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“Mmmmm... bacon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smoke's Poutinerie

Smoke's Poutinerie
Ranked #143 of 710 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Fast Food, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mmmmm... bacon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

I'm a bacon lover, so bacon on bacon on bacon is the way to go.
I picked up the bacon poutine, which is a traditional poutine with bacon in it.
Nothing extreme, or fancy but just what I needed.

The selection is great, the portions are huge, the price isn't THAT bad in comparison to other places and the service.. well, it was mediocre but that's ok because I didn't go there for that, I went for fast food.

And it was fast.
Served in under 5 minutes, I was in and out of there in no time.

Will go back again sometime

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Charlottetown, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is one of those spots everyone seems to be talking about - and you know you have to try it for yourself. Hmmmm...still trying to figure out this one. I'm thinking it must be a trend that will soon tire. It's a cute enough place, and it is near downtown shopping, so it's easy to drop in. Portion sizes are large, so bring your appetite. The positives end there, unfortunately. The food itself, is just not that great. While yes, there is a wide selection, the gravy, the important part of the poutine, is artificial tasting and salty and a few bites of this were all I wanted, leaving me feel pretty queasy. And the long waits (due to its trendiness, no doubt) didn't improve things, as did the prices, which we both found steep. Tried it once, won't try it again. Thanks, but no thanks.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marcia G
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Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mean Poutine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I arrived at 11:00 a.m. for my long awaited lunch and must have been their first customer for the day. I ordered the Nacho Grande which only took two minutes max. Huge portion and very filling...not to mention loaded with toppings and flavour. I was very impressed with the interior decor which reminded me of an American chain versus a Canadian chain since it was so we'll put together (sorry Canada). Very clean. Easy to read menu board. Eleven something for lunch and a rootbeer. I will be definitely going back. Smokes is located beside the infamous Pizza Corner in downtown Halifax which is perfect for people craving something other then.....well pizza. Also a new ice cream shop (Yeh) has also opened their doors at the same corner. Poutine and ice cream..mmmmm.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hellfax
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Canada
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good, but maybe not the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

The poutine is good here, but I still think there's better to be had in the city. I wish the cheese curds were more "squeaky". I really appreciate the vegetarian gravy option though, and the location can't be beat. Fantastic option for post drinking/hangover avoidance.

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Thank Michimi
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Toronto
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Poutine outside of Quebec”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

YUUMMY.....
Seriously some of the BEST poutine around....
Excellent varieties, quick service and a tasty meal.
Highly recommended when you visit Halifax

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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