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The Smoque Shack

#74 of 2,238 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$$ - $$$American, ,
129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
+1 613-789-4245
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (35 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (56 reviews)
“cornbread” (60 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Casual, relaxed atmosphere. Authentic BBQ choices. Lots of funky beers and food was great. Friendly, efficient staff.

Thank Jethro90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my 9 years old son loves this place for their hamburger, he is a big fun and overtime we go out he is asking us to bring him to The Smoque Shack, and additionally what we liked here, you don't have to order big plat...More

Thank Nesrin Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all! Great food, great place to eat in with friends, or even take out. I've known this place for year and it has never let me down. I love the chicken, the huge burger (forgot how they call it), ribs... pretty much...More

Thank Mookieeee
Reviewed 13 September 2017

What can I say the title says it all, this is a tucked away location and kind of looks like a frat house of sorts, but venture inside for some excellent smoked meats. On Mondays they offer rib tips for 1/2 price and let me...More

Thank heumanntouch
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Saw this restaurant featured on "You Gotta Eat Here" so decided to try it while in Ottawa this past weekend. Our hotel was in the Byward Market, and the restaurant was a two minute walk from the front door. We arrived early on a Friday...More

Thank gasman8181
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Hello, I hope this message will find its way past the managers and go straight to the owner. Myself, along with my relatives visiting from England tried to eat at your establishment on Monday. We walked up and asked the employee out front if we...More

Thank Awschucks
Reviewed 19 August 2017

At east end of York Street near Cumberland. Dining room is a walkup at the back. Not fancy - more like a tavern than brasserie. Had 1/2 jerk chicken and 1/2 rack of ribs with tangy cole slaw and stir fry veg. Good selection of...More

Thank bwimpyow
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had the bbq sampler with smoked brisket, pulled pork, bbq chicken, and baby back ribs along with the usual sides of - mac n' cheese, corn bread, coleslaw, deep fried pickles, and onion rings. The brisket and chicken was some of the best bbq...More

2  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I didn't think I was much of a smoked food fan but this restaurant changed my mind ! Loved the brisket with coffee BBQ sauce, the corn bread was perfect and the sweet potatoes fries were the best I've ever had. The portions were very...More

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Another great experience. On a three day business trip, I visited Smoque twice and both times were as good as always. I highly recommend this place, great food and service.

Thank Travel4FunCDN
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John H
20 February 2017|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
We have had the beef and pork ribs and they were all excellent. Everything has its own spice profile and sauce. The smoke comes through on all. They also have great fries, onion rings and the Shack Mac & Cheese is beyond... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-4245
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