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The Smoque Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
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129 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
+1 613-789-4245
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ok-so full disclosure-one of the candid Canucks has recently gone back on meat, so we decided to try this extrameatyganza of a restaurant in Ottawa's Byward market on York. We had a large party, but since it was early they were able to accommodate us. Let the meatpocalypse begin. They do meat very, very well here. We followed the server's... More 

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Thank CandidCanucks
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the only restaurant we visited twice in Ottawa. They were superb in how they dealt with my food allergies. The food was awesome. Very tasty, succulent and fresh. Good choice of drinks too.

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Thank Lottie R
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there looking for smoked meat. Had smoked beef ribs and baked beans. The ribs were absolutely fantastic, the beans to die for. Have to go back to try other things and maybe up rating to excellent.

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Thank WilliamMattos
Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the food from the tender and spicy porc to the crispy onion rings and creamy cole slaw, it doesn't get any better than that! Friendly and fast service - you should not miss this place when you are in Ottawa.

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Thank Martina H
Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My team from the office came here before a night out - I was looking forward to it, given it had been a while since I had come. They have a great choice of local, craft beers - covering a range of styles, enabling everyone to find what they like. Knowing the portions tend to the large/heavy side, I got... More 

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Thank BROWMI
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we are in Ottawa we eat here and have never regretted it. Each dish is carefully prepared, the staff is always on point. There are a couple of stairs but it's managable. Thanks for the great Smoque!

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Thank Julie B
Georgetown, Canada
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late dinner at this restaurant located on the edge of the ByWard Market. We saw their booth at the TD Place and decided to try the restaurant. The food is SO GOOD, and very smokey. We were a group of 6 and ordered a couple of sampler platters of multiple meats and types of sauces. We also... More 

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Thank CamNat
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered too much as usual but it's so good and the menu is fabulous so it's difficult to choose 1 dish! Visited 3 times and every time is brilliant! Staff are lovely and the food is second to none. Be back next month when we're back in town.

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Thank keeleyandrew
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pro: The staff were amazing. Great suggestions and super friendly. The poutine, Chopped Brisket Sandwich, The Shaque Burger, and the Creamy Coleslaw were all really delicious. And we started with something, which I can't remember, but it was also yummy. The beer was also good with a nice selection. This place is within a 5min walk from the Market, so... More 

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Thank Marc B
Canada
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on Saturday January 28, and it was very busy but we had no trouble getting a table for 2. My husband ordered the jerk chicken and I had the pulled pork flat bread that was the special. We both had french fries. Both meals were very good. We also ordered the Red Velvet Cake with two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-4245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?