Don’t close the door on your BBQ cravings yet. Your grill may be covered or stored for the season, and it may be a little too chilly to stand on the stoop, but these five Etobicoke restaurants have just what you need to keep warm and full this season.
Don Chon Korean BBQ & Wings
With Don Chon meaning “Pork BBQ Place,” this establishment of course specializes in hearty dishes involving pork, but also beef, chicken and even seafood BBQ.
For an even more authentic Korean cuisine experience, order their signature Bibimbap, Pork Bone Soup or Bulgogi dishes.
Try their Galbi (pictured), that’s beef marinated with Korean style sauce, or their delicious Pork Belly!
834 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1N5. @donchon_kr
Royal Meats BarBeque
Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and Balkan cuisine, Royal Meats brings an irresistible twist to the city’s BBQ scene, and it does not go unnoticed.
If you’re ordering for a multi-member household, treat yourselves to a full meat platter like Meat Platter One; 10 chevaps, 2 small burgers, 1 chicken breast, 2 pork shishkabobs, 1 smoked sausage and 1 royal cannon.
Seafood platters (pictured), catering menus and a la carte options are also available.
710 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 5G5. @royalmeatsbarbecue
A true taste of South Carolina BBQ, and all Halal-certified! Driven by the mantra “we are serious about meat,” Chainsmoker BBQ serves AAA brisket, all-beef burgers, and a BBQ sandwich menu you’ll want for lunch every day.
Can’t decide what to have first? We recommend biting into their succulent, larger than life Beef Back Ribs (pictured)!
Don’t forget to ask your server about their daily dessert options. You deserve one.
5555 Eglinton Avenue W., Unit E112, Etobicoke, ON, M9C 5M1. @chainsmoker.bbq
Bros BBQ 2
Have you had Floridian BBQ lately? Comprised of house-made sauces and topped with Caribbean seasonings, Bros BBQ 2 is another Etobicoke must-try for when those meat cravings come calling.
Order a Lil’ Bro (Small rack, 1/2 chicken, 4 wings, 3 sides, and 5 cornbread) or Big Bro Family Pack (Large rack, whole chicken, 8 wings, 3 sides, salad, and 7 cornbread) for the best bang for your Bros BBQ 2 buck!
Add some tasty sides too like their Potato or Macaroni Salad, Collard Greens, Garlic Mash or Macaroni and Cheese.
For that extra tropical taste, Island Juice and Coconut Water are also available.
3371 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON, M8W 1N1. (416) 252-2270
Brickyard BBQ & Bar
Run by award-winning Reuben “Grandpa Ribber” Riley, Brickyard BBQ wants you to “eat like you mean it,” and you’ll want to when you get your hands on their takeout.
Taught to pit slow cook as early as 10 in his childhood home of Boston Beach, Jamaica, Riley can’t wait to make signature orders for you like his family-feeding Double Belly Buster; 1 full rack, 1 whole chicken (jerk or bbq), 2lbs of pulled pork and 2 sides.
120 N Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2E2. @brickyardbbq_bar