BBQ for the soul

The moment you set foot in Q BBQ Eatery on King George Road the warm smell of Apple and Hickory Wood Smoke waft over you like a cozy blanket. It kicks something primal into gear and revs the appetite awake. That smoky goodness is definitely paired with some fantastic offerings here.


“Our most popular item is our smoked meat. Pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket and our platters,” said Steve Varnasidis, owner of Q BBQ Eatery. The chef, now restauranteur has a four generation long family lineage in the restaurant industry dating back to 1929. “It’s in my DNA.” he said.

Q was also featured by John Cattucci on the Food Network’s ‘You Gotta Eat Here’ earlier this year. The menu offers traditional slow cooked barbeque such as the Smoked St. Louis Side Ribs, a mouth watering Texas Beef Brisket that is melt in your mouth tender and a Smoked Meatloaf to knock your socks off. Pair any of these with two sides all for about $14. The Cinnamon Whiskey Apples are a must-try!


“The great thing about these dishes is that they are cooked for so long. About 12 hours overnight.” said Head Chef Louis Escobar. “It’s the opposite of fast food. We use all local produce. Nothing is frozen or prepackaged. Our barbeque sauce, our rubs – it’s all made from scratch. You’re getting a lot of food, and it’s good quality for a decent price.”

The Brantford location used to be an old Wendy’s restaurant so Varnasidis thought why not take advantage of using the Drive Thru window for just that. Folks can now call in ahead to place their order and just cruise on through the Drive Thru to pick it up.

There is a new catering menu with your choice of Sandwiches, Smoked Meats or Quarter Chicken Dinners complete with Sides and Cornbread that feeds anywhere from 5-30 people starting at just $7 per person. This would definitely be a popular option for business meetings or other events where you just want somebody else to do the cooking.


Next time you feel your mouth watering, check out Q BBQ at 68 King George Road in Brantford right next door to the Giant Tiger Plaza. For more information check out their website

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