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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: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful rib meal

We had the 4 meat platter with 3 sides. The meats were ribs (twice), brisket, and chicken. The sides were sweet potato fries, baked beans, and something else I can't remember. There was also cornbread. The ribs were delectable, tender and tasty. My standards for ribs are Hank's Smokehouse in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
i_yac
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K-W, Ontario
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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K-W, Ontario
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had the 4 meat platter with 3 sides. The meats were ribs (twice), brisket, and chicken. The sides were sweet potato fries, baked beans, and something else I can't remember. There was also cornbread. The ribs were delectable, tender and tasty. My standards for ribs are Hank's Smokehouse in Virginia and Mama Lou's in Kentucky. I would have to... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped in for a bite to eat with the family and ordered the gumbo stew and chicken wings. They serve them the whole wing smoked and smothered with sauce. The meat falls off the bone!!!! Can't wait to come back Rob

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Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The husband and I shared the 5 meat platter with 4 sides and cornbread. WOW what a meal, with plenty of leftovers for the next day. All the meat was delish. I especially enjoyed the ribs and chicken. The sides were fries, onion rings, coleslaw and mac n cheese. The onion rings are massive. My only complaint, they weren't as... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The ambiance is not created for fine dining as it it is what it is, a converted hotel bar. Serving is unpretentious; the food is reaaly good; pulled pork is their specialty; and portion sizes can not be complained about.

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Waterloo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have dined here 4 times now and each meal is a s great or better than the last. Very busy but great service. A bit loudd for quiet conversation but a fun night night out with friends. This place does not disappoint!

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had reservations for 6pm on wing night. When we arrived the place was packed. The live band made it hard to talk but the music was good. Wings are large and a grate value. Wasn't that impressed with the po'boy sandwich as the bun was just average. Meat platters are me than enough. Onion ring are high. One was... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took some clients to this place for lunch and got more food than I expected. They had a full slab of ribs for $16 and they were HUGE! My client could only eat half of them And the onion rings look like bagels. I had the wings and jambalaya and they both were phenomenal. My colleague had the brisket which... More 

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toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

first rate bbq in all categories . It is great to be able to get this quality of bbq ,especially the brisket right here in KW . By the way , the onion rings are awesome .

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Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is great, amazing BBQ. Make sure you get there early or the wait gets pretty long. They don't take reservations on the weekend. The music is a little loud which is my only complaint.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like lots of meat and noise, this is the place for you. There was entertainment during our meal that was so loud, we couldn't converse during our meal. Found the food tasty, but lacking in variety. Don't think I'll return.

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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
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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