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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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.9

Service

4.2

Ambience

3.7

Value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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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
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

We came with our friends from Brampton as we spent some time in Niagara Falls. The buffet was very good as it was different than most. I think we will be back at some point.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
Food1
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was not worth the price at all. Would not recommend or return.

Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

I mentioned we would like a piece of cake at the end & no one read my email. And basically the food was terrible and the huge buffet were fixings for a baked potato we had 1 drink with our meal and the bill came to over 200 for four of us. This place is only there to roook the tourists!!!!

Tags: Vegan
Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

It was a nice experience but all the meat seemed to have the same BBQ flavour. I recommend they offer different sauce and rubs on their ribs.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 9, 2017

We went for a three day getaway to Niagara Falls, liked the menu we saw online, arrived and were greeted by very friendly staff, Barb our waitress was awesome, bar tender on duty, and all staff very friendly, and the bus people were right on top of taking away empty plates. I tried the beer sampler with dinner, which was very enjoyable.
Ribs, bacon wrapped meatloaf, and smoked chicken were awesome, my brisket was a little dry, smoked peameal was great, wasn't fussy on the fried chicken. Potato bar was fantastic, and they had a great selection of veggies, garlic roasted brussel sprouts, fresh green beans, corn on the cob, and spinach.
Also their baked beans were outstanding, exactly the way I like them, very yummy, the chili was good as well.
Lots to see and eat, great staff, this restaurant is a solid 4/5 for me, and if the fried chicken was better, different coating, it would have been a 5..good job though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 7, 2017

All BBQ and smoked meats were great. The brisket was awesome.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The best ribs I've ever had! Service was OUTSTANDING!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 1, 2017

Very nice. Enjoyed the selections and the potato bar! Would have like to have seen some small desserts - nothing big or heavy - just something sweet after the dinner. I look forward to more locations in the Toronto area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food was excellent and ant wait to come back for another great meal

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 30, 2017

We love the Frontier BBQ and Smokehouse. Great variety of all you can eat with a price that can't be beat! Every time we go the staff is VERY accommodating and super friendly. Atmosphere is clean and roomy, you don't feel squished into a small area. Service is quick and efficient. We will be back again and again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing food of you like BBQ!!! Definitely would recommend it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food1
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on July 24, 2017

the ribs where terrible the brisket was very very fat but cooked right. alot of the food in serving dishes where dry and had been there too long asked all the people with us if they would come back. They all said NEVER.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on July 21, 2017

The meats were prepared and smoked to perfection. The ribs were amazing. Good variety on the buffet....loved the loaded backed potatoes. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on July 20, 2017

We tried nearly every dish and thought the food was all quite tasty. Service was great. Would return next time we are in the area.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual
Food5
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on July 20, 2017

Way too expensive. But amazing brisket. No where near as busy as I would expect. But that may be reflective of the cost.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We went for our Anniversary and have been for birthdays and we found it to be a little pricey for each person. Also there was no desserts on this day and when celebrating a special day and spending that much money they should do a little something for it. Just my opinion Over all the food was fabulous..... Will go back im sure someday :D

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was good. Service was good. I am sure everyone has had better bbq food, but it was a reasonable cost for buffet in a tourist attraction city.

Food2
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Our dinner reservation was cancelled by the restaurant a few hours before our arrival so when we got there, we were no longer on their list of reservations. It's a good thing I had all my emails on my cell to confirm that we had a reservation. The service was a bit slow and I noticed that the manager was not attentive to cleanliness of the place (did not pick up a piece of paper on the floor and walked right by it. Pork ribs were dry and a lot of items tasted the same thing.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Our first visit with a friend for his birthday. Colleen our server was great. Live music was excellent.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food

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