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“Sometimes a restaurant fails, but you gotta give it a second chance- right concept wrong execution.”

Q Smokehouse & Southern Barbeque
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Description: Authentic southern barbeque on Argyle Street. Follow the tantalizing barbeque aroma through our front door, saunter on up to the counter and order up a po'boy, a rack of pork or beef ribs or a basket of spicy wings. And don't forget the sides - creamy mac n' cheese, fluffy yellow cornbread or maybe grilled peppers and onions to round out your barbeque feast. Patio open during summer months.
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“Sometimes a restaurant fails, but you gotta give it a second chance- right concept wrong execution.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Genius concept, restaurant set-up is fun and the combinations of BBQ items and clever sides make up the perfect storm....except when the operation seems like a one man show. Waited 20 minutes to put in my order - there was only one guy taking the orders plus running around trying to deliver food to the tables plus trying to instruct aomeone in the kitchen on preparing a cob salad. Kitchen looked like it was putting the food out on time but server couldn't keep up. By the time we received out orders food was mixed up, fries were cold and pork ribs were as salty as the ocean- maybe it was the Kentucky sauce, stick with the Memphis. Wings were tasty, dirty rice was unrecognizable but the Lynchburg lemonades hit the spot . Beef ribs seemed over-sauced and the Texas sauce might have been mixed up with some Chef Boyardee sauce. Great portions, good intent, I'll chalk it up to a bad night and return.

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Toronto
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“Great service!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

The food was fantastic but the service was even better. Different way of doing things with no menu but the food was fantastic. We sat out on the patio and spoke to the table next to us. Both tables were locals, one came from an hour away so you know your at a great spot when you hear that.

Visited July 2012
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Hollie076, Guest Relations Manager at Q Smokehouse & Southern Barbeque, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
We're so glad you enjoyed your first trip to Q and we hope you'll be back!
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Ajax, Canada
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“East Coast Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Been coming to this restaurant every time I am in Halifax. The service is "truly" exceptional, friendly and great. The food is very good and so is the ambience.Try it when in town.

  • Visited July 2012
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Hollie076, Guest Relations Manager at Q Smokehouse & Southern Barbeque, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Come again anytime and thanks for your kind words.
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