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Smoke on the Water

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Sandwiches, Seafood, Barbecue
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77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
+1 716-692-4227
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The chefs and owners of Torches Restaurant have now opened a new BBQ place...
The chefs and owners of Torches Restaurant have now opened a new BBQ place right on Ellicott Creek, in the City of Tonawanda. They use homemade rubs, a water churned smoker they builit themselves, and plenty of inovative recipes. JJ and Kevin Richert , Owners and Executive Chefs of Torches Restaurant on Kenmore Ave. in Buffalo, and their creative brother, Mark Richert, are the creators, owners and chefs. There is outdoor seating on the 2 story deck, tables inside, along with a one of a kind bar. All food is of exceptional quality!!!!!
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delish!

Friendly, affordable, and most importantly delicious!!! Made an account just to post this review. I would definitely highly recommend this to everyone I know!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Jim D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Friendly, affordable, and most importantly delicious!!! Made an account just to post this review. I would definitely highly recommend this to everyone I know!!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The first thing I need to mention is that the onsite parking is limited but there is plenty of parking across the street behind Walgreen. The restaurant is small but cozy with outdoor tables where you can watch the action on the creek. We found the staff very friendly and the waitress was extremely helpful explaining the menu. Even the... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Smoke on the Water is a small, local restaurant specializing in smoked meats. The aroma and the patio setting near Ellicott Creek completes the enjoyable experience. There is even an old-fashioned water-wheel. Compared to other restaurants, the waitress staff is exceptional along with the presentation of the food. And...if you love pickles...you will certainly enjoy the generous helping that comes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

24 dollars for a brisket sandwich,wow, The sandwich was good,but 24$,I dont know kind of pricey.Its cheaper to eat at seneca casino.

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Buffalo, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

went in for a quick bite on a Saturday...luckily we got there a little early so we got a table right away, they seem to fill up quickly. Excellent BBQ, we had brisket, blackened grouper (spicy good) and pull pork. The fries are amazing Wait staff was friendly and helpful. We will be back soon

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was good and the service was fast we got luck and got seated right away, as the inside is small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great barbecue. Food always comes out hot and fresh. Great anytime of the year but summer is the best as you can dine on the deck by the water.

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Definitely one of two the best in Western New York, and maybe beyond. Food is far better than Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and in my opinion, even Fat Bob's. Small place, and parking is somewhat difficult, but worth it. Best in the summer when you can sit outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

great bbq,drinks great, nice place. Go and relax and enjoy. When the weather is nice you'll have a great time

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Food is some of best smoked turkey and beef. Situated at the beginning of Tonawanda Creek is a great location on a warm day. Cold day if you stay inside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: +1 716-692-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Seafood, Barbecue

Description

The chefs and owners of Torches Restaurant have now opened a new BBQ place right on Ellicott Creek, in the City of Tonawanda. They use homemade rubs, a water churned smoker they builit themselves, and plenty of inovative recipes. JJ and Kevin Richert , Owners and Executive Chefs of Torches Restaurant on Kenmore Ave. in Buffalo, and their creative brother, Mark Richert, are the creators, owners and chefs. There is outdoor seating on the 2 story deck, tables inside, along with a one of a kind bar. All food is of exceptional quality!!!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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