Toronto BBQ

The 7 Best Toronto BBQ Spots

This city has one of the most diverse and eclectic foodie scenes in the world and Toronto BBQ is right up there with the very best. We went in search of the very best places in the city to eat “low and slow”, seriously well cooked meat.

From brisket and chicken wings to burgers and pulled pork; if you are a BBQ lover then this is the list for you.

So work up an appetite, grab a couple of buddies and get ready to get stuck into some of the best Toronto BBQ joints…

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1.  Beach Hill Smokehouse

As they say, their motto is to “Rub. Smoke. Eat. Repeat”. Once you get your first taste of their succulent slow cooked meat you will like many others before you become a regular,

The mixed meat platter with a choice of three sides is the perfect way to treat that special meat lover in your life. Absolute sheer and utter perfection.

2. Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

A brilliantly lively restaurant and patio in the Toronto Port Lands serving up pit smoked bbq and live music. The perfect way to unwind after a long hard day.

They do all the classics really well like brisket, wings and ribs, but their pulled pork is an absolute taste sensation. Not a dish to be missed when thinking of Toronto BBQ.

3. Adamson BBQ

Adamson BBQ is a full service counter-service style barbecue restaurant, where the portions are big and the welcome is even bigger.

They are open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am until they sell out of meat (which pretty much always happens!). It combines BBQ with huge flavour and plenty of delicious and tasty side dishes.

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4. Smoque N’ Bones

Huge portions of comfort BBQ food that is made for sharing, so it’s the ideal place to come to start a big night out with friends. The menu is extensive, so there is something for everybody, with an encouragement on family style eating.

It would be hard to single out one dish, but you shouldn’t look beyond the ribs and chicken wings – if those are your thing!

Toronto BBQ
Toronto BBQ

5. The Carbon Bar

Their unique style of serving BBQ in a high-end setting with small tasting plates and a focus on sharing is an absolute winner. The food is beyond tasty; the fact that you get to try so many different flavours is what makes it special.

They are also masters at pairing up cocktails and bourbon with the meats, so get ready for a fun night out.

6. Barque Smokehouse

You’ll struggle to find more authentic central Texas BBQ outside the Lone Star state itself.

Great brisket, tasty turkey and some of the best meat sharing platters you have ever tasted. What brings the whole thing together though, is the attention to detail of their side dishes. Simply superb.


STACK is a proper bar and restaurant with amazing service, tasty comfort food and a large selection of tasty cold beers. What more could you possibly want from life?

Some of their BBQ dishes including the burgers are seriously good but you simply cannot afford not to try the wings. Perfectly glazed and wonderfully succulent.

Feel like something slightly different? Check out The 7 Best Steakhouses In Toronto

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