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Shmokey Rob & Sons Southern Eatery

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Southwestern, Barbecue
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530 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario N6H1T6, Canada
519-694-6948
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Hours:
Wed 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Here at Shmokey's, we specialize in smoked brisket sandwiches, pulled pork...
Here at Shmokey's, we specialize in smoked brisket sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked chicken, and anything else we feel like smoking, from ribs to wings to fish. Come in for our take on southern comfort food. We believe in big portions, big smiles and big messes. If you don't end up wearing part of your meal, you didn't eat it right. Shmokey's is a cash-only restaurant.
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  • 126
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ in a dumpy mall? Hidden gem!

Hidden gem. Walk into the joint and there will be something good and long / slow cooked in a classic BBQ style. There's a definite smoke aroma when you go in. Their hours are kind of strange and you may have to get a clue on their Facebook page ahead of time what they've chosen to prepare that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Mark W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Hidden gem. Walk into the joint and there will be something good and long / slow cooked in a classic BBQ style. There's a definite smoke aroma when you go in. Their hours are kind of strange and you may have to get a clue on their Facebook page ahead of time what they've chosen to prepare that day... when... More 

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Ilderton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You can get a great lunch, lots of original and tasty food, and not be out of pocket. Prepare for the meat sweats, you'll love it.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you're in London, you have to try this place. Anyone who is from here, or has spent a significant amount of time in London, will know about this place. Honestly some of the best pulled pork I have ever had, in my life. They do ribs, burgers, chicken, and a lot of other southern options. It's in a pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Great specials! Attentive staff. The menu was short but there was something for everyone. (as long as you like bbq) really a weird location. Almost couldn't find IT. Inside a non descript london mall. Servings were generous and food was delicious, we had ribs served with coleslaw and fries and jerk chicken served with the same sides. Both the specials.... More 

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London, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place is small, which means all the food is prepared in small quantities which keeps the quality very high. Tried the ribs, pulled pork and the chicken, all excellent. They have Steam Whistle beer which is really good. Nice size portions, they give you lots to eat, you won't leave hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My son and I tracked down this BBQ joint in the London Mall right across from the huge Asian Food Market at Oxford and Wonderland. Not big at about 12 tables but don't let the small size fool you - the flavour is big. Hand prepped meat, fresh buns, nice slaw and spices make the meal. Family, fun-loving servers and... More 

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London, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It's a small diner with a limited menu and only one or two beer selections. But oh, that pulled pork is delish! Deserves high ratings, but not quite in the same league as the top London restaurants. Tucked in a small spot opposite the Chinese grocery store in the Sears mall, it's convenient to stop by for a quick meal... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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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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213 restaurant reviews
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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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario N6H1T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London
  • Phone Number: 519-694-6948

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Barbecue

Description

Here at Shmokey's, we specialize in smoked brisket sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked chicken, and anything else we feel like smoking, from ribs to wings to fish. Come in for our take on southern comfort food. We believe in big portions, big smiles and big messes. If you don't end up wearing part of your meal, you didn't eat it right. Shmokey's is a cash-only restaurant.
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

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