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Smoke on the Water

77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Ranked #3 of 99 Restaurants in Tonawanda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
Silver Creek, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stopped with a party of 8, no problem, set up tables and got us seated right away. The food was excellent and the service was great! Everyone had something different and we all said the food was great. We will go again when we're out that way.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
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
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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Additional Information about Smoke on the Water

Address: 77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone Number: 7166924227
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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