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Uncle Smoke’s is Toronto’s Best Spot for Southern BBQ

Uncle Smoke’s is Toronto’s Best Spot for Southern BBQ

I was kindly invited to a complimentary tasting by Uncle Smoke’s and chose to write a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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

I haven’t yet had the pleasure of visiting southern USA for BBQ, but until then, Uncle Smoke Cookhouse here in Toronto is my go-to spot.

The head chef, Aidan Galligan, was born in Toronto but raised in St. Louis, so Uncle Smoke’s is as authentic as Southern-style BBQ gets.

I had the chance to attend a tasting a few weeks back in celebration of National Brisket Day, and their BBQ brisket sandwiches were absolutely delicious!

Here’s a look at some of the Southern-style comfort foods you can find at Uncle Smoke’s.


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Uncle Smoke Cookhouse in Toronto, Ontario | best Southern style BBQ restaurant | Southern barbecue comfort food in YYZ | best Toronto restaurants to visit | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Uncle Smoke Cookhouse in Toronto, Ontario | best Southern style BBQ restaurant | Southern barbecue comfort food in YYZ | best Toronto restaurants to visit | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Uncle Smoke Cookhouse in Toronto, Ontario | best Southern style BBQ restaurant | Southern barbecue comfort food in YYZ | best Toronto restaurants to visit | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Southern BBQ time!

We tried a few different appetizers, and the highlight was definitely their freshly-baked cornbread served with honey butter.

The carved brisket sandwich was amazing, and the mac & cheese side was delicious as well! All of their sandwiches or plates come with a side of either fries, mac & cheese, or signature slaw.

The BBQ brisket sandwiches were paired with their amazing mac and cheese. I hear their wings are amazing as well, so I’ll definitely be trying them on my next visit.

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Uncle Smoke’s is located a bit farther out of the downtown core in Parkdale, but it’s definitely worth the visit if you’re a fan of BBQ.

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You can also purchase made-in-store products like spices and jams and DIY your own Southern BBQ comfort food dishes.

Have you been to Uncle Smoke Cookhouse? What’s your favourite dish on their menu? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

For more information, please visit Uncle Smoke Cookhouse’s website.

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on Toronto’s newest Instagram-worthy restaurant in the west end, or any of my other posts on Toronto restaurants.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Feature photo by Sergio R.