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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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Good food, loud atmosphere

We have been to the Smokehouse several times. As "young" seniors, we find that unless you share a meal with your partner, you are going to have a take-home box. This isn't a bad thing as leftover brisket and pulled pork are great on a flatbread. My daughter and son-in-law shared a 3 meat dinner and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have been to the Smokehouse several times. As "young" seniors, we find that unless you share a meal with your partner, you are going to have a take-home box. This isn't a bad thing as leftover brisket and pulled pork are great on a flatbread. My daughter and son-in-law shared a 3 meat dinner and that was enough food... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went back, with three of my friends, to this Southern BBQ restaurant and was disappointed with the food. When we arrived shortly after 6:00 PM we had to wait for about a half hour before we were seated. The restaurant was full and it was very noisy. Almost impossible to have a conversation during the meal. Our waiter arrived... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We came here for dinner and knew beforehand that portion size was huge. We've been to other smokehouse-type restaurants in other provinces and countries, they are usually all pretty much the same. Albeit, the food was great, it tasted really yummy. My fiance and I shared the pulled beef dinner meal and it was good for us. I'm sure we... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had the BBQ platter, which include the ribs, brisket and chicken. The brisket was quite dry. Otherwise, the food was ok with fairly good service.

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travelingal12
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great meal with loads of food. Pulled pork and roasted chicken are the best. It's definitely not a dressy kind of place and it can get very loud....we weren't able to stay for the live performance but it was looking to be a rockin' kind of night. Very casual and carb-loaded!

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Kitchener, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Friendly and efficient service. And if you're a meat lover you enjoy this place very much - lunch or dinner.

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Woodstock
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for dinner with family after stumbling on the place during an internet search. We arrived before the dinner rush and were seated right away. Service was friendly and quick. Between four of us we had ordered the Pulled pork, Brisket, Ribs and Ceasar salad. Everything was very good. I tried collard greens for the first time ever, and although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Awesome meal, great performers, terrific staff. Not one bad thing on the menu. Ribs, cornbread and homemade baked beans, the best around.

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Guelph, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?