About Us

Gator BBQ was formed in 1983 by a gentleman from Naples Florida by the name of Don Brown (a.k.a. the King of Ribs).

Don was also the manager of Michelbobs Rib House in Naples Florida. In 1983 Don started to tour in Canada and the US winning numerous awards. Don later sold Gator BBQ to Larry Kimball who managed the business until 2001.

Larry then sold the business to Larry Murphy of Alabama so he could concentrate on his restaurant in Flint Michigan. In 2006 Matthew and Louise Smith acquired Gator BBQ and haven’t looked back. It is now family-run business with children Kurt, Nick, Aaron and Alexis all contributing to its success.

We now tour Ontario and the Northern U.S. States doing upwards of 30 ribfests a year. Some of the awards we have won in 2008 were first place ribs Rochester New York, Best Pig Rig, Burlington Ontario, Best Food Booth Norfolk County Fair – to name a few.

So if you would like to do something special for your outdoor event or your catering needs give us a call at Gator BBQ.

~ Matt and Louise Smith & family

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We are having a blast at the Ottawa Ribfest, if you were there and like our stuff visit www.gatorbbq.ca for online purchases. if your not there and you're in the area, GET THERE! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nothing says summer solstice like some BBQ! Feed your kids some real food this weekend! Matt Manning Come and see us at our home location in Simcoe, On, for some amazing BBQ this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out our crew working hard at the Ottawa Ribfest 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

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Winner Winner! Looking forward to racking up some new awards during the 2018 season. ... See MoreSee Less

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