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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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BBQ Joints To Visit While Riding In Ontario

Ontario, Canada has lots in common with Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Kansas and Missouri big wide open spaces, winding roads, crazy wild history.

And BBQ. While Ontario is a burgeoning BBQ scene with a few pretenders to the throne, there are still tons of truly unique, tasty and ride-able BBQ destinations. And most of them are on killer routes to boot.

Weve compiled a list of the top places and added where to find them and what route to take to get to them all to create the perfect bite of BBQ sauce, ashphalt, rubber and gasoline. Ride on.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 11:19 AM
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The problem I've found is once a place is advertised in an article like this it becomes nearly impossible to go there and either find a parking spot among the herd, get in the place or get decent service if we do get seated. Best to keep hidden gems hidden IMHO, promoting the places privately so there is at least a place to park when I get there.

Besides, WTH do Canadians know about barbecue? First off, no real barbeque-ians ever use "BBQ". That's truck stop fare right there and to be avoided. Secondly- Canadia? For BBQ? Uhhh, no. Memphis pork yes, Texas beef ribs yes, NC anything yes. But Ontario? No. Why do you think everyone leaves there and comes to the sunny south for 6 months every year? Not the weather, trust me. It's to get some decent barbeque!
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A few in the Charlotte NC area that are my absolute favorites, yet not where the "herd" goes. (Wife & I have been going to many years now. Close by and always great) (Opened in Denver NC recently and surprised how good it was) (Just fantastic...) (Good, but on the pricier, "higher end" side. Then Pres. Obama even stopped by one evening)

Of course, if you want to be part of the crowd--and I've found their food a wee bit overpriced and even more over-hyped, there's always Mac's Speed shop....


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Born and raised in KC on BBQ. Grew up in the church across the street from Jack Stack in Martin City, one of the originals (was called Smoke Stack back then). A couple miles north was Gates on State Line. Snead's was a few miles south. Jack Stack is my favorite. New kids on the butcher block are Joe's KC and Q-39. Up north is Smoke House. Arthur Bryant's is famous, east down-town, but not my fave. Several mom n pop shops around too. Did I mention Jack Stack was my favorite?? Parking not a problem. They have about 5?? locations now. Come to the one in Martin City (south KC). Those smokers have been putting out the flavor for 45+ years. I live about 1.182 miles from there...but who's counting?

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Looks like they left one of the best off the list. If you are doing a Niagara ride & want BBQ this place is a must but go early they only do so much each day and the word is out.

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It might not be as "authentic" as barbecue from the south or Kansas City but it's still nice to know the good places to go in Ontario. Hitting the "wrong" barbecue joint while on a long tour can be as disastrous as gas station sushi!!
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