Baba Q's Smoke & Grill

Baba Q's Smoke & Grill

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
Barbecue
Meals
Dinner
features
Is this a Barbecue restaurant?
About
We serve fresh smoked meat daily, Ribs, pulled pork, chicken, Montreal smoked meat, wings and the best burgers in town. Plus much more. Come in and join us for a great meal!
PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
Barbecue
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles28 reviews
Excellent
17
Very good
7
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Chad H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
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 .
Written May 18, 2021
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cbrookrob
Corner Brook151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
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.
Written April 14, 2021
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stevejohnson
St. John's19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 friends
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.
Written April 4, 2022
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Lacuna Coil
Labrador City7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 solo
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.
Written September 5, 2020
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Lab city
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
Owners are awful and would make their waitress pay for the price differences on the menu. They also screamed on our group of 10 people to prove their point. In case of a no-show, there is a 50$ fee per person for large groups. Avoid this place.
Written December 18, 2022
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livelovelife
Madoc104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Babas' wings were great! The atmosphere is fun. The staff was efficient and pleasant, but our fellow was a bit overbearing. He was hovering a bit too much. The Chipotle sauce we ordered to go with one of our wing orders was not pleasant. We told the waiter and he indicated we would need to pay for a different sauce. He did change his answer when we explained that we didn't want extra sauce, we wanted one we could enjoy. I doubt this would happen often. We'd go back....if we ever ended up in Lab city again!
Written August 24, 2023
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Peter C
Labrador City255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 business
This place blows my mind. Placed a takeout order to feed a crew, I placed the order well in advance as it was a decent size order. I requested it for 11:45am, in true fashion, not only was it ready for the requested time, but at 11:45 the owner placed the order in the backseat of the truck. All items were included, food was piping hot and fresh. Very friendly staff, excellent food. Great value for the money spent. Thanks Baba Q’s for feeding the guys!! Highly recommend.
Written July 12, 2024
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Caro
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
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.
Written August 1, 2021
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S8904YZjennyb
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
Well where to begin… we went to this restaurant to enjoy some BBQ Ribs. What a terrible experience. The server was great but that was about it. The food was terrible, no taste at all. Mashed potatoes were like a plaster. Ribs were dried up and burnt. If you are looking for a good meal of ribs, do not bother going to this place that’s for sure. The little bit of meat that was on the bone was dried up like rubber and zero taste. The chef clearly does not know how to make BBQ Ribs. The Manager and owners are not friendly at all. I would rather eat McDonalds than go back to this place. Pure disappointment
Written August 27, 2022
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Glenn T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 solo
All food and drinks were delicious. The background music was also enjoyable. I was in town for a couple of days and this place was the best that I found for excellent food in Labrador City.
Written October 8, 2023
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Terry H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Out for an extended family dinner tonight (11 of us) service was superb! I ate the Butter Chicken Dinner and will have it again for sure! Thanks for a fabulous night and treating nanna like your own!
Written August 4, 2023
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Tina
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
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!!
Written July 3, 2020
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Neil S
Greens Harbour2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
World class food and amazing service. This family run restaurant is impeccable and always a wonderful experince
Written March 5, 2020
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Labradorman
105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
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!
Written October 17, 2019
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Happybones
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
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.
Written September 22, 2019
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