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Smoke on the Water

77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
+1 716-692-4227
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (17 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (8 reviews)
“tater tots” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
££ - £££
77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I recently heard some great comments about a barbecue joint in Tonawanda right on the waterfront. These comments came from some of my “foodie” friends. The place–Smoke on the Water–located at 77 Young Street in the City of Tonawanda where Delaware meets Young. Smoke on...More

Thank HungryMike2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Date night- drinks, pulled pork (the white sauce makes it!) with beans (AMAZING) and Mac n cheese (watery and flavorless). Enjoyed the outdoor seating, but felt pressured to move along after meal was finished. We wanted to have another drink, and was brought our check,...More

Thank jrlmls2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great smoked ribs and plenty of them ! I ordered a half rack, and felt like Fred Flintstone when I saw how big the portions were. Tender and tasty mmm mmm good. The smoked turkey BLT (smoked in house) was delicious. The grilled romaine salad...More

Thank moeyp
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a toasty retreat from the bitter cold day. The warm reception from staff helped as well. We ordered the brisket with beans and grilled potatoes and the half chicken with sweet potato fries and Brussels sprouts. While waiting for our lunch, our...More

Thank BazRasty
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our first visit was not great, the chicken was undercooked, we sent it back only to be told it was perfect??? Gave it another chance and the food was ok, Susie Q has better BBQ.

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The service is very friendly, and the food was great. I had the brisket. They have special french fries called Voodoo fries, which sound like they would be insanely hot, but they're not. They're quite good.

Thank joe_loffredo
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Food is always Good.. We've eaten both inside and outside on their deck above the creek.. Great assortment of meals and we've tried them all !

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I wish I could take this place with me in our travels ! AMAZING . The service was friendly from the beginning . A very small restaurant with a Big heart for great food . A nice outside eating area overlooking the water . Great...More

Thank Queenswan1
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The way to a mans heart is though his stomach. What else can I say if you love BBQ than be sure to stop at Smoke on the Water. Ribs, brisket, chicken, fish they smoke it all.

Thank Warnchev
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Have had several meals there. All excellent with the exception of ribs. Personal preference would be cooked a little longer. Friendly staff. Parking situation isn't very good and with seating policy where entire party must be there, a pain when waiting for driver to finish...More

Thank Stephen H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: +1 716-692-4227
Kevin, JJ and Mark Richert took over Tonawanda in July with the passion and determination to make a hot spot for BBQ Lovers. The Smoker, filled with Brisket, Ribs, Pork & much more, adds to the delicious menu but the daily specials show the creativity of these three as well. Dine in, take out or dock up to enjoy what Tonawanda's been saying to be the best BBQ around!
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