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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Barbeque/Pricey Drinks

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Naples, FL
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Naples, FL
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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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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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We've been waffling around with going here because we've heard mixed reviews but overall, it was a wonderful experience. The wait staff is very friendly from the chefs who come out and sit with the regulars to the bartender who came over at one point and asked if it was our first time in. The food was amazing, only complaint... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Inside, it is cozy and outside the deck is wonderful in the summer. The food and service were excellent. Some residents of the city may think this is pricey, but they don't get out of Tonawanda much. Prices are comparable to other similar places. Parking can be tough, but well worth the short walk across the street.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had lunch here today. Started with a Strawberry Vodka Drink which was excellent. Had the grouper sandwich and fries. Friend had the smoked chicken, oven potatoes and macaroni and cheese. Food was very good. Watching the boats, kayaks and paddleboards was delightful. Only minus was the restaurant served no coffee.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My partner and I went with two other couples after an afternoon at Canalside in Buffalo. I was impressed with the quality of the food and down home atmosphere. We had the Pulled Pork dinner while the other two couple has Baby back Ribs. All of our dinners were excellent and the quality of the server was very professional. Could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Additional Information about Smoke on the Water

Address: 77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone Number: +1 716-692-4227
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Seafood, Barbecue

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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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