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Lancaster Smokehouse

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574 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, Ontario ON N2K, Canada
(519) 743-4331
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic BBQ

Great BBQ with perfectly balanced smoke and seasons and sauces. Sides are unreal -- Cajun corn, wow! The pig tails are like none other. A must try for any fan of southern BBQ.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Trentster20
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great BBQ with perfectly balanced smoke and seasons and sauces. Sides are unreal -- Cajun corn, wow! The pig tails are like none other. A must try for any fan of southern BBQ.

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Thank Trentster20
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While there are lots of places to buy BBQ in KW, there are few places that serve real low and slow southern style BBQ in the area. To my knowledge, this is the best BBQ ... and to that end, it is going to appeal to restaurant goers who enjoy BBQ. This restaurant may not have the ethnic diversity you... More 

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Thank Scott B
Kitchener, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Smokehouse in December as part of a large group for a Holiday celebration. The food was delicious and our service was excellent. Our server exceeded our expectations.

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Thank CanTraveller5
Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected a good lunch and did not expect upscale service or atmosphere so were not disappointed. Beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches were excellent and more than we could eat. The side order of onion rings that we intended to share was huge and even though we split them, we couldn't finish them. Rough and ready and a bit... More 

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Thank H20looan
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For me, it's the tails every time! Pigtails, that is. If you haven't yet been brave enough to ‎sink your teeth into the curly appendage from the butt of a pig, it's time to take the plunge. I can't think of a better to be introduced to this succulent delicacy, than the Lancaster Smoke House in Kitchener. If you're not... More 

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Thank 1to3sold
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I went for our second visit last night. We arrived at 5pm on a Saturday and they told us there was a 45 minute wait for a table! This is a busy place! We decided to eat at the bar instead since they could take us right away. We had the two and three meat platters. All of... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service. I always get one of the meat platters. Lot's of food always with some left over to take home. Amazing Mac and Cheese!

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Thank CubaWilson
Guelph, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking for short skirt wearing waitresses, look elsewhere. If your looking for amazing bbq and sides, look no further! Tender brisket, fall off the bone ribs, succulent pulled pork, my favorite side is the jalapeno hush puppies.... a must try for everyone!

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Thank Rick L
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll start by saying that I am from the deep south so the bar for southern food is set pretty high for me- but I try to be open minded. This place was OK, the gumbo was great and the cornbread was pretty good. My biggest turn off was seeing that they only had unsweetened tea. No true southern restaurant... More 

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Thank Kayla D
Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old creeky building with lots of husle and bustle. The food was way better than the place announces with its looks and style. It was more the quality of an upscale restaurant than a pub. I had the salade with goat cheese, cranberries and candies pecan: that was amazing and that is when I new I wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 574 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, Ontario ON N2K, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: (519) 743-4331

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?