The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse

3.9
659 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Barbecue
JAN 4 - DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED - HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

All you can eat delicious freshly smoked brisket, ribs, and chicken accompanied by a variety of salads, potato, and vegetable dishes served to you family style at your table - all you have to do is sit and enjoy.

Starting December 1 through to December 31 you can add some holiday cheer to your meal with a cup of Hot Apple Cider (served nice or naughty), a Holiday Sunrise, or a Sunset Toast and finish it off with a slice of some southern sweetness - because really, what's a southern meal without pecan pie?

We're open 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with all of your smoked favourites! Reservations are strongly recommended; especially through the spring, summer, and holidays.

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
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 659 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.8
Ambience
3.7
Value
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Darryl
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a good value. If you're into BBQ it will not disappoint. The staff was really nice to us and the food came fairly quick. Its a definite repeat visit for us with more friends next time.

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Copyrighted
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had our new years dinner at the Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse and were pleasantly treated by the staff. The food was very good, especially the ribs and the service was fine. They had live music which lasted about 15 minutes which was a shame, but overall it was a great experience.

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TMLA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great but a higher price for New Years Eve. Great service and nice atmosphere. We had a nice time!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience. Good food! Great service!

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NicolaB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

Best food on the menus beer
That’s all I need to say

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KevinO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a very good choice to enjoy good food and with a staff that met your needs we will definitely come again.

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PAWhite
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Love the effort to keep diners as safe and well fed as possible. The family-style dining is a good concept, but the tables are much too small for the platters. Also, the checklist menu works in theory, that is until the server forgets several dishes or loses the sheet. Perhaps an iPad system would be more efficient. Otherwise, the food was good, the place clean, and the servers, pleasant.

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Thefoodguy
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Would recommend improving your service by approx 3x, and encourage your staff to treat customers well.

Had flies in my drink and the manager disputed it and said there was only 1 when my whole table saw there were at least 4-5 flies. After that they gave me $7 back because they said my drink was almost finished whereas there was still half left.

Food was mediocre at best, this place is good if you're just looking to eat a lot and don't care about feeling sick after and don't care about eating a nice meal.

Servers needed to be called out 2-3 times before we received their attention.

Went for a birthday and mentioned this, they didn't even acknowledge that.

Overall, if you're going here expect very less and definitely don't go there to celebrate any occassion.

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giovannio
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Kevin attended . very good service

the food was very good

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RenuP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Variety of meat could be better, RIBS were dry and hard..

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NatalieA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Found it pricey for quality. They also didn’t tell us that gratuity was included in the bill but they were great at refunding the extra $ we put down.

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was fantastic; should play some more upbeat tunes for back ground noise.

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Yaminishii
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were the only customers it was comfortable and food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was really good but they had a bigger party at the back and so we barely received any service they can to take our buffet order twice and we had to flag them down. The door staff saw is there and had no customers but didn’t bother to ask if we needed anything when we were looking for someone

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Good was very bland and dry. We told them we were celebrating and NOTHING. No mention or anything. Service was BAD. Never got asked if we wanted another drink. So empty glasses were taken away and sat there with nothing to drink.

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CherylN
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food brought directly to your table by friendly attention servers

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had only been here once Pre-Covid, but I really liked how the food was brought to the table this time. Great food, friendly waiter.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a place was awesome. We do a lot if reviews on restaurants y was a great place.

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ArghawanP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Unique way to provide buffet style during the COVID 19 pandemic. Good food. Good times. Great staff.

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HollyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience1

The waitress and servers were amazing!! Unfortunately i found the food sub par

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CarolineF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The ribs, pork belly and broasted chicken, Mac n cheese and quinoa salad (aka Greek salad) were delicious! We will be back!

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NANANDMIK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Kevin was great! The food was amazing and really good value for you r money. Especially being in Nagara Falls where everything is so overpriced. We will definitely be going back on our next visit to the falls!

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MatthewM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was almost overwhelming to the point where they kept trying to take my plate away that I hadn't finished yet.

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Deee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Don’t ever go this restaurant, you’re better off finding other restaurants closeby. The food sucks and the service was horrible. They have the worst Mac n cheese ever. Not worth a penny

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georgem
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Definitely will be back!

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We were very disappointed by our meal at the Frontier.
The food was not good. The staff was very slow. We had expected a lot better.
Save yourself the disappointment and go to the Keg or Brasa

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NeilM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This reataurant was recommended by a coworker of mine that shares my love of being a carnivore!

The brisket, ribs and broasted chicken were all delicious, as were most of the sides. The only disappointment for me was the potato salad, but that may simply a matter of personal taste.

It isn't a place to go to for ambience... you go to eat, and heartily!

I found the price per person - 34.95 on Saturday - to be on the pricey side, but if you love BBQ, it nay be well worth it to you.

I'll be back!

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good was good with many choices at a good value. Service was great.

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BarryD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We're locals. The service and smoked meats and sides at Frontier BBQ in Niagara Falls are excellent. My wife and I had the pleasure, again, of being looked after by Kevin; he is a valued Server. The Frontier is our favorite for a special night out and of great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Was a wrong choice of restaurant . I won’t go back anymore.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

Serving tableside with a buffet menu - you get what you get. Inconsistency in some dishes - first set of ribs were great - second set not so much.

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lily
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

I service was good, however they forgot a couple of things we ordered. Apart from that, quantities were good especially that it was all you can eat.

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CarlR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Did not care to have my food brought to me as its buffet style. Would of not bothered To come,Took to long 2 hours to eat our dinner. Realy slow...Waited 10 minutes just to get corn.server said they where behind but the place wasn't so bussy. You need to goback to your old way ...customers get their own food...and this time food was a little over cooked and your Mac icheese had no cheese...what happened to you guys????????? 100 for Dinner and was not inprest at all. Last time e where it all was sooooooo good....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was super dry and gross. Definitely not coming back here again. Meal came to $100 after tax and it was definitely not worth it. Meat was dry, pasta was cheap, Mac and cheese was dry and not cheesy at all. Very disappointed. Will not be returning.

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Riley02
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Miss the actual buffet - it is not the same having to choose stuff off the menu to try - I really hope the buffet comes back after covid is over

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Gord
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

Way over priced for the food. You are paying top dollar for food that was bland and not really a buffet.

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DwightH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I’d say a 3 1/2 star rating is appropriate. The food is good but not great (maybe those saying that it’s the best bbq ever have limited experience here). Very inconsistent - our first round was tastier than our second round but second round was hotter. As others have noted, brisket was the best of all the dishes we tried (which was almost everything). Ribs were ok but a bit chewy and sauce was meh. Sausage was very good, as were the beans. Chicken was on the bland side, as were all the salads and sides. Mac and cheese was downright awful. Buffalo chicken slider and pulled pork slider were also pretty good but sauce was not great and the bun was far too large. I was shocked that a bbq joint only had pulled pork in a slider and sauced it down so as to mask the beauty of the pork itself. Deserts were also quite forgettable…but we didn’t go for the desert. And in the end the server failed to give us the local discount that we asked for prior to getting the bill (but shame on me for not double checking). Unfortunately the food didn’t sit well with me later that night either. Niagara Falls has many other “buffets” and even more delicious restaurant options so we won’t be back.

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SandiP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff were fantastic. Food was good. Buffet would be better so you could select your own portions, but food is brought to the tables quickly. Definitely enjoyed the S’mores dessert

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

FAQs

The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse is rated 3.9 stars by 659 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.