Smoken Bones Cookshack serves a menu of Southern influenced BBQ. All food is made and prepared on site using raw non processed local ingredients. No unnatural flavourings, preservatives or additives are used during the cooking, smoking and curing processes. Phillips Brewery is featured on tap, a brewery practicing an artisan method of making beer using scratch ingredients. Also available is an incredible selection of custom-created cocktails and fantastic bourbons. Smoken Bones recently reopened in a new spacious location in the historic Hudson's Bay building in downtown Victoria.
We had a family get together on February 17th. Five adults and two children under five. We ordered two children's meals at $10 each plus numerous other adult menu items .... platter, appies, one entree, salad, etc. I was told I could use coupons when I made my reservation. The total bill was $179.75. I asked if I could use one of the coupons for the childrens two meals, which would have meant a $5.00 saving. Big deal! Anyway, the manager told me "no" since they don't make any money on children's meals. Good grief, the children's meals were a hamburger and macaroni. The food service seemed slow, however we were enjoying a family visit, so this was not an issue. Food was definitely not anything other then mediocore. The location is good. Victoria foodies will definitely give this restaurant a hands down.
This restaurant is wildly overpriced for the quality of food. They served me uncooked (crunchy) baked beans and when I told the waitress she actually knew about it. Did she think I wouldn't notice as I crunched my way through my meal?
Lack of attention - careless sloppy food that makes you feel like you're eating somebody's leftovers and staff that could careless.
Save your money - go to PIG where the food is excellent and the staff actually give a care.
The pulled pork and beef brisket were both smothered in the same overly "smoky" BBQ sauce. It was impossible to determine a taste difference between the two due to the overpowering sauce. Only the different texture of the two meats indicated that I was eating one or the other when they were served on the same plate. Not something that I will be in a rush to re-experience
THe food is very, very good Southern BBQ, plus veggie and seafood items for
the non-carnivores. The service and ambiance are also very good and the price is right for
lunch, which we've had twice. THe above said everything I wanted to say but
this site strangely insists on 300 characters. Highly recommended.