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Shmokey Rob & Sons Southern Eatery

530 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario, Canada
519-694-6948
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English first
London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure how this place ever got such raving reviews, but after seeing it rated highly on Trip Advisor, I thought I'd check it out. First, I can tell you that I've often found places that are literally "holes in the wall" to be some of the best places to eat. But having checked out even the front entrance... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've eaten here several times with friends and family and it is easily the best barbecue I've had in Canada. The pulled pork in particular is fantastic. The place is very small and in a broken down old mall, but don't let that stop you from giving it a try.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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274 reviews 274 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I should start by saying I'm from Alabama, and have sought out and sampled some of the best barbecue in the world all across the US south, from North Carolina to Texas. And I must admit, this barbecue is the real deal. Many places in Canada, they think you mean hamburgers cooked on the grill when you say "barbecue" but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem in London. First of all, the food is amazing. Small menu- done very very well with unique specialties all the time. The staff are extremely friendly and remember their patrons, always say hi and chat. It's a small intimate ambiance. I only wish it was in a better location! It's located in a mall... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In this review I speak only of the brisket sandwich, baked beans, and coleslaw. Everything except the meat was quite good. The home-made baked beans were excellent. The meat on the other hand wasn't melt-in-your mouth succulent. This can be achieved via an Alto Shaam Hold-and-Smoker oven. Don't use too much sauce and other wet toppings as the sandwich gets... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great food great prices good service good people we will definitely be coming back very very soon thanks again

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

French-fried Casava (Manioc) is amazingly tasty and the pulled-pork chili too. You can order just a small item or enjoy a large meal. Seating is reasonable and a cozy atmosphere. Very important: cash only.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well let me start by saying that if you don't like traditional Southern vinegar BBQ you're not likely to like this place. However for me it's that vinegar tang that does it for me every time. Not only is the meat local the owner butchers it himself, he does everything himself except maybe the buns. The restaurant doesn't look like... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The food was okay. It is a good place to get a sandwich but I wouldn't drive all the way there again. Not worth it and their hour are very inconvenient and odd.

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Ontario, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

You may have to search for this place. In a mall off Wonderland and Oxford streets. Small with the ambiance of a greasy spoon. Not an extensive menu, but the portions are large and the food, smoked in-house, is wonderful. Best pork in town. Worth the hunt to find it. And once you go once you'll return many times-- I... More 

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Additional Information about Shmokey Rob & Sons Southern Eatery

Address: 530 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 519-694-6948
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
Open Hours:
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Southwestern

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