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The Smoque Shack

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) #72 of 2,242 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ American, ,
129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
+1 613-789-4245
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (94 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was shown on the tv show You Gotta Eat Here & we (9 in total) went based on a suggestion from a person we were travelling with. Not sure what to expect but the food was amazing! All of us are Caribbean (descent...More

Thank BlueNess15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but fine palce near ByWard Market. When you enter you already smell the smoke. Delicios variations of meat starting from ribs (also beef ribs!) to brisket, pulled pork and jamaican jerk or shrimps. Also they have local craft beer! Delicious sweet potato fries!

Thank Pascal H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family on a visit to Ottawa. We tried several dishes at once thanks to the combo platters and we found everything to be delicious. Only downfall was there was too much for us to eat. Portions were generous and excellent. We also tried...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the food here even though I'm vegetarian. So I can't comment on the meat, but I will say the sides here are next level. The sweet potato fries are dusted with a seasoning and they are just incredible. Mac and cheese is great...More

Thank falafelraptor
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went their with family last weekend, based upon a recommendation. I like jerk chicken. A lot. I've tried making it, and I've eaten it across Canada, the US and the Caribbean. This place does serve really good jerk, but I have a couple minor...More

Thank JandKPreston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an opportunity to try their jerk chicken tacos at the Ottawa Blues Festival. Wow. Delicious. When we swing back through the nation's capital, we will surely stop in and try something else. The menu is loaded with carnivorous treats. I'm salivating just thinking about...More

Thank Derek L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here almost two years ago so decided to return for another experience. We arrived just before 6:00 PM on a Wednesday evening. There is a small outdoor patio in front but it was a little cool so we opted for inside seating. On...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I used them to cater our wedding. Awesome! Pulled pork, beef brisket and BBQ chicken. A++

Thank Krista L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant for the first time the end of June. Decor is nice. Shacked sides are amazing, yet even small sizes should be shared. Beef ribs were delicious however pork ribs were dry and over cooked. This was disappointing for those that ordered...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband & I had a super yummy first time lunch at Smoque today while visiting Ottawa. I had 1/4 jerk chicken with sweet potato fries & the most amazing coffee BBQ sauce on the side. Hubby had pulled pork sandwich & a poutine, gravy was...More

Thank doucesgirl
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John H
19 February 2017|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
We have had the beef and pork ribs and they were all excellent. Everything has its own spice profile and sauce. The smoke comes through on all. They also have great fries, onion rings and the Shack Mac & Cheese is beyond... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-4245
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