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7 Best BBQ Restaurants in Toronto

7 Best BBQ Restaurants in Toronto

Searching for the best BBQ restaurants in Toronto to get a taste of Southern fare?

Barbecues are one of my fave things about summer – there’s nothing that compares to juicy wings or steak grilled up on the barbecue.

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Cornbread is my absolute fave BBQ side.

I actually haven’t had the pleasure of visiting southern USA for authentic Southern BBQ yet, but these restaurants in Toronto are pretty dang great.

Here are some of the best BBQ restaurants to eat at in Toronto!

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Best BBQ restaurants in Toronto


Smoque N’ Bones

This popular Queen West joint near Trinity Bellwoods serves up made-from-scratch Southern-style comfort foods, slow-cooked meats, and bourbon.

They take inspiration from Memphis, Texas, Kansas, the Carolinas, as well as Toronto.

From Pulled Pork to Beef Brisket, all their meats are rubbed in their signature spice rub and smoked in their specially-made Southern Pride smoker, which gives their meats their distinct flavour and aroma.

Enjoy your authentic Southern BBQ with traditional sides including Mac N’ Cheese, Cornbread, or Country Potato Salad.

If you’re looking to try a bunch of different things on the menu, they’ve got a Sampler for Two ($89), Family Feast ($140), and Family BBQ ($120), which all include various meats and sides!

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Their rustic space features dining tables made with reclaimed wood from an old house on Palmerston, as well as old bunker and prison lights from WWII.

LOCATION: 869 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Barque Smokehouse

A staple in Roncesvalles for over a decade, Barque serves up some of the best BBQ in the city.

While they don’t have a huge menu of BBQ options, their BBQ is amaze.

They even have a Beyond Meat Kebab and Smoked Branzino if you’re looking for plant-based or pescatarian options.

They also have some fun and unique starters and sides like their Smoked Duck Tacos, Fried Okra Chips, and House-Made Pickled Platter.

If you’re looking to try multiple dishes, they’ve got a Sampler for Two ($89) where you can choose your options, or a set Meet Meat Platter ($144) which serves four.

They’re open for dinner from Wednesday through Sunday, as well as brunch on weekends!

LOCATION: 299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON


Beach Hill Smokehouse

Beach Hill serves up mouthwatering and authentic Texas BBQ at their 3 locations in Toronto.

They sell their smoked meats by the pound (with weekly specials available), and their chicken is halal.

You’ll find a few side options, including Southern Mac & Cheese and Smoked Baked Beans.

They also have a few feast options, including the Jurassic Park Cookout ($130) and Family Cookout ($80).

You can find them in Riverdale, the Upper Beaches, and High Park!

LOCATION: Various locations


STACK

If you’re looking for authentic Southern BBQ in Midtown Toronto, you can find STACK at Yonge & Lawrence.

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All of their meats are smoked in-house overnight in their authentic Texas J&R pit, and they make all of their sauces and rubs in-house.

Family-style BBQ is their specialty, but they’ve also got a large selection of la carte options on the menu, including tacos and burgers!

For platters, you can choose between the The Ultimate Platter ($119.75), the Chicken, Ribs & Sausage Platter ($97.40), or Chicken & Brisket Platter ($97.70), all of which come with meats and sides.

They also serve up local craft beers and ciders, perfect for pairing with all of your BBQ dreams.

They’ve also now got a second location in Oakville!

LOCATION: 3265 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


The Stockyards

Located on St. Clair West, this relaxed spot serves up Southern comfort foods including wood-smoked BBQ and buttermilk-marinated fried chicken.

They’ve also got a selection of Midwest-style griddle smashed burgers and sandwiches!

If you’re in the mood for brunch, they serve up a delicious Sunday brunch menu.

Their BBQ is actually only available on Friday and Sunday evenings, and the restaurant itself is open Thursdays through Sundays.

LOCATION: 699 St Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON


Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

Located near Cherry Beach, this BBQ spot serves up authentic pit-smoked meats prepared over live oak fires.

They’ve got a bunch of different platters for just one or even up to 6 people, ranging from $45 to $210, and they all have meats and sides.

They’ve also got a selection of sandwich and burger options, as well as tons of side options like Brisket Beans, Potato Salad, and Corn Bread!

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If you’re in the mood for dranks, they’ve also got a large selection of draft beer and beer cans (local and imported), as well as craft cocktails and wines.

I love their rustic space, which was actually once a bank, and they’ve also got a great patio!

LOCATION: 275 Cherry St, Toronto, ON


Big Crow BBQ

Run by the same people behind Rose and Sons (and actually located at the back of the resto), you’ll find comfort food classics and Southern-style BBQ at Big Crow.

Choose between the Loon Feast for 2 ($96), Moose Feast for 4 ($174), or Kodiak Feast for 6 ($251), all of which come with meats and sides.

They’ve also got a huge selection of sides and snacks, including their Texas Style Beef Chuck Chili, Mixed Pickle Plate, and Pimento Cheese Macaroni Salad.

For drinks, they’ve got all kinds of fun house cocktails, craft beers, and wines.

The cozy space features long shared bench tables, and they’re open from Wednesday through Sunday for dinner!

LOCATION: 176 Dupont St, Toronto, ON


Best BBQ restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Smoque N’ Bones
  2. Barque Smokehouse
  3. Beach Hill Smokehouse
  4. STACK
  5. The Stockyards
  6. Cherry Street Bar-B-Que
  7. Big Crow BBQ

These were some of the best restaurants in Toronto for BBQ and Southern fare!

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