Electric Mud BBQ

4.4
219 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Barbecue
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Outdoor Eating
Fried chicken and BBQ shack on a Parkdale side street, playing vinyl and serving frosty cold beer!

$2.50 beers every Monday!

We always keep a few tables open for walk-ins.

Please note we disable additional reservations 15 minutes before dinner service begins to ensure all reserved tables are seated accordingly.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American
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Hours of Operation
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Phone number
(416) 516-8286
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Queen St West
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Entertainment
3 televisions to play all major sporting events
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 219 People Are Saying
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4.4
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HW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We love Electric Mud Bbq! The food, ambience and service are all amazing! It’s great value for the money and a unique dining experience!

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PM
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this BBQ place. Not only is there great food - best Caesar salad in TO and crazy good Nashville hot chicken - but the place just rocks with tunes, bourbon and super attentive service.

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PM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Service was good, food was great, atmosphere was enjoyable. I only wish it was bigger for more people, but it's a great restaurant overall, no complaints.

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BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a FAB Surprise...Great BBQ Ribs and Butter Mild Fried Chicken! This is a very casual, laid back atmosphere. They were playing the most amazing old school Blues / Jazz. The restaurant it's self is a little used looking but that adds to the authentic experience. Highly recommend. We will be going back 4sure.

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m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A very "grunge" type of restaurant. Eclectic decor, bare plywood walls, folding chairs and picnic tables. Carries it a bit too far with dirty, oil stained torn drink menu. Prices are high considering the "hole in the wall" ambiance. Food is good. Crack buns and buffalo cauliflower are terrific. Only 5 decent sized shrimp in the shrimp main but I wasn't unsatisfied. Friendly, accurate service.

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The family went for a birthday dinner and we loved it! The food was fantastic, service was great and would go back in a heartbeat!! I would recommend reserving as it is a small restaurant.

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PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

What a waste using Open Table, I was not only rewarded with the worst table in the place, but the worst table I have seen in recent memory. When I told the server the table was unacceptable and I had gone to the trouble of reserving a table, I was told “ well this is a reserved table”.

For the record, the table was at the end of the bar, and by the kitchen door, with the door propped open, so I could see where all the dirty dishes were stacked, and all the servers passed back and forth...there shouldn’t have even been a table there.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Nice people running the restaurant, but I didn't find the food up to expectation. The ribs were fine, but nothing special. The salad the waiter said was so good was....just a salad. Dull. The brisket had little taste.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Very good BBQ, the dry rub wings were outstanding, nice drink specials. Disappointed they removed their platter option, and too many items are now only available as sandwiches.

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NW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing prices for the quality and taste of the food. I will go back!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great evening. Atmosphere is super chill, staff are very friendly and the food is delicious!

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RK
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

I will say that the service and ambiance was fantastic. The brisket sandwich was pretty terrible. While it was dipped in some form of liquid, the meat itself was very dry; only 1 of every 5 bites was flavorful. While I did not care for my sandwich, as I looked around I felt like I ordered the completely wrong thing. I saw the ribs and fried chicken being served to multiple tables and it look amazing. I would 100% go again to try those items, I was just unfortunate enough to, seemingly, pick the one item that turned out to be a major dud. I would recommend the place to others, but I would also tell them to stay away from the sandwiches.

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KB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love coming here with my boyfriend! Friendly staff, amazing BBQ and great laid back atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked a table for 6 that ended up as 12, it was busy but the staff were really nice and did everything to accommodate us. Food was great, beers were great. Everyone loved it

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TG
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Despite on line rave reviews our experience was disappointing. The Nashville Chicken portion was modest and greasy with the coleslaw portion small and dry. My wife’s shrimp dinner came 20 minutes after mine with no explanation from our server other than it takes time. What she got was five shrimp and fries in a basket! We suspect they forgot our order until we reminded them.

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was AMAZING as per usual, but I had an unfortunate experience in the washrooms. One toilet was broken and would not flush, there was no toilet paper in it and the other had some leftover situations in the toilet, which was very unsettling. Clean up in the washrooms needs to be much more regular, as that is a huge turn off at the end of an excellent meal.

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v
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A super night with friends. Great staff and a ton of fun!

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very delicious especially paired with their homemade BBQ sauce! Our server was also very helpful, entertaining, and made the experience even more enjoyable.

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r
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place has fantastic food! We had the oysters, hush puppies, pork rinds, buttermilk chicken and the Nashville hot chicken. LOVED the Nashville hot chicken - it's my new favourite chicken in the city!!! Service was good; they were very accommodating even though we were 30 min early for our reservation and quite busy. It is a small place with simple (and sometimes shared) seating. It was a bit loud but it fit in with the overall vibe of the place so no real complaint there (more so just an FYI in case your looking for a quiet date night).

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BY
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Food was great, company was great, the service was atrocious. You should not feel like you are inconveniencing the server to order an additional round of drinks, the final of which never arrived. I am only giving 1 star for service because I have to.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Waitress convinced us to get a pitcher instead of 4 separate drinks because it was "4 1/2 drinks and 45 bucks." Even with a reservation and being patient with their short staff, we felt rushed out. Why did I mention the pitcher? it was LESS than 4 full drinks so it was a worse option...when the bill came. It was 50$. I mean, I know it's like 15 bucks but it was another reason to try out a different spot, even when in the area.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food, incredibly friendly service. Good southern comfort food.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time at electric mud. oysters were fantastic, as was the bbq chicken. can't go wrong with this place!

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great bbq in the city. Went for our daughter's birthday and had a pleasant time. The food is quite good and a reasonable price. Unique options. We always do the Buffalo Cauliflower and ribs.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This is a nice little neighbourhood spot. If I lived nearby I would probably be getting take-out on a regular basis. The food and service were very good, and the prices were good. My friends and I will all visit again, but next time we will sit on the patio where the music did not seem to be as loud. It was a good selection of tunes, but the music was so loud we had to yell at each other to be heard.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Should increase their stock for the butter fried chicken. They always run out of it by 8 30 or 9. Sad, because everyone goes there for that and gets disappointed

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s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

our server was excellent he had this cajan/bayou accent, very good. The cauliflower was yummy, fried chicken - I've had better, but everything else was scrumptious!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ran out of rib ends at 8pm, was looking forward to them. Best item on the menu, should have enough for atleast 8pm.

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VG
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly service, great local beer on tap, I would recommend the brisket sandwich, coleslaw and the hush puppies appetizer. We would definitely eat here again!

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Great food, horrible service. Either the server was spaced out or just plain bad but she took ages to get anything, forgot items we ordered, charged them to us anyway, would be doing her own thing while many tables needed something including ours. It's a shame because the food is really good here

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Seated outside during wind storm despite having made reservation weeks in advance. Needed to take our food to go. When we got home we noticed we didn’t have all of the food we ordered. Went back to pick it up and had to wait an hour for 2 items. So disappointing.

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JV
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Came in for a reservation at 7:30 on a Saturday. We arrived on time for it and were told that unfortunately it would take about 10 minutes before our table would be clean. The hostess was very apologetic about the mistake and assured to make it up to us by making sure my friend who's birthday we were celebrating would be well taken care of.
Unfortunately for us, we waited approximately 20-25 minutes outside in the cold for our seats, and the promise of making it up was either forgotten or just not passed on to our waitress. We enjoyed our cocktails and the food was great, however it was nothing special in terms of environment and service. We were seated by the entrance near the door so we also ended up having to deal with a constant cold breeze from the doors being consistently opened from traffic.

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The fries were absolutely terrible. There's no seasoning at all, they taste cold and stale and completely disgusting, you'd have to be drunk to eat it. Me and my girlfriend dint even finish 1/5 of it.
Service was basic, getting the cheque took over 10 minutes alone and seems like 1 person can only do it and or know how it works so.
The burger was ruined by the tastes less and dry slaw but the meat itself was really decent, we removed the slaw and ate the burger and enjoyed it.
Wing night, which was nice actually probably the star of the food so to speak. Those were nice and would recommend them

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great little spot! Has a little bit of a dive bar vibe but has fantastic food and is great for a friends get together!

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JR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Went with spouse and our adult kids. Very busy place, so recommend reservation. Decent BBQ, but ambiance was frantic - we sat by the front door which was constantly opening and closing with a loud bang, letting cold air in. The had run out of white wine except Riesling. I think we prefer Barq on Roncesvales.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service and food is always amazing. The buffalo cauliflower is amazing, and so are the crack buns.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved every bite! Ribs were mind blowing. I will be coming back. Incredible service, I felt like I was in the south, rustic feel.

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E
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had great friendly service.
Clean bathrooms- HUGE!

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GD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Service was great. We were seated in the covered patio area which was chilly even though there were heaters. They provided blankets which was a good idea but we were all still very cold. I wouldn't return in the winter/spring. Will come back in the summer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great service! Definitely going back!

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