DINE | Lick the bone at Boneheads


The sun has finally hit the East Coast. You know what that means. Beers are chillin’ and meat be grillin’. I bet you’re thinking I’m about to share some awesome BBQ recipe. Well, not this time. Don’t get me wrong, beers on the deck and BBQ’d dins is all I can think about when it’s warm. But sometimes you just gotta let the experts do the cooking.

I’d like to say I’m schooled in the ways of the grill, that I’ve travelled the Southern US stuffing smokey goodness into my face at every stop on the road. But I’d be lying. What I would give to tour the legendary BBQ joints of the South. Most definitely bucket list material. I’m a huge fan of all things pork so when BBQ finally hit our city, I was all over it. At present, we have but three BBQ joints in the city, one a chain out of Florida that I honestly haven’t been rushing to try. For me, there’s only one on that list. When the BBQ  Let’s be real, when the pork craving takes hold, it’s Boneheads BBQ every time. I can’t stay away from the pulled pork sammie.


Since the very first time I put that meat in my mouth, I was hooked. Yeah, I said that.  Now despite a menu full of meaty goodness, I can’t order anything but. Once Brent and I shared the behemoth pit boss sampler, a huge feast for 2-4 with pretty much every thing on the menu. Though a whole world of delicious, the next visit we were right back on the ol’ pulled pork train. Never overcooked or mushy like we’ve had in other places, The Boneheads pulled pork is legit. Straight up, perfectly smoked pig served simply in rub and its own juices. I’m so addicted to pork that I’ve even gagged my way through many a sloppy pulled pork sammie so smothered in saucethere might as well not have been meat in there at all. None of that at Boneheads. If sauce is your thing, three house made sauces, all delicious, allow you to flavour it any way you want, leaving us purists with juice running happily down our chins.

Besides the food being awesome, Boneheads is also locally owned, a big plus in my books. Even cooler is how they rock the social media, specifically twitter. Not only are they engaged with their public, but they’re some of the funniest tweeters around. I mean one look at their website and you can see where I’m going with this. Give them a follow @boneheadsbbq to get in on the action.

They’ve also been winning Best Ribs in The Coast for years now and were even featured on You Gotta Eat Here. So listen to us. Put it in your mouth Halifax.


  • June 18, 2013

    William Walker

    I have always been a lover of BBQ! I want to try some Bonehead BBQ. I live up north so, I was wondering if there was a Bonehead restaurant in Halifax?

    • June 19, 2013

      Kathy Jollimore

      Boneheads is in Halifax! They actually have two locations: one on Barrington at Inglis and one in Fairview on Dutch Village Rd.

  • June 11, 2013

    Boneheads BBQ

    Great post Kathy! Thanks for the pork love! It’s always a good time for swine! 🙂

    Hey Matthew, our meats are sourced from Atlantic Canadian suppliers. Our pork, brisket and chicken are all delivered fresh throughout the week. We use red oak from the Valley to smoke with. The larger cuts like pork and brisket are smoked for 10-14hrs. At our location on Dutch Village Road we have a huge smoker that can cook 600lbs of meat at a time and the fire is stoked 24/7!
    We’ll look forward to “meating” you some time!

  • June 11, 2013


    Their food looks amazing and I’ve been wanting to try it for some time. Do you know where they source their pork and other meats from?