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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great food and huge portions

We love coming here, the food is great and service is good too. Some nights they have live music but we tend to go on the night that there isn't because we bring our girls and they think it's too loud. Monday nights are our favourite - wing night. It's a good place for family and friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Brandie C
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We love coming here, the food is great and service is good too. Some nights they have live music but we tend to go on the night that there isn't because we bring our girls and they think it's too loud. Monday nights are our favourite - wing night. It's a good place for family and friends. During the winter... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

So, was excited to be going to the Lancaster smokehouse for some good BBQ but was horribly let down. Had brisket (which was cold and dry) and mac and cheese which was strange tasting and onion brings which were good, but greasy and lastly a teenie weenie pieces of corn bread. Ended up taking home the brisket so that I... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

From the outside, I probably would have driven by, thinking it looked a bit 'dicey'. Inside is one large room - all very casual - but it was very busy. The food was excellent and they serve huge portions I had the ribs, my friend had chicken wings and we each ordered a pig tail - I wanted the brisket... More 

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North Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Everyone that attended the reception raved at the meal choice made for the meal. The Lancaster Smokehouse's Pulled Pork, Corn on the Cob, Caesar Salad, Potato Salad and Coleslaw. Tim did an amazing job, prepping, displaying and serving the meal. His friendly personable professionalism added to the enjoyment of all our family and friends as we celebrated. The Lancaster Smokehouse... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

So, me and my friend went into the smokehouse for a later night dinner. We waited at the front door for over 15 minutes before someone finally noticed us standing there. We were then told to seat ourselves, then waited for another 15 minutes to get a damn drink. After waiting, we finally got our drinks (in some dirty cups).... More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nothing bad to say. Loads of excellent food for a great price. If you like smoked meat you must go here.

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Cottage country, Georgian Bay, Ontario
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

went here on August 15 for dinner as a family. the food was very good good portions and reasonably priced. Service is quick and efficient and we all left full with a doggy bag!

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Kitchener Blues Festival, I feel compelled to comment on the post by Dale L. We talked to the team leads and did not hear the same feedback on the catering by the Smokehouse. Their food was consistently good and general feedback from our artists is that they had a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The first time I went to the Lancaster, I was looking online for a place to see some blues in Kitchener. All references pointed to this place. I drove past it, when trying to find the place and had to double back. 'This is it'? were the thoughts in my head. More of the same when I walked in. The... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family and I eat here at least every other month and have never had a bad meal. The flavours are out of this world. My husband and son love the ribs the best. I love the bbq chicken. We all love the Mac and cheese! Good selection of beers on tap. Love the live music when they have it.... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?