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Bofinger BBQ Smokehouse

$$ - $$$
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1250 University St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
+1 514-750-9095
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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I am a chili freak and have tasted some really good ones but the Chili at Bofinger was by far the worst I ever had . I even had chili from a can that tasted better while I was in the Canadian army during the 80's .It tasted as if the beans that were caned were not even rinsed off... More 

Thank abel_da_silva071
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We visited bofinger barbecue in Montreal for my son's eighth birthday last week. The ambience is a bit cold for my liking it didn't feel warm and soulful barbecue because of the Darkwood and open concept but the color scheme the warmth of the soul food vibe just wasn't there for me, And a huge letdown for me was the... More 

Thank EmmanuelleMTL
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Being the stereotypical American I was feining for some BBQ food. Probably other BBQ shops in the city, but for some reason every time I stay out in MontreaI go here. Could be the location since its usually so close to the hotel that we generally stay at. The beef ribs are pretty good and they give a variety of... More 

1 Thank ejean87
Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

This is definitively a vey very bad place to waist money and time... We went to their brunch in Parc Ave. The restaurant was totally empty. The food was not fresh at all... the two staffs were just kidding and not working at all.. Once again, the food quality was terrible..I will never go back again in this terrible place....

Thank M.A. J
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

When you think Montheal, you think smoked meat, not pulled pork, but Bofinger carved itself a little niche in its native neighbourhood of N.D.G. and blew up from there, now it's a Montreal staple, it's opened 3 more locations, and started a whole movement. Delicious

Thank JadeAdele
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

I took a budy out for a BBQ lunch for two . I was embarrassed because the quality of the food was simply terrible . I suspect we were given left overs or food that was old . The plate we purchased consisted of hard dried out ribs ...tasteless sausages...canned beans...patato salad that had taken on the smell of whatever... More 

2 Thank Michael K
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

My friends and have been going to the NDG location for years, my review will pertain to that location only. It is, after all, the original location for the four store chain. Parking close by can be a challenge, yet the pork ribs and fries are good enough to keep us coming back. The meat is smoked the day before,... More 

1 Thank Ray47
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

When Bofinger arrived on the Montreal scene years ago I was ecstatic, finally BBQ in Montreal. Ate here at least 8 -10 times, each time I kept hoping for an improvement but alas, none was to come. Was willing to overlook them grilling their smoked ribs on a grill with last minute basting which no self respecting BBQ joint would... More 

3 Thank chris k
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

We were regulars for our Rib fit then something happened the quality disappeared very disappointed !

Thank Norbert B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

I think the prior bad reviews were because this is primarily a lunch spot. If you catch it during a high turnover time it is fine, but food gets dry when no one is there. In the evening I suggest Rubs which has a summer outdoor terrace, on Prince Arthur, a short cab ride away.

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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 1250 University St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-750-9095

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