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Smoke on the Water

77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Ranked #5 of 98 Restaurants in Tonawanda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: 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!!!!!
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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!!!!!
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had lunch on the patio overlooking the canal. From the outside it looked very small. Not really big but had a cosy feel. The hamburgers were ample size and very good as were the fries. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Orlando, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There is no parking except for three spaces at this easy to miss restaurant. It is at the foot of a bridge dividing Tonawanda from North Tonawanda. There are a 100 public parking spaces across the street. Make the effort. This is a down-home BBQ place with inventive dishes and a warm and friendly staff. At the back, there are... More

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Buffalo, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Pulled pork smoked on site, next to canal, super delicious pulled pork sandwhich, seasoned fries, pickle, and great drink selection. Best BBQ pork in the area.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not too long a wait for a group of 6 on a Saturday evening. Casual fare. Good sandwiches, very good fries, average service. No problems, or issues but no raves either though.

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Buffalo, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Mostly typical bbq fare. Seated outdoors on a beautiful day, deck overlooks rather muddy creek, not the nicer canal. Rickety cheap plastic chairs ensures you won't stay too long. Pork belly tacos were the best thing....served on a flour tortilla with pickled veggies, pickled ginger and fresh cilantro. Tasty and fresh tasting. My pork - three - ways sandwich special... More

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Buffalo, New York
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275 reviews 275 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've eaten here before and have enjoyed the pulled pork. This time I tried the ribs and did enjoy them though I prefer a stronger sauce. The tata's weren't as good as I remembered but the cornbread was out of this world. Our server's were pleasant and attentive. We sat on the patio. The water there isn't the cleanest but... More

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West Union, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Worth the trip from niagra falls. Ribs where fantastic. They brought us a meat pizza on the house as an appetizer. Bbq sauce, pork, ham, and bacon. In my 10 year old grand daughters words. That pizza was the bomb diggity

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buffalo,ny
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The outside patio is the only place to seat and have a wonderful, fresh and different meal...the inside is small, dark and very hot...not very appealing...food is fantastic and fresh. the pork belly tacos are wonderful as is the blackened grouper and the pulled pork..some of the best BBQ in town...this was our 1st visit and it will not be... More

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Tonawanda, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

i believe all the meat is smoked on the premises. you can smell it cooking while you wait for your order and it smells delicious. i have tried several of the sandwiches and love the toppings they put on them. chopped radishes, onion, cilantro just to name a few. they have great fries too and it is nice to sit... More

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North Tonawanda, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pork Belly tacos YUM, everything was fantastic but the only drawback is the parking or lack of it. The pulled pork was great. The blackened grouper also wonderful. Everyone loved everything they ordered.

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