We are your local family owned and operated neighbourhood Southern BBQ take-away joint! Proudly located in EAST END Kingston, Ontario – hidden in the back of the barriefield drive-thru carwash! Yep, the best bbq is always a tiny, hard to find joint & in a weird spot! We’re serving up all yer favourites – pulled pork, brisket, brined wings, baby back ribs, smoked chicken and more! All our meats are sourced as close to home as possible, smoked in-house daily (& all nightly) and the BBQ sauces are made right here from our tried and true authentic southern recipes. Git here early ’cause we are a real deal BBQ joint which means: “When it’s done, it’s done, & When it’s gone, it’s gone!”
BBQ, barbecue, or however ya want to spell it is cooking low and slow, low temperatures, usually with some wood smoke, for very long times. No one is really sure who or where it originated, but it was born out of necessity as a traditional method of cooking, which renders a tough, fatty or undesirable cut of meat, like brisket or pork butt, into some of the best stuff you’ll ever put in your mouth! The process is a combination of science, know-how, art, love and some luck.
We are currently open Thursday thru Saturday. Open at 11am on Thurs & Fri, noon on Saturdays.
This is the most common question, and the short answer – until we sell out. See SOLD OUT above. How long we remain open during a day is wholly dependent on all y’all. Some days everybody is in early buyin’ lots of BBQ, waitin’ in the parking lot before we even open! Other days lunch time isn’t as crazy and we’re open a while longer into the afternoon. Best to check on Faceboook as we post our SOLD OUT notices there, or give us a call if it’s mid-afternoon so y’all don’t make the trek to find we ain’t got nothin’ left.
We are a real BBQ joint, we fill the smoker to capacity, smoke up as much BBQ as we can each and every day we are open. That means everything y’all get is fresh and delicious, no yesterday leftovers passed off as fresh. The BBQ credo: “When it’s done, it’s done. When it’s gone, it’s gone!”
Quick answer, get here early! If y’all can’t make it in early, give us a call to reserve some delicious BBQ for a bit later. Best times to call – the hour before we open or after the lunch rush (1:30ish). Callin’ during the rush will likely lead to unanswered calls and disappointment.
This place is fantastic!!! The owners are lovely, generous, and always provide top quality service. And the beans, OMG THE BEANS!!!, the best in town for sure! Do yourself a favour and try them out. 🙂
It is all great! If you are not sure what to get, or incredibly hungry, get the trinity poutine! You will not be disappointed, although you maybe slightly uncomfortable if you eat it all yourself 🙂 (probably better to share)
We had the beef brisket tacos and they did not disappoint. The sauce was good, the coleslaw was the good kind of coleslaw and the flavours were awesome together! You’ll... read more
Was lucky enough to check out Stone City on their opening day, solid city style bbq with decent portions.
My wife and I tried the pulled pork and brisket... read more
Finally someone in town that does BBQ right! Had the pulled pork and the brisket. The brisket had a nice smoke ring with excellent flavour. It was a little dry... read more
I ordered the Brisket sandwich, was pretty happy with it overall, but wish it had some smoke flavor and better bark on the outside of the meat. I found the meat to be more of a pulled brisket from a slow cooker rather than a BBQ brisket. The bun and sauce complimented the brisket very nicely.
This place has got it going on. Thoroughly enjoyed, the only thing it was missing was a biscuit or crusty roll... highly recommend. Will return.
Best BBQ in Ontario and can compete for the Canadian title any day.( I'd say it's between them and Fait á Los in Quebec city with ease) Locally owned and operated Stone City BBQ comes close to destroying any reason to attend Kingston's BBQ festival, variety maybe? Providing succulent offerings of slow smoked meats this is as close as you get to carnivore heaven. While the place is located in a carwash you need to realize it's a feature not a bug. Like classic Southern pit houses with the meat being cooked off site or in the parking lot, Stone City BBQ is a BBQ distribution center not a restaurant. You aren't there to eat, you're there to purchase hours, HOURS, of perfectly cooked meat, prepared for you to take and enjoy in your terms. There is no way to make this fast and as such there is only limited supply, they can't just whip up more fresh, this isn't fresh it's real BBQ. The sign on the door stating that they're open until 7 or the meat is gone is your best sign off quality. Step in here knowing they never make it to seven, for a reason. The core options are what is to be expected, brisket with exceptional meat to fat ratio(if I've said it once I'll say it a hundred times this place refuses to skimp on flavour), chicken that's moist and Smokey and pulled pork that pulls itself if you look at it intently. These are all paired intentionally with the houses sauces. But feel free to play with meat/sauce combos. The fantastic team is more than willing to accommodate and I can say hand on heart it's all delicious. In addition there are wings and ribs, you really can't go wrong walking in or calling and asking them what you should have that day. So there are the basic platters that come with creamy slaw, a cornbread muffin that may be 50% butter, 45% honey and 60-65% comfort, the math works out when you bite into these believe me. And if you don't, spread some of the beans you get, again packed with pieces of chopped brisket and pulled pork across the muffin and try it again, eyes closed. The math works. In addition to the platters there are great poutines, regular or piled with BBQ. The Trinity is a meal for 4, packed with all three meats over a tub of crispy fries. I ask for a drizzle of their Memphis sauce on top, and while my wife always gets mad when I bring it home and interrupt "clean eating" she and the kids lean into this seemingly unending pile of goodness with reckless abandon. Meat on a bun and redneck tacos also bring smiles to eyes and fill hunger pangs as great hand held options. If say the downside of this place is the meat coma, they give you a "healthy" amount of food. This then often also leads to filling your dreams and haunting you in the daylight hours... Why aren't I eating BBQ right now? Once you've tried it and go back, you will go back, consider their frozen meat and sauce. We started buying it and now always have a pound of something on hand to make BBQ pizzas, open face sandwiches etc when the occasion arises. I honestly can't recommend this place enough. Excellent people providing REAL BBQ at a fair price, it really sells itself. And if you don't believe me call at like 630 to see what you can get. They might not be there, they probably have nothing of not next to nothing and can advise you on how to order for tomorrow!
Pssst… Looking to be your own boss, have some fun, meet really great people and make some money in a COVID-proof business?
Drop us a line to explore the posibilities – pitmaster (at) stonecitybbq.ca