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“Great ribs” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tunnel Bar-B-Q - CLOSED

Tunnel Bar-B-Q
Cuisines: Barbecue, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: City Centre
L4r4k3
Level Contributor
144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great ribs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I had not been here since 1973 and was hoping to have fried chicken livers and mushrooms. They don't do this dish anymore. They do BBQ chicken and ribs and all kinds of other BBq stuff--service was excellent and the food was really good.

Did not disappoint.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Ricarda B
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  • English first
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English first
Kingsville, Canada
Level Contributor
82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“TBQewwwwwww yuck”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

1. Filthy placemats; smelly and bacteria lathen. Go back to paper ones please.
2. Marble window sills were dusty
3. Floors and vent from refrigerator disgusting.

4. Vegetable Barley Soup;
celery was very wilted and yellow; no barley; tasted like water; sent it back.

5. French onion soup; broth was black; swiss cheese or blend ...tasted like pumpkin!! Did they run out of cheddar cheese? this was not a blend as stated on menu.

6. Salad bowls; served in two chipped bowls; unacceptable; are things really that bad?

7. Service was excellent.

8. Walking past rotisserie window to watch the ribs spin; one of the kitchen help was eating a rib !! short hair; dark hair; 20s.....apron....

This is not the TBQ that I grew up on....not sure what's happened; was looking forward to this visit as I am from out of town; broke my heart to see the restaurant in this condition; is it going to be closing? This is not isolated..been there a few other times, and the food is not the same. What happened? Is Thom ready to close up? This can't happen! This is an institution....it's one of the only original establishments that Windsor still has to offer...please Thom, please...take a serious look at your restaurant...give it a "once over"....and re-open ! Bring back the old!! I spent 70.00 for three of us for lunch....the quality is no longer there....and by the way....get rid of the rib eater in the window!! Not good for business!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank SGZ0359
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Sarnia, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Nice selection and good tasting food. A little pricey but always consistent with the quality.Try the ribs with the dry rub and experiment with all of the sauces. The hot one is not as hot as you might think.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Detroitjb
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Burg
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Rude hostess”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Every time I go to tunnel bbq the hostess is rude! It seems like she's always working, and I tend to avoid the place because of her. She even made a rude comment about Windsor pride while seating our table. She needs to go!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank kittycat008
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1 review
“Not the best ribs in town”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

I ate ribs here after everyone told me this is the best place in town for ribs. Well I would love to know when was the last time they went. The ribs were dry and very over priced I won't be back. You want good ribs go to bistro by the river full slab for 18 bucks and not dry.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Theozzz
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