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J R Bar-B-Q Ranch

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub
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63 3rd Ave, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-272-4999
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Cochrane, Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were three couples who visited this small cozy restaurant. We were quickly greeted and told to seat ourselves. The menu wasn't very big, but there was a bit of everything: appetizers, salads, pizza, chicken, and the house specialty the ribs. Three people from our party had the ribs and the verdict was unanimous: dry and disappointed. My husband and... More 

Thank Natalie G
British Columbia, Canada
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922 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Lots of parking available outside. Inside the decor is amazing with solid wood tables and benches. Around the walls are some amazing wood burning artwork. The staff are very pleasant and efficient. We both had the chicken and rib combo, which was meant to be a full rack of ribs and 1/4 chicken. One of us had honey garlic sauce... More 

Thank Gla_Rangers
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I've been through cochrane and stayed a few times over the years. Its hard to find a comfortable place to eat as well as sleep in this town. The last time I came to town I was told J R Bar-B-Q had the best ribs anywhere. Whoever that was was wrong. They are really Mediocre at best and there is... More 

Thank MmandrewtT
Audubon, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

While staying in Cochrane for a few days we stopped at J R BBQ twice. Once for lunch and once for supper. A family environment with friendly staff. Beautiful l wood tables and decor. Come as you are type place. A wide variety of smoked items as well as steaks. Try the honey garlic sauce. Don't forget the desert

Thank hudr0
Elmira, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

It was decent food but really way over priced. I know it's a hard go in northern Ontario. But they have priced themselves as a five star restaurant with Gordon Ramsey cooking in the back when at best they are a Montana's type place.

Thank RobMcNall
Orangeville, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great little find up in northern Ontario. Not really what you expect to find. Food was very good but the portions seemed smaller then most other bbq restaurant's I have been to. I wouldn't hesitate going back though again as the ribs were awesome.

Thank Hungrybusdriver
Sudbury, Canada
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I had the half rack of ribs with honey garlic sauce and fries. The ribs were fall-off the bone delicious and the sauce was to die for. The fries were perfectly golden and crispy and delicious and even the gravy was very good. Everything was served piping hot and quickly. My only issue was that my half rack ended up... More 

Thank Volcanogrrl82
Trenton, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We got to cochrane a bit later than planned...and a lot of places were closed...but not this place! The chicken was moist and the ribs were fall off the bone!! I would certainly go back!!

Thank Cathy H
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

My husband and I went for dinner with our grandchildren. Wonderful welcoming atmosphere and staff very accommodating to some strange requests. I had the ribs which are definitely some of the very best I have ever had and my husband was very happy with his hot Hamburg.

Thank luvtotravel1986
Seagrave, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I asked the waitress for a recommendation. She said Honey Garlic Ribs or Wings. I had the ribs. 1/2 rack was meaty and delicious, nice hot baked potato and cole slaw. Next time in Cochrane I will be back.

Thank kbt1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 3rd Ave, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Cochrane
  • Phone Number: +1 705-272-4999

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