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178 Dundas Street East, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 1L6, Canada
+1 613-392-4227
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, reasonably priced

Hidden little spot, excellent food. Pulled pork plate and meat plate so tasty. What makes this place are the side dishes: creamy zesty Mac and cheese, homemade corn bread and creamy cole slaw. Very good portions, too full to try the deep fried dessert items but I'm sure they are equally tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
Natasha M
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English first
Alexandria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Some of the best BBQ you will ever have! No matter where you are ... if you plan to drive by Trenton on the 401 you HAVE to stop in. The ribs are 'fall off the bone', the sauces are incredibly tasty and NOT overwhelming, the brisket is phenomenally tasty and the pulled pork is 'oh so moist'! The MacNCheese... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hidden little spot, excellent food. Pulled pork plate and meat plate so tasty. What makes this place are the side dishes: creamy zesty Mac and cheese, homemade corn bread and creamy cole slaw. Very good portions, too full to try the deep fried dessert items but I'm sure they are equally tasty. Definitely worth a return visit to try more... More 

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Quinte West, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some of the best BBQ you will ever have. All meat is prepared for that day and they let you pre-order so that when you arrive you know that you'll be able to get what you want.

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Trenton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are a true BBQ enthusiast, then this is the place for you. Southern style comes through every bite. The corn bread, beans and slaw all are made from scratch, nothing from a can or freezer. The in-house sauces complement the excellent chicken, brisket and pork. If taste is what you are after, one meal here will make you... More 

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Trenton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

all the bbq is absolutely mouth-watering-chicken, pork, beef brisket. The staff is friendly and good looking

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Quinte West
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Ate at this restaurant during one of our many power outages this last winter. The menu was not one of the old standbys it was interesting and taste. Enjoyed the meal.

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Trenton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If it's all about the food (BBQ)and service you'll love this place . I dabble in smoked meat and ribs myself and can tell you from experience it's an art ! And takes time to master it . I went to this little hole in the wall when the local rag ran a story on how the owner had left... More 

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Trenton, On
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

While I admit to not having been in the southern States since I was a kid, I do know good food. Primitive Cuisine is all it claims to be. Great tasting, fresh quality food from local suppliers (EG Bibs Meat Market). My family enjoyed the Redneck Taco with Fries (small was big enough for dinner!), Pulled Pork on a bun... More 

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Plainfield, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Best smokehouse in quinte by far. If you like real smoked food this is the place for you. Other smokehouses in quinte don't even have a smoked flavour or taste to their food. All food and beer is sourced locally from the best places. It's worth the drive to Trenton. Wish they would open one up in Belleville.

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Trenton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you want a chain restaurant go there. This is a unique experience. All of the food is smoked (even smoked baked beans). It is a little hole in the wall with only a few seats but they are able to make you feel right at home. The staff is lovely and you can talk to the cook. I wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Dundas Street East, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 1L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Quinte West  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-392-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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