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The Smoque Shack

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
+1 613-789-4245
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I work nearby so I occasionally get poutine or mac and cheese with a ceasar salad for lunch. The poutine is very small compared to what you would get elsewhere for the same price. It also did not have enough sauce so that some of the bottom fries were dry. The lettuce in my ceasar had not been shredded properly... More 

Thank Catherine D
Ottawa, Canada
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by here for dinner with another couple and low expectations. Not sure why I wasn't expecting much, so I guess the experience was a pleasant surprise. Nice little bar area for waiting with an excellent craft beer selection and friendly serving staff. I'm always happy when I can get my hand on Beau's. Short wait on a Saturday night... More 

Thank anti_citrite
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice space, centrally located in Byward market, friendly servers, tons of beers, a menu filled with BBQ options. Chicken, pork, beef, also salads, multiple side dishes, a veggie burger and grilled tofu sandwich. The menu options come bare... nothing on the side. Order a sandwich option and you get meat on bread. To round out your meal, choose sides, served... More 

Thank Denise M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing home cooking. Love it always. So good! Will not disappoint. Love the mac m cheese. Better than home(don't tell mom) you will definitely leave full and happy.

Thank Kevin S
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like BBQ, you must go here. BBQ pulled pork, BBQ ribs, BBQ brisket - oh, soooo good! The mac & cheese side is incredible. The beans are a little spicy. The corn bread helps cool the spicy tastes. Lots of choices of BBQ meats. Many choices of sides. Order many dishes and share. If you order too much,... More 

Thank CyndeeLaw
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you like eating pieces of farm animals covered in smokey, jerky, BBQ flavours, then welcome to a small corner of paradise. They do have tofu and a couple of salads on the menu, but we were not their for that kind of fare. No, we were there for meat and taters and beans. Yeah the kind of meal that,... More 

Thank Tropical_Traveller99
Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Went with my son for dinner. Service was good. The food are tasty. The half rack of baby back rib for $17 was bony, not much meat, may be about 1 pound. The brisket was good but bit expensive, $22 for half pound. Went to the washroom which is on second floor, they have a third level. The washroom and... More 

Thank AC416-2015
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Awesome Food and great service.. Every visit I make to Ottawa I carve out one evening to visit the Smoque Shack. I have been eating here since they opened and cannot get enough. I highly recommend ordering the smaller portions and trying multiple dishes.. My Favorites: Beef Ribs, Jerk Pork or Chicken witrh side of Beans and Mac n cheese.

Thank Goldvisaguy
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Located in the Byward Market, we stopped by for lunch using a Groupon. I ordered the brisket (very tiny) which I could not eat as it was too fatty. I did however enjoy my 2 sides, the mac and cheese and BBQ beans. My spouse ordered the pulled pork and enjoyed it. Although the food was good overall, I would... More 

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went for lunch during the week. It wasn't too busy in the restaurant but it took a while to get out food. I got the brisket with house salad. The coffee sauce on the brisket was delicious (although portions were small). The house salad was fine, just a bit too much dressing. Service to get our bill was very slow.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-4245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?