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Smoke on the Water

77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
+1 716-692-4227
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to find good BBQ in WNY, but Smoke On The Water does it right. We have been there a couple of times now and have not been disappointed. The pulled pork is fabulous, but this time I decided to try the ribs. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank artman099
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went there for the first time and loved it. The service was outstanding. My wife had the ribs and I had the pulled pork dinner. The sides were just as good. The beer selection was great and I had a IPA...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RJZ232
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

One of my go to places. They Always have a good beer selection. Food is always spot on. Smoked wings and any of the fish they have is my favorite. Shrimp are also awesome.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mattrG3256YQ
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch mid bike ride. Nice break! Sat on patio right on the water. Had a cold beer & delicious pulled pork sandwich with fries. Food at other tables looked really good too! Fish fry, ribs & more. Excellent service also. Can’t wait to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank janiceryandavis
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Really good grub! The beef brisket is excellent and if you are looking for something on the lighter side the ahi tuna tacos are great! Many more good things, but two of my favorites.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DayTrip802815
Reviewed August 27, 2018

As soon as I walked in the door I could taste Cajun spice real heavy in the air. I found out they put cajun spice in EVERYTHING but your drink? I'm not a fan of Cajun spice? but the price was ok for what I...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank dtsound7
Reviewed August 27, 2018

After taking care of some business at the Buffalo airport in NY state, Lee and I were free to hit the road and check out the thrift stores and flea markets along the way. Just outside of Buffalo, we stopped in Tonawanda to check out...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank johnnyleetour
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

I met up with a friend at Smoke On The Water after it was recommended by people we were working with. We had the deviled eggs covered with pulled pork, pulled pork sandwiches and wings. Everything was delicious. We sat at the bar and had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mikjep
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Great menu and super friendly waitstaff who aim to please!! Great varieties of cold beers and cocktails. Super fun outdoor deck overlooking the water and the boat traffic.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Maria Z
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with friends visiting from Delaware. Sat outside and enjoyed the views and had a great experience. Wonderful service - she was so friendly and welcoming. My wife and both friends had the grilled Caesar salad while I had the wedge - everyone...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank staecya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
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: 77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: +1 716-692-4227
Kevin, JJ and Mark Richert took over Tonawanda in July with the passion and determination to make a hot spot for BBQ Lovers. The Smoker, filled with Brisket, Ribs, Pork & much more, adds to the delicious menu but the daily specials show the creativity of these three as well. Dine in, take out or dock up to enjoy what Tonawanda's been saying to be the best BBQ around!
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