We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Smoque Shack

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Pub, Jamaican
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
129 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4, Canada
+1 613-789-4245
11:30 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 321: English reviews
Stratford, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2nd meal after a year absence. Atmosphere is still casual & fun. Craft beer selection is second to none for a small restaurant. We went for beef ribs plus sharing plates-Usual Suspect $48 / $96-Pulled Pork, Brisket and Jerk Chicken with 'all' the sides(onion rings, beans coleslaw etc). So so good. Meat was juicy, rubs are interesting and delicious.... More 

Thank K2C
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there as part of a group dinner. The beer selection is impressive in its size and variety. We had 'appetizers' of wings and fried pickles, which were a meal unto themselves. But then, the meat arrived.... their platters of meat are incredible. A completely hedonistic indulgence in beef and pork ribs, chicken, brisket, sausage, pulled pork.. and their... More 

Thank Ritch L
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for supper on Sunday, I must say that the food was really good. Tried the pulled pork and beef ribs with mash potatoes and corn bread. That was amazing!! The quality of the food was great and the price was very decent. The atmosphere of the restaurant was like a sports bar type it wasn't very loud so... More 

Thank Abigail I
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Really love come here as the ribs are always so amazing. Service is hit or miss to be honest. great local craft beers as well. Can't wait to come back :)

Thank KMac0211
Potsdam, New York
Level Contributor
160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I came to dinner here because we got a great deal through Groupon. The place was a bit hard to find, being just a shade off the beaten trail. Find it though... it is worth the trip AND there are some cool tea houses and an organic grocery store nearby! The servers and hostesses are very friendly,... More 

Thank Thomas M
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a bit of a BBQ snob, and this place didn't fail me! The pulled pork is melt in your mouth good, sausages were smoked to perfection... the only thing that fell short was the Brisket... a little dry and over salted for my taste... overall it is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for I promise!... More 

Thank Frazer B
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Fantastic BBQ joint, my favourite in the city. I've tried most of the dishes on the menu at this point. Some faves - the jerk pork, baked beans, collard greens. Everything on the menu is fantastic though. The portions are quite generous (even the small side plates), the food is always freshly prepared and hot, and the favour profiles are... More 

Thank jdw862
Level Contributor
46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love BBQ, and was happy to find this place in Ottawa. Located in an older house on York St, it is surprisingly big. The menu has a large variety of bbq delicacies...Jerk, Brisket, Sausage......all very tasty. The portions are divided between small and large, allowing for multiple choices when you order for a bbq smorgasbord! I wasn't sure about... More 

Thank Stephen S
Level Contributor
56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Looked up good wings in this area and Smoque Shack came up. Wings done the way I like them, cooked through out and not too big. Fully coated with delicious BBQ/bourbon sauce. Had a dessert as well, anything with bacon on it is worth trying, it was also very good and not too sweet. Fast service and mostly very clean... More 

Thank Dave H
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to go to a real BBQ restaurant. As well, we try to visit any food establishment visited by "you gotta eat here" or "diners, drive ins and dives" Overall, we were quite disappointed with the SmoQue Shack. Service and decor were good but the food was not that great, small portions and quite expensive. Check out their menu... More 

Thank recentRetiredGuy

Travellers who viewed The Smoque Shack also viewed


Been to The Smoque Shack? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Pub, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Smoque Shack staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?