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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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  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great Smoked Meat Sandwiches

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Peter C
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London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
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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 

SMITHVILLE
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I try to get to Shmokey's every time I visit London. I have had both the pulled pork and brisket numerous times and have enjoyed the specials as well. Last week I happened to be there on a Thursday and got to have the ribs for the first time. I AM IN HEAVEN!!! These are by far the best ribs... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate when we get recognized by the quality of our food. We take pride in serving fresh; in-house made; local ingredients. Please visit us again when back to London. More 

London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you want a second opinion on the Chocolate Mousse Cake ... it was damn fine and yummy, and was a great breakfast with coffee.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Whiling eating my favourite beef brisket sandwich at Shmokeys I asked if they knew where I could get a Chocolate mousse cake for my Dads birthday in a few days. To my surprise I was told I was in the right place. Not only did they bake me a chocolate mousse cake it was by far the best one any... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The brisket is the best I've ever had. Keep an eye out for the Wagyu burger which is truly the best burger in the world ever even compared to a Kobe burger I had in Japan. The ribs are also so good. The service is friendly. The prices are very reasonable given the quality. There is nice vibe eating in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food was very good! So if you enjoy amazing mouth watering food this place is for you. It was a bit hard to find and lacking in atmosphere but the food had people packed in!!

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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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