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Primitive Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, Canadian, American
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178 Dundas St E, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 1L6, Canada
+1 613-392-4227
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Trenton, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mmmm...slow cooked meats, so tender and delicious! Small but charming. Recommend the pulled pork sammy with coleslaw & sweet potato fries. Cornbread biscuits are warm and melt in your mouth. They have the smoked bones for your doggie too. Great place for lunch.

Thank CatMason
Port Hope, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times but recently discovered the scrumptiously messy delights which are the tacos. Jam packed full of pulled pork. And by the way their pulled pork is Amazing. Keep making good food.

Thank BethPoelman
Trenton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I enjoyed our food, service was not very good and we didn't get what we ordered. payed for a 6 oz portion and got a 4 oz portion. did enjoy the deep fried curd

Thank pnkdrake
st. catharines
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357 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I am a carnivore, plain and simple. Put wonderfully prepared pieces of meat in front of me and not only will I be happy but I will be kept quiet for a while. This place did not disappoint. I go to restaurants to eat, not comment about furnishings or size capacity. It should be all about the food and service.... More 

2 Thank rodney01
Trenton, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Beast picnic pack last night for dinner and it was yummy! You get a lot of food for four people and we had leftovers for lunch the next day. The staff was friendly and helped us get what we were looking for. They even had our favorite Boylan soda. Will definitely go back to try the other types... More 

2 Thank Delta G
Trenton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good stuff, great quality. Excellent BBQ and sides. If you like it smoking trail the tailpipe BBQ hot sauce.

2 Thank phredkite
Frankford, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

You could easily drive by this little gem of a place. The eating area is not large but the food is well worth the stop to check it out.

1 Thank Cail592
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194 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had the ribs with fries, beans and slaw. I was very surprised to find a place like this in Trenton. The dining room is small but the staff were amazing and explained the different meals and what we could have. I would certainly go back when we are in the area. Good times

1 Thank Laker0213
Quinte West, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The restaurant itself is quite small and is much better on the inside than the outside. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and the food is great, my personal favourite being the brisket. The fries, bbq sauces, coleslaw, brisket and pulled pork were great but the ribs weren't my favourite as they weren't as tender as I would have... More 

Thank Kiera B
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Tasted the chiken and the pork. Nicely turned out BBQ. Service was friendly and fast. Beer was cold. Recommend sitting out on the patio especially if sunny. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Jamie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Barbecue, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Dundas St E, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 1L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Quinte West  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-392-4227

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