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Smoke on the Water

77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
7166924227
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Ranked #3 of 98 Restaurants in Tonawanda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We went as a group of 9 for a monthly "dinner club." Though reservations are not accepted, we called ahead and didn't wait at all on a snowy Wednesday. Our table was ready and waiting for us. The service was friendly and helpful- albeit a little slow- but we weren't in a rush so it wasn't a problem. We ordered... More

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Buffalo, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Good menu choices and kids menu. It was difficult to make a decision. All choices were good. Turkey sandwich, BBQ pork sandwich were excellent.

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Buffalo, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a great meal the other night. Ate out on the back patio, had the pot pie...to die for...will be back for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have been going to Smoke on the Water since they opened a few years ago. They started out good, and have just gotten better over time. Everything on their small, but interesting menu is good. The pulled pork and Pork Belly Tacos are among our favorites, but the specials menu is always a good choice. They also have excellent... More

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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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North Tonawanda, New York
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182 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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Address: 77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone Number: 7166924227
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
Cuisine: Barbecue

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