For Sale


Thank You Tonawanda


In July of 2011, The Richert Family joined the Tonawanda Community in opening a hot spot on the water for BBQ lovers. Our concept, dreams and innovations became a reality. Although we were in the restaurant industry for many years before opening, we never could have imagined the overwhelming support and devotion our business received right away.  Now 8 years, 5 children, thousands of loyal customers, dedicated employees and countless memories later we are moving on to the next chapter. 

We opened Smoke on the Water for our Family and are now selling for the same reason.  Things are different for us now and we need to be able to focus our attention and efforts on our youngsters. We have built a thriving business that has grown exponentially every year. Our hope is to find a motivated entrepreneur to carry our Torch. Smoke on the Water has become a staple of the community and should remain as such.  

We are truly appreciative for each individual that has sat at our bar, enjoyed family dinners on our patio, joined us for our Chef’s tasting, ordered our take out or honored us with catering their wedding or special event. We will always be thankful for your support of our family business and cherished our time here in Tonawanda. As members of the community we look forward to being able to bring our families in to enjoy the best BBQ in town!!  

We intend to operate “business as usual” during the selling process. In preparation of a transfer of ownership we have stopped selling gift certificates. Of course, any outstanding gift certificates will be honored while under our ownership. Any catering obligations that have been booked will be executed as discussed.  Future catering needs may be an option but need to be discussed on a case by case basis. 

A final note. We are very proud of what we have done for our Community. Our decision to move on to the next chapter was not an easy one. We know this news may come as a great surprise and that you may feel compelled to discuss it with us or our staff. We asked that you refrain from this as it is not goodbye, we’ll just be seeing you on the other side of the Bar!! 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please respond via the link below. We ask that you include a brief statement of your intent as well as provide evidence of verified funds showing you are a qualified buyer. The property is also listed on LoopNet.  

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Smoke on the Water

77 Young Street, Tonawanda, New York 14150, United States

Please contact Mark Richert for additional information: SOTWSALE@GMAIL.COM 716-940-2103