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Bonehead's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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1014 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-407-4100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fredericton, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ribs were great, I had a 1/3 slab which were 4 good sized ribs and I really enjoyed them. It came with cornbread and 2 sides - I chose coleslaw and tater tots. The tater tots were great, haven't had them in years and the coleslaw was great as well. It was lots of food for under $20.00. Ate... More 

Thank Gail D
Halifax, Canada
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This place tries it really does and it has been around for years. They use way too much salt and I believe that they rush the smoking because to get any taste you have to use the sauces which have way more salt and calories. I have been south and barbeque place would shudder and what is being passed here.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is the real thing with beef brisket and pulled properly barbecued. It has a gritty atmosphere with everything served on a lunch tray no plates just wax paper. Great place to share a meal with my husband and had plenty to spare.

Thank carolynv266
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

So casual, small place. I've visited twice in the past year and consistent quality. The Mac and cheese side is legit. You should go.

Thank Paul N
Fredericton, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love a good BBQ place and had high hope for Bonehead's. Service was friendly and my take out order was ready very quickly. I have to say the sides were disappointing. The macaroni and cheese was okay but just and the noodles were too al dente for mac n' cheese. You want everything soft and creamy in this side... More 

Thank KimGNB
Warsaw, Poland
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very tasty food. We ordered a platter to share and were not disappointed. Ribs, pulled pork, etc all very good. Super generous portions of the side dishes as well. Would certainly go back next time we are in Halifax.

Thank MKSRE4
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Was looking for good ribs during my recent stay in Halifax and saw this place on Yelp. I'm glad I found this gem and I will definitely go again on future trips. I had the half rack of ribs and chicken breast combo with corn salad and baked beans as my sides. They also give a very generous size of... More 

Thank Michael A
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with great excitement based on the last time I ate here a little over a year ago. This was a family trip not work and I wanted to show the family some of the great BBQ Boneheads had to offer. My daughter is a picky eater but loves hotdogs - bonus they have one. When I ordered for... More 

Thank Lord-Tubby
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We heard about this cuz of you have to eat here. We ordered wings, pulled chicken and pulled pork with dirty rice, fries and corn bread. Wings were insane. You have to get them. Pulled chicken and pulled pork were ok nothing crazy special cornbread was lack lustre fries were pretty good and the dirty rice was very very good.... More 

Thank Keith H
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Being American I love BBQ. This is a Canadian spin on American Southern BBQ, it is a noble attempt. The meats were over salted, the sides, well like I said an Canadian perspective.

Thank skipf698

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-407-4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?