Smoque N Bones

4.4
476 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Barbecue
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At Smoque N’ Bones, we are proud of both our home and our heritage. Drawing inspiration from the heart of America, we bring Southern Hospitality to our beloved city in a unique blend of styles from Memphis, Texas, Kansas, the Carolinas, and of course, Toronto.
Our commitment to authenticity is showcased in every aspect of the restaurant, starting with our classic, Southern BBQ style menu. Everything that leaves our kitchen is made from scratch with love. Our Southern Pride smoker was tailor-made for our intimate dining room in order to provide a distinctive and genuine flavor, aroma, color, & texture in all of our meats. Even the tables have a story – topped with reclaimed wood from an old house on Palmerston and lit with bunker and prison lights from WWII.
What 476 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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StephanieL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Slightly tight seating, which was more uncomfortable during covid eta, but a fun neighbourhood spot with good food.

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GSNanda
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Really great BBQ in the city.

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MichelleL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really cool place to eat but it's quite small and hard to have any personal space. Service was good and the food was absolutely amazing. Great place to eat.

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JuliaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere would return and recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Needed to track down staff a little too much, but were great nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!! Had a great catch-up with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

bad music choice (too much heavy trance and house music)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so tasty, everything was delicious, the waiters extremely nice, we had a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Food was spectacular, service was horrendous. Was at the restaurant for 2.5 hours, only 30 mins of eating, the rest waiting to have our order taken/waiting for food. Place seemed heavily under staffed

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jujubean
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff at Smoque n’ Bones went over and beyond to make my birthday celebration special! Appreciated the attentiveness so much. And of course, the food is just to die for!!!

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RichardR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Had been here in the past and was looking forward to some great food. But after nearly 40 minutes of waiting for a server to come and take our drinks order, (let alone a food order) we walked out without even an acknowledgement from the staff.
Clearly this place is either understaffed, mismanaged or both. With many businesses, struggling to stay afloat with the pandemic, you'd expect a higher level of service.

We did end up going to Sneaky Dees. Amazing nachos and killer potato skins.

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Guss
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing bbq. Very good food and the sides definitely paired very well and the standard was on par

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great good. that brisket is heavenly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience and great foods

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my first time to dine out after almost a year and i did NOT regret having smoque n’ bones as my first restaurant of choice.👏🏻👏🏻 I sooooo LOVE the side ribs the BEST! The caesar salad is a MUST! Brussels sprouts of course. My boyfriend had his usual brisket and sausage with mac n cheese and to top it off with cornbread, delightful! Made my first dine out an exceptional experience!! Smoque n bones, you never fail my expectations!!! Keep it up and its nice to see you guys again. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I’ve been here a number times and have always had a great time. I want to make clear that the food and service have never been an issue and I really like this place (normally).

That said, last night we arrived for our reservation and got a table around 8:50. Servers walked by us for ~15 minutes before one came up asking if we’d been served. It took them another 15 or so minutes to get us menus and water. We ordered our food and drinks (~9:15). The drinks came around 20 minutes later and around 10:15pm the server came out saying they didn’t have our food.

It was pretty ridiculous even on a busy night to have staff that “forget” to punch in an order until they bring your drinks out and it takes the staff another 40+ minutes to find out that they don’t have any of the stuff you ordered when people who arrived after you are being served repeatedly.

We chose to come here and obviously needed to eat a late dinner because there were no reservations earlier so when you find out after 10pm there’s no food for you and they’re asking you to order something else and with the timing they have it would take an additional 30-40 minutes. It demonstrates that these particular staff members cared little for their customers (especially with combined with the rest of the night).

Anyways, this was fairly disappointing to say the least, I don’t think I’ve ever written a bad review for a restaurant before. I would encourage management to better train some of their staff, staff more people, and perhaps become more involved when a customer says they’re disappointed rather than have the server, whom is the individual at the heart of the issue and has already demonstrated their relative incompetence, deal with it.

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SeekingQuality
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Mixed feelings on this one. It was incredibly slow, long before the rush. The food was good, but very expensive for what it is. The chicken sandwiches are about half the chicken weight of certain popular franchise sandwiches, at 3x time price. Good, but not great. Trying to get our bill took forever.

I still want to try the brisket, but I'm going to go for takeout next time and skip the dine-in.

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Sasha
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ribs, pork and fennel sausage, drumsticks, brussel sprouts, corn bread, pecan pie and bread pudding

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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BritL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great place, food and service. Been there many times. This was my first time since the pandemic. I found the ribs little too dry and the brisket too lean. Other than that. It’s a great place

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant!
The food is amazing and the service is really good.
I will come back for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for dinner and sat outside. The prices of the dishes on the menu from OpenTable / their website / their paper menu were all different. They should try to make sure the latest prices are consistent on the many different venues.

Side dishes are small as well.

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phinality
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was amazing, but it took an hour to come out. Took forever to get seating even with the reservation and pretty impossible to get attention for service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

The food took over an hour and a half.
Sat with no server or drinks for 35 minutes
Horrible won’t return

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UrsulaS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal and very friendly staff. Food was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were accommodating when we arrived a bit early for our reservation. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and food was absolutely delicious!

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vipTODiner
Toronto
291 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very reliable bbq. Brisket is great as is their spin on Nashville Hot Chicken. Corn bread is a must. Patio is on the roadway but that is ok.

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vipKarenB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time there. Service was outstanding. We ordered the platter for two and it did not disappoint. Food tasted delicious. Prices were reasonable too. We will definitely go back or order for take out to enjoy at home.

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Alice
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best BBQ in Toronto! Ribs and beef brisket are just another level. Our server was awesome and kind. All reasons why I go back, and back, and back again.

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JoshK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing, so many great options. Had to sit outside, but very great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Always love this place. Great ambiance at the bar stools watching the magic happen. Very tasty drinks and some great menu options. Will keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome customer service, delicious food, great atmosphere

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GabrielD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

The cocktails were delicious, but a lackluster barbeque menu to say the least

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Always enjoy the food here but this time the experience was a bit ruined by being forgotten on the second floor. Waited about 20 mins from being seated and I actually had to call the restaurant to remind them there were two tables upstairs waiting for service. Once the staff served us, service was good and food was good.

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CBNT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I absolutely loved our date night here. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively and fun. Definitely recommend the beef short ribs and the chicken poppers.

9.5/10

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Jules
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must for anyone who appreciates bbq and bourbon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Highly recommend

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ChrisG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service right from the time I made, and then had to modify, a reservation through to the "team approach" to table service. Food was outstanding and we'll be back to try some different combinations.

FAQs

Smoque N Bones does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Smoque N Bones also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 341-5730.

Smoque N Bones is rated 4.4 stars by 476 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.

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