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New Buster Rhinos location in downtown Oshawa

atomeyes Jul 25, 2012 12:55 PM

Yesterday, my wife and I popped by the new BR location on King St E and Simcoe in downtown Oshawa. They opened on Monday, so I expected a work in progress.

Its a VERY nice location. Its sit-down table service and, apparently, they'll be licensed soon (whiskey or beer with bbq? yes please!). The food is still great and the service was surprising polished for day 2.

Guessing word of mouth had spread, since they were pretty full and doing a lot of take-out during lunchtime.

The food was great - we had wings and ribs - and the atmosphere was definitely a step up from the Wentworth location.

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    ylsf RE: atomeyes Jul 25, 2012 01:56 PM

    Do they smoke on site at this location or bring stuff over from the Whitby location?

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      atomeyes RE: ylsf Jul 25, 2012 03:38 PM

      i think the turnaround time from getting the keys to opening the resto was less than a month. I talked to Darryl (the owner) and they're still doing some renos to the back room. no smoking on site as of now, but once the sailing's smoother, i'd think they'll plan on putting a smoker on premises.

      the nice thing about Buster Rhinos is that you can eat his brisket at the mother location (Wentworth) or as far away as Sweet Escape in the Distillery and it still retains the smoke and flavour.. of course, there's nothing more delicious than eating meat right off the smoker, but most restaurants smoke overnight, so timing is normally everything.

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        ylsf RE: atomeyes Jul 25, 2012 09:52 PM

        So is this location Darryl's or did he bring in a franchise/partner? I think the other Oshawa location is a franchise of some sorts right?

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          atomeyes RE: ylsf Jul 26, 2012 03:50 AM

          the non-Wentworth location is franchised.
          Darryl's either a full or part owner of this current location. not sure.

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      lister RE: atomeyes Jul 25, 2012 02:04 PM

      Any word on what the beer selection will be?

      I wish a Toronto location would open. :-(

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        atomeyes RE: lister Jul 25, 2012 03:40 PM

        Its going to likely be Ontario beer. I don't think you'll have one-offs from GLB on tap, but it will probably be a bottle list of your best Ontario offerings.

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        JennaBean RE: atomeyes Jul 26, 2012 09:19 AM

        Do you know if they are open on Sat?

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          BusterRhino RE: JennaBean Aug 6, 2012 07:48 PM

          Yep, we are open 7 days a week, its a corporate store (we own it, i'm there full time)

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            hungryabbey RE: BusterRhino Nov 3, 2012 03:43 PM

            are you open for dinner on sunday night?

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              BusterRhino RE: hungryabbey Nov 3, 2012 06:58 PM

              Yes, til 9 at the downtown Oshawa location

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