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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Great BBQ as Always!

We've been to the Lanc' probably 3 times in the last 8 months or so. The food, service, and Friday night blues were as good as always. I had the Nashville style hot fried chicken - awesome - and my wife had the ribs. As always, we left with a doggy bag and no room for desert. Enjoy the bbq!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been to the Lanc' probably 3 times in the last 8 months or so. The food, service, and Friday night blues were as good as always. I had the Nashville style hot fried chicken - awesome - and my wife had the ribs. As always, we left with a doggy bag and no room for desert. Enjoy the bbq!

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you like meat, lots of meat, this is the place for you. The servings are big, (for me enough to bring home for a second meal) and there are lots to choose from. I have ordered a few things off the menu, the chicken and the pulled pork. The chicken I found to be a little dry but the... More 

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

When we are really hungry and want a simple but relaxed atmosphere we go to the Smoke house. The staff are friendly and fun and the food is GREAT. There is also not a long wait. If you go later then you also get music on Friday and Saturday evening. It is a place where kids and seniors also feel... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We are regulars here and this visit was definitely disappointing compared to normal. Usually I'm a huge fan of their onion rings and they just were not the same as usual. It seems over the last few months the prices have gone up and the quality has gone down. Maybe it's just me but I'm certainly hoping it's better next... More 

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Ontario
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took our three kids here for a meal. The food was as you'd expect at a BBQ joint. The service was relatively fast.

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Kitchener, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went there on a Tuesday evening for a celebration meal and although I had been told by others that this was a popular restaurant I was surprised to find how full it was for the beginning of the week. Loved the décor and the layout but the food has left me with highs and lows so taking everything into... More 

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Waterloo Ontario
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14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food at the Lanc is as varied and flavourful as any I have encountered in South Carolina, Kentucky or Tennessee. Pulled Pork, Brisket, sausage, ribs, you name it and it's done to perfection. The sides are the same as the mains, regular fries, sweet potato fries, baked beans, red beans and rice etc, everything you would expect and more.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I think it's hard to come by really good southern bbq but Lancaster pulls it off! Anytime we have guests that come in from out of town we take them there and it because one of their favourite restaurants to go to. The chicken & waffle dinner is my go to dinner. I wish I had room for dessert since... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

My profound appetite is always sated when I hit the Smokehouse. I frigging love it all! When I am feeling particularly carnivorous, I always go for the 2 meat platter- trust me, the 3 meat platter is just gluttony. Usually I get a pulled pork and rib extravaganza, with a side of homemade baked beans, collard greens or mac n... More 

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Ontario
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9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Take away Brisket... and it's still delicious,, would recommend! or sit in as they have live music Wednesdays and Fridays!

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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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