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The Great Canadian BBQ Joint (Mississauga)

Brain of J Mar 22, 2013 12:16 PM

It's not open yet, but driving on Hurontario just north of Dundas I noticed a sign for the above mentioned spot in what was an former Middle Eastern shawarma joint. It's in the same set of shops where Ming Room used to be (it's now a halal Italian restaurant). East side of Hurontario.

Looking forward to it!

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    ninja5ca Apr 2, 2013 03:32 PM

    Had the 1/2 chicken dinner.Chicken was soft and pretty moist,bbq sauce was good.Got the rice and peas for a side,it was just yellow rice with a frozen veggie mix in it,no taste and was hard.Also got the beans,thought they would be baked beans(should have asked first) but they were just kidney beans and can corn with no taste.
    My son had the 1/2 rack ribs and spicy fries.Ribs were soft with the same bbq sauce but no smokey taste,Fries are from the freezer but were tasty,Also tried the mac and cheese,it was ok,not great.
    Won't be going back,over $30 wasted on subpar food.
    RD'S in brampton is much better,smokez in mississauga on dundas between dixie and tomken is also pretty good.

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    1. re: ninja5ca
      ylsf Apr 2, 2013 07:09 PM

      Probably a good thing that I didn't manage to try it this past weekend. I will likely give it a shot at some point if in the area just out of curiosity and will report back.

      Did you post a review of Holy Smokez in that thread? Curious to hear what is good there. Going to give it another try.

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      ylsf Mar 28, 2013 10:28 PM

      Found the menu, the graphic designer posted it up on their site:


      Looks very different... Teriyaki , Garlic Herb, Jerk, BBQ flavours..

      For fun I might pass by this weekend and check it out.

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      1. re: ylsf
        estufarian Mar 29, 2013 06:37 AM

        Let us know if there's any sign of smoke.
        The menu suggests it's probably not BBQ.

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          Brain of J Mar 29, 2013 12:56 PM

          Will try it some time this week and report back. The place opened pretty quickly; like 24 hours after I first posted.

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        fyasi Mar 28, 2013 12:09 PM

        It now open this info is wrong

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        1. re: fyasi
          ylsf Mar 28, 2013 03:07 PM

          Well, it wasn't open when the OP posted it I am sure...

          Do you have any more info on the place since you seem to know that it is open? Did you try it? Hours/menu/etc/website?

          1. re: ylsf
            justsayn Mar 28, 2013 08:30 PM

            That's the owner. They posted that they opened but the post was quickly removed.

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              ylsf Mar 28, 2013 10:25 PM

              Ah, thanks. I figured it was since no other messages on here.

              Anyway, if anyone goes please report back.

              Looks like the owner added his own 5* review of his restaurant on Yelp too - http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-great-cana...

              And looks like stock photos of food that he added to the photo database for the place on Yelp...

              1. re: ylsf
                magic Mar 29, 2013 06:19 AM

                Yeah I won't be going here.

        2. Kagemusha Mar 22, 2013 02:50 PM

          Just me or is that an utterly bizarre location for a BBQ spot?

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          1. re: Kagemusha
            Brain of J Mar 22, 2013 03:34 PM

            A bit bizarre, yeah, considering it will be among a sea of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Middle Eastern eating establishments. But Cooksville residents like myself could really use a change like this.

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            ylsf Mar 22, 2013 02:08 PM

            Glad to see your have a positive attitude about it given how many places fail to deliver it seems.... Thanks for the info and hoping that this one gets it right!

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            1. re: ylsf
              C mac Mar 30, 2013 08:57 PM

              My money is on the place sucks like every other proclaimed "BBQ" place in the GTA

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