BBQ pork joints in Montreal

Finger lickin’ good. Melt off the bone. Succulent. Five napkins. When it comes to BBQ pork, these are some of the phrases you’ll use to describe how deliciously delectable these restaurants can be. Bon appétit, y’all!

Restaurant Bar-B Barn

1201 Rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3H 2K5

Open since 1967, the iconic Bar-B-Barn does BBQ proud with its simple menu of chicken or ribs. Treat yourself to the best cuts, which are slow-roasted to perfection using their own special sauce. You can chose between the baby, the half or the whole hawg of melt-off-the-bone ribs, or a combo plate, each with a choice of sides.

Le Boucan

1886, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1M6

Located in Little Burgundy, on Notre-Dame, Le Boucan serves many variations of BBQ pork, such as the pulled-pork guédille, all while staying true to the classics like ribs. The half and the full rack are cooked over a burning wood fire to give them that authentic Southern-style taste that everyone everywhere are sure to enjoy.

Blackstrap BBQ

4436, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1W5

This Memphis-style Verdun restaurant cooks its ribs without sauce, only using their signature secret spice rub. Don’t worry, you’ll still be licking your fingers clean anyway – they’re that good. Cooked over hickory pits for that classic Southern flavour, this joint will surely impress you.

Diablos BBQ

17 Rue Prince-Arthur E, Montréal, QC H2X 1B2

This saloon-style restaurant on Saint-Laurent offers only the best in BBQ and Southern-style dishes, from the cajun shrimp po'boy to the mac 'n' cheese skillet. The real winners, though, are the pork ribs rubbed with a special blend of spices, smoked and served with their special BBQ sauce. Be sure to grab those hand-wipes!

Rubs Smoke House

699 boul Curé-Labelle, Sainte-Rose, QC H7L 5R7

Although this restaurant is located a little ways out of town, in Laval, the ribs here are well worth the trip – they’re that good. Made with fresh meat, Rubs offers classic dishes from different regions of the United-States, including St. Louis smoked pork ribs, and beef ribs hailing from Kansas and marinated in their special spice rub.

Restaurant Le Milsa

1445A rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E4

Let your server, or "churrasqueiro", take you on a meat-filled voyage to the land of samba at this Brazilian BBQ resto. Le Milsa Churrascaria, located in the heart of the city, serves up the traditional parade of meats on a skewer, cut and served at your table, together with salad and vegetables. This place not only offers some of the best pork in the city, but also provides entertainment to take the whole experience up a notch.

Taverne Gaspar

89, rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1

Enjoy trendy pub-style cuisine at this Old Port restaurant, located inside a 19th century warehouse. The slow-roasted ribs here are served with classic Jim Beam sauce along with house fries and coleslaw. The rustic décor, stone walls and rooftop terrace make the tavern an excellent choice to treat Dad to a night on the town.


51 Rue Roy E, Montréal, QC H2W 2S3

For a casual evening, this no-muss, no-fuss restaurant on Rue Roy serves Tex-Mex meals with a twist. The classic Dr. Pepper ribs are ultra tender, and served right on the table – no plates necessary. This place is first-come first-served, so plan to be there a bit early to get a seat on the terrace for some quality dining.

Deville Dinerbar

1425, rue Stanley, Montréal, QC H3A 1P4

Deville Dinerbar are known for their decadent and over-the-top renditions of classic comfort foods. Located in the heart of the city, this ultra-trendy diner serves a generous portion of “Adam’s Ribs,” which are maple-smoked, slow-cooked and glazed with root beer sauce. Be sure to save room for one of the restaurant’s decadent desserts!

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