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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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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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  • 130
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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
Best BBQ in London!

The best BBQ in London, located in the most random location! Its not very often you visit a BBQ place with a french trained chef located in an older, run down mall across from an Asian grocery store (I can't make this up). From the fantastic BBQ dishes to the nostalgic pop in glass bottles, to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
danielca07
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Leduc, Canada
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Leduc, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The best BBQ in London, located in the most random location! Its not very often you visit a BBQ place with a french trained chef located in an older, run down mall across from an Asian grocery store (I can't make this up). From the fantastic BBQ dishes to the nostalgic pop in glass bottles, to the great signs decorating... More 

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The moment I walked in the door for lunch the aroma of the food and the Zydeco music had me hooked. My 10 and 13 year old boys were a little nervous about trying something new. There was even something for my non meat eating wife and that is not easy at a BBQ place. This was the first time... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

title says it all. The staff are great. Ribs are far better than any of the more famous Rib Restaurant chains. Wings are 2nd best. Don't miss trying them both

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Tried everything and everytime it is always a hit. From the BBQ to the specials and desserts. If you are in London that's the place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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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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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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