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Adamson Barbecue

$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
176 Wicksteed Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4G 2B6, Canada
+1 647-559-2080
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (44 reviews)
“potato salad” (12 reviews)
“bratwurst” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
176 Wicksteed Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4G 2B6, Canada
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for early lunch and were almost first through the door. Glad we were because the line was justifiably long. The brisket is the best I have ever had. End of story. The sides weren’t great. It was a little bizarre to me that...More

Thank haroldInToronto
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had a three meat plate (brisket, ribs x2) + bratwurst for around 30 bucks. The brisket was great, tons of flavour and really moist. The ribs were ok, but I prefeer them meatier, there were lots of fat chunks and they were smaller than...More

Thank Tulio L
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Was told about Adamson by a business contact. Close to our office so I went although not sure what to expect. I was warned to go early as they are open from 11am until sold out......which is pretty quick on specialty items (turkey, chicken and...More

Thank eae3972
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Damn. I didn't know BBQ could be so good in Toronto. The brisket melted in my mouth. The ribs were amazing. Sweet potato pie - I had no idea that it could be so good (it tasted like pumpkin pie). To be located in an...More

Thank Rahul R
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Finally had a chance to visit this place to see in person what the hype was all about. Our party of 3 all ordered a 3 meat platter. Some of the stars like the Beef brisket, Pork Ribs and Pulled Pork were indeed flavorful and...More

Thank cctyu68
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The food was amazing! The meat was amazing! I was introduced to the carrot souffle and I think it might be one of my favourite side dishes ever!

Thank hazeypeach
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Delish and simple Barbeque served in a warehouse diner setting...brisket like mamma used to make, beef ribs that melt off the bone (only certain days), chicken and more. Nice sides like homemade cole slaw and potato salad. You can order their meal plate or by...More

Thank JeffHfromToronto
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We got there at 10:50 and there is a line-up outside... Parking was horrendous and parking enforcement was already there waiting to do their deed. After it opens, the wait continues... But once you get the food, you will forget all about the line-up and...More

Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 14 November 2017

in Industrial area Eglinton/Laird, parking is limited, PCO's will tag immediately. The brisket is amazingly tender and juicy, best BBQ in Toronto. Potato salad awesome, Cole slaw and beans. Order a one or two meat platter comes with two sides ...YUMMY The décor is terribly...More

Thank thephoenixrisesagain
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I asked for an extra plate after I paid for my order and was informed that it would cost me an extra 50 cents... Ok, so I paid cash and asked for my 50 cent receipt. Guess what? The cashier said they don't give receipts...More

1  Thank mcaira
Adam S, Owner at Adamson Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We encourage family-style eating at our place. It's barbecue- share with some friends & dive in with your hands! Just like in Texas, we give out butcher paper to use as a plate if you need one. If you insist on having a plate, we...More

East York
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rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is
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refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York
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Kevin S
3 December 2017|
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Response from Redskin1962 | Reviewed this property |
Buy a nice trimmed brisket with a 1/4 inch of fat cap apply kosher salt and pepper and smoke for 14 hours at a temperature of 225 -250. Slice and enjoy.🙂
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Wicksteed Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4G 2B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighbourhood: East York
  • Phone Number: +1 647-559-2080
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