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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 - 9:00 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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Hidden Gem

I live down the road from this establishment and often drove past it without a second look. One day I decided to go in and see for myself why the parking lot was ALWAYS packed. The food was phenomenal, the staff was friendly, and it has a small town feel. Absolutely worth the curiosity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Alexia B
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Waterloo, Canada
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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I live down the road from this establishment and often drove past it without a second look. One day I decided to go in and see for myself why the parking lot was ALWAYS packed. The food was phenomenal, the staff was friendly, and it has a small town feel. Absolutely worth the curiosity.

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Guelph
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful lunch. A 3 meat platter with 2 sides that 2 adults ate. At first we didn't think there was enough food for 2 but then we had trouble finishing it. A 2 meat would be better for one person. The ribs were my favourite, well maybe the house made sausage! Sausage was not fatty. The sauce that... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Best Southern BBQ north of the boarder! Smoked wings, smoked brisket, ribs, jalapeño hush puppies, collard greens, to DIE for mac & cheese, potato salad...for real! Real deal food, packed house on a Monday. Totally worth the visit. Platters with 2, 3 or 4 meat combos, $17-25

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Mitchell
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I read about this establishment in an RV magazine. Checked out the comments on-line which seemed to be 50/50. Decided to check for ourselves with another couple during lunch. Our waitress assisted our friends in their selection of a "sampler platter". We had already decided on the pulled pork. Total cost (including HST) was $40. The music was a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Just had dinner on Thursday and once again they knocked it out of the park! I took a friend who hadn't been here before and had never had Pig Tails before either, needles to say after his first bite he was addicted. Everything we had, from the Montreal Smoked Brisket, Ribs, Wings, Pulled Pork and Greens were awesome! Can't wait... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Been there many times, they have great ribs and great beef briskets as their signature. Other dishes are good as well. The environment is nice and staff are friendly.

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The restaurant is a throw back to an old Texas type smokehouse. There is nothing fancy about the place BUT the ribs are probably the best in that part of the province. If you want rustic, and great ribs this is your kind of place.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went here a couple of weeks ago with the bf. I can't say enough how delicious everything was! I had the chicken and waffles, the bf had the three meat two sides which included ribs, brisket and sausage, corn and onion rings. To start off we had some wings as well. Everything was absolutely fantastic! Our server Stephen was great!... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This particular time I visited it was my birthday. The live entertainment (The Tuscon Choir Boys) was a bonus, and the food was an even bigger bonus! A couple of us ordered the ribs thinking we were big eaters..... wrong. The ribs were fantastic, and filling. We ended up taking some home happily. The atmosphere is pleasant, the wait for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited this amazing bbq joint on a whim. Saw the episode of you gotta eat here and decided to make the trek from Burlington to Kitchener on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated quickly and served by Stephen. He immediately made us feel comfortable and walked us through the extensive draught list (all microbrews no Canadian no Blue ). I... 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
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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