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Barque Smokehouse

Barque Smokehouse

BBQ Joint$$$$
Roncesvalles Village, Toronto
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    The barbecue at Barque Smokehouse is a can't miss
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    Sadie W.
    "Best brisket in the city - rivals Black Camel for sure."(23 Tips)
    Tobias N.
    "You should try some ribs, brisket and fries."(19 Tips)
    jade
    "Try the Dry Rub Chicken Wings - My fave!"(14 Tips)
    Joe S.
    "Brisket, chicken thighs, pork tacos, and absolutely any of the..."(2 Tips)
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  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussAugust 19, 2019
    The the chef’s choice barbecue sampler is a great way to taste just about everything. The ribs, the caesar salad, and the succotash were the standouts.
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    EaterOctober 7, 2013
    Everything here is smoked; even the cocktails. If you’ve got kids, go on a Sunday for Family Night, where mounds of barbecue and a selection of fries and veg are served family style. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MacKinnonNovember 8, 2018
    Amazing food and stroller parking. If you are travelling with your family, stop here and experience mouthwatering BBQ. Kids menus are available and they’ll be entertained with Play-Doh and crayons.
  • Tobias N.heart icon on user image
    Tobias NegeleJanuary 24, 2017
    Great place to get your BBQ fix. You should try some ribs, brisket and fries. Always busy.
  • Tana B.heart icon on user image
    Tana BabcockMay 9, 2018
    Love the vibe of this place! Excellent BBQ chicken wrap and Cobb salad 🥗 also the poutine 😱 SO GOOD
  • Jeremiah B.heart icon on user image
    Jeremiah BizMay 4, 2017
    They used to have a beef rib here that rocked the house. Everything is good though smoked wings, brisket, literally all the sides. Favorite barbecue in North America.
  • Stella Z.
    Stella ZeeAugust 11, 2017
    My fav BBQ spot in the city. Please try the wings with dry rub!! The best ever. Ask to try the white BBQ sauce on the side.
  • Mathilde J.heart icon on user image
    Mathilde JulietteMarch 9, 2013
    Brunch, when drinking before noon is socially acceptable! The bloody caesar with a ring of bacon bits... It is to die for! Come early, no reservation, first come first served! Worth the wait!!
  • Random G.heart icon on user image
    Random GuyDecember 12, 2014
    Good brisket. Good BBQ. Get their hot sauce and make it spicey. I enjoyed the spatziel it was yummy. Good sauce. Street parking and a patio
  • Suresh D.
    Suresh DossApril 21, 2011
    Best thing to do is order the BBQ platter and some sides. The platter is good for two. If you like dry rub wings get the barbecue wings, the Cuban corn is also great. Have the beignets for dessert
  • Nuffheart icon on user image
    NuffDecember 8, 2015
    The duck/chèvre/blueberry pancakes are unreal. Great spot with amazing food and friendly staff.
  • the BREL team
    the BREL teamFebruary 12, 2012
    The best BBQ in the city, bar none. Secret: like it REALLY hot? Ask for the chef's homemade hot sauce...they don't advertise it (chef's orders!) because the meat's already sauced perfectly.
  • Chammy H.heart icon on user image
    Chammy H.October 9, 2014
    Ribs excellent! However, they could hold back on the salt for the side dishes (fries and kale sauté)
  • Mandeep S.
    Mandeep SinghDecember 22, 2014
    The platter for two is awesome. And is a challenge for anyone willing to finish it by themselves. Ask for robin, she is most glorious indeed.
  • Josieheart icon on user image
    JosieDecember 13, 2012
    I've been here a few times and every time has been lovely, although I find I've eaten a bit too much to walk home swiftly.
  • Rachelheart icon on user image
    RachelAugust 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is great! Tried the duck pancakes and the eggs Benedict - both were amazing. Kid friendly as well.
  • Desirée M.heart icon on user image
    Desirée MacDonaldJanuary 21, 2015
    Um, incredible. Obviously share the sampler and be sure to take home some bbq mustard. I mean, I don't really need to tell you that.
  • Chammy H.heart icon on user image
    Chammy H.March 30, 2014
    Truly amazing brunch. Pork Belly Breakfast tacos and Meaty Pancakes
  • Nina I.heart icon on user image
    Nina IordanovaAugust 28, 2017
    Go for the pulled pork! Especially delicious on poutine.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WinterJuly 22, 2012
    Amazing! Everything from the food to the atmosphere to the bevi's served in mason jars love this place! A roncy gem!!
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 22, 2011
    Smoked chicken wings, spare ribs, "competition style" chicken thighs (injected with brine), pork ribs -- you get the picture. Definitely worth a look this weekend. Read more
  • Anna J.heart icon on user image
    Anna JamesSeptember 27, 2018
    Ribs with the lemon pepper rub is killer. Also, the wings with the combination rub is yum.
  • Joe S.heart icon on user image
    Joe SnyderMay 5, 2013
    Brisket, chicken thighs, pork tacos, and absolutely any of the sides cannot be beat. Top notch all around.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CamarenaAugust 19, 2014
    The family special really stands out from other specials offered in the city. Chicken wings are superb and the staff exceptional!
  • Doran A.heart icon on user image
    Doran AisenstatSeptember 25, 2016
    Loved all the BBQ but in particular the brisket, pulled pork, ribs and chicken
  • Tori H.
    Tori HackettAugust 16, 2014
    Loved it! Fun vibe. Great neighbourhood spot.
  • Alex A.heart icon on user image
    Alex ArgiropoulosFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Boylan's Root Beer, Black Cherry, & Creme Soda all available here!
  • Scott S.heart icon on user image
    Scott SoenenDecember 2, 2015
    Beef rib and baby back ribs were the stand outs here, but everything was delicious.
  • Achelrayheart icon on user image
    AchelrayFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good. But you might as well eat the best chicken wings on earth while you're here.
  • Ivan A.heart icon on user image
    Ivan AudesAugust 3, 2017
    Had ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Everything was absolutely delicious!
  • 👑 Caspar Y.
    👑 Caspar YueDecember 11, 2011
    Best BBQ joint in the city! Also, their homemade squash gnocchi is probably one of the best I've ever had!
  • Ron S.heart icon on user image
    Ron ScottApril 20, 2015
    Come and be prepared to leave waiting more... You will be back..
  • Roots T.heart icon on user image
    Roots To AsiaFebruary 26, 2016
    Complementary smoke-infused popcorn is simply irresistible!
  • Rachel S.heart icon on user image
    Rachel SachsDecember 31, 2015
    The chicken wings are amazing. Worth going out of your way for.
  • David K.heart icon on user image
    David KerrAugust 13, 2014
    Get a family style dinner where they keep on bringing platters of wonderful meat
  • Obadiah P.
    Obadiah PoundageMay 17, 2013
    "Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": Barque Benedict, Smoked Duck Pancakes, or Caramelized Apple French Toast
  • Drew F.
    Drew FApril 3, 2012
    Sorry, you guys lost me with lunch. Cold(?) Brisket sandwich & cold(?) Pulled pork? (Apparently how its supposed to be) Brunch good. Dinner good. Lunch meh. Best BBQ in the city? Get out more...
  • Jasonheart icon on user image
    JasonApril 23, 2017
    Beef brisket was a bit too greasy. Had the Smoker's choice. I liked the dry rub wings. I think it was the purple slaw that made me sick.
  • Lears F.heart icon on user image
    Lears FoolMay 12, 2016
    The wings were good. I found the Brisket and ribs OK. But I'm from Texas and have high standards for BBQ.
  • Mitchell B.heart icon on user image
    Mitchell ButlerOctober 27, 2016
    I was impressed by the creative smokehouse-themed brunch options here.
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SJune 21, 2011
    Went for brunch. Was good - however everything (there was 5 of us) tasted the same (same seasoning). The brisket sandwich was delish.
  • Jean-Paul G.
    Jean-Paul GodmaireSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The brisket is incredible, be prepared for a post meal meat coma
  • Bryan P.heart icon on user image
    Bryan PattersonOctober 20, 2017
    Get the wings. You won't be disappointed.
  • RichelleMabell
    RichelleMabellAugust 7, 2011
    Platter for two is good deal for $38. My fave was the beef brisket, juicy, moist and fatty!
  • Derrick C.
    Derrick ChoSeptember 22, 2011
    Sampler very tasty. Gnocchi great. Smoked asparagus nice. Don't forget the asparagus.
  • Angie R.
    Angie R.December 10, 2011
    The brisket will rock your socks off. Perfect combo of lean, fatty, and delicious.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the cod sandwich, super delicious! Also, soups are great here.
  • Mansour B.heart icon on user image
    Mansour BrekMarch 9, 2014
    Make sure you order a side of ribs, even if you're there for breakfast.
  • Chris S.
    Chris StoneNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ok. I love the food but I'm seriously tired if being turned away for random special events. You guys should figure out how to account for locals. Super disappointing.
  • citizenziggy e.heart icon on user image
    citizenziggy esq.April 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    order the ribs =)
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