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Westgate Smokehouse Grill

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3200 River Ranch Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33867
18664382507
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Description: Enjoy the convenience of quality, family-friendly dining at its best at the...
Enjoy the convenience of quality, family-friendly dining at its best at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill. This charming waterfront eatery overlooks the beautiful Kissimmee River at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. The diverse menu at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill offers steaks, seafood, baby back ribs, burgers, sandwiches, salads and eclectic appetizers such as gator bites. Save room for one of the delicious desserts! While the weather is pleasant, relax on the large screened-in porch and enjoy daily activities from your vantage point on the water's edge - watch the birds feeding, spot alligators, view fishing boats and revel in the sunset.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Weekend at the ranch

We picked a cold rainy weekend for our visit to the Westgate ranch. We were able to walk from our lodge to the smokehouse grill. The food was good hearty fair...just what we needed in a chilly, wet night. The bbg ribs fell off the bone, the pulled pork sandwich was moist and tasty. The sweet... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen C
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked a cold rainy weekend for our visit to the Westgate ranch. We were able to walk from our lodge to the smokehouse grill. The food was good hearty fair...just what we needed in a chilly, wet night. The bbg ribs fell off the bone, the pulled pork sandwich was moist and tasty. The sweet potato fries were excellent.

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Thank Kathleen C
Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We ate here 3 times during our stat at River Ranch. I thought the grilled shrimp was a great selection while my husband really enjoyed the turkey and ham club sandwich

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Thank snoringowl
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Westgate River Ranch. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope you will visit us again soon. Allie More 

Orkney
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had a nice but slightly pricey meal here when we stayed recently. As there is nowhere else to eat on the resort and nowhere to get a meal for a good few miles around it gives them a captive market. Our first server came, tried to take our order and then was replaced as he just didn't seem to... More 

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1 Thank OrkneyFangfarrier
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of the Westgate Smokehouse Grill located at our River Ranch Resort. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal; however, we were a bit confused when you stated that everything was fried, as we offer selections such as pulled pork which is not fried and chicken selections are offered grilled, blackened, or fried.... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Smokehouse Grill is the onsite restaurant for the Westgate River Ranch Resort. We really enjoyed eating on the covered deck with views of the marina and Kissimmee River. Our server (who I'm so sorry I can't remember her name) was very pleasant and accommodating. The menu has basic food offerings and was prepared and delivered in a timely manner.... More 

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Thank krdotson
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed dining at our resort and that you were provided with excellent customer service. We hope to see you again soon. Luna More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The desserts we got were very good! IDK about any of the other food there. The waitress on duty that night was super nice (sorry, I forgot her name) April? maybe? Ashley? Amber? Anyway, she was super nice and took real good care of us!

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Thank yellowbird92
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We are very delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy your dessert at our restaurant. We certainly hope that you will have another chance to stay with us and enjoy a wonderful dining experience in the future. Luna More 

Bradenton, Florida
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Fun weekend, but don't stay in the cow pasture for the same price that you could stay in the River Ranch RV Resort with full hookups and cement slab, large sites. Make sure that you reserve with River Ranch RV Resort and not River Ranch Resort - two different entities in the same area.

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Thank PattyAllen2064
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Anja More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate here twice in one day, as this was our only option onsite and there is NOTHING nearby the resort. Breakfast - most of the buffet food was okay, if average and not too many choices. The fruit was either unripe or bruised and mushy. Eggs and potatoes had very little to no seasoning. There were 4 adults, only... More 

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Thank Amanda D
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We do apologize for the whole mix up and will be sharing your comments with our chef for further review. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention. We appreciate the opportunity to improve and do hope to see you again. Sincerely, Anja More 

Fort White, Florida
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had lunch at the General store restaurant.. We had various sandwiches fries and or bake beans. I had a grilled chicken sandwich which was a little tough and chewy. All in all it was typical fast food. They had several other items on the menu which we did not try. The restaurant was located at the marina with a... More 

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Thank Goldrockhunter
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to visit the Westgate River Ranch Resort. We trust you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Anja More 

florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Peace and quiet. We love to come and stay at the ranch. Good changes at the restaurant. Every year we see improvements on the menu and variety of food. We are very pleased with this last stay.

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Thank scaredFlorida
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us about your stay at the Westgate River Ranch Resort. It brings us a lot of joy to know that you noticed the attention of our staff that is always ready to assist you with your vacation needs. We appreciate you choosing us for your stay and hope you... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

1 restaurant open; spring break; closed park activities for a day while we were there; golf cart $50 a day - ridiculous

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2 Thank Carol L
WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate and value your comments. We aim in providing vacation experiences that exceed our guests expectations at all times; for this it is unfortunate that you did not feel the same way. We suggest that all our owners and guests check our page or call the resort prior checking in to verify the schedule of activities as they vary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3200 River Ranch Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33867
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake Wales
  • Phone Number: 18664382507

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Enjoy the convenience of quality, family-friendly dining at its best at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill. This charming waterfront eatery overlooks the beautiful Kissimmee River at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. The diverse menu at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill offers steaks, seafood, baby back ribs, burgers, sandwiches, salads and eclectic appetizers such as gator bites. Save room for one of the delicious desserts! While the weather is pleasant, relax on the large screened-in porch and enjoy daily activities from your vantage point on the water's edge - watch the birds feeding, spot alligators, view fishing boats and revel in the sunset.

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