Smoke & Spice

Bar, Eatery

7470 Tecumseh Rd E
Windsor, Ontario, N8T 1E9

(519) 252-4999 | map

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Reviews by DrJay:
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DrJay from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Great place for food, with a few local craft beer offerings.

Dec 28, 2014
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Raime from Greenland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Oct 01, 2015
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OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Jan 14, 2015
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hotsudge from Canada (ON)

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Dec 28, 2014
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pieman25 from Canada (ON)

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Okay, I'm putting this right on the table before writing this review: I work at this restaurant. I loved the place before I started working here, and I'm going to be as objective as possible with this review.

Atmosphere: not too sure what exactly to say with this, there are wooden planks on all the walls, with some signs and posters advertising pork, barbecue foods, as well as beer and some other things. I don't feel I can review this part too well seeing as I see both the kitchen and dining room fairly often, it kinda feels like a home away from home at this point, so I don't really think about it. That being said, it's kept clean, it's not a dump of a place, and perhaps if I didn't see it so often I'd think more about it, so I'm going to give it a 3 just to not rate it too highly, but also avoid giving it a negative perception.

Quality - I'm not too sure what to put here either, the beer is good, they'll pour you a pint, the food is damn good, but those both seem to be different categories, since both the beer and food are good, I'm putting a 3.5 in, the beer could use some improvement, but the food is damn good.

Service - the service at this place is going to be darn good, the wait staff here are all failry experienced and fairly nice people that aim to please every time. Service doesn't get much better around these parts, so a 4 I think is appropriate.

Selection - it's a 3, there aren't very many taps, four are craft - steamwhistle, mill st.'s tankhouse ale, mill st.'s organic lager, and a rotating mill st. seasonal/special run tap. There are also a few selections on bottles, but they're mostly mediocre brick stuff. That being said, it's a welcome step or two up from most places in the entire city, and the surrounding area as well.

Food - this isn't just my bias talking, the food gets a 4. It's good stuff that we hand rub and smoke ourselves in house - pork buts, ribs, wings, chicken, all done in house. The ribs have won local awards, but I highly recommend the wings. Most of the other food is good as well, I haven't had the whole menu yet, but it's all damn good food. It's not just my opinion either, we have gotten e-mails praising our quality before, as well as winning some local awards (already mentioned), and having a fairly steady customer base on weekends. If you like barbecue, this is good food, there are some vegetarian options, but not many, I wouldn't recommend it in that regard. That said, I generally can't speak highly enough of the food, it's just good savoury cooking.

Value - I'm not too sure if I should put reasonable or a bit pricey. On one hand, it's reasonable considering that most of what you get includes meat, and that isn't cheap stuff - you certainly get what you pay for. On the other hand though, the average meal (from my experience, especially with a pint) isn't going to be cheap per se. This isn't a burger king, there won't be a whopper combo on a wednesday for five bucks, but for twelve bucks you can get a damn good pulled pork sandwich with some good hearty sides.

I like to think I've done a good, objective review of the restaurant, given my circumstance, but it's the only one made so far, so enjoy!

Jun 21, 2013
Smoke & Spice in Windsor, ON, Canada
Place rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 5 ratings