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Pig Iron Barbecue

21 King Street East, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #14 of 39 restaurants in Gananoque
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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74% Recommend
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English first
Gananoque, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you come for the food, you won't be disappointed, however the customer service is iffy. The management team does NOT make it easy for people who need a little accommodation, and I know many locals who have been put off by attitude. The service size is a bit small for the hefty price tag as well.

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Gananoque, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

All can say, is we arrived were given menus, and proceeded to sit there for 20 minutes. When they served people who arrived after us, we left. A comment about the menu, for a "barbecue restaurant" there was a serious shortage of barbecue options on the menu. Two items using brisket , one a melt and the other a quesadilla,... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Yes the Pig Iron that I loved so much is closed since October 2012. The city had a new bylaw come in effect hat prohibits the use of a smoker inside. So since the core business was BBQ they closed the restaurant. Boy were we ever disappointed! We actually drove from Montreal to enjoy that wonderful BBQ brisquet sandwhich!!! Oh... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The atmosphere is 'interesting'. The food is tasty and the coleslaw is amazing. It's in an area of Gan where there are lots of shops which makes this little place a gem.

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Closed at this moment, and it looks as if it won't be back. Too bad!! The food, while not "traditional" Bar-B-Que, was still first-rate...

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Kingston, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place is unique,seating I'd terrible with old stacking chairs nd tables, a bench resting on cement bags. With that out of the way,the smoked meats and cold salads are superior,plentiful and well worth a visit. Their coleslaw is like no other, they even have a mac and cheese. Draught beer and wine as well and the prices are good.... More

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Kingston, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Filthy!! Digustimg dirty place with equallty unkept staff -A revolting place to enter let a lone eat. Orderd and waited alost an hour only to have the wait staf come back nd take our order all over - absolutely no memory of ever havigng previously yaken our order.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

On the 16th of October we received a Facebook notice that the restaurant was closed until futher notice. No more news was forthcoming so yesterday we went down to Gananoque hoping to have lunch next door in the Socialist Pig Cafe (having checked that they were indeed open and that lunches are on the menu) and to find out when... More

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Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had the pulled pork. It was good but not great. It could use more BBQ sauce and the sauce was not as good as I would have expected. I loved the coleslaw and the beans were pretty good too. A good takeout option if you want something different on a Friday night. The restaurant is pretty small so dining... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Everything is wonderful here: meats, vegetables, drinks, service and the surroundings. Very interesting location in a beautiful small town (Gananoque, Ontario, Canada), within an old factory. The barbeque is wonderful on every level: taste, consistency, flavor. The fresh vegetables were all cooked to perfection. A lot of thought and work have gone into this charming restaurant and the result is... More

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