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Smoke on the Water

77 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY
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Ranked #5 of 99 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
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Although parking close is tough ( parking lot across street ), the trip is well worth it. The brisket is tender & moist and the sides are very tasty. We'll be returning soon!

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

All the food is great. The bar is a little pricey, but they do have drink specials. In the summer outside seating is a delight. The problem is this restaurant does NOT take reservations. Being a local who comes all the time, I walk here and there is nothing worse than having to wait with all the non-regulars. I should... More

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West Seneca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Probably the best BBQ I've had so far in WNY! They could use a little help with the seating, but they did their best to turn them quickly. Although, it is winter, and i know they have plenty of outdoor seating come warmer weather. The pulled pork was awesome, and I also really enjoyed the pork belly tacos. Can't wait... More

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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

we have taken spareribs from this place. they were very good. there is limited parking but it has not been a problem. the atmosphere is not fancy; rather eclectic. It is owned by the people who run Torches, one of my favorite restaurants. If you are looking for a refined atmosphere, this is not for you.

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