2016 JOANNE KATES 100 BEST RESTAURANTS

The Spend A Little list represents Joanne’s favourite 50 Toronto restaurants at which two people can eat for under $65 excluding taxes, tip and drinks.

#12 The Stockyards

The Stockyards

It’s matured into a haven of porcine pleasures They only fire up the smoker Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, so ribs are on offer from 5 p.m. on those days. They sell out around 6:30, so call at 5, show up at 5:30 and take out dinner, cause it’s no fun eating at the hectic counter. The ribs are the best in town. Smoked all day over hickory and apple wood, they’re vaguely sweet and super-succulent with a light mahogany crust, big and meaty, with no goopy sauce. Fabulous fried chicken is great grease. Pulled pork sammy is coleslaw with barely smoked pork, moist and sweet. The fries are sweet and fresh, but the trad flat-top burger, once divine, is sometimes overcooked.


  • The Stockyards
  • 699 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto (map)
  • 416-658-9666
  • www.thestockyards.ca

  • Chef: Tom Davis
  • Cuisine: BBQ
  • Cost of dinner for two: $40
  • Hours: Tues. to Sat. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Reservations: No
  • Meals served: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: None
  • BYOB?: No
  • Patio: No
  • Private party area: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • CC accepted: Yes (no American Express)
  • Parking: Street parking, Green P nearby
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