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Electric Mud BBQ

Posted by Derek Flack / Reviewed on March 7, 2013 / review policy

Electric Mud BBQElectric Mud BBQ somehow managed to open without much fanfare last weekend in the space formerly occupied by Stampede Bison Grill — this despite the fact that the new venture comes courtesy of the pair behind what was arguably 2012's most hyped restaurant, the nearby Grand Electric. Conceptually speaking, this new offering doesn't depart much from its predecessor: while the tacos have been replaced with Southern-inspired barbecue and the hip hop has given way to classic rock, the ample bourbon, volume on the stereo, lack of reservations and the generally hip vibe (there's got to be a less dorky way to say that) make it easy to determine the shared lineage of the two establishments.

Electric Mud BBQWe arrived shortly after 5pm in the hopes of beating a possible line-up to find the restaurant half-full, a state that you're unlikely to see too often as word gets out about the place. By the time 6pm came around the room became loud and lively, filled with curious diners and plaid-clad servers darting between the 10 or so tables. Worthy of note, if you're not comfortable being seated inches away from your fellow patrons, be forewarned that the four-seat tables are rather cosy and that if you've arrived as a twosome, you're likely to make acquaintances with your table-mates (lighten up, Toronto — this isn't a bad thing).

Electric Mud BBQThe cocktail list is on the short side with four offerings in total, and despite the extensive bourbon options, they won't just make you whatever you want (we tried and failed to get an Old Fashioned cooked up for us). This didn't prove to be an issue, however, as the Clydesdale (a mix of bourbon, lime, grapefruit and agave for $8) proved a well-suited companion for the smokey fare — perhaps that's why there were nine of them on the bill? Also popular based on a scan of the room is the Big Boi Rootbeer (also $8), which while less boozy, also pairs well with the food on offer.

Electric Mud BBQSo how is that food? Pretty fucking good. While mulling the bourbon list, we split the Hot Links ($8.50), which are an explosively juicy take on Louisiana-style Andouille chock full of garlic and smoke. Served atop a spread that's at once like vegetable cream cheese and ranch dip, the accompaniment helps to pull back the overt smokiness of the sausage and adds another layer of fat-filled flavour to an already indulgent dish.

Electric Mud BBQ"Nothing here is altogether that good for you," a server later explains to a nearby table. But that's a matter of opinion. Sure, this isn't the most healthy food you can eat — but it sure makes you feel good, and that's worth something to me. Case in point: the Southern Fried Chicken (also $8.50) is out of this world. I've been impressed by similar offerings from the Stockyards and Riverside Public House in the past, but the folks at Electric Mud somehow manage to fashion an even crispier exterior than what you'll find elsewhere, and the blend of spices used put a certain Colonel to shame.

Electric Mud BBQIt'd be a shame not to order the Coleslaw ($3.50) alongside your chicken, as it's also one of the better slaws I've had. Sprinkled with sesame seeds, there's just a hint of Asian influence but what's most noticeable is how light it is. Although the sauce is clearly mayo-based, it's got enough underlying acid to cut some of the fat that's coming through from the chicken. Word to the wise, though, the portion is small — so if you're sharing it might make sense to get two of these.

Naturally we had to try the ribs (see lead photo). Regardless of how good all the other items on the menu are, if a barbecue joint doesn't do a bang up job on their ribs, the whole enterprise should be called into question. Nothing of the sort will be happening here. It's a shame we just updated our best ribs in Toronto post, because if we were to do it in a month, you can bet these would be on it. Sticky and tender (almost to fall-off-the-bone but not quite — i.e. perfect), they're not exactly traditional. Beyond the fact that they're topped with peanuts and chives, you'd have difficulty placing the sauce within any American barbecue style or tradition. They're both sweet and acidic, but not to the same degree that you'll find with most Southern preparations.

Electric Mud BBQIf there's a criticism to be made here, it's on the portion size to price ratio. At $13.50, I'd like more than three ribs, especially given that this is the type of food that's meant to share. That said, I found the prices for the other dishes we tried more than fair. Take the Duck Ham ($13.50), for instance. The generous portion of wonderfully smokey duck would surely fool more than a few people in a blind taste test. I mean it really, really tastes like a traditional pork-based ham. The texture is a give-away, though. This meat is juicier than your standard offering and the skin bursts with salty flavour. I should also add that the pickled accompaniments (which also come with the fried chicken) are a nice little touch and, once again, offer a useful bit of acidity when you need it.

Electric Mud BBQWe skipped dessert in favour of more bourbon, sampling offerings from Baker's and Elijah Craig — neither of which broke the bank at $8 and $6.50 respectively. It'd be easy to get in trouble here, though. The list has well over 30 bottles, much of which you'll have difficulty finding at the LCBO (what a surprise).

Given that this review comes mere days after the place has opened, there's not much point getting into the service. There were a few minor hiccups, but the staff were friendly, worked well as a team, and made us feel welcome and at home. That's all that really matters. This is a fun, casual place to eat, so please no complaints about the loud music. And if the name doesn't sound altogether that appealing, do bear in mind that it's a reference to a Muddy Waters album.

Let the lineups begin!

Electric Mud BBQPhotos by Tom Ryaboi



zipzippity / March 7, 2013 at 10:32 am
Food is amazing here. A welcome addition to the hood!
vampchick21 / March 7, 2013 at 11:08 am
My man and I live up the street, and while we were very sad to see Stampede go (we loved those burgers and have sweet memories of our first Valentines together there, half in the bag and craving burgers), we're looking forward to trying this place out! Looks amazing!
JLL / March 7, 2013 at 11:32 am
3 ribs for 13 bucks? Are these ribs from Wilbur the Pig? Throw all the peanuts on that you want, that's ridiculous.

The Duck Ham looks really good though.
JOE's / March 7, 2013 at 11:34 am
Food looks great...its a shame that these places( both electrics) are int he land of hipster douche bags.
Hey...let dress like we cant afford to eat out, and eat out and lear at the people in my hood.
sad area...good dinning.
zipzippity replying to a comment from JOE's / March 7, 2013 at 11:40 am
By all means, stay the hell away then. More ribs for us who actually live in the neighborhood.
vampchick21 replying to a comment from JOE's / March 7, 2013 at 11:41 am
Can we have one fucking discussion about something in Parkdale without the hipster hatefest? Seriously?
ridic replying to a comment from vampchick21 / March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am
Archie replying to a comment from vampchick21 / March 7, 2013 at 11:53 am
Not really since Parkdale has become ground zero for them? Closely followed by the exiles up in "Bloordale" mind you
Fat Bastard / March 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm
I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs
duder replying to a comment from JLL / March 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm
It never ceases to amaze me the prices that people can get away with charging in this town. You add on tax and tip to that and you're talking 16-17 bucks for 3 ribs. If this was the Four Seasons, ok...but a funky BBQ joint in Parkdale? Please.
kim / March 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm
Seem a bit pricey for the portion, but will love to try it. Food looks good. Congrats!
COOG / March 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Do they still have $3.50 bottles of 50? I miss stampede.
v79 / March 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm
What's up with the overpriced mini portions? While the fried chicken seems reasonable (and to a lesser extent the Duck Ham), over $4 per tiny rib is outright robbery (I would hope the menu indicates how little you get for that price). And $3.50 for three or four bits of coleslaw? Come on. Pretentiousness from new restaurant owners is killing this town.
Dubs / March 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm
Hey all you ignant mufuckas complaining about the price of food. Go to the Pickel Barrel and shut the fuck up. You want well though out, perfectly prepared, unique food? pay for it, and shut the fuck up.

Dubs / March 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm
3 rolls with butter that has been whipped with smoker drippings is worth every penny.
asdf replying to a comment from v79 / March 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm
You know what is killing this town? Judgement from those speculating and giving their uninformed opinions!
13.5 doesn't sound unreasonable given the reviewer described them as "perfect" and 'would make their best Ribs in Toronto list'!!
ugod replying to a comment from Dubs / March 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Bam. I second that.
loper / March 7, 2013 at 01:09 pm
I'm all for fuck, fucking and fucked but do we really need it in a review? Isn't that breaking law #2 in common journalism rules? (law #1 being plagiarism). Step it the fuck up BlogTO.
vampchick21 replying to a comment from Archie / March 7, 2013 at 01:14 pm
Oh for the love of....maybe cause I'm old, but damn it, hipsters are just the latest batch of conformist non-conformity that kids indulge in. In 5 years they'll all be in the suburbs and the next batch up will have a fresh new way to be conformist non-conformist. Everyone goes through it. It's nothing new. And hardly worth the amount of words I just typed. Get off my lawn.
Adrock / March 7, 2013 at 01:19 pm
I went this past weekend, the food was fantastic,but I think it's a bit too pricey. Ribs for $13.50 is far too much.. they were fantastic, but I can buy a full rack for that.
Archie replying to a comment from vampchick21 / March 7, 2013 at 01:22 pm
"And hardly worth the amount of words I just typed. Get off my lawn."

LOL... well played.
Rob replying to a comment from asdf / March 7, 2013 at 01:23 pm
"Uninformed opinions", you mean like saying something is the best in town before having tried every single rib available for sale in the town?
vampchick21 replying to a comment from Archie / March 7, 2013 at 01:26 pm
I'm old and you all look weird to me.
david / March 7, 2013 at 01:42 pm
the prices are a joke! these guys open up the definition of "dive" restaurants and are charging premium pricing. I can afford to eat anywhere in Toronto and will pay for great food and atmosphere but when your eating in a shit hole the prices should reflect that. I'm sure the food is great just like grand electric but I agree that pricing in this city if absurd, especially in these hipster infested restaurants.
Archie replying to a comment from david / March 7, 2013 at 01:57 pm
"There's a sucker born every minute". Pretty much sums it up
Sean / March 7, 2013 at 02:22 pm
I agree with the price complaint, I don't care what you put on it, you will never get me to pay $13 for 3 bones. 3 Bones should be $8.50 tops, with a half rack at $13. This sounds more like overpriced Toronto Tapas, with a Southern slant, and not much like a true BBQ joint.
JoeCarter / March 7, 2013 at 02:29 pm
Im in from this comment alone: "So how is that food? Pretty fucking good."
frowd / March 7, 2013 at 03:27 pm
No kidding. I live here and actually really enjoy my hood. I am not a "hipster" in the sense that I'm 40, my bike has more than one speed, I don't wear a fedora or facial hair or have tattoos and when I wear skinny jeans, it hurts. My friends laugh at me when I drink PBR (but nod appreciatively when I drink Bellwoods), oh, I also work at a bank... as a law-talking guy. I don't think you're allowed to do that if you're a hipster. It's agains the hipster code.
Adam / March 7, 2013 at 04:34 pm
frowd doth protest too much - clearly he's a hipster! BURN HIM FROM THE CROSS!!!

Seriously, **** you to all the haters. Get a life.
Adam / March 7, 2013 at 04:36 pm
Prices in Toronto are outrageous. But you can't really blame the owners if that's what people are willing to pay.
Slick Rick replying to a comment from Sean / March 7, 2013 at 04:41 pm
Well said. Line me up 15 old fashions and a line of bitter charlie and maybe i'll step foot into this joint. That is if I still have an appetite.
Laura / March 7, 2013 at 09:49 pm
How much money do you guys think the owners are making? Do you think they're making even as much as a government employee, probably some of the people complaining about prices? They deserve to charge whatever they want for outstanding food that took time and skill to prepare. If the food is so good that people are tripping over themselves to pay for it, they would be wrong not to charge that much.
LetsDoThis! / March 7, 2013 at 09:55 pm
Haven't been BUT to keep up with the take out tradition of the location they should have just one thing you can get on take out. Like a cup of fries, or ice cream in the summer, just vanilla on the patio.
LetsDoThis! / March 7, 2013 at 09:55 pm
Should also be a walk up and go.
Fob Rord / March 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm
Cool factor is upped by the fact that patrons get to fraternize with the customers of the "scary" LCBO.
Horace / March 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm
In terms of the review, which probably should get some notice, the whole, "So, How is that food? Pretty fucking good." seems a little contrived and kind of detracts from the rest of the review. I found anything following (or preceding for that matter) lost any real credibility. If that is the tone of the review, then just end it there and post some pics with prices. Really hated this review. There needs to be some higher standards.
jameson / March 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm
I find it sort of interesting that this restaurant was allowed to open with the Interim Control Bylaw in effect.

Looking at the map on the pdf on the City webpage, it seems as though the property is directly adjacent. I'm a bit surprised that this location would be not included in the study (since it really is on the strip). I have to say, that's a pretty big loss to Gord Perks! Considering that the whole point of the ICBL was to prevent Grand Electric found expanding upstairs.

This must've indirectly effected the value of the former Stampede Bison Grill's property quite substantially. Considering the demand for new restaurants in the area (except the supply was limited), and this not being included in the study.
Tara / March 8, 2013 at 02:09 am
Salivating just looking at the photos. This is the place to go when you are just craving a hearty meal. Must try it!
jeff g / March 8, 2013 at 07:22 am

In any case, guess this means the BBQ trend is played out now.
Joanne / March 8, 2013 at 08:36 am
While the review was fair, why is it nesessary
For you, the writer to swear? Do you not have
A better word in your vocabulary to describe
FOOD than FUCK? Go back to school.
Joanne / March 8, 2013 at 08:54 am
As a restaurant owner, these comments regarding pricing is very disturbing. The prices are high, because rent in Toronto is high! Not to mention cost of employees, utilities, insurance, cleaning, products, pest control, taxes. Not to mention the free stuff that is given away in restaurants like coffee refills, sugar, cream, napkins, vinegar, ketchup etc. etc. etc. At the end of the day if there's anything left for the owners, we would be lucky. There is a reason that 90% of restaurants open do not last five years.
obnoxious / March 8, 2013 at 11:11 am
Toronto is full of cheap hipsters and the breeding ground is Blog TO.

v79 replying to a comment from Joanne / March 8, 2013 at 11:34 am
What's disturbing Joanne is that restaurant owners such as yourself feel comfortable gouging customers. There's a difference between charging a decent amount to make a profit and outright gouging. Charging nearly $15 for three tiny ribs (by all means a meal that will not fill anyone up)is beyond ridiculous. There's no two ways about it. I've operated several kitchens in my day, and I for one would be embarrassed to serve my customers three ribs for that price. I'd rightfully expect complaints with nearly every order. If I hadn't read this review and sat down at EMBBQ for the ribs, I would have laughed in the waiter's face when he/she brought out such an order and asked if they ate the other half on the way to the table. It a shame they've chosen to go this way, because everything looks very great, but when it comes to certain items, they have to come to grips with reality in terms of the pricing.
fabio replying to a comment from v79 / March 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm
They're not tiny ribs. They're actually quite large. Why don't you try the food there first, dingle nuts.
Rob replying to a comment from jameson / March 8, 2013 at 01:13 pm
Jameson: I think the bylaw was aimed at not giving a liquor Licences to "new" currently unlicensed locations as far as I know The Bison Grill already had a licence and was serving food and Liquor. Thus they would be allowed to transfer the licence to a new owner where-as the second floor of Grand Electric is a "net new" space that was never serving alcohol or food in the past.
Lunch Burger / March 8, 2013 at 02:00 pm
a) Anyone under 30 is now apparently a "hipster".
b) Market conditions set prices; if they're "too high", this place fail.
c) Anyone worrying about "hipsters" is afraid to get old
d) "I can buy a rack for that price" = go for it, betcha it doesn't taste as good.
Dinner replying to a comment from Lunch Burger / March 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm
Whahhh Wahhh Wahhh. It doesn't matter... Its only as big of a deal as you make it...
Thom / March 9, 2013 at 11:34 pm
Couple of things for southern bbq they could have more pork/swine on the menu.
Thom / March 9, 2013 at 11:37 pm
AND they should get the best Toronto blues musicians and just have a guitar and and amp in that little space and have musicians play every Friday night or something. Just Guitar and Amp
duder / March 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Ate there yesterday evening. I will say that the food is pretty damn good - hush puppies were amazing (and I've travelled a lot in the states), the pork belly was delicious, and the shrimp and grits rival that of Acadia. Fried chicken wasn't the best I've had (stockyard for the win, there), but good nonetheless.

Bad points: Music is WAY too loud. Can't hear anything anyone says and we had to yell at each other all through the meal. One of my companions asked to have the music turned down (just a touch) but they refused. My ears were literally ringing for an hour afterwards. Also, refusing to make any other drink other than what's on the menu (not even a simple G&T) is pretty ridiculous. I understand that they're trying to do things their way, but come on. I also saw the ribs (didn't try them) - they look great, but for $13.50 that's just way too high. Strange because everything else on the menu is fairly reasonable.

Servers were friendly enough, though. I'd check it out if you're in the hood and it's not going to be a huge wait.
jer replying to a comment from duder / March 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm
Guess they don't want people to hang around at all so blair the music. Same trick used at a lot of places and heard that Grand Electric itself was really loud before too (but, when I went it wasn't too bad)..

Probably will keep me from going though, I can't stand loud environments.
mintcoffee / March 14, 2013 at 11:09 am
It looks like a moving diner!
mintcoffee replying to a comment from mintcoffee / March 14, 2013 at 11:10 am
shit, i posted this in the wrong story.
christine wallace / March 15, 2013 at 10:52 am
this is a sad day....i used to love sitting on the patio with a beer and poutine and watching the LCBO parade.....change ain't good
Chris replying to a comment from Dubs / March 20, 2013 at 09:47 am
pooch / April 5, 2013 at 07:29 pm
Am i the only person in Toronto who realizes this is a complete rip off of Fatty Cue in NY?
J Cash / April 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm
I think it's great that these dudes are creating something true to their vision. I appreciate the hustle of successful entrepreneurs. However, I will miss Stampede. One less simple & honest restaurant in the 'hood. There was always a place to chill and I could read the paper for an hour without being rushed to leave. Electrical Mud may have great food but getting in there and eating it can be a lot of work. I guess it's what people want though—Stampede sure as hell couldn't pack the space like that... but that's kinda what made it great.

Jake replying to a comment from pooch / April 10, 2013 at 03:03 pm
Oh we go...something similar to something in New York because thats the first place on the entire planet to ever do it.

Tdothipsterhater / April 12, 2013 at 03:35 pm


Sparrow / April 27, 2013 at 10:44 am
The food is great, but I agree with everyone else that it is very overpriced. That said, i'm really loving the hipster war thats happening in the comments section of blogto. Its like hipster on hipster verbal violence! I love every minute of it....its such a pissing contest. Hipsters really take themselves way too seriously
Joe Tackspaief / May 2, 2013 at 05:27 pm
$13.5 for three pieces of ribs!! This is worst than the $10 Budweiser cans at the rogers center!
kingmoe / May 25, 2013 at 09:14 am
I was afraid of going here by the comments here thinking food is meagre, pricy, and the crowd douchy. All were proven wrong on my Friday night visit. Fried Chicken, Beef & Pork Ribs were tasty and even the coleslaw was dainty. Drinks were fine too. Service was also pretty relax and friendly. I do not miss stampede!
Antony Ellis / June 29, 2013 at 06:17 pm
I have to say. They serve the best beef ribs I've ever tasted. It might seem a bit pricey, but the food is spectacular. This from a guy who lubs his bbq. That's right lubs.
Trsxta / October 7, 2013 at 02:10 pm
Yet another over-rated hipster joint. Taking what is essentially cheap food and making it over-priced and underwhelming. Portion sizes are incredibly small for the price. Some items are really tasty - but what isn't good when you deep-fry it and slather in garlic sauce? The ribs are the most disappointing, especially in a place that prides itself as a BBQ joint. While being somewhat tasty, they were way too chewy, not even remotely close to falling of the bone, and were also drowned in a very vinegary sauce. At $1 a rib it would have been just passable. At $5 per rib (you get only 3 per serve for $14.50!!!!) they are ludicrous. Add tax and tip and you are paying well over $6 per VERY mediocre rib. If you like BBQ do not go here! If you like over-priced hipster joints with hot staff that serve bourbon drinks from mason jars, then knock yourself out.
Pero / October 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm
I was afraid this was going to be another over-hyped, over-priced hipster joint, serving barnyard hobo chic. I was right.

The food is good, but the portions are so meagre that it is embarrassing. Perhaps they are being ironic, serving Po-Boy food at Grey Poupon Prices?

$14.50 plus tax and tip for THREE (3) ribs works out to $6.50 for each dry, chewy but reasonably tasty rib.

Southern food is supposed to be generous and cheap. This is comfort food. Sadly it is just another formulaic Queen West Hipster Joint with white kids from Toronto trying to get in touch with their black Southern roots.
Pero replying to a comment from Lunch Burger / October 8, 2013 at 12:10 am
No, being under 30 does not make you a hipster. Thinking you should get a prize just for showing up and having an overinflated sense of importance and entitlement does, as does putting style over substance.

Just like putting bird on things and taking grainy Instagram photos of them does not make one an artist, growing an ironic mustache and knowing that rum and coke makes a Cuba Libre does not make you a mixologist.
Chare / October 24, 2013 at 01:32 pm
It seems as if they (EM) are trying to make a silk purse out of a pig's (cow, goat, rib) ear. Did anyone do any surveys or focus groups on this very diverse socially economic neighborhood before menu and price selections.
Seems more like a spoiled child's rant of "I want what I want and where I want it". Money appears more important than customer satisfaction.
christopher / January 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm
Live in the neighbourhood. This is the younger crowd or the off spring of the people who go to Barque in Roncesvaille. We look and laugh at the line up of young semi-professionals eager to wait an hour or so before the restaurant opens. This is because the only other people who line up for food in Parkdale are two doors down at the soup kitchen at ST Christophers. Otherwise no one lines up for anything in Parkdale except the Wrong Bar which has great entertainment.
Jim replying to a comment from Pero / January 27, 2014 at 09:39 am
The prices here look absolutely cheap compared to Carbon Bar which just opened at Queen E & Church. Thei BBQ Platter is served onm a dinner plate, 5 small bones of rib, 4" bland sausage, bit of pulled pork and 3 slices of mushy brisket for the low price of... wait for it! $58!!!! Just crazy,,
Jacki / February 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm
I miss stampede bison grill.
Elvis / February 24, 2014 at 12:07 am
I finally tried this place last night following all the hype I've been hearing since it opened. I had ribs, coleslaw, collard greens and some pork rinds.

The ribs were mediocre at best, the sauce was simply not good but it wasn't bad. The sides are sides you'd receive at any restaurant that serves this type of food. Also, $14 for a half rack of ribs (4 ribs) is expensive. I will say the ambiance is 10/10 - the music, seating arrangement and bbq smoke from the kitchen lighting drifting through the bar area added a nice touch to the experience. All in all I likely will not go back as I think memphis smoke and barque are much better when I'm in a southern mood BUT its worth going to check it out and their menu allows you to keep your damage on the lower end.
ffafaffff / March 24, 2014 at 02:33 am
So even with a readership obsessed with living beyond their means maybe once you can actually firmly call attention, beyond a mild gripe at the portions, to the fact that we're at the point of outright parody of poor people food?

Even beyond scrapple tacos for condo folk, this is getting absurd and all you can do is post pictures of four dollar coleslaw and muse about eight dollar corn whiskey.
Benedict replying to a comment from vampchick21 / March 28, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Loved Stampede as well - oh well VIVA LA CHANGE
liz hav / April 13, 2014 at 07:28 pm
i have actually had dreams about the fried cauliflower from here. i live so close and its a huge test of my willpower not to eat here more often.. a+
Julius / May 8, 2014 at 08:56 am
$15 for 3 bones of ribs! Is this place in business still?
Steph / July 1, 2014 at 08:15 am
First of all- not gonna lie, food is pretty damn good. That is if you get a chance to even try any of it! I went twice- first time the freaking fried chicken and pork rinds were sold out. Sucked. At least the pork ends saved everything. So damn good. Went again last night, was told it would be an hour wait. Turned out to be two hours. Finally got a seat crammed next to another group of people on a pic nic table. Waited 20 minutes until they had menus to give to us as they were being used. Make more? ? ? Then we ordered and they didn't have the fried chicken (again) and the pork ends or the pork rinds. I just waited two hours to eat this damn food and you don't have any of it. Put up a damn sign when you run out of things. I wouldn't have waited two hours to eat shrimp and grits. Figure it out, you've been open for quite a while now. I definitely won't be going back, this place is too much of a hastle.
Missy / July 1, 2014 at 11:51 pm
Grew up in Parkdale - the building used to be a warehouse then a KFC, then other assorted food places. Best of luck to Electric Mud BBQ.

Michelle / July 24, 2014 at 11:41 pm
This place is like finding gold
Wendy / July 21, 2015 at 01:33 pm
I've been looking forward to trying this place for awhile. It's hard to resist since it makes the whole block smell amazing.

I ordered food for 7 people for take-out.

1. They don't offer any of their veggie dishes on the take-out menu.

2. I asked for portion sizes for everything I ordered. I was told on the phone that there were three pieces of chicken in the Fried Chicken order so I ordered 3 servings of it. When we got the chicken there were only 6 pieces so we went back and the manager/host/whoever was very blunt and not understanding when we said we were missing an order. Apparently the person who took my order on the phone made a mistake and said there were 3 pieces instead of 2 and that's why we got 6 pieces instead of the 9 we were expecting. Not only did this mean someone in our group didn't get to try the chicken but it also means that you are paying $4.75 for one piece of chicken!! That's ridiculous! We tried to explain that we were expecting more but he seemed completely unpersuaded. Mind you we spent over $200'd think they would have some mind of customer service and just give us the chicken we thought we were buying.

Here is a bit of a break down for cost:
3-4 ribs for 14.50, a small fist sized brisket sandwich for 6.50, a small coffee lid size of any of the sides for 3.50, 2! pieces of chicken for 9.50.

The food was good but not for the price and attitude.
Justin / August 24, 2015 at 10:38 pm
I don't usually leave comments like these ones, but electric mud has to be the worst experience I've had In a long, long time. I think I had Bette meal and manchuwok. I'm not trying to be super critical either, or a nasty person by sharing my experience. But honestly, from the tough tough pork ribs to the god awful "cat fish roll" I honestly think the mc fillet fish from McDonald's is better than this. Anyways, I can keep going but I don't want to waste my time like I did going here.
I'm sorry, start to finish, this was a horrible experience.

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