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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one our go to for dinner. The BBQ here is so tasty, and massive portions. They have great options for having a meal for yourself or ordering a larger platter that you can share. You can mix meats, and sides. I can't...eat the brisket dinner it's so big, so sometimes I will order the brisket sandwich, and just eat the meat and order it with a side of mac'n cheese. It's so yummy. You can purchase the BBQ sauces to take home as well which makes for a nice gift. A great place for a group to celebrate a birthday, or other event. They also do catering for events. Great to support local as well.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 10, 2023 via mobile

Amazing food!!! Aces all the way!! Waitress was very good. Had lots of fun with her!! Gotta have the brisket burger “dirty”!!!!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 24, 2023

Just wanted to share my experience from tonight. I ordered a pickup meal for 5:00. On my way home I got a call from them saying they gave me the wrong order (same last name, honest mistake). They drove the correct order all the way...to Guelph! As well, they threw in a couple bottle of sauces. Amazing customer service!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 23, 2023

This smokehouse is a jem . Service was great, food was beyond delicious and served hot. We had the beef brisket fall apart tender and juicy. We would definitely go back. Our waiter's name was Steve. He was a great waiter.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2023

Food not the greatest, very disappointed with most of the meat menu items that was ordered with exception of the smoked beans.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed October 21, 2023 via mobile

food is great. was out of brisket by 7PM!!!! really? at 630 phoned, was told it was a 1.5 hour wait, including bar seating. showed up anyway, was seated right away with plenty of empty tables. like wtf! get organized. bar was empty. what am...i missing?More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed June 6, 2023

Awesome southern USA barbeque and favourites. Every wish you could just have southern USA style food without having to go there? This is the place. Great live blues on certain nights too!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2023

Finally decided to try the Smokehouse and was not disappointed. It’s a popular place and you can see why. They’re very good at their specialty and the ambience is authentic, if not fancy. It’s not quite the standout that Bauer Kitchen, my go-to, is, but...it’s still an enjoyable way to enjoy some tasty smokehouse fare. The staff were nice, the service was fast, there are some decent craft brews on tap and everything else was good.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 8, 2023 via mobile

Ordered wings, they came exceptionally fast. COLD….. Was more than obvious they tried to pawn a forgotten order on me. No thanks.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 19, 2023

I'm not one to complain on the spot and for the most part most was "just ok" but my wings were as if they just came out of the fridge. You won't have the chance to fool me twice.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed December 2, 2022

We, four of us, had not been there since before COVID and we agreed that it was about time to go back. Boy things have changed. The renovations are great. The old, worn roadhouse feel was completely gone and a warm smoke-house was there. We...were greeted very warmly, even if I did tell them that we were 4 of the party of 12 that was coming. Panic ensued until I told them I was joking. We were seated promptly and were asked for our drink choices. The gentleman could not choose so Dalia suggested a sampler of the beers we were in a quandary about. After the gentleman's taste buds were served they ordered their two beers and our main course. After a bit of a wait we were served but noticed that all four meals were only luke warm. We waved down our serer who was embarrassed and she promptly replaced our meals with a hotter replacement. She discussed our issue, four meals warm not hot, with the manager and he halved the cost of our meals. The cold food was offered to us free, as they would have to pitch the uneaten meals. We accepted the discount and the original, now cold offerings, and finished our meal. We felt badly for our server and told her that our evening was not ruined and that I would write this review with her being our hero she was.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022 via mobile

The food here is so amazing!! I took my teen kids here for dinner and we feasted on delicious BBQ. The portions are massive and of course we over ordered so we took the rest home to have the next day. Excellent service as well!...Will be back!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

It was my dad's 75th birthday today, but 2 nights ago we went to The Lancaster Smokehouse for dinner (timing was better as he's off fishing today). My dad and I ordered the brisket with tater tots and coleslaw for him, tots and creamed corn...for me. My son had a kid's meal (chicken with mac and cheese), and it was Taco Tuesday so he tried 1 blackened chicken taco. We loved it all. The brisket was soooo tender, and there was enough leftover for dinner again the next day for us. My dad definitely loved his first Lanc meal. Service was relatively good. Hopefully we can go again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022

I have to say Lancaster Food Truck is The Best!! We have had them out to our Office and to two of our Job Sites for our events and they have received rave reviews from everyone!! Food is Perfection and the Staff very friendly Thanks...Again Guys you RockMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022

Overrated. Food was garbage, to be honest. I tried to like it because I love BBQ and someone I know recommended it but.. the food was partly burnt and dry, thankfully some of the ribs were ok. The brisket was garbage, as dry as it...could possibly be. I asked the waiter for a recommendation or special and she was useless to help us in finding something good. It was a party of 4 and we had no idea so I ordered the party platter and she rushed us to order and avoided our table all night. One person on the part basically just got ignored by the waiter when asking for a preference, unfortunately no one else heard in time to help. In the end about 25% was eatable and 75 was dry/burnt. I'm honestly not sure what everyone is talking about. Plus it's pretty expensive so I would recommend people go somewhere else. Even the chains like Montana's has better service and probably better food. People in Kitchener need some better BBQ, they seem to think that this is good... thats kind of sad but, good luck to you all if you decide to try it. I hope I was just unlucky. I don't think so though, they were rude and it was my birthday so I sorry but ya I'm a bit salty... it could have been a good thing but unfortunately they suck. Some places are too good for their own good. They have a name but and a strong placebo factor.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Megan G
August 5, 2017|
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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.
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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.
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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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Yes, Lancaster Smokehouse offers takeaway services.

Lancaster Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4