Stuttering John’s Smokehouse

Lively BBQ joint serving slow-smoked meats & a pulled-pork poutine & hosting live music by night.
Address: 1540 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Courtice, ON L1E 0L7, Canada
Sunday 12:30–8PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 4–10PM
Wednesday 4–10PM
Thursday 4–10PM
Friday 11:30AM–10PM
Saturday 11:30AM–10PM
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Phone: +1 905-434-2444
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Takes Reservations Yes
Delivery No
Take-out Yes
Accepted Cards Credit, Debit
Parking Private Lot
Bike Parking Yes
Wheelchair Accessible No
Good for Kids Yes
Good for Groups Yes
Attire Casual
Noise Level Average
Alcohol Full Bar
Outdoor Seating Yes
Wi-Fi Free
Has TV Yes
Waiter Service Yes
Caters Yes

I've seen their Food Truck at different Food Festivals in Durham Region, have had their Pulled Pork Sandwich before but this is only my 2nd time dining at Stuttering John's.

This place is literally a 'Hidden' Gem. This new location has been operating for 9mth and we only noticed this place about a month ago. We came here for a late lunch a few weeks ago, and was greeted by this super friendly waiter (wish I remember his name, he's a flight attendant), he realized we were 1stTimers and explained the menu to us very passionately, we ordered a Pulled Pork sandwich and a Poutine with Brisket..... BIG Mistake! The Poutine was so big that I was only able to eat 25% of it, so we packed it home and turned it into another great meal. They are very generous with their portion, gave me tons of Briskets. If you are craving for some Gourmet Poutine, don't even bother to go to Sam's, just go to Stuttering John's! It's Bigger, Better and Cheaper there!

Me and my husband decided to give Stuttering John's another try last night. We got their at about 8:30pm last night (restaurant closes at 10pm) it wasn't busy at all. We were greeted by the owner (It's an older lady) I think. The first impression wasn't great because the first thing she did when we walked in was looking at her watch and reluctantly said 'table for 2?'

We ordered The Three King (Meat Platter with Flank Meat, Pulled Pork & Half a rack of Ribs + Tons of Fries!) and a Pound of Hot Wings. Once again our eyes were bigger than our stomach. The meat platter is really meant for two person, it's only $26...... I didn't know so I ordered some wings too. The wings were ok, just your regular pub style hot wings, you can't go wrong with that. They were huge too!

I can't really say their BBQ meat are great though. Maybe it's because I've tried other Smokeshouses downtown like Hogtown Smokes. Their ribs has good flavor but they are not fall-off-the-bone tender. It was chewy and I had to struggle to get all the meat out. The Flank was a bit tough too, wish they were more generous with the BBQ sauce. The Pulled Pork was not bad. But for that price I really can't complain.

The Highlight of my meal was their Grilled Corn on the Cob. I saw this one customer having it with her meal so I got curious and asked the owner if I could order one on the side. Even though it's not available to order as a side on their menu but she hooked me up anyway for FREE! It's just a grilled ear of corn brushed with Aioli and spice. It was so friggin' delicious!!!

We were the last customers to leave, the chef also made an effort to greet us making sure everything was ok.

Another Positive Note: I liked my sauce SPICY! So I asked the owner if I can have some hot sauce. She poured me hot sauce in a small container and warned me it's HOT! She said it's the hottest sauce from Jungle Heat, they know the owner of Jungle Heat well. (RESPECT) I'm a big fan of Jungle Heat's hot sauce cos it tastes natural without any chemical.

I will definitely come back for sure. For those in Durham Region, definitely check out this place. This is also an ideal venue for team outings at work and Xmas party.

I would give this place 3 stars on their food plus 1 more star for the price and portion.

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