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Smoke on the Water

77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
+1 716-692-4227
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tater tots” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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77 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-2315
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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
Reviewed 4 August 2017

4 of us arrived on a super rainy night which was disappointing because we wanted to sit on the neat patio overlooking the canal however we quickly recovered upon receiving our outstanding meals. amazing talent in that kitchen ....(still mourning the loss of tourches). three...More

Thank jlockport6932
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Their ribs are my favorite. Cooked perfectly, very meaty and good amount of sauce, but not too much. I got the 1/2 rack and still took a few home. Ahi tacos on the appetizers menu were a meal in themselves. Other favorites are the pretzel...More

Thank FrankF14304
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My friends and I get together for dinner once a month. One gal recommended Smoke On the Water. She had been there 2 times before and loved the brisket. The first problem that we had was parking. It is very limited because of its location....More

Thank rahcooks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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