Don’t Settle for any BBQ Chicken.

Treat your taste buds to the best at these 10 Ottawa establishments! When it comes to barbecued chicken, there is certainly no shortage of spots in Ottawa to grab lunch or dinner. There are so many options in fact, that it can be hard to decide between the many chicken joints around town. For savory, moist and mouth-watering barbecue chicken look no further than the list of ten of Ottawa’s best barbecue chicken establishments that we have compiled below.

1). YKO Chicken
375 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, ON K1L 6N5, Canada

Formerly Yre’s, YKO Chicken provides excellence in terms of both product and service by serving their customers nothing but halal chicken. YKO’s chicken is cooked on real wood charcoal, which they boast as the “traditional way” of cooking the best poultry. The chickens themselves are raised only in the best conditions and fed a diet of grain that delivers the best flavor once they are finally on your plate. The barbecued chicken is acclaimed by Ottawa residents as one of the best, if not the very best, in the city.

2). Pili Pili Grilled Chicken
205 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7C9, Canada

The barbeque chicken at Pili Pili is known as among the very tastiest in all of Ottawa, especially if you like your barbecue with a kick. Not only are they passionate about providing the highest-quality and most delectable chicken in the city, but Pili Pili’s service is unmatched in quality as well. The owner always makes sure that those who step into his restaurant feel welcome here, and the restaurant even offers to let you take home a container of their secret seasoning to test on your recipes at home! How’s that for service?

3). Big Bone BBQ
701 Eagleson Rd, Kanata, ON K2M 2G1, Canada

For barbecued ribs or chicken, look no further than Big Bone BBQ in Kanata. The menu offers a lot of variety for barbecue lovers of all tastes, and service is top-notch whether you choose takeout, dine-in or catering services for your next event. This family restaurant treats all of its customers with an impeccable experience and mouth-watering dishes that will have them coming back time and time again.

4). Meatings Barbecue
2807 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans, ON K1C 1G6, Canada

Whether you’re opting for a dine-in experience, delivery or catering, Meatings Barbecue is prepared to get fresh and delicious barbecue chicken to your plate, and to your satisfaction. The raved-about chicken has developed the restaurant quite a following of loyal patrons, and is a go-to spot for any visitors looking for a really, really great barbecue eatery in Ottawa. After you’ve had your fill of succulent barbecued dishes, stay for a while longer for the acclaimed homemade desserts. You won’t regret it.  (Stop in for Wing Wednesdays for some of the best barbecue wings in town!)

5). Fatboy’s Smokehouse
34 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M5, Canada

Fatboy’s Smokehouse is a real down-home southern experience with elements of biker flair thrown in for good measure. The barbecue chicken is cooked slow and low for the very best flavor, and then served to your table in heaping portions that will leave any empty belly satisfied. It can be tough to find amazing food and amazing service all in one spot, but Fatboy’s has got it nailed down!

6). The Smoque Shack
129 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T4, Canada

Expertly-seasoned and succulent chicken is the calling card of the Smoque Shack located on York Street. Perfect portion sizing makes The Smoque Shack a great spot for anybody who’s looking to bring home leftovers or just pig out in the restaurant. And this is the perfect restaurant for families and groups of friends with varied tastes, as they offer an incredible vegetarian menu, too!

7). Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse
115 Roland Michener Dr, Kanata, ON K2T 1G7, Canada

Crazy Horse offers a genuine Western experience complete with live music and ice-cold beer to enjoy alongside some of the best smoky barbecue in Ottawa. This lively joint prepares its dishes using a hot stone, where they cook their chicken to absolute mouth-watering perfection. Crazy Horse is also very accommodating to large groups, and offer reservations for your next dinner out.

8).  Little Red Shack BBQ
1016 Carp Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9, Canada

This high-end barbecue joint is locally acclaimed and definitely considered a must-visit location if you’re just passing through and want some quality barbecue during your stay in Ottawa. Some loyal patrons of Little Red Shack call the restaurant the only place in town to get real, genuine barbecue. For the best smoked barbecue in Ottawa, don’t miss out on a visit to the Little Red Shack.

9). BBQ Golden Grill
928 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 0S8, Canada

For dine-in, delivery or carry-out, BBQ Golden Grill offers chicken cooked on real wood coal and Cote d’Ivoire and the Congo. The chicken dishes are the most popular menu options-and for finger-licking good reason! The prices of the African-inspired fare are more than reasonable for the portions that you’ll receive on your plate, and the quality of service you’ll be treated to is definitely among the best that you will ever receive, anywhere.

10). Nando’s
1461 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2E 5N9, Canada

Nando’s is an Afro-Portuguese chicken chain with a comfortable dining atmosphere and a varied menu to suit anybody who wants to stop for a bite to eat. The flame-grilled chicken is absolutely worth racing over to Nando’s for, especially if you are a fan of flavorful spice and want to try something that no other place in Ottawa has.