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Lancaster Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
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574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2K 1M3, Canada
(519) 743-4331
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a selection of meats and sides (as pictured below) for an affordable 20 something dollars along with two beers on tap in their selection. The three meats were tender and flavorful (wings, ribs...) + great Mac and cheese & jalapeño poppers. This was enough for two people so overall super cheap and delicious to boot.

Thank Lucy C
Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here a few times but hadn't been in a while. I was pleasantly surprised that the quality we've been accustomed to here was still intact! Didn't have much of a wait for our food this time either. They screwed up one of my bfs sides and forgot his fries but they were quick to bring them out! The... More 

Thank Victor1a
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gumbo ... salty and more like soup Shrimp Po Boy ... very salty, not much shrimp Potato salad ... salty but pretty good Beignets ... cakey almost doughy. And yeah ... a bit salty!

Thank Mike G
Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a Monday night the place was packed, a half hour wait to be seated or pick up your take out. They have plenty of space for waiting in a nice off to the side room. The staff was great. In the end of the food was exactly what we had been waiting for. The pulled pork is recommended and... More 

Thank J-water
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our server, Steve P, was excellent as he provided excellent recommendations to us. We ordered two of the 3 meat platters so we could try the ribs(2), the pulled pork, brisket, chicken and chicken wings. The homemade mac n cheese was delicious. We also ordered fries and beans. We were full and we had leftovers for the next day. As... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a disappointing dinner a few months ago we decided to go back to the lancaster smokehouse for my husband's birthday and this time we were delighted!! Smokin good food ribs catfish sausages excellent. Side fabulous!! All the meals were hot tasty and super yummy! Place rivals some of the better pit bbq joints from the south. If you haven't... More 

1 Thank Well_travelled_km
Kitchener, Canada
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty good food and nice atmosphere. The bbq food is usually very tasty! I did have way too much seasoning on my food once and it was a little dry but it's not like that all the time. Try it out!

Thank Anestis P
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We both ordered the Texas Short Ribs Now that,s a meal well worth ordering melt in your mouth Osgood great smokey flavor and all the side are a perfect accompaniment to the dish. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area as well as any one living in the area that has not tried it yet.

Thank Rick L
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was upbeat. It was an excellent night out.

Thank Tina T
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the fish app. They know how to keep oil hot so nothing fried was greasy! We went into a meat coma because we both ordered the 3 meats combo and got one of each type of meat they had for a sampling. Needless to say we took home tons of leftovers and we are big eaters! Being a GRITS,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2K 1M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: (519) 743-4331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?