The Lancaster Smoke House

574 Lancaster St. W.
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Mon - Wed: 11am - 9pm. Thurs - Sat: 11am - 9pm. Closed Sundays

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy  (22) Kitchener, Ontario | November 20, 2012
An old haunt of mine back in my biker days when it was a genuine road house with live music and cheap draft. The "Lanc" still has it’s roots as a roadhouse tavern in the decore and the blues music they play but has a sothern BBQ menu with great BBQ smoked pulled pork "po boys" or blackened catfish and fritters is a welcome change in KW’s sea of mundane cuisine. Good food but a bit pricey to feed 4 or more at about $15-20 a plate for a full meal. Beer is about $6 a pint and they get mostly Flying Monkeys, F&M, Steam Whistle. Welly or Brick. not much rotation although I have seen Hogs Back lager there. I stop in on Fridays for a Smashbomb and a pork sandwitch as a nostalgia thing and have caught the Sat. Jazz sessions upstairs. All in all it’s great to see someone take a risk revitalizing this grand old local landmark and doing well. Support them, they support craft beer, local producers and local history.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn  (128) Waterloo, Ontario | April 28, 2012| Updated May 5, 2012
Great place! Fantastic BBQ and other southern/Cajun dishes; big portions at very good prices. A surprisingly large selection of beer, and all but one of them are Ontario craft brews. A couple really good ones, including Smash Bomb on tap. By far the best selection of beer I’ve seen in a restaurant in Waterloo (this will change when Beertown opens). Live blues on Fridays and Saturdays. But it’s not open on Sundays... what’s up with that?

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