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“Smokehouse Grill” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Westgate Smokehouse Grill

Westgate Smokehouse Grill
10000 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819-8007
+1 407-345-0000
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Ranked #96 of 3,180 Restaurants in Orlando
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sandlake Road
Description: The Smokehouse Grill is an award winning authentic Southern BBQ restaurant voted the Best in Orlando by readers of Orlando Magazine and AOL City Guide. Also awarded the Best BBQ Award at the 2008 Gatlinburg Rib Fest and best food at the 2014 Taste of Compassion Cook-off. Featuring slow cooked brisket, smoked in our Southern Pride smokers for over 14 hours and our St. Louis Style ribs smoked for 5 hours. The steaks at the Smokehouse are hand cut and aged for 21 days just for us. Our Breakfast Buffet at the Smokehouse is a family favorite offering an array of unique items including the "off the chart" Red Velvet pancakes and a Chef attended Omelet station. Breakfast and Dinner served Daily.
Croton on Hudson, New York
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“Smokehouse Grill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Excellent menu, courteous and pleasant wait-staff. Holidays all celebrated with special offerings that are well worth the price

Visited December 2013
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
“Excellent Christmas buffet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Adam was the manager of the restaurant this evening and he came around to visit every table to welcome the guests and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. The food was excellent, as were the desserts and our server, Haylee was very attentive and very sweet girl.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Left bitterly disappointed with the best bbq in Orlando”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

I was last here in March 2013 it was recommended to me by Westgate, so I decided to go along.

I ordered the full rack of ribs as did another member of my part, the others ordered wings and a salad.


The ribs were super dry and overcooked. The wings were average at best.
The server was good, but could have been better as there was no one else in the restaurant.


I won't go back again, despite having a 50 dollar gift certificate for the place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Adam l, General Manager at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Hello, I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal with us last March. We take many steps to ensure that we serve the freshest food possible. We smoke our ribs for 6 hours, we never use them from the night before and they are a complete labor of love. Unfortunately we missed the mark on your last visit. Since last March we launched a new menu and have greatly refined our smoking process. I hope next time you are in town you will stop by and give us another chance to show you how good we really are. I'd love to meet you and give you a behind the scenes tour of our smoker and show you some of the secrets that make our food great.
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Bangor ME
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Not very good ribs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Very good--it is a handsome restaurant and the server was very attentive on what seemed like a rather slow night.
Not so good--the food. The ribs were sweet but otherwise lacked distinction. The sides were utterly forgettable.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a great meal in the family friendly Smokehouse Grill. The service is fast and friendly.

If you have kids who like games expect to spend some money in the little arcade. My grandsons enjoy doing this while waiting for their food to arrive but won't have long to do it here as the service is fast. I was pleased the arcade area is totally glassed off from the eating area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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