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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: Dinner, Lunch
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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  • 144
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 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
Amazing Ribs!!! Brisket is to die for - a new favourite place!!

I would have to say this might be London's Best Kept Secret! The food here is AMAZING and if you're a foodie like me and haven't tried it yet.. you really should! I went with a friend after reading some great reviews - they were right. I had the smoked brisket with fries and it was soooo good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dawne H
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I would have to say this might be London's Best Kept Secret! The food here is AMAZING and if you're a foodie like me and haven't tried it yet.. you really should! I went with a friend after reading some great reviews - they were right. I had the smoked brisket with fries and it was soooo good! The taste... More 

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London, Canada
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Dropped in here on the weekend looking for some take-out ribs so that I could avoid making dinner, but unfortunately there wasn't any available. Apparently their meat smoker died and the unit isn't easily repaired. Boo. I didn't want to leave empty handed and opted for a brisket sandwich and a chicken dinner instead. The chicken was pretty good but... More 

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London, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I go grocery shopping across from this bbq place every week. On a whim, thought I would grab a brisket sandwich for my hubby for supper. I can't believe I have walked passed this place so many times and have only just tried it. If I knew it was this amazing, I would have ordered for myself as well. Will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Always an amazing experience when we either order food or go to sit down and eat. The owner from what I've seen is a funny easy going guy always happy usually hear him sing at least once a visit all the staff are great to deal with. I've tried almost all of the menu items and every single time its... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had the chicken wrap which was average the flavour was just "meh" and the brisk which my wife did enjoy. The fries were shoestring cut not my favourite style. Expecting a much different restaurant it was a small takeout style with a handful of tables.

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London, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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London, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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