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About The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse

Over 50 seasonal items on our salad bar, hot buffet, and ultimate potato bar plus our signature smoked and grilled items. Having freshly smoked items means that its first come – first served! We open at 5pm on weekdays, but 4:30pm on Friday and Saturdays. That’s when we set out all of your smoked favourites; Brisket, BBQ ribs and pulled pork – but we can’t promise all your smoked favourites will still be there at 8:00pm. If you have a craving for Frontier BBQ smoked meats, plan to come a little earlier than usual, especially on weekends.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American, Regional American (Southern)

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (Reservations Recommended)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(289) 296-6367

Website:
http://www.frontierniagara.com/

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.0

Value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was good. It didn't stay very warm. Lots of food , just not my kind. Maybe a roast of beef, steak.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Les côtes levées un peu secs et le porc effiloché beaucoup trop de sauce, mais le reste était excellent.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food! The ribs were fall off the bone tender. Everything we tried was delicious. Staff was exceptional going out of their way to make sure our dining experience wasn't ruined by a BBQ sauce/white shirt incident.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great spot for the whole family. The brisket was super delicious and so many wonderful sides to choose from. Highly recommended

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food and great service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and because it was a buffet we probably ate way too much.....the brisket was amazing. The salad bar could have had a little more variety....

Tags: Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was good but nothing amazing, the beef brisket was dry and the pulled pork sauce was super salty and super sweet hard to eat it. The chicken was very good though. Would be nice to have more options for the price.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fly found in my sons bowl of fruit. Although they apologized they felt it was best to offer another bowl rather than going to see if they may have more flies!

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was scrumptious, and being a brisket fan, the brisket was number one. Extremely tender,flavorful, and juicy with every bite. There are 2 kinds of brisket- the fatty and the lean kind. This place served the fatty kind which I prefer for the fat is where it's at! The mac and cheese was the chosen accompaniment, which I topped off with cheese curds from the potato bar. The BBQ sauces are also numerous and quite flavorful. I found the blackberry sauce to be my favorite. What topped off the whole experience was not having to ask for the Tourism and Improvement Fee to be removed. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 26, 2017

Not bad food . i wish they would of had more then 1 dessart on buffet .. It felt like they wanted us to get dessert of reg menu ... For 4 of us it was 163 with 1 drink each .. Dessert we should of been able to get more then apple crumble

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 25, 2017

All in all was pretty decent but food was a bit dry in my opinion. The brisket was awesome though !The great service made up for the average food.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ribs, Ribs, and Ribs...need I saw more! the best!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 21, 2017

$30 weeknight AYCE buffet dinner with a great variety of meats and sides. Was pleasantly surprised at the number of meatless options such as baked potato bar with 20 toppings, breads, garden salads, deli salads, mac and cheese, cooked veggie options. Even if it is a BBQ themed restaurant, I'd absolutely recommend to vegetarians. Fresh cut brisket was excellent as well as the fried chicken and pork ribs. Brisket was on the fattier side, but since it's AYCE, you can just go up and get more if you want to toss the fat. Lots of sauces for the meats. All the food was served at the appropriate temperatures. Beer on tap was $8 for a pint but was very good and standard price for the area. It's more than I'd usually spend on a buffet, but reasonable pricing for the tourist district of Niagara. Our server was friendly and attentive to our needs, refilling waters as needed. Restaurant was clean.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

the food was cold we asked for two different meats that was not on the table
one was meatloaf wrap in bacon and another was can. bacon when we go
out for a meal that costs over 100.00 we don,t want to have kids running
around us and yelling we had to get out the night we were there one family
had 5 kids and 3 were under 5

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was in the falls with my wife & seen the restaurant from the balcony of our hotel room & had to try it, The food was amazing, The staff was all very friendly & the service was top notch. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing service. Food was great. Beautiful place and very clean.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
Food1
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Was not good food at all. Way over priced. Would not recommend this place to anyone. Will be telling people not to go there. Half an hour after my date and I were on the toilet for the rest of the night. Totally wrecked out night in the falls.

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

We found the atmosphere very very bright for an evening dining venue. Having everything as a buffet item was also a bit of a turn off as well, there are no options to order and have dishes brought to you which is an inconvenience for someone with a disability. Being from the Niagara area, we have experienced many other dining options in the general area and would probably choose one of those options before returning here. We thought maybe having all the sides as buffet options would be fine but we think the meats should be brought table side (like Copa cabana) and sliced off fresh instead of getting up from the table for every single thing to eat. We also waited forever to get our bill taken care of. Granted it was a very busy night so our waitress asked the manager to take care of our bill, he came to the table and asked how to bill our party, we told him and then apparently he ended up having to deal with an issue and we were left waiting much longer than needed for our waitress to realize we hadn’t been taken care of.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome food and service! I will definitely be going back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was great, food was ok. Alittle overpriced for the quality, but lots of quantity. Def much better BBQ places available.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience1
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

They did not have our reservations so sat us by the front door. The restaurant seemed more like a fast food place sitting at the front doors and not in the dining room, made it feel cheap and over priced for $35 per person. Food was good. Would be nice to see a larger salad bar but most people are there for the BBQ meat. Watch the automatic tourist tax if you're a resident. Might go back during the week when it's a bit cheaper, it's not worth $35.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was nothing special. only 2 desserts was disappointing. Mac and cheese and brisket had no flavour- expected more from a smokehouse. Food set up was cramped seemed more like a hotel breakfast buffet.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

I find it difficult to get value for my money with any All You Can Eat Buffets but we wanted to try FrontierBBQ.
Now I have my own smoker and do my own ribs and pulled pork all the time and occasionally I try brisket so I feel I know a bit about BBQ.
Frontier does a good job with BBQ. I loved the brisket, the ribs were good but just not to my taste, I prefer less salt in my rub. The pulled pork had way too much sauce for me but I could see it was popular with many others. I was impressed with the selection of sides and what I tried were good but I was there for the meat.
They kept everything replenished and and the whole buffet area was bright and well laid out.
I’d recommend Frontier BBQ for special occasions, groups or folks that are really really hungry.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

The staff was awesome. The atmosphere was pleasant.and exciting.Keep up the good work.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

food was ok, All tasted same though. Server did not check in once and didn't take tourist tax off until we questioned it. Price was way to high to justify meal . Restaurant was clean but not cost

Tags: Disabled Access
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great selection of delicious BBQ! Potato bar is awesome and the brisket was perfect. I left feeling full and hurting!

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

For the most parts there was so much food to try. I sampled a little of everything I liked. The one thing that was not my favorite was the turkey roll and stuffing. I feel for the price you pay a real turkey should have been more appropriate than a glorified turkey roll. The stuffing also didn't taste really home made it felt more like boxed stuffing. As for the rest of the food I sampled it was really good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was our first time there and a friend recommended it to us...we spent our first night ever in Niagara Falls and it was a excellent choice to have dinner lots of good choices of food!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went for my Granddaughter birthday, everything was great, the food was delicious.
This was our second time there and would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Overall we enjoyed our birthday celebration and dinner. This was our first visit to this restaurant. Table for 4 was crowded with 5 of us but food was good and varied although the fried chicken was quite dry. With this kind of buffet I understand food needs to be prepared well in advance but there were a few items that did not stand up well to pre-cooking. Service was not a good as it could of been especially with a 4 year old and I would recommend expanding the beer selection a little. Seemed like some odd choices.
We are local residents and will likely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here so much and will be back. This is the only buffet I will visit in Niagara! Thanks!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Worth the Drive
Food1
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food was just average. The brisket was terrible. Most of the food was cold, including the baked potatoes. I will not eat there again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

1st time there. Great food and service. Great price. BBQ smelled great from hotel room. Meats were well cooked and propper portions. Guess it's just DIVINE.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was super salty and the bbq menu is limited. The price is cheap compare to other places around niagara but I would definitely not return.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food was tasty but for the same price I could have gone th the Keg for steak. Our waitress was Jen, she was very nice and attentive. We went on a Tuesday night so it was quiet and had a limited menu.
I was most interested in the brisket but found it overly fatty although I have never eaten it before and didn't know what to expect.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, however a bit expensive for a buffet. Lots of variety. The meats were very tasty!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 22, 2017

We stopped in for dinner during our trip to Niagara falls and we're very pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the food! Excellent selection, and great service. Jennifer was our server and was super accommodating. We were originally seated outside as the patio looked so nice and relaxing. Unfortunately it started to downpour, but we were very quickly brought to a table inside.
Thanks for a great dinner!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, People Watching
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was delicious but we found the price a little steep. My 80 year old parents definitely did not get their money's worth. Seniors prices would definitely be a good idea.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual
Food3
Ambience2
Service5
Value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was good but the buffet is way too expensive. Unless you have a huge appetite, it's not worth the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 17, 2017

First time visit . Big buffet with lots of choices !! Great baked potato bar and salad bar with many choices! Quote a number of proteins to choose from -beef brisket, hamburgers, hotdogs, amazing fried chicken , bacon meatloaf was delicious , etc... lots of good choices! Corn on the cob over done unfortunately! Sweet potato mash was delicious as well! Baked beans ; string beans , and other veggies were good! Only hiccup was if you wanted dessert was $5.00 plus extra which should be included in my opinion. Bloody Caesar choices -4 to choose from! Very interesting and yummy.
Not sure if I would return for price we paid for 2 people with 2 drinks and no dessert plus tip was $110.00!! Could eat better elsewhere

Food3
Ambience2
Service5
Value2

 
 (Portland)·Dined on August 15, 2017

It's not the South. To be fair lots of choices. Ribs and brisket where good. Great potato bar.

Tags: Casual

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