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Barque Smokehouse

#208 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
West End
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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299 Roncevalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3, Canada
+1 416-532-7700
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Today
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lively slightly bohemian hangout with friendly competent attentive staff and some good barbeque. place gets busy early and the kids are a feature until about eight. Noisy but fun as long as it is not a serious evening - this joint makes for a good reasonably priced night out.

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Thank jdrees
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Order family meal for $35 which consisted of salad, Fries, pulled pork, wings, brisket, ribs and dessert. Was more than enough for 3 ladies! Love it there!! Staff is friendly and very accommodating

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Thank Rcp1214
Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here (dined in) now 3-4 times (plus, Ive had UBER Eats deliver to me too - the restaurant doesn't offer delivery, but UBER eats does so had them deliver to me twice as well) You just cannot fault the food. Its truly my all time favourite "smoke" house in the whole of Toronto. I'm not going to... More 

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Thank pheelinphunki
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good local restaurant with an inviting and comfortable atmosphere, with ribs and pulled pork cooked just right.

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Thank Michael M
Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved a table for 5 for brunch. The breakfast meals were very good for those who ordered breakfast. Those that ordered the lunch meals were left disappointed. The beef brisket came out tough and definitely cooked the day before. The biggest surprise was that they didn't have any ribs probably a good thing because based on the brisket they... More 

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Thank edmerckx
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boxing Day while everyone was out running around grabbing this and that trying to save a buck . We decided to go out for dinner. We always wanted to try the Barque Smokehouse but every time we tried to go, we were always told it be a couple of hours until a seat could be had. We couldn't even get... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best BBQ places I have ever been to. When you are seated, there is popcorn already on the table nicely spiced. The BBQ is so good, chicken was so juicy and the beef brisket amazing. We got brussel sprouts and mac and cheese as sides. Great place to go, recommended highly!

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Thank Herman N
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Went here with my wife and we had their bbq ribs and pulled pork, also their sampler, with poutine. We waited quite some time, when the food arrived it was overcooked, dried out and over seasoned (this was the ribs). The poutine was nothing great, was searching for the curds, and the pulled pork was ok. We finished off our... More 

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Libreville, Gabon
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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The restaurant in itself is great. The tables are spaced nicely and you do not have to shout at each other to have a conversation. Our server was excellent. The three of us shared the BBQ platter and it was delicious. The ribs are a treat, the chicken was a joy and the brisket a dream. Barque is there when... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is the real deal. I visit every time I am in Toronto. The food is consistently stellar. My colleague and I had the smokers choice. All of the food is delicious. The chicken wings were truly outstanding. The only thing I did not like was the loaded french fries. I mean, it's good, but too much given the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Roncevalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-532-7700
Description
Serving refined BBQ and thoughtful hospitality in the heart of Roncesvalles Village since 2011.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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