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The Smoque Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Pub
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129 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
+1 613-789-4245
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been craving brisket for quite a while and didn't know Ottawa had such a good place! The meat was tender and the sauce was delicious. The ambiance was also great for a friendly get-together of friends and colleagues. My only complaint really is that I found it to be a little pricier than what I was expecting. Overall,... More 

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Thank Kevin A
Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service was excellent. We were a table of 6 and they were very accommodating. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and no one was disappointed. Would definitely eat there again.

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Thank Cheryllynne
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been several times and always fantastic food. Everything on the menu is worth 5 stars. Service varies from good to great as well. Love the Smoque Shack!

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Thank Gary G
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch with family. Was surprised that the restaurant wasn't full as it is the perfect spot for a family lunch on a Sunday. As always, food and service was first rate.

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Thank Randy P
Picton, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place didn't look like much from the outside but what a surprise inside! The burger was freaking awesome and what they did to the fries and onion rings were VERY good!! Will go again!

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Thank Joe H
Edmonton, Canada
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was tired and didn't want to go out but wow was this worth the walk. Good 'ole barbeque done so well. Had 1/4 lb brisket which was amazing subtle coffee and smoke but OMG the sides! The most amazing tangy baked beans and tender tender cornbread. You order individually, main then sides and there are "sharing baskets" the smaller sharing... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Our 2nd meal after a year absence. Atmosphere is still casual & fun. Craft beer selection is second to none for a small restaurant. We went for beef ribs plus sharing plates-Usual Suspect $48 / $96-Pulled Pork, Brisket and Jerk Chicken with 'all' the sides(onion rings, beans coleslaw etc). So so good. Meat was juicy, rubs are interesting and delicious.... More 

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Thank K2C
Burlington, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went there as part of a group dinner. The beer selection is impressive in its size and variety. We had 'appetizers' of wings and fried pickles, which were a meal unto themselves. But then, the meat arrived.... their platters of meat are incredible. A completely hedonistic indulgence in beef and pork ribs, chicken, brisket, sausage, pulled pork.. and their... More 

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Thank Ritch L
Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went here for supper on Sunday, I must say that the food was really good. Tried the pulled pork and beef ribs with mash potatoes and corn bread. That was amazing!! The quality of the food was great and the price was very decent. The atmosphere of the restaurant was like a sports bar type it wasn't very loud so... More 

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Thank Abigail I
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Really love come here as the ribs are always so amazing. Service is hit or miss to be honest. great local craft beers as well. Can't wait to come back :)

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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, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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?