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Smoke On The Water BBQ Shack

611 School Road | On the Federal Dock, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V1, Canada
+1 604-840-0004
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (15 reviews)
“coleslaw” (9 reviews)
“smoked meat” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Canadian
$$ - $$$
611 School Road | On the Federal Dock, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We weren't expecting to dine outside, but so glad we did. The pulled pork was delicious , the seared tuna wrap was great too. Friendly staff are always appreciated.

Thank Edith E
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had the smoked turkey sandwich and the meatloaf sandwich and both were absolutely delicious. Homemade meatloaf and thick slices of homemade turkey with fresh buns made these both delicious sandwiches. We would definitely stop by again at this little place overlooking the marina in...More

Thank czaklan
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Had the the brisket plate, beans, coleslaw and deep fried Mac and cheese... lovely. Barbeque sauce was more on the vinegar side than I prefer..but good. My partner had the oyster poboy..also good. Nice outdoor deck, little breezy but nice view.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you like barbecue, then Smoke On The Water is probably the best place in Gibsons (or maybe on the Sunshine Coast, for that matter) to go. Honestly, it's pretty much a summer/fall place to go, as there is no real indoor seating (covered deck,...More

Thank MisterPG
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is my second review, IMHO Smoke on the water is better than ever, moderately priced, easily accessible, and a great view of the harbour. We bought a brisket and ate on our boat, very tender and tasty with a delicate sauce. Generous slices of...More

Thank Franklin N
Reviewed 16 August 2017

When you are in Gibsons take a walk out on the pier and you find the Smoke on the water BBQ Shack. Meet the owner and chef and try the delicious food. Relax and enjoy it on the patio overlooking the harbour.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

If you like places like Vancouver's Memphis Blues BBQ then you will truly enjoy this place. I read TripAdvisor and this was recommended. And it deserves the high recommendation it's been given. Had the brisket platter. Simply the right amount of smoke to make this...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The food, the slaw, the owners, the view of a working, fishing, village marina. Folks, for a small, little (classy) shack on the ocean, it just doesn't get any better than this.

Thank Innspyred2
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had the brisket sandwich and it was smoky, twangy and yummy. The sides were also good - the fries and the slaw. The service is at the window.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Service was good. A little on the higher price for that type of food. Great location. Perfect for a summertime lunch. Lots of things to look at.

Thank nick_bergnach
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 School Road | On the Federal Dock, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Gibsons
  • Phone Number: +1 604-840-0004
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We are a take out BBQ restaurant. We use all hormone free meat smoked on site with real hardwood. We have no inside seating but we do have a 12 seat patio that is heated for your dining pleasure We are open for the season!!! We look forward to seeing you soon We are now offering catering, big or small we do it all!
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