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Lancaster Smokehouse

€€ - €€€American, ,
574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2K 1M3, Canada
+1 519-743-4331
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (72 reviews)
“meat platter” (48 reviews)
“pulled pork” (100 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2K 1M3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best smokehouse I’ve been to yet. These guys know their meat. Loves bands are great entertainment. Repeat customer for sure

Thank ashtonandsarah
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an older building (told landmark) however none of that matters when it comes to the taste of the food and the portion sizes. The staff members are warm, friendly and never stop serving the customers. The prices are very fair for the size...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love coming here for their bbq brisket, and today, as always, it was a 5 out of 5. Large portion, tender, great smoke, and fantastic taste. They also have collard greens which are exceptional - even if you normally don't eat this type of...More

Thank CdnGoldy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's relaxed, casual and more than a little noisy. Crayons and colouring sheets for the children were helpful. Blues guitarist playing and singing many favorites. Food was great. We shared a meat platter with a number of sides. Too much for us but take out...More

Thank Sharon155023
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always excellent food. All though second time that I picked up food and must say a little disappointed. Had friends coming over for a dinner party so phoned in order for pickup earlier that day for pickup at 6:15. When arrived was kept waiting and...More

Thank Terry G
Lancaster S, Owner at Lancaster Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Terry, Thank you for your review. We looked up your order on Monday and it was for 2lbs of brisket and 2 lbs of pork. We typically pack 3 lb's or less in styrofoam containers, and any more than 3 lb's in foil containers....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are great, love the casual atmosphere. I loved the brisket but the ribs were very tough. Enjoyed Elora lager. Season vegetables were cabbage and onion? Again though the staff were good. Appetizers delicious - especially the catfish bites so yummy! Overall positive experience

Thank CrawdadJCW
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being told to check out the Lancaster Smokehouse for years, finally had a chance to be in Kitchener and try it out. As soon as you enter, your nose hints that you are in for a treat with the smells wafting from the kitchen....More

Thank Hug_The_Mouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their meats are the tastiest, tender and best sauces. We will try again and told all our friends about ten.

Thank romaga0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went specifically for the nachos (with pulled pork!) And the Nashville Chicken sandwich that they now make mild. Even mild it had a kick but was SO GOOD. Arrived around 8 on a Friday night. Had a much shorter wait than expected (expect a wait...More

Thank Marie956
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The place is jampacked and waiting list was an average of 45 minutes. It was really good and worth the wait. Servings are big.

Thank ric1215
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Megan G
6 August 2017|
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Response from Willie R | Reviewed this property |
They do serve deserts but we found that we were packing part of our main meal "to go", so had no room for desert.
23 October 2016|
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Response from IceGras | Reviewed this property |
The only vegetarian things are appetizers, like fries nachos and a salad. A BBQ place is not the wisest choice.
23 October 2016|
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Response from Meg S | Reviewed this property |
not many, but the collard greens are sure delicious! also, the texas fries are great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2K 1M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-743-4331
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