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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 good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (16 reviews)
“baked beans” (5 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (4 reviews)
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Barbecue, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
611 School Road | On the Federal Dock, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment is very much a takeout place with a few outdoor seats. They specialize in smoked meats and smoked meat sandwiches. I had the Heritage Chicken Sandwich. It came with House Made Slaw. The bun was lightly toasted, the Smoked Chicken was nicely smoked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NoshTraveller
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The best BBQ on the coast.... Totally recommend a visit and load up on food. Nothing bad on the menu. Nice friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Astralplane
Reviewed September 16, 2018

It had been so long since my spouse and I had been to Gibsons that the last time the food at the end of the government pier was a hot dog stand. Now it is this little BBQ joint that serves sandwiches and platters of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank verobeee
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately they were out of ribs so we got pulled pork. The flavor was too smoky for our taste. I love that the drinks, iced tea & lemonade, were unsweetened. You could add the sweet syrup to your taste. Nice location but cramped seating.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wanderlust_Bee
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is my third review, IMHO Smoke on the water is better than ever, moderately priced, easily accessible, and a great view of the harbour. We bought an order of ribsand ate on our boat, very tender and tasty with a delicate sauce. 6 tender...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Franklin N
Reviewed August 22, 2018

had to go (since I've played the song 1000's of times on my radio show) and check out this place in Gibsons. Met the Chef (first time was in 2017) was super impressed with him (and staff) and the delicious aroma's coming out of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rlar0se
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a very cute restaurant overlooking the bay. Their menu has many options, and the meat is rich in flavour. However, it was a bit greasy for my taste. The outside seating is very cute and you have a good view of the boats...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mayeli H
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Went there for lunch with a friend the other day. The food was pretty good but it cost a fortune for a couple of sandwiches that were not that special. The deep fried Mac and cheese was yummy but how often could you eat that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank stokolas
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Best tart I ever had! Fresh cherries & fruit but had a few pits to watch out for. Meat poutine great

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Knuckles Z
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t expect good BBQ this close to the ocean. Food is delicious, portions look small but definitely fill you up. You can’t beat the view either. Save room for the deep fried oreos!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TravelinSalesGuy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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