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The Best BBQ Restaurants in Toronto

The best BBQ restaurants in Toronto are now some of the most popular in the city. The art of Southern slow cooking has been wholeheartedly embraced up north, and these places prove that our Canadian pitmasters do right by time-honoured traditions.

Here are the best BBQ restaurants in Toronto.


Adamson Barbecue
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Adamson Barbecue

This industrial spot in Leaside draws crowds with its trays laden with pulled pork, smoked turkey, sausages, and classic sides of slaw, potato salad and beans done right.

Barque Smokehouse
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Barque Smokehouse

The Barque Rack O’ Bama at this legendary BBQ spot on Roncesvalles is a powerhouse rack of ribs, smoked, rubbed, basted and basted. They also do smoked chicken, sausage and lamb shoulder, not to mention epic brunch and lots and lots of bourbon.


Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

The St. Clair mainstay doesn't have the beer and bourbon most BBQ joints are known for, but they do make some of the best chicken and waffles ever as well as unreal green chili burgers, an incredible smoked bacon sandwich and pulled pork and pulled beef brisket.

Electric Mud BBQ
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Electric Mud BBQ

If possible, this Parkdale place is even louder than its sister restaurant Grand Electric around the corner, but here you’ll chow down on bourbon and pork rinds rather than tequila and tacos. Conquer a BBQ plate of pork ribs, beef brisket, smoked chicken wings, and pulled pork.


The Carbon Bar
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The Carbon Bar

This Queen East spot is known for their BBQ brunches. Pork ribs and beef brisket are cooked in a wood fire pit, and they also offer burgers and seafood.


Cherry Street Bar-B-Que
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Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

The Port Lands has a gem in the patio with a view at this BBQ joint. Meats like pulled pork, chicken, beef ribs, baby back ribs, and pulled pork are pit-smoked with white oak and sold by the glorious half pound.

Big Crow
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Big Crow

From the people behind Rose and Sons with locations on both Dupont and Queen, this Algonquin-inspired BBQ place serves baby back ribs, chicken drums and a peameal bacon sandwich, all smoked.


Hogtown Smoke
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Hogtown Smoke

This Beaches restaurant serves ribs, wings, and tequila smoked chicken. More than a half dozen sauces include peanut butter chipotle, peach patron jalapeno, ghost pepper lime, and the ominously named Assisted Suicide with five kinds of hot peppers.

Smoke Signals
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Smoke Signals

This small industrial spot on Dundas West serves tasty BBQ in a cool setting. Don’t miss out on the mac n’ cheese or frito pie as sides to platters of jalapeno cheddar sausage, brisket, ribs, and smoked chicken.

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