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Buckstop

833 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G2L7
Tel: (604) 803-4331
Neighbourhood: Central

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BBQ Pitmaster this place is NOT!
By 99north of Squamish (32 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 10:24am [Dine in]

Having been in the BBQ hobby for the past 4 years now we decided hey why not were right in the area so we stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, 6 people including us were in the restaurant. We seated ourselves and the waitress came over and gave us the menus and asked if we wanted drinks,,we said no just water would be fine. After 15 minutes she came back to get our order,,,said Oh I totally forgot about your water,,,which tuned into another 10 min before it was there, Okay,,,6 people and she couldn't get water to the table>>??
We ordered a smoked brisket and a pulled pork sandwich to share, and after 25 minutes it arrived, pulled pork order spot on,,,brisket order not so much. Just brisket on a board, no bun, i asked if this was the sandwich,,,she said oh miscommunication with the chef??
Long story short,,,they just stuffed the brisket in a bun and said here you go!

Now to the best part,,,Pulled pork,,now I have smoked dozens of these babies and know what pulled pork should taste like, and not a gloppy wet mess on a soaked thru bun.
The brisket had NO smoke on it whatsoever,,,it was like it was steamed or something but if it was smoked,,someone forgot to add the wood!
Now I know how hard it must be to have a BBQ joint in a small venue,,,electric smokers because of space and requirements etc etc,,but I've eaten some pretty good Q all over and even made some outstanding Q of my own
but Buckstop I am afraid to say, unless it was an off day for them, is not the best BBQ in Vancouver.
sorry to say,,,we will not return
Pitmasters they are not!

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great place
By gregzaid07 of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:23am [Dine in]

i like this place, i went out there just out of coincidence with friends couse we were looking for a place and everything else at the moment was too far , so into the food now, the food its good, well cooked and fresh i like it, they serve small portions tho so i think its a bit pricy. the ambience its good but a little too loud.

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Had to try it anyways
By dlishusfood of Downtown, Vancouver (30 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

We decided a BBQ treat was in order and having tried BBQs all over the US we have something to compare to. We thought we would try the sampler to give everything a fair taste. All the meats were nicely smoked although the chicken could have been cooked a little more. It was all OK, but only OK. The highlight was probably the home made baked beans - very tasty and not too sweet but i guess everything tastes great when you add pork and fat to them! - The fries came nicely seasoned - but a little cold and limp. Cornbread was good but could have been fresher cut but this came with a nice honey butter. As mentioned the meats were nothing to write home about but for $60.00 +++ I probably couldnt afford the stamp anyways. I tried the beef ribs, pulled pork, pork ribs and chicken - nothing outstanding. Pleasant efficient staff made up for any shortfalls and the place is nicely reno'd with a good vibe. Overall its OK but I will probably go to Memphis Blues if given a choice.

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Delicious BBQ
By dreww_ of North Van (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

Denman has lots of good restaurants, and this is one of them. This was my first time here but it definitely lived up the expectations and left us with a good impression. I had heard great things about it's meat but never got around to trying it. So when our initial restaurant of choice was packed, we decided to head down here. A little bit of luck and curiosity.

This is a little quaint restaurant with lovely staff. Despite the loud music and crowd, our group had a great time. I especially loved the fact that the staff was so friendly and enthusiastic to help pick out our dishes and bring them out in record time.We had the smoked brisket, potato fries, beef back ribs, and st. louis ribs. Special mention on the beef ribs which were great. Portions are small and plates are not cheap.

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Best barbecue in the city
By Ellie Anderson of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 16, 2013 - 4:23am [Dine in]

Let me just start by saying I love my meat. This restaurant, recommended to me by a waiter at the Flying Pig, was so far beyond any barbecue I have had since I left Texas that I needed to write about it, and I'm not a review person.
I had walked by it and was unaware it was even open, but after finding it I can't wait to go back. I am used to the mushy, over sauced combo plates this city describes as barbecue and this place puts them all to shame, and the staff is a fresh, honest and brilliant team. way to go buckstop, you've got my vote for meal of the year.

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Best barbecue in the city
By Ellie Anderson of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 16, 2013 - 4:23am [Dine in]

Let me just start by saying I love my meat. This restaurant, recommended to me by a waiter at the Flying Pig, was so far beyond any barbecue I have had since I left Texas that I needed to write about it, and I'm not a review person.
I had walked by it and was unaware it was even open, but after finding it I can't wait to go back. I am used to the mushy, over sauced combo plates this city describes as barbecue and this place puts them all to shame, and the staff is a fresh, honest and brilliant team. way to go buckstop, you've got my vote for meal of the year.

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