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AU$11 - AU$28
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Barbecue, Canadian, American
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Reviewed 1 week ago

SCAM - AVOID this place. Plenty of much nicer places to eat in Tofino. We ordered the ‘bonanza’ for 2 for $70 expecting to get a good amount of food - a bonanza. We only got 2 x 1/2lbs of lukewarm meat and 1 1/5...sausages plus 3 sides which we didn’t really want but went for the bonanza as we thought it would be a good deal! It would have cost less to order these separately and we could have ordered more of what we actually wanted. I politely raised this with the server Charlie who turns out to be the manager. His response? “It’s only a dollar”!!! He didn’t get it at all and was pretty rude telling me not to be bothered over a dollar. That’s not the point, it’s the principle that I paid more money for food I didn’t really want under the guise that it was a good deal. No resolution or understanding at all. A completely unprofessional response. On top of this the gas heaters were not working and there is only outside seating so it was freezing cold. I would strongly urge you to find somewhere else to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were actually looking for an easy way to eat next to the beach and had no big expectations by entering place. We definitely found this place but we also were surprised how delicious and well prepared the food was. Served by two dudes but...quality and prepared as a star-award restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

We wanted great BBQ and got it. We ordered lil’ Ronnie’s Beachside Bonanza - chiefs selection of best cuts and 3 sides, with our addition of Mac n Cheese. This place is all about the meat.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

The brisket was delicious..but they need to add a few more sides..like maybe baked or roasted potatoes.. and vegetables..none of us liked all the pickles that came with it and won't be back because of it. Adding other sides to be added would make a...difference for us. But..the brisket was delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

Great casual dining - went on a cool fall evening, the giant heaters kept us toasty. The pulled pork & brisket were awesome as was the beans and coleslaw. A dog named Sushi was the hit of the night which was made more fun by...a large party of local staff from various hotels enjoying a night out together - definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Okay, this place has it goin' on. Righteous Brisket, a solid sauce. Proper pit beans, absolutely great pulled pork. Simple fare, presented in a simple way; but complex, well defined flavors. Loved the pickle, the coleslaw, would have been 5 stars except for the turkey....I'd drop that clean off the menu except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and get some cranberry on it. Beers great. Cocktails great. Staff engaged, relaxed, and efficient. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

Visited as we were staying in Tofino and saw details on Tripadvisor, we had the meat platter (with three meats) which were all really well cooked and tasted fabulous. Staff attentive helpful. Thought this was good value for money and would visit again if in...TofinoMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Just stumbled on Lil Ronnie’s as it was next door to our hotel which wasn’t serving food. So glad we found it! Large portions and good value takeout.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

They do everything right here- great atmosphere and live music (Blue Moon Marquee were awesome). The food is incredible as well as the cocktails. Great fun and happy environment. Friendly service. I would definitely recommend coming here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

We ate at Lil’ Ronnie’s one evening during our trip to Tofino, and had a very good time. The barbecue food was mostly extremely good- we really enjoyed the brisket and pulled pork, but the chicken was quite undercooked (I imagine that it isn’t usually...undercooked though as the rest of the food wasn’t). The sides we had (mac and cheese and cowboy beans) were also very good. There was also some live music which is only on once a week- the only problem with this is that if you are sitting too close to the performer, the music is so loud that you can barely hear the other people at your table. This isn’t much of a problem, though, as this would probably only affect a couple of tables and you could probably ask to be seated further away from the stage. Overall, we really enjoyed our meal at Lil’ Ronnie’s, and I would recommend it as one of the best restaurants to eat at in Tofino.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Great relaxed atmosphere with brilliant soulful live music. Great BBQ food and cocktails. A stroll along the beach afterwards - bliss

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

Fabulous beachside restaurant serving mainly brisket, ribs & pulled pork. The meat was really delicious, with sides of potato salad, vinegar slaw & Jack beans to complement them. Seating was all outside & there was live music from 6-8pm. Definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Really Disappointed about the platter and the cocktails... dry turkey and unflavour brisket. Living in Tofino for 5 years and every year the quality of the food and drinks is getting worst.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

Have been here before a few years ago when you had to cram inside the small cabin - now they have a large outside patio area where the live music is on early evenings - had a big plate of ribs and a couple of...beers after long drive up from Victoria - excellent food and service and good music as well Next time in Tofino I would come here rather than go to the over expensive, crowded restaurants in townMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 September 2022

Organized a car club tour, 35 people, had lunch here. Easy to make a booking for the group, The food was reasonably priced and exceeded my expectations in promptness of service, variety, quality and quantity (some of the group found the brisket a little dry...but I thought it was fine). I have no hesitation to recommend this venue for group or individual use.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Lil' Ronnie's Backyard BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5