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“Tasty food, good service”

Muddy Waters Smokehouse & BBQ
Ranked #338 of 1,648 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
Description: Muddy Waters Smokehouse.....The place that loves to party! Located smack dab in the heart of The Forks market, we serve up good ol' Southern hospitality at its finest. The trademark menu at Muddy Waters is a mix of authentic and not-so-authentic Southern style Bar-B-Que. We serve up messy portions that you literally have no choice but to get into body and soul. We invite you to "Put some south in yo' mouth" with the BEST downhome Barbecue this side of the Mississippi! Muddy Waters is home to two of Winnipeg's hottest patios - on the river at the Forks! Take all the great BBQ fixin's home for the easiest and tastiest party you'll ever have.
Cranbrook, BC
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Tasty food, good service”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stopped in while we were touring the forks. My wife and the Caesar with chicken, my buddy had a burger and I had the chicken wings. All were very tasty.

The server was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable of the menu.

There were a couple of small irritations. The beer tap had just been fixed so there was no beer on tap and it was a little warm in the restaurant.

I would go to this restaurant again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great food, Great atmosphere”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you are in the Forks area this is a wonderful restaurant to try. The food is excellent, very good value, their drinks are also reasonable. The waitress we had was great, very friendly and helpful with advice for visitors/newcomers to Winnipeg. Will definitely return to this restaurant when I am travelling to Winnipeg.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 27cadetmom
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muddywaters-wow, IT & Social Media at Muddy Waters Smokehouse & BBQ, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear "27cadetmom",

Thank you for posting your review of our restaurant on TripAdvisor. We always appreciate hearing feedback from our guests, and thank you for taking the time to let us (and fellow diners) know how we are doing!

I am glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience with us during your visit. The Forks is a great location to be in and the whole area has such a positive attitude and energy that supports tourism, which is why we love to help those visiting our fine city out with whatever local knowledge and travelling advice we can offer! All we want to offer is great food (and drinks) at a great price with a smile. Hearing that you would "definitely return" to Muddy Waters upon a return visit to Winnipeg means we have done our job and I am so happy to hear it. Thank you again for taking the time to post your review, and we look forward to seeing you during your next stay in our great city!
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Thomas Sontag
IT & Social Media
WOW! Hospitality Concepts
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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great Location...Good Food”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We strolled through The Forks in downtown Winnipeg, but at suppertime they don't have much to offer. We came across Muddy Waters and took an outdoor table. We had a great people-watching spot on a lovely Saturday evening.
We both ordered ribs. The sauce is definitely the vinegar-based, North Carolina style. The meat was tender but not to the level of falling off the bone. The corn and bacon side dish was a nice treat! The French fries were excellent and so was the coleslaw, which is also has a vinegar-based dressing.
I loved my Muddy Waters Lemonade...a mixture of Vodka, Lemon Lime Mix, and sparkling water.
Our waitress was one of the best we've had in a long time!

  • Visited September 2013
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muddywaters-wow, IT & Social Media at Muddy Waters Smokehouse & BBQ, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear "retiredandlovingit07",

We firstly thank you for taking the time to post your review of our establishment on this site. We also thank you for your positive comments about our food & service! We're glad to hear you and your guest enjoyed both the food and the service.

While we're glad the ribs were tender, they should be "fall off the bone" good, so hopefully we'll get it right the next time you come down! Along with our ribs we do pride ourselves on our professional friendly service, so we are glad to hear you found your waitress to be "one of the best [you've] had in a long time"!

Having such a prime location at the forks does make for a great place to simply sit and "people-watch" as you say. On the right day you can enjoy a meal as various cultural performances take place all around you! Our "Lower Patio" is also a great place to watch those walk by along the river walk, or watch the boats pass by along the Assiniboine River!

Thank you again for your review, and we'd love to have you back any time!
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Thomas Sontag
IT & Social Media
WOW! Hospitality Concepts
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Mich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Great portions, reasonable price and good food.”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We ate in the outdoor seating area in Forks. Split an order of Nachos supreme, they were great. Glad we didn't get one each, it was huge, nice ambience right in the Middle of the Forks area. Great for people watching. Would go again

  • Visited August 2013
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Server's Response to shortfall Ensures our Return!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great patio area for enjoying food, drink, sights and sounds while at The Forks. There is usually something going on just outside the patio to enjoy so location is perfect and with only this one exception the food has been too! A favourite of ours here has always been the nacho plate (with choice of meat) we usually have the pulled pork - its what we come for if we're there mid-afternoon. VERY tasty piled with cheese, beans, jalapenio peppers, pulled pork... yum and enough for two! On our last visit the portion of pork was microscopic. At first we couldn't see any and mentioned it to our server while poking beneath the cheese, coming across some she commented that they apparently covered it with cheese. However as we were eating it we found only one more small section of pork under there. VERY disappointing the nachos and other toppings were still very tasty but the pork was primarily missing! We mentioned the lack of pork to our server when asking for the bill and she had been such a pleasant server and she was so polite and said she'd speak to the cook about it. When we were paying our bill we asked what the cook said and the response was that he may have made a mistake in measuring the portion. We commented that it had been a favourite and what we came for and that next time IF we come back we'd have to ask for the pork to be put on top where the portion would be visible to ensure it wasn't missed. She apologized for the mistake and then offered to have another order made up to take home. We gratefully declined her offer (because we don't indulge in nacho's that often) but because of her response will definitely give them another try in the future. Quality of food and service Excellent but for this occasion only we'll rate the value poor whereas in the past Excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Ellen K
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