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D&S Southern Comfort BBQ

#244 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Canadian
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6501 Russell Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1K0, Canada
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are rib fanatics. We lived in the southern US and know the difference between smoked and BBQd pork ribs. That's why we wanted to visit D&S. it's about 70 km round trip from where we live but we made the trip nonetheless. The restaurant is nondescript. Dirty dishes are left on tables for awhile before they are cleared. However... More 

Thank Bernard S
Ottawa, Canada
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142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

and, in my opinion, not worth the drive. The ribs were very tough. We even had trouble cutting the ribs apart. The meat was quite tough. I am no ta fan of fall off the bone ribs but, the ribs we had were tough and could not even bite all the meat off the bone. Brisket was the most tender... More 

Thank Pete_Coach
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

As a family we always celebrate birthdays out together. Our son picked D&S. Our first time and definitely met our needs. Spacious restaurant, good and pleasant service but most of all the food. Lots of it and was served hot and in a timely manner. Everyone left there full.

Thank icecream0102
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We found D&S on the list of restaurants from the show You Gotta Eat Here, and oh my were they right! Fingerlicking BBQ everything! My only regret was not have room left for dessert.

Thank MissGeorgiana
Fredericton, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Excellent down-home comfort and food! A short jaunt from Ottawa, but if you like smoked and BBQ'd meat...you HAVE to eat here! The pulled pork is succulent! The brisket fantastic! We ordered and shared the platter of every meat they have...what a meal! Make sure to bring your appetite...portions are big!

Thank Troy W
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Coming home from a small day trip we drove by D&S. I had mentioned that they had a brisket to die for(from past experience). One of the ladies always wanted to go to a smoke house to eat, so we turned around and went for dinner. We were sat quickly and politely asked if we would like any drinks. We... More 

Thank Cindy7842
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Went with friends as they said this restaurant was on "You gotta eat here" its a little way out of Ottawa 20 minutes or so - too warm to sit outside so we had a choice of the restaurant side or bar very laid back not fancy at all but busy so it just had to be good There only... More 

Thank Rosie778
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I absolutely love D&S! Lovely food, unique menu with perfectly cooked ribs, wings, you name it.....Their smoked cheesecake is amazing too you have to check it out

Thank Candace B
Gatineau, Quebec
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This restaurant is off the beaten path but well worth the trip. They have a great menu of southern style BBQ with smoked chicken, brisket and ribs. The portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. They feature microbreweries beers on tap and have a good variety to suit most palates. The staff is friendly.

Thank TerryinAylmer
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were seated and served quickly. My wife and I ordered the brisket on a bun with onion rings substituted for the fries on one of the plates. The fries weren't great; but the onion rings were excellent - served with a spicy dip on the side. The brisket was delicious, tender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6501 Russell Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-822-8652
Barbeque like ottawa has never seen, till now.

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