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Buster Rhino's - Southern BBQ

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7-2001 Thickson Road S, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6J3, Canada
905.436.6986
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Dining options: Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
It's a long way to go for ribs, but

It is a long drive from Toronto to Whitby just to have Buster Rhino's smoked BBQ Baby back ribs. But the drive is well worth it. We usually have delicious house made fries with the ribs. We also order a pound of naked chicken wings with house made cabbage slaw. Be sure to put the habenero hot sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic ribs nothing special in the taste, somewhat small ribs.seems like a fast food joint not much personality.

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Thank Waynne1944
Whitby, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been a fan of this place since seeing them on "Dragon's Den" TV show. I recently ate at the downtown Oshawa location and ordered the pulled pork pouting. I was very disappointed,the pulled pork had no sauce on it only a white colored gravy (turkey gravy?), Very few cheese curds and the fries were just Ok. My other... More 

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Thank TravellingSherpa
toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is a long drive from Toronto to Whitby just to have Buster Rhino's smoked BBQ Baby back ribs. But the drive is well worth it. We usually have delicious house made fries with the ribs. We also order a pound of naked chicken wings with house made cabbage slaw. Be sure to put the habenero hot sauce on the... More 

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Thank p t
Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So my family ordered the can't decide combo, which is $42. What a big mistake! First the site says that delivery is free for orders over $40, they charged us for delivery, which we did not realize until we got our 1 bag of food and realized our extra order was not there. They told us it would be 30... More 

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Windsor, ON
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I was in Oshawa this past weekend for a Finland/Russia game and found this place while walking around downtown. From the outside, it looks like a place you'd find Open Mic Nights. On the inside...much of the same. It has a very basic look, like a cross between a banquet hall and someone's basement, but it has a strange charm... More 

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Thank OHLTG
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went here for lunch and ordered the pulled chicken sandwich. Really disappointed when I looked inside my bun and found a piece of chicken with a squirt of bbq sauce on it. I thought pulled anything should be shredded and soaked in sauce. I paid more than a Big Mac sandwhich for this but wished I had the Big... More 

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Thank La_Bionda
Brooklin, Canada
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you love pulled pork, then coming here is not optional. I'm serious. It is the best pulled pork I have ever had! The fries here are also phenomenal!!! Just so you know, plan to get take-out, because there is no where to sit in this place. Hopefully one day soon they look into getting a bigger place, and expanding... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I was in the area and was told they have great ribs. Fridays special $18 for a full rack of ribs. Bought them and took them home. The ribs were cooked to perfection with just the right amount of smoke flavour. I ate them dry (without sauce ) I wanted to taste the meat not the sauce. I would buy... More 

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1 Thank Redskin1962
Whitby,Ontario
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This place serves real food and it is fast this is the healthiest food I can find that is fast I would take it any day over Subway they make it fresh! The chicken is my favourite! Also great because the cater to business's as well !

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1 Thank WantsAnotherVacation
toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The ribs here are great, the sauces service and food is amazing. The pulled pork sandwich and fries both taste really good but the ribs are some of thes best I've had, I would definitely go back and hoe they open up closer to my home.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7-2001 Thickson Road S, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: 905.436.6986

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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