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Feb 25, 2011 01:55 PM

Brampton finally has BBQ

Right beside Tinnels (awesome jamaican patties), north of Queen on Kennedy, a new place has opened up called RD's Southern BBQ

It seemed to be an african american family and are doing southern BBQ.. The lady seemed very friendly and outgoing, and the place smelled like a burning forest, a good sign! Big pictures of black & white jazz musicians on the walls but otherwise very plain, seems to be take-out only type place. However when I was there somebody was trying to order whole smoked chickens and they wouldn't be ready for another hour and a half in the smoker or something, so there may be availability issues on certain items.

I tried a rack of ribs with mac & cheese and thought it was really good, smokiest I've had to date in the GTA. Food is long gone but my hands smell like a campfire haha

Rest of the pics I uploaded to yelp from the iPhone

Very curious to try their chicken, people were ordering both the Jerk and Smoked versions which has me interested.. I wish them good luck because that's gonna be a tough area for BBQ since it tends to be on the expensive side! If anyone else tries it, I'd be curious to hear if it was a good experience or if I just got lucky


RD's Southern BBQ
47 Kennedy Rd N, Brampton, ON L6V 1E7, CA

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  1. Thanks! Looking forward to trying it soon.

    1. Pics look yummy. Might have to get there. Thanks for the scoop!

      1. Oh wow wow wow, exciting! This is actually near my work! Woohoo!

        1. Thanks Duck

          Are those side ribs or baby backs?? I can't quite tell.


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          1. re: Davwud

            Hey Davwud, They're baby backs :) Their slogan is even something like "Home of the best baby back ribs" or something along those lines. Cheers :)

            1. re: duckdown

              Are they 'shiners' or on the meatier side?

          2. Hi all, first time posting.

            I went to RD BBQ based on this review because I was in the area for business. The lady told me they were open for 3 weeks now. I had the lunch special with the ribs and fries. The ribs were very good - tender and flavourful. The sauce didn't stand out... next time I will try the 'hot' sauce that other people ordered. Decent value, considering you get a protein, side and drink for $6+tax.

            The area is a bit sketchy. A guy came in while I was eating and asked the cashier if she could give him any money - she refused and he left. The manager apologized to those of us eating. When I left the restaurant, another guy came up to me and asked for change. I politely refused, but he kept on persisting before I could get to my car. Not wanting any trouble, I asked him if I could buy him lunch at RD's. He wanted Subway. So I bought him a sub and got the hell outta there.

            The food is good and the staff is nice, but my overall experience was a bit hampered by the stuff that happened. I'll go back, maybe with a group of people though.

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            1. re: danniii

              Haha I know what you mean about the area in appearance, and theres definitely some bums/crackheads that will wander over from nearby Church street, but if you look directly across the street from exiting RD's you'll see there's a big high school there, which means there are always PLENTY of cops in the area, it's pretty safe really

              Beggers are annoying but honestly I just say "No I work for a living sorry" and walk away, I wouldn't worry about having to buy them lunch although the gesture of offering to get them food from RD's was very generous of you! What a moron for picking Subway over RD's LOL

              The food is good and thats all that matters really, I'm looking forward to going back this week!