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The Smoque Shack

#73 of 2,256 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%
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“beef ribs” (35 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 August 2017

not much meat on my beef ribs, fries nice and seasoned, fried pickles very goog. MAc and cheese average, i was expecting better.

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

First seen on "You Gotta Eat Here", I thought it looked worth a try. Boy did they not disappoint! Have been many times since and everything is always delicious. A la carte is nice for choosing many different options and sharing with whoever you are...More

Thank jakemaclean9
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I read about this place in Chatelaine as they listed the top places across Canada to get Mac and Cheese. The bartender/waitress was very friendly and helpful in offering suggestions as to what to have. The mac and cheese was great, but we ordered the...More

Thank Debnmike84
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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