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Lancaster Smokehouse

574 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, Ontario ON N2K, Canada
(519) 743-4331
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Ranked #8 of 439 Restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Guelph, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the Lancaster Smokehouse with a group of friends on a Friday night. This was our first visit, but our friends are 'regulars'. The atmosphere was lively and the live blues topped it off. We each ordered a 2 meat platter, with a variety of sides. We enjoyed it all, but we would highly recommend the brisket, mac-n-cheese, and... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Let's be honest, this place is a dump, always has been. It still is, if you are looking for fancy surroundings,go somewhere else. But, if you are looking for good BBQ, as you might get it in the South, this is as close as you are going to get around here. Parking is a problem, so, whatever you are coming... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great smokehouse restaurant with lots of meal combo options. We usually have the 4 meat platter which comes with your choice of three sides. Smoked meats; brisket, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, etc. Huge onion rings, great cornbread, and delicious smoked meats. Affordable especially if you share a platter which is around $45 and feeds 3-4 people. Most entree's are under... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went here with my wife and brother-in-law after picking him up at the K-W Airport. We decided to try several different items on a sharing type platter, and everything was excellent - ribs, pulled pork, sausage, onion rings, and the hush puppies were to die for. The service was very good, the ambiance perfect for a southern style BBQ restaurant... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

very popular on special nights, you will probably be taking a doggie bag home. Great atmosphere but I have had better food. Very casual atmosphere.

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London ON
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food was great and loads of it. I had the three sample meal. Choice of 3 of 5 different meats and 2 of several sides ($22) Pulled pork, 3 BBQ ribs and beef brisket were my choice with fries and onion rings. After the O rings and fries, one rib, one slice of brisket and a fork of pork was... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food - Make a reservation....just showing up at a popular time make result in your 1 hour wait. If you aren't getting a meat platter, you are in the wrong restaurant. Try the brisket.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best place for smoked foods, service is good and we like their selection of craft beers .. we usually like taking our whole family, as there is lots to choose from, from the little persons to grandpa & grandma! You might have to wait for a table if you are not early!

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been to the Lancaster Smokehouse when I'm in the BBQ mood, and they've never disappointed. I particularly liked their brisket.

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Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good casual smokehouse. Not many healthy options, lots of fried foods. The ribs are the smoked typed, not the saucy type we get at other local places. I prefer these ribs, but my husband prefers saucier ones.

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Additional Information about Lancaster Smokehouse

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

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