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US$5 - US$22
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Barbecue, Canadian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

I first tried this place a few weeks back with some coworkers after hearing good things from others and locals. I was up in Lab City working and feeling adventurous. The first time I tried the special which was a stuffed burger with a side...of house fries. I must say it was a treat. The flavor, and combination of toppings, good quality, signature sauce made this a win. The size was very good with over 1/2 pound of chuck. The second time here I had a pulled pork which was topped with coleslaw and Baba Q's signature barbecue sauce and once again it was a win. I would highly recommend this place to anyone as I've yet to be disappointed. The price is also fair for the quality you recieve.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

For the price you pay, we bought ribs. It did not fall off the bone and if you're going to sell it at least make it juicy, tender, fall off the bone ribs. You suck as a by a place, truth be told.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed May 18, 2021

I walked into the restaurant with my spouse and was immediately greeted and led to a table or a booth rather. Our drinks were served quickly and the server was amazing , she was very happy to explain things i asked about right down to...the ingredients and her personal experiences and what other customers had enjoyed most. I ordered a huge stuffed burger with about a 12 to 16 ounce patty, stuffed with cheese and other ingredients i wanted , it was done to perfection ,i ordered fries and gravy with it but had i known i’d of skipped the fries, they were delicious but just eating the mammoth burger with perfectly fresh toppings and in the middle keeping the burger from toppling over was a huge wooden handle steak knife . The burger had to be cut up to eat but it was amazing , every bite i could taste the different flavours bursting out. My spouse order a burger platter called The taco burger , she was also amazed at the burger also but picked at mine . The burger was huge like mine and had a taco sauce covering it , a messy but delicious mountain of goodness also done perfectly. The fries were home cut and delicious . The server was friendly and made you feel like we had known her all our life. When we were getting ready to pay the owners greeted us , a familiar face who also had a Jewelry store we had just come from earlier and they were great . We were asked if we would like to try a special martini shot with them as they were very friendly and we had chatted previously at the store here the service was very good and we had chatted about other things but to our delight they recognized us and we chatted at the restaurant and tried this martini shot that was prepared and shaken as a martini and served in a big shot glass , i think it was called The love potion ? Maybe , but it was amazing , i don’t think i have had a tastier smooth beverage prepared like it before . We chatted with the owners for a bit longer , they asked how we enjoyed our meal and i could honestly tell them it was amazing and definitely a great meal and experience. The price was very fair and the quality of every aspect of dining there was perfect. We left full and satisfied . I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone . 5 stars in my book , Also not to be forgotten we had also had the French Onion soup with fresh provolone cheese that wasn’t stringy like most cheeses, i’ve tried French Onion soup everywhere i’ve dined if they served it and i can honestly say it was excellent and also done to perfection. The attention to detail was very well done , every item we had i can honestly say was prepared with pride and a step up from most restaurants , a shout out to the chef . 👌🏻 Great job .More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 14, 2021 via mobile

Intrigued that a remote town like Lab City would have a BBQ joint, and even more intrigued that they served breakfast! So had to try it out. I judge a restaurant’s breakfast service by their ability to make an omelette. You’re not just frying an...egg and a few slices of bacon. It’s an art that not everyone does well. This one was perfection. Had the “Baba Q omelette”, which had scraps of brisket, onions, peppers and cheese. The eggs were light and fluffy, fillings were delicious and perfect quantity. Beautifully plated with tomato and orange slices, hash browns (tossed in a delicious house seasoning blend) and 2 slices of Texas toast. Service was prompt and courteous. Looking forward to coming back here for an evening meal in the future.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

Went here for lunch by myself. I was the only customer that day. Ordered a hamburger, fries, and a diet cola. The food and drink came quickly. The first problem was that the bun and burger were burned to a crisp. Not a little over...done, charred black. I don’t send food back, I either eat it or leave it. I ate half the burger, which was terrible. Beyond it being burned, it was horribly under seasoned. The fries were pretty good, not the standard frozen stuff you get around here. Compounding my frustration with this meal was that I couldn’t find my waitress to either get a pop refill or to get my bill. I was waiting a solid 15 minutes for my bill and a chance to pay. With a tip, that I probably shouldn’t of given, I was in for a 35$ lunch that wasn’t fit to eat. The info regarding food prices here isn’t accurate, it is very expensive for what they are serving. I won’t be going back there, many people in this area feel the same way.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

OMG!!! Baba Q’s was recommended to us, and it was not a disappointment!! My need for gluten free eating was addressed to perfection, and the ribs and smoked chicken wings and beans were amazing!!! I would highly recommend for anyone to give this place a...try!! Ask for Chris! He was excellent and so helpful!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

World class food and amazing service. This family run restaurant is impeccable and always a wonderful experince

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

We recently visited this restaurant for breakfast during our trip. My daughter has a sever egg allergy. We asked if her breakfast could be cooked on a surface that was egg free ( possibly in a cleaned pan or a separate grill from where eggs...are usually cooked). They staff here went out of their to grant our request. They invited us into the kitchen to watch my daughter's breakfast being cooked! This is amazing and very much appreciated!. We will be regulars now when visiting Labrador City. The food was fantastic as well!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

Fabulous visit. Staff are warm, friendly & professional. I had the brisket and it was the best I’d ever had. The restaurant also has a deck where you can eat in the summer, I can’t wait. Prices are average and totally worth every penny.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

I am from North Carolina and was NOT expecting much from a BBQ joint in Labrador! I was completely wrong! Had the ribs and wings and both were delicious. I wish I tried the brisket! Apparently the owner goes to Texas to do research. He...definitely did his homework. Highly recommend.!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Baba Q's Smoke & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5