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Hog Tails BarBQue

American, Barbecue, Southwestern
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645 Laurelwood Dr, Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2W9, Canada
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Groton, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting memorabilia, helpful wait staff. chicken well cooked . Large serving size , French fries were limp and oily .

Thank loub709
Toronto, Canada
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201 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Move over KFC, there is better player in town and the fried chicken they serve is a lot better in taste and quality. We have been there a couple of times and have always enjoyed the food. It is a small place and therefore can get quite crowded but well worth the sit-in. The buttermilk fried chicken pieces are amazing... More 

Thank Dinesh R
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We drove out of our way to visit this place based on the menu posted on their website to try their specialty "Pig'sTails" -- a rare delicacy in this Germanic/Mennonite/Amish part of the Province. When we sat down in this modest and very basic facility in a local strip mall that consisted of a bar and tables for maybe 20... More 

Thank Marshall3338
Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The brisket sandwich is top notch! Decent prices, friendly service, and fast! If I lived a little closer I would bring the family for dinner.

Thank Aaron J
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Had an outstanding family meal here a few days ago. Everything from the best Hushpuppies ever (loved the Cajun Mayo too), excellent Blueberry beer to delicious meaty ribs and tender beef brisket. Service friendly and efficient as well. Highly recommend if your passion is southern barbeque !!!

Thank KitchenerJoey
Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This small, family run restaurant is awesome! When you are craving smoked meat, this is the spot to go! We ordered their 3 meat platter that comes with 2 sides + cornbread. Sadly, there were out of the sweet potato fries and cornbread when we ordered (30min before closing on a Sunday), but nevertheless, we got our southern craving satisfied!... More 

Thank jnelson2015
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

When Hogtails BBQ opened way back when, they were the first Southern BBQ in the area (except Camp 31 in Paris) and the food was fantastic! Smokey pulled pork and brisket, delicious chicken and great sides as well. The debris fries in particular were amazing. (Best "debris" I had tasted since New Orleans!) Po'boys and Ribs (though I prefer baby... More 

Thank Rick F
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Hog Tails is in the worst location for us, but the food is so good and so consistent, that we make sure we make the trip! Today's visit was for brunch. I had the shrimp and grits, each component of the meal was perfect. My wife had the huevos rancheros, which came with a stupid amount of potatoes. We thought... More 

Thank canuck_nomad
Kitchener, ON
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I know they are known for their great BBQ, but you have to try the boneless fried chicken! We went as a group of 7 for a birthday dinner and I think that between us all, everything on the menu was ordered, and no complaints from anyone. This is a very small venu so if you are a group, it's... More 

Thank ktowngalKitchener_ON
Waterloo, Canada
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a restaurant that I would rather keep a secret. The food is pretty good, the service is quite nice and the atmosphere is really cool. They are normally not that busy (at least for the times I've been there), you can have a conversation and actually heard your friends talk because they don't have blasting music and are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Laurelwood Dr, Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 519-888-9911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?