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Smoke on the Water

) #3 of 90 Restaurants in Tonawanda $$ - $$$, American, Bar, Barbecue
77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
+1 716-692-4227
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (16 reviews)
“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pork belly tacos are a must and the wedge salad was divine!! My husband had the original bbq sandwich along with the fries and he enjoyed every bite. We chose to sit outside and it was very very cold but staff was attentive. Allie was...More

Thank mrschoppert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 5 they don't like seperate checks, appetizers were great Brisquet sandwiches melt in your mouth great flavor!!

Thank Yfz45067
Reviewed 10 April 2017

When first time last week and we will be back, HUGE portions GREAT service neat spot on the water. Can't wait to sit on the patio this summer :)

Thank CANADIANOntario
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The smoked selections are amazing! The best part is the ability to choose more than one type of meat on the same plate! This way you get to sample all the goodness at once! Great food and service.

Thank Rich A
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and I eat out a lot, but I only rate a limited number of places ... in my mind, if I don't have something nice to say about a restaurant I'd rather say nothing at all. It is a hard business and there's...More

1  Thank AlexCherie7233
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went here for my Nephews and my Birthday dinner. First time here and was very impressed. You smell them "Smoking" the great food way before you reach the restaurant. Everything was Oh so Good!!!! If you want great BBQ, you need to go here....More

Thank Sharon G
Lindsay R, Owner at Smoke on the Water, responded to this review

Thank you Sharon! We take pride in our smoking and everything is done by the owners! Be sure to visit us this Summer to sit on the patio and enjoy some more great food!

Reviewed 18 March 2017

SOTW is an amazing restaurant. Their brisket is the best that I have ever had. The ribs are amazing! They also have Chiavetta's potatoes that are very tasty. I haven't had anything that hasn't been fantastic. It is more a bar with some tables than...More

Thank Cathy C
Lindsay R, Owner at Smoke on the Water, responded to this review

Thank you so much Cathy! Please join us on the patio this summer, plenty of seating, sunshine and delicious BBQ!

Reviewed 10 March 2017

I stopped in after moving back to NT after 15+ years. I am a stickler for good BBQ/SMOKE. i did love the brisket, but they need to offer quarts/pounds etc of their product. I just wanted 4 oz of brisket, 4 oz of sausage etc,...More

Thank penutlh
Lindsay R, Owner at Smoke on the Water, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, We do offer "a la cart" items, they are not listed in the menu but we are always happy to accommodate! Items available by themselves are brisket, pulled pork, chicken, turkey and ribs if you are looking for just meats without the "extras"....More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

can't say enough. we loved our evening. great beer selection, and oh such great food. we started with amuse bouche ...pablano and corn soup, fantastic. then each of the three of us ordered dinners. son had chicken and brisket with two sides fries and beans....More

Thank jlockport6932
Lindsay R, Owner at Smoke on the Water, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, we also miss Torches but keep coming back to Tonawanda for our Daily Specials, they always have that Fine Dining Torches flair from Kevin and JJ :)

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great in house smoked barbecue. It a tiny place inside, but has a wonderful outside deck to sit by the water. There's also a lower level outside for drinks and to dock your boat. They have great barbecued pork dishes and the Turkey and chicken...More

Thank sjaj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: +1 716-692-4227
Kevin, JJ and Mark Richert took over Tonawanda in July with the passion and determination to make a hot spot for BBQ Lovers. The Smoker, filled with Brisket, Ribs, Pork & much more, adds to the delicious menu but the daily specials show the creativity of these three as well. Dine in, take out or dock up to enjoy what Tonawanda's been saying to be the best BBQ around!