was very hard, dry, and looked burnt. It wasn't very tasty at all. Mushroom with onions was the tastiest part of the meal. The ribs were good, also brought out in 3. Just a strange setup overall.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Cold food dry meat very overrated. Salad and potato bar the best options
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food selection was mediocre but the staff was amazing. Very friendly server and the manager was cheerful and made us feel very welcome.
  7. RM

    RuiM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good except we were changed for 4 adult price on the bill, while it was so obvious that we went there with our two kids.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good . Definitely worth the price
  9. AD

    AlejandraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great family place. The food quality is really good
  10. D

    Desiree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Sharon our server was very friendly and was always around asking if we required anything else. The food was ok, some of the items from the buffet were a bit stale but the meat from the kitchen was great!
  11. DC

    DorothyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The service is good but not the food. The chicken was dry, brisket was overcooked and the ribs was too salty.
  12. L

    Laureen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The waiter Trevor was very Friendly and attentive. He made good suggestions for our drinks. The brisket and fried chicken was delicious.
  13. DR

    DougRyby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent and fast, great waiter. Food buffet choices were abundant, and the selection of meats were very tasty!
  14. BG

    BG0094

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Unfortunately our server I think was the bartender and he forgot about us. We ordered some more meat and a refill and he took our plates and the cup to refill then never brought a drink back but brought the meat. He was chatting with the only 2 people sitting at the bar and I finally got up to ask him for my husband's refill. It was our 13 year anniversary and we tried a new place. It was a 4:45pm reservation so it was super quiet and not busy. No reason to not be able to check in on us.
  15. V

    Vader2k

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Experience was affected by larger groups that were there before us. We ended up waiting extra time for meat to be brought out. Brisket was very dry, bbq sauce seemed inconsistent as got different flavours on the ribs. Bit over rated for all you can eat bbq certainly not worth $40 a person plus tourist tax.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very disappointing experience at this restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything. The brisket, OMG the BRISKET!!! Perfection. Amazing food and service outstanding.
  18. JJ

    JJ1980

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    While the place may not be the fanciest of dining rooms, the value for your meal and the offerings itself were all very delicious! We would definitely return. Great for families or friends.
  19. AA

    AntonetteA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever ! Definitely would recommend! Food is amazing and definitely worth the money
  20. B

    Barry

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frontier BBQ is our fave local restaurant. We walk to the Frontier BBQ from our home and when we walk back home - boy are we full - and feel heavier. Great food. Great Staff. Always a pleasure having Kevin look after us. All the Staff are very helpful and friendly. Heather is a kind GM. Thank you Frontier BBQ for a great experience every visit. LOVE THE SMOKED MEATS.
  21. N

    Nabilk

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor service. Horrible service, I had requested several times for 5 people a big size of plate of ribs for 5 people and yet we were served a very small plate for 1 person and had to keep requesting for several rounds and still we were served 1 small plate for 1 person where we each had to wait for that 1 person to finish their plate in order for the servers to serve us another. It's a shame!!! I Was very angry!! for 5 people. We called management and complained and still we were brought a small plate. We got really angry paid the bill and left to eat at a different restaurant and we have ensured that the server was notified. I will never ever recommend this restaurant to friends and family. What a horrible experience, never had experienced such a horrible restaurant like this before. It's a shame!!!!
  22. PH

    PeterH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    kinda pricey for chain all you can eat establishment. draught prices were good. waitress was outstanding. BBQ was slow coming out.
  23. AD

    AimeeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Kevin was great! would have liked to have seen some additional protocols for controlling the touching of serving spoons but Kevin gave us plenty of napkins so we could pick them up with them. There was also hand sanitizer on the table which was a plus. The food was great!
  24. SO

    SherylO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Brisket was definitely the highlight, baked potato bar is great the taters were delicious, Mac and cheese could use a little something Add shishkabobs all kinds 😋 Our waiter was super nice 👌 enjoyed talking to him 😀
  25. TG

    TinaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    So over priced for what we got. Selection at the buffet was fine. Table service for the meat obviously to control how much people take. So basically a salad bar. Overall very disappointed.
  26. B

    Berna

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice…thanks for good service
  27. SR

    SR81

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely terrible. It's gone totally down hill. Disgusting cold sides and the meat has to be brought to the table.. did not get what we wanted and nothing looked like the pictures. Never again.
  28. CR

    CarlR

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It's not buffet style like they say,they bring g the meat to you first plate was good and then they got really small as ihad a party of 4 and the second plate wouldn't even enough to for us .sad to say we will not return to this place again.
  29. WW

    WandaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Meat was excellent, food was good. Needed nacho chips
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super yummy food. A little pricey but totally worth it. Service was incredible
  31. LW

    LanceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great dining options. Choose your meat and everything else is buffet style. Real, good food. Nice to have a restaurant that is buffet but not Chinese food. Excellent service. Price is a little steep but everyone left full, and feeling good. Dessert options as well.. we enjoyed stores after dinner.
  32. t

    tanyak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service..great food 😀 small buffet but has everything you need and very organized. will definitely be going back again
  33. A

    Abrown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed myself; good food and our server was excellent, a good guy. Overall am happy I left feeling stuffed, not ripped off.
  34. AS

    AngelaSheldon33

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall the whole experience was excellent
  35. B

    Brownsugar

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Staff Quiet Clean Good variety of food Rate 10/10
  36. LM

    LeslieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delish! If you have a big appetite this is a great place to come.
  37. D

    Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service is some of the best my wife and I have seen in Canada. Highly recommended.
  38. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ribs, brisket, pork belly and broasted chicken were excellent. Sides cooled off very quickly, and were adequate. Nice place if you enjoy bbq food and want a good variety. Bring your appetite.
  39. JB

    JoseB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Very bad service, porpoise of the dinner was our kid’s birthday and the staff was informed two times, they did nothing and neither tried to figured out. Too expensive for the quality of food
  40. FM

    FrankM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great selection and everything I tried was Top Notch.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse is rated 3.9 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse

6519 Stanley Ave Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7L2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stanley Ave & Dixon

  • Neighborhood

    Niagara Falls

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free on-site parking for dining guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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