Crowsfoot Smokehaus

4.6
684 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Crowsfoot Smokehaus is located in the small farming community of Conestogo, Ontario and stands on what is known to be one of the oldest venue sites in the region. Settled by Mennonites and German immigrants in the 1820s, the site has has a continued tradition of serving great food in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus will look to support the farmers in our surrounding region by offering a menu that combines the community's rich German culture with classic Southern-style Smokehouse barbecue.

Crowsfoot will also have it's own on-site General Store, stocked with locally sourced products, produce, and everyday essentials.

Please arrive within 5 minutes of your specified reservation time. At this time we are not able to accommodate guests who arrive earlier than the time they have reserved. To promote physical distancing you may be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle should you arrive earlier.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 684 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Jim was excellent! Friendly, knowledgeable and quick! Food was delicious and large portions!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

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IngridM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our dinner for four in the bar area was delicious and the value was excellent. My only complaint would be the kitchen talking very loudly with each other and yelling service to I’m assuming the servers. It was distracting and reflected poorly on the quality of the restaurant.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review IngridM, we're so glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We do have an open kitchen which can generate some noise, but we will follow up with our staff to ensure that we keep our volume at a conversational level. We hope to see you again soon!

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MelanieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big portions, great tasting smoked meats and nice selection of beer

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review MelanieC, we hope to see you again soon!

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MWM1
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Overall a wonderful experience let down only because we waited 30 mins to receive drinks and order. Food was amazing but pricey as is the alcohol. However, I will be coming back. Food is exceptional. Let’s hope the price does not inflate anymore as that will affect future visits.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review MWM1, we're glad you had a wonderful experience with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meals with us. We hope to see you again!

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ChristyK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and our hostess and server were so attentive and polite. Was. Wonderful experience.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review ChristyK, we're so glad you had a wonderful experience with us!

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TraceyG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great atmosphere great service! Highly recommend

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you for your review TraceyG, we hope to see you again soon!

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time and we will definitely be back! The hostesses and servers were so friendly and attentive. The restaurant was busy but not noisy. We can’t rave enough about the food. Loved the local brewery choices for drinks! Can’t wait to come back for another meal! 😁

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review AmyR, we're so glad to hear you first visit with us was great! We are looking forward to having you join us again in the future.

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DonnaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. We ordered a platter for 4. It was just the right amount of food. Good selection of options. Waitress was exceptionally good. We’ll go back.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review DonnaS, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals! We hope to see you again soon.

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Courtneya
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambience and great service. Second time we've been back and will definitely be returning.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review Courtneya, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your second visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JenniferB
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Restaurant is very nice, and the service was good.
The pickle appetizer was very enjoyable; quite tasty! I had the schnitzel; the portion size was great and it certainly was crispy however the breading was too salty for my personal liking. The spatzle was only lukewarm and very underwhelming; it lacked flavour.
My husband had the 2 meat plate; the brisket was very good however he did did enjoy the pork butt.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review JenniferB, we're glad to hear you had great service and that you enjoyed your appetizer. We are sorry to hear however that you didn't enjoy your schnitzel and that the spatzle was only lukewarm. We will ensure that we pass this feedback on to our culinary team so that we can find ways to continuously improve. We hope to see you again soon!

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal! Huge portions. Great little store in restaurant with giant cookies. Nice atmosphere.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review Cindy, we're so glad you had a great experience with us. We're also happy to hear you were able to visit our General Store! We hope to see you again soon.

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DaveG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Would recommend. Great food and atmosphere. Proper BBQ with a German flair. Definitely worth a visit if you haven't been.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review DaveG, we're glad to hear that you had a great visit with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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StevenK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! It was incredibly busy being at Saturday evening but the service was still fantastic. It was our first time there and we lived every second! The food is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Wonderful food, excellent service, amazing vibes all around. Would recommend to everyone!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review StevenK, we're so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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ChrissyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jim was an excellent server, our food was perfect! Everything came out pretty quick too! Loved it,can't wait to come back and try more menu items! Thanks Jim!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review ChrissyR, we're glad to hear that you had a great visit with us!

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TedS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A different spin on menu items - a bit pricey but a good meal all around

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review TedS, we're glad you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again soon!

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Wendy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a group of 3 adults and 2 children. I was pleased they checked our vaccine status and COVID protocol was followed! Service was excellent. With children that is important! Food arrived quickly and everyone enjoyed their meals! Dessert was superb!!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review Wendy, we're glad to hear that you had a great visit with us!

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NormanB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

We had a 7:15 reservation, but got seated at 7:45.
We both showed Vax status. I had my ID but my wife left purse at home. She showed a credit card with her name, but young girl at front wouldnt accept it. Did you think we were trying to scam the restaurant? Did she think government officials were going to swoop in and close the restaurant? Ridiculous!! First time out in months and that's how We get treated for trying to give business to local companies. Luckily she found a Pic of her passport on her phone.
Food was good.
Waiter was very good.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review NormanB. We are sorry to hear that you weren't seated at your reservation time. We understand that the current government guidelines can be frustrating, but we are required by law to ask each guest for proof of vaccination along with a piece of government issued photo ID.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!! I cannot say enough good things about the Crowsfoot!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review JessicaM, we're so glad to hear you had a fantastic visit with us!

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PamG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love Crowsfoot..great portions, flavors and fun ..

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review PamG, we're glad to hear you had a great visit!

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PaulB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was certainly entertaining and the food was tasty and abundant.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review PaulB, we're glad to hear that you had a great visit with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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Radical
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Crowsfoot attempts to be a bit fancier than a plain smokehaus, but don't manage the basics well enough to do anything more - the sausage wasn't any better than grocery store sausage, and several meats were dry. The poutine used a generic cheese rather than decent cheese curds. It was a nice spot to sit with friends, and I would go there again with friends, but I wouldn't go there for the food.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review Radical, we always appreciate honest feedback from our guests. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meals during your recent visit. We will have a member of our management team reach out to you directly about your recent experience.

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Snice
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderfully birthday dinner for my son. We will be back

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review Snice, we're so glad to hear your son had a wonderful birthday dinner. We hope to see you again soon!

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DianeL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was okay, nothing outstanding although the dessert was good! Brisket and ribs were a bit dry. Fried buttermilk chicken was okay. Big portion for the fried chicken - 4 pieces. Server was great.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review DianeL, we're glad to hear that the service you received is great. We're sorry to hear that your brisket and ribs were dry- we will ensure that we follow up with our culinary team as this is not our standard. We hope we see you again in the future!

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MartinB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the food, and appreciate that our request for a table apart from other tables was honoured. The service and feeling of the restaurant were great

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review MartinB, we're glad to hear that you had a great visit with us!

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was amazing and the ambiance was very fitting for the menu and vise versa. The only complaint I have is that the waiter seemed a little condescending with his remarks. I realize he was wearing a face mask but that probably made it a little worse because you cant see facial expressions. Anyway, overall it was a pleasant experience. The hostess was full of positive energy and that was nice to see.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review ChrisE, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals! We are sorry to hear that your waiter seemed condescending, and we will ensure that we look into it. We are glad to hear however that your overall experience is positive, and we look forward to having you dine with us again!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

You will be taking how the food as they give you lots. My ribs were over cooked but the brisket was so tender, could have used a bit more seasoning. Defiantly worth a visit. If your a Vegan forget this place.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review PeterS, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals. We hope to see you again soon!

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SharonT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great location. I would recommend it to anyone . Family friendly too

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review Sharon, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit with us!

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vipAshley
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

We chose Crowsfoot for my birthday party. It was myself and 9 friends. Everything was great and we had a great time however my friend had a hair in her Brussels sprouts, my chicken was over done and there was two inches of oil in the bottom of my tater tot bowl. I understand it was super busy and these things happen but I was a little bit disappointed.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback Ashley. We're glad to hear that overall everything was great, and that you enjoyed your birthday with us. We do apologize for the issues with some of your meals however, and will have a member of our management team reach out to you directly.

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AmyV
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone at the table ordered something different and described their meal as over-the-top! The building itself is beautiful and makes for a really special experience. The service is efficient and friendly, I never sat with an empty drink.

In terms of honest observations (that didn’t diminish our experience): The space can get quite loud and it was hard to have conversations - particularly with hard of hearing family. I suggest you make your reservation before or after dinner rush. We also found the seating to be very squished - the chairs fit around the table but I don’t think they accounted for people sitting in those chairs. Our elbows were in each other’s laps. Consider asking for extra spacing if you have a large group.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review Amy, we're so glad you had a great experience with us!

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LindsayM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food, the service and atmosphere was fantastic.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review Lindsay, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere.

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MegB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service!
They did a nice job renovating a staple in Conestoga!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review MegB, we're glad to hear you had a great visit with us!

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HildaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Got the three meat platter was supposed to be enough for 2 people but portions pretty small and the corn bread, although tasty was so tiny. Meat tasted good but not enough smoke flavour. Waitress was new and she was really sweet.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review Hilda. We're glad to hear that your enjoyed the service that you received and that your meals were good overall. Our three meat platter generally is recommended for 1-2 people depending on appetites. We're sorry to hear that you felt the portion sizes were small. We will make sure to pass your feedback on to our culinary team as we are always looking to continuously improve.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had a delicious lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal and commented they would like to return. Our server Katherine was lovely and very efficient.
Took a trip through the little on-site store…delightful. A short drive to Conestoga and lots of parking.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you for your review AnneS, we're glad to hear you had a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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JennaK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and servers were friendly and attentive. The menu has a ton of delicious options and portions are big, at least for the schnitzel.

Looking forward to going back and trying something new.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review JennaK, we're so glad you had a great experience with us. We look forward to having you join us again in the future!

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BethH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service was outstanding.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you for the review Beth, we're glad to hear you enjoyed both the service and your meals!

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SusanM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were here for my husbands birthday and he had wanted to eat here. He was pleased with the meal. I am vegetarian and found the options very limited. I understand that this is primarily a restaurant for meat lovers but there is often a member of any family or party who needs something different.
But generally our group loved it!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review Susan, we're so glad that your group had a great visit! We do have a few vegetarian options, and will make sure we pass your feedback on to our culinary team. We hope to see you again.

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JonS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Portions were big, we left very full

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review JonS, we're so glad you enjoyed your meals!

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MarilynM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our server (name ?) was very sociable and attentive to all our needs.
One member of our party works as a server out of the area and could have identified with any areas of concern had we had any.
The servings were quite generous and we all had enough for another meal!

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review Marilyn, we're so glad you had a great visit!

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Smokehouseguest
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Two of our dishes were poor. The macaroni and cheese dish was very bland and the ribs were overcooked, burnt and tough. The brisket and turkey were excellent.
Good craft beer selection. Months back we had the ribs on take out and they were good so last night was hopefully a blip.

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review Smokehausguest, we always appreciate honest feedback from our guests. We're so glad to hear that your service was great and that you enjoyed the brisket and turkey. We are sorry to hear however that there were some dishes you did not enjoy. We will make sure that we follow up with our kitchen staff regarding this issue.

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GDSmaker
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit.
Nice place with good food and good service. Very satisfied

Crowsfoot Smokehaus
Responded on December 12, 2021

Thank you for your review GDSmaker, we're so glad you had a great visit!

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Crowsfoot Smokehaus is rated 4.6 stars by 684 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.