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The Smoque Shack

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$$ - $$$American, ,
129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
+1 613-789-4245
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (36 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (56 reviews)
“cornbread” (62 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 5 days ago

Food- 4 stars Service- 4 stars Decor- 3 stars Value- 4 stars This is not a bad restaurant and I actually enjoyed my meal and service here. What took points away is the environment of this place. There was a sickly sweet smell all over...More

Thank Lawrencek220
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't go in to The SmoQue Shack expecting BBQ like I've had in Dallas or Syracuse -- hello, Dinosaur BBQ -- but I was pleasantly surprised. My wife and I split the "Unusual Suspect" platter, which was a platter loaded with jerk pork, sausage,...More

Thank Gregsky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great BBQ. Ribs to to die for with Shacks special fries - do need a good (big) appetite. Beer selection excellent

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Smoque shack is situated in a busy area in downtown Ottawa. Nice little place with very good service. Drinks taste good but the overall food was not worth the price or even what a lot of people has reviewed as being great.Since my interest is...More

Thank Juanita L
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Smoque Shack is not a pretentious place. No fancy table clothes or napkins. They do however more than make up for their lack of pretension with hospitality and honest food. We were a table of eight. We got to sample many of their dishes. We...More

Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Family was in Ottawa for weekend and hotel desk recommended the place. Did not disappoint! Great ribs - tender but also not too saucy - great rub and sauce - full rack on a big baking sheet. Half chicken delicious - perfectly cooked. Good creamy...More

Thank jackie w
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Please taste their burgers and briskets, we love them and we are eating in this place at least one everyweek .

Thank Nesrin Y
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had a meeting in Ottawa and needed a place for a large group to meet. The owners and staff at The Smoque Shack were amazingly accommodating and the food was fantastic! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Well done!

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I had the smoked brisket and the Jerk chicken at this restaurant. Both Fantastic! Also enjoyed a couple of really good craft beers. I will definitely be back. The dipping sauces are absolutely delicious as well.

Thank Bernie B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Arrived at 6pm with a party of 7 , waiting for an 8th . Wasn't busy at that time . First of all the beer wasn't cold at all . Asked for a frosted glass , they don't have any . Ordered wings . They...More

Thank johnny1250
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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