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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 101
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
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  • 0
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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
Winner winner, brisket dinner!

I went with a friend and we got one of the platters, got a little taste of everything! Great atmosphere, awesome staff and phenomenal music. The brisket was so delicious that I had to go back for more. The grits are ordered from the states and made in house. The smokey BBQ sauce on the table is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Bethany H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I went with a friend and we got one of the platters, got a little taste of everything! Great atmosphere, awesome staff and phenomenal music. The brisket was so delicious that I had to go back for more. The grits are ordered from the states and made in house. The smokey BBQ sauce on the table is heavenly. A must... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great BBQ here. Try the platter if you want the whole barnyard on one plate. The pigtails are awesome too, on their own or as an add on. Stay for live blues Saturday night and you won't regret it!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

They have great bbq and great sides. Brisket is tender and flavourful. The burger is juicy, meaty and soooo good. The daily po boy special is awesome although the fried shrimp po boy on their menu is quite tasty. I love their enormous onion rings. They're crispy and a meal in itself. Best in town. The mac and cheese is... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went for lunch on a Sat. and I ordered the wings while my husband ordered the hamburger. The wings where tasty but came with all the pieces attached, which made them very hard to eat. I had a bite of my husband's burger and thought it lacked in flavour. It was huge, though. I was very impressed to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Staff is very knowledgable. Food is great. Ambiance is amazing! just loved my visit with Family. Would definitely go back!

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Elora, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I went here for an early Saturday night dinner. Thank goodness we went early as, as soon as we arrived it started filling up! Cool atmosphere, great food and lots of it-we ended up taking some home for the next day.

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant was recommend by locals. It is clearly a very popular establishment. Even on a Monday night there was a half hour wait. The vibe is very casual, hip, and almost 'country-like'. It's also definitely somewhat on the noisy side. Apparently they do showcase some live bands but none were playing the evening we were there. The food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Took my son out for a birthday meal to his choice of eateries. He chose the Lancaster Smokehouse, one of his favourites. It was my first time there and was interested if it could live up to his hype. OMG - it actually surpassed it. The ribs I had where amazing - my wife's pulled pork the same, and he... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Their pulled pork sandwich is excellent! Very tender and moist and not dripping with sauce; just the right amount. The sandwich is big enough to share if you get some appetizers or sides to share too.

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you're expecting to listen to skilled local musicians and eat pub food in a tavern then you're in the right place. The smoked meats are the specialty and I promise you'll enjoy the selection but the food's definitely not spectacular.

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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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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
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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