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Smoke on the Water

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Seafood, Barbecue
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77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
+1 716-692-4227
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
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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
I'd eat here again but...

Any time a Texan walks into a BBQ joint, there will be some serious critiquing and this Texan in this BBQ joint was no exception. The food is very good: homemade soft pretzels are a must, as are the shrimp kabobs and beans and greens. The beer selection is commendable; they had Ocktoberfest on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Any time a Texan walks into a BBQ joint, there will be some serious critiquing and this Texan in this BBQ joint was no exception. The food is very good: homemade soft pretzels are a must, as are the shrimp kabobs and beans and greens. The beer selection is commendable; they had Ocktoberfest on draft, plus a pecan ale and... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I come here quite frequently. The servers are always wonderful and the owners are usually always on site which is great to see. It's a nice atmosphere for both a family visit and one with friends. If you have a boat you can usually tie up at the dock - dinner and a boat ride! I haven't had a meal... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great name, location, atmosphere, and service. Very eclectic and we'll thought out menu...there's something for everyone. I'm a brisket fan and find most in Texas a little to spicy. Here you get the smoke but less spice but great moist brisket and red sauce. Ribs were well cooked and tasty. Plenty of great sides too. Just the right types of... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I found this on TripAdvisor and it got great ratings so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. The only thing that would have been better was if it had not been raining and we could have sat outside on the deck overlooking the canal. Delicious ribs, turkey and shrimp!! It is very tight seating inside, so if... More 

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Wheatfield, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You walk in and your greeted with a smile, too many places staff will turn the other way rather than smile and welcome you like they do here. The bar tender (who said she was new and still learning) was extremely friendly and seemed very knowledgeable for someone who was new. Our food has always been incredible and fresh. We... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There has been a recent invasion of BBQ places in the Buffalo area the last few years, and SOTW is way up there on the list. They certainly have the best sides, hands down--the collard greens/mandarin oranges/baked beans are SUPER! Ribs are meaty and perfectly done as well--we'll be back, both for the river views and the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Delicious! Had the pork belly tacos as an appetizer and Mac and cheese. Pork belly tacos were amazing!! Service was very friendly and quick. Overall a great pick I would definitely recommend !

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Naples, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Pulled pork and the baby back ribs were really excellent, some of the best I ever had. Perhaps it was late in the afternoon, and they weren't busy, so we got a prime cut of baby backs from the short end. The pulled pork was juicy and nicely charred and smoked. Their barbecue sauce was also very good, since I'm... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have been here now at least 10 times and the service is excellent and the food is down right SMOKIN'! I really enjoy picking up a few Classics (pulled pork sandwich and fries) and walking down to the canal a minute walk away to watch the boats go by. I have lived down south and have had some great... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Table for 6 on the porch on a Wednesday nite in July. Set up quickly with the beer and food menus. Our server worked diligently with us as we wanted to choose from local beers. Brought us several tastes before we settled on our choices. Different menu choices among the group and everyone was pleased with their selection. Meals were... More 

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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, Delicatessen, 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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