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Reviewed March 13, 2022

I'm from Alabama, where the standard is pretty high for barbecue. And I've been to some of the best barbecue joints in the world in places like KC, Birmingham, and Austin. So I always approach barbecue places in Ontario with a bit of trepidation. But...it was completely unwarranted in this case. This place is in the barbecue major leagues. The brisket was especially good, which is always a good sign because it's one of the more challenging things to smoke. They brought us a pitcher of ice tea, another good sign, and the pulled pork and the ribs were all first rate. No baby backs here, big ole spare ribs, very well prepared. Sides were pretty good too. Baked beans solid, collards too. Cornbread a bit too sweet for my taste (I'm partial to the coarse meal, not very sweet style made in a cast iron skillet in the Deep South), but they have that in common with a lot of other pretty good barbecue places. Service was a little spotty (it was Saturday night and they seemed a bit overwhelmed). In general, though, this place was a revelation. Congrats to whoever runs the smoker, they really know what they are doing.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

Went to the Lancaster tonight for supper as our son had heard so much about it! It didn’t disappoint. We ordered the 4 meat and 4 side platter for the 4 of us and it came with cornbread. We all loved it and we felt...it was very reasonable for the amount of food you get! We took leftovers home with us! Our server, Shayna, was awesome. Could not have asked for better service, Would definitely go back !More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 22, 2022

Obivously prices are going up with respect to the economic climate the last couple years but 24$ for chicken and waffles is beyond the pale. No matter how good your food is, chicken strips and waffles is not worth that.

Date of visit: January 2022
Lancaster S, Director of Sales at Lancaster Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2022

Ridiculous review

Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

Curb side pickup for a group lunch. Food was ready on time and was hot. Staff friendly. Three brisket meals to go. Brisket was tender and flavourful. Substantial amount, had leftovers, for two lunches. Tater tots were crispy and plentiful, crinkle fries were ok, sweet...potatoes fries were an unexpected pleasure, tasty and hot. Mac and cheese was ok, could use a little more cheese/flavour. Great value for the price.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 21, 2021

I'd been wanting to try The Lancaster Smoke House since it opened, but never got around to it. We had plans to get together with family members who we haven't seen since before the pandemic started, so we chose the Lanc. First off, our server...was great...so friendly accommodating. We all ordered different sandwiches...pulled pork, brisket and fried chicken. The sandwiches were pricey at $12 to $16 for just meat on a bun, but I respect that the meat is slow-cooked to perfection and is locally sourced, which is a bonus. They were all good, but the fries were a letdown. They aren't included with the sandwich; they are $5 extra. For that price, I would have expected fresh-cut, but they were obviously pre-packaged frozen and had no taste. They were also cold. I have an issue paying $5 for fries that aren't freshly-made and taste like McCain's. I likely won't be returning for this reason.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 21, 2021

Stopped at the Lanc after being away from the area for several years. First walked in it felt like the same old atmosphere. We were ready for some BBQ!!! After the server took our drink order ( ginger ale and coffee) she seemed to loose...interest in our table. After 6 minutes, she came back and took our food order. Pulled pork, brisket, smokered wings, fries and beans and a piece of corn bread. The fries were hot and with the right amount of salt, became delicious. The wings were quite tasty as well. After that... it was down hill. Beans were barely warm as was the brisket. The pulled pork flavor came solely from the sauce we put on it. The server was more interested in the table full of guys drinking beer than to ask how our food was. After eating what we could I decided that the corn bread was going to be my dessert. Again, disappointment. It's tasted more like a Betty Crocker box cake instead of corn bread. Definately no return trip in the near future planned. If you guys wanna keep your doors open I suggest a bit better food and service would be in order.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

Came here for lunch yesterday! The bbq pulled pork sandwich was very good. They have different bbq sauces at the table. They also have a variety of sides to choose from!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed February 25, 2021 via mobile

Such a great smokehouse. We did takeout. The brisket is amazing. Love the sweet potato fries and the ribs. Very good value - large portions at a decent price. Highly recommend this place

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 20, 2021 via mobile

The five meats plus four sides platter is a gives you a good selection. Their ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket are all well prepared

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 29, 2020

We (my boyfriend and I) got the 4 meat platter and it was not good. The brisket was dry, the pulled pork would have been good if there was sauce on it. The ribs were so dry that at one point I didn’t know if...I was chewing on a bone or not. We also got the fried chicken sandwich to try and it’s a good thing we did because the amount of meat on the platter was not enough. Although it’s a hefty price at $12 for just the sandwich. We used to love the lanc and they never disappointed. However each time we’ve gone back, the portions are smaller and the quality has gone down. We always try to give them the benefit of the doubt thinking it was an off night, but it has been consistently going down hill. May be back, however will be looking for other bbq joints in the region.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Response from 937willier | 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.
October 22, 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.
October 22, 2016|
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Response from MegnJan | Reviewed this property |
not many, but the collard greens are sure delicious! also, the texas fries are great!
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Lancaster Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4