The Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse

4.0
297 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Barbecue
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Child-Friendly
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
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American, Regional American (Southern)
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (Reservations Recommended)
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Phone number
(289) 296-6367
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 297 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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3.5
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing!
Have told all my friends and family and recommend it to everyone who loves bbqs!!!!

Great food and over friendly staff 😀

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SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great all you can eat bbq at an ok price. Not good on a budget but if you dont mind paying about $40 a plate its perfect

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Food was decent. Band on the patio was great. Service was lacking. Our biggest issue was being charged 8.25 for a bottle of domestic beer. Hard to justify that price when you can get a bottle for 7.50 at a strip joint on Lundy’s Lane. Probably won’t be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Amazing selection especially on the veggies. The cream of mushroom soup was to die for. Place was very busy but our waiter Brian did a great job making sure we were topped up on drinks. The pit masters were very friendly and helpful in letting me know what I should stay away from due to my dietary restrictions. We will definitely be back and will be recommending to our friends and family!

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TW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good lots of choices for your sides brisket was really good our waiter was very good friendly and always kept the table clear

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

Good selection of food for the price. Will definitely return to the place again.

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DK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

If you enjoy smoked meat this is the place! My husband smokes his own at home and it was his birthday so he was able to enjoy without having to do the cooking. Beef brisket was amazing!

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DD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Food was decent... staff was not pleasant at all ... way over priced

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service exceptionnal we loved to eat there. Next time in Niagara Falls there none ofher restaurant i will go eat.

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L
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really a great place to eat dinner. Consodering the reviews, I was unsure of how the food would be but it turned out to be great. Pretty certain I've never eaten that much food so quickly. The only thing that I would recommend changing is adding sorbets to the deserts.

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WS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best value for local residents that I have been to in a long time. I will go again. Fantastic servers that are so helpful and friendly. Great place!

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FL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great meal and everything was fantastic.
Very nice to have found a great place to eat in Niagara

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CH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Buffet-style BBQ - great for a hungry bunch. BBQ overall was not the best I have ever had, but it is good. Potato bar was a lot of fun. No gluten free desserts. Quick and attentive service. They had live music the night I went.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Waiter was amazing, food wasn’t as good as people had said it was. A little over priced for the very few choices you have.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was fantastic. The food was delicious and the staff/service was phenomenal. We were welcomed by every staff we passed by even as were were walking in around the building from the parking lot. The staff was not only friendly customers but it was so nice to see how friendly they were with each other. Dirty dishes were removed from our table immediately and we never had to wait long for the waiter to check on us and refill our drinks.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an awesome meal and the staff were awesome too

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

It was a great place with fantastic foods. While we were there, there was a live band playing outside which was fantastic. Would definitely go back!

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R
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Restaurant had fruit fly infestation. Didn't notice until we went up for 2nd helping of food, didn't dare take anything that wasn't covered. When we got back to the table, my wife's drink had dead fruit flies floating in it. Hurried up and paid and got out of there. They did comp her drink, but I refused to finish mine as well.

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R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was tasty and our service adequate. I waited quite some time for a refill on my tea. We were charged a "tourist tax" of close to $20 on top of the cost of the meal (four people). So your $35 meal, drinks, etc. quickly added up to over $200 Canadian for four people. For this amount, I should have had filet!

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K
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Friday night at 6:30, the place was far from being busy... we should’ve left then for Outback across the street... The food was mediocre at best - the brisket was too fatty, and the pulled pork had no flavor. We saw a bunch of flies on some of the uncovered dishes. As soon as we were seated, a live band started playing right behind us literally two feet away. They were good, but we couldn’t hear each other. Felt too awkward to ask in front of the band to be moved. Wished the waiter had told us beforehand. Overall not at all worth $35 CAD per person.

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

They ribs were terrible tasting and for the price we paid no desserts only one . mandarin offers more in there buffet and taste better

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CV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the great service. The food was average. For any meat items you had to wait on staff to serve you the item. This is not terrible but your food choices is up to them not yourself like a usual buffet style. I found my meat was to well done for my liking.

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Expectations were high but we were not happy...visiting friends in niagara falls and decided to reserve a table for our 25 wedding anniversary that day..limited food selection compared to others..ribs tough and dry. Sauce seemed to have a sour taste. Other foods were too salty..fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy is all about i enjoyed..sorry...could of been my taste buds that day...a voucher maybe for us to try again ?.

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Food was not good and the price high. Ribs were dry and meat well done. Not good bbq.

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was subpar in taste and quality plus it was way over priced. The server was very friendly and attentive.

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L
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Please do yourself a favor by visiting this gem in the falls. Easy to book online reservations, warm reception when you walk in the door and most importantly outstanding food. My husband said it was the best brisket he has ever had.

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d
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

4th time here ! Better then spending 60 for a plate and getting a fist size portion of meat...servers haven't let us down either great attitude and looks to go with it ...and the music was good on th patio for SAT night

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MF
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Food was good. Salad bar - Lettuce was not fresh. presentation of selection items could be more presentable. Willing to give it another try.

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was great and very attentive. The food was dry and the plates of food were down to nothing and nobody topped them up.

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EM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

First time going the food was ok i found the salad bar was nit much ,the hit foods there pemal bacon tast like ham and i foynd the food kinda dry . it was not as good as i thought . as for deserts there 2 things most ppl dont eat so dident get enjoy that. For price its high for the amount .

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RW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to hundreds of restaurants. We took our 10peraon bachelor group to this restaurant upon recommendation of a fellow mate and every single attendee had nothing but amazing things to say. The absolute must eat at barbecue buffet!!!

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great selection and variety
Really liked the guitar player on outside deck

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CP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The food was good but pret4y expensive as well. The restaurant could use an update for the amount they charge.

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LH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Too many extra taxes for guests visiting. Our server was great though and super friendly the food was just okay.

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S
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was convenient to the hotel we were staying at. The price was sort of high for a family. Food was decent. I don't usually do the "buffet" thing but it worked. I wouldn't run back but it was just fine.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Polite, friendly staff, answered our questions, good selection of food including salads, meats, vegetables and desserts, live music in the outside space although I was quite content to listen to the classic rock music inside. We are from the UK but would visit again if we ever came back this way.

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PH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Visited the establishment on the 4th of July while visiting Niagara Falls and in search of much needed BBQ to make the holiday feel like I was at home. The BBQ meats were average, not enough sides in my opinion. Very disappointing salad bar. I didn’t see the first tomato or normal toppings you would find to make a meaningful salad. The potato bar selections seemed adequate, but I was a bit disappointed in this establishment being touted as Southern BBQ, though I will say I am from GA, lived in TN (Memphis area) so finding Southern BBQ in Canada should be seemling difficult.
It was average food in a tourist area. Price was reasonable, service was good as our hostess, Jade, was quite hospitable. Establishment very clean, but you find that often in Canada, not a surprise, but deserves a compliment.

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

2nd time ive been great bang for buck!! Service was good and ther3 was some sort of event as well!

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s
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Meats were amazing! Holy meat sweats! Soooo good!
Sarah

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good overall. Would like to have seen greater BBQ variety esp w/ meats. Prices were high for selection of food and cuts of meat.

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