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Shmokey's BBQ

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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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  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Great BBQ

Bought 3 sets of ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and spicy wings and lots of fries to take out. While there enjoyed an excellent free Taco (mmm with cilantro) and a banana pudding was thrown in for good measure. Yes it is an expensive cash meal but the food worth it and we fed 8 people with left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Jill H
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Bought 3 sets of ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and spicy wings and lots of fries to take out. While there enjoyed an excellent free Taco (mmm with cilantro) and a banana pudding was thrown in for good measure. Yes it is an expensive cash meal but the food worth it and we fed 8 people with left overs. Therefore Good... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have eaten in different BBQ places, but this one is the best! try the burger and then the belly pork sandwich. My son loves the wings there...and on top of everything they have pop shopped soda!! Price is great and service is excellent.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a small casual restaurant that specializes in American style barbecue and smoked meats. Of all of the restaurants in London, Ontario, it is the one that I would most highly recommend. The food is excellent. In particular we love the ribs and the chicken wings, but everything that we have had here has been excellent. The food is... More 

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St. Catharines, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was very good. We enjoyed the pulled pork and the chicken wings. They were reasonable priced and good portion sizes. The service was good and people all around were enjoying their meal. What this place lacks is the true southern atmosphere and charm. It is in a mall and faces on to a grocery store. If you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They put the coleslaw ON the bun with the pulled pork... genius! It's a cool little place and the service is always good. It's can be hard to find it if you've never been, as it's hidden inside an old, somewhat destitute mall. Good soup as well.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A small restaurant off the beaten track but the food is inexpensive and good. Make sure that you ask for extra napkins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The only reason we went was because of all the amazing reviews that this place had and it did not disappoint one bit! My friend had the chicken wings and said it was the best wings he's ever had! And wished that they could bottle the sauce and sell it. I had the pulled pork and it was amazing!!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is the only time in my life where I finished my plate of ribs, looked at my wife and said "Dammit, they do it better than I do". Had the shanghai ribs (it was a special). Perfectly cooked... i mean PERFECTLY cooked. They were not so tender that the bone slipped out when you were trying to pick them... More 

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Maumee, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Saw this as highly rated in the TripAdvisor listing of restaurants for the area. Follow the GPS to the address, but you have to go inside the crappy little mall it takes you to. The staff were extremely friendly and the BBQ was very good. There is no ambience and doesn't need to be. Hole in the wall places are... More 

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Menedzher, Manager at Shmokey's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for noticing...We appreciate your review and hope that you become a customer every time you come to London. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Was at this restaurant during a baseball tournament, our party had 18 people which was no problem and we were taken care of quite quickly. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. We all got our orders in a reasonable time frame and everyone raved about there meal, which was a huge variety. Price was average for the meals we... More 

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Additional Information about Shmokey's BBQ

Address: 530 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario N6H1T6, 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, Barbecue

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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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