I am not from Collingwood but i come through for sports with my children several times a month.
I have been to TheSmoke about 5 times now and each time I have gone it continues to be an enjoyable experience.
I have read some of the reviews for TheSmoke on this trip advisor and must say Tisk Tisk to most of you negative people. This is a lovely place to come and enjoy smoked and bbq meats. I have spoken to the Chef/ Owner once before and he is a very well educated and humble man considering the undertaking he has done with a restaurant of this style. Everything is made fresh, so if items run out, they run out, the alternative is the disgusting prepared and frozen foods you get at every other "chain" restaurant. So to those that complain about items not being on the menu, poo. The servers were very kind and did their jobs well every time i have been in. Granted this place does get very busy so not everyone can get the best service possible but not once have i had an unapologetic server when it has been a little longer for items.
What I suggest is that each person that wishes to visit TheSmoke with an open mind. If you go in looking for a bad experience, that's usually what you will get. There are two sides to every coin, some guests i have seen there are not always the nicest. One customer almost reduced a perfectly wonderful and helpful server to tears, and i felt inclined to tip her more generously since the awful man and his wife didn't bother to tip and demand a reduction on their bill because his wife failed to alert the kitchen of her own allergy.
Over all I would suggest giving this place a try, its worth the trip! The 90% of people on this site only come to be negative for the sake of being negative. Keep an open mind always.
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