Authentic Southern BBQ

Eat Local. Eat Fresh.

The Lancaster Smokehouse is a Southern Style family restaurant with a simple vision- keep it local, keep it fresh and ensure its homemade! We brought Southern BBQ to Waterloo Region in 2009 after learning the craft on the Southern BBQ Competition circuit in the 1990's and 2000's. Our first restaurant- Hog Tails BBQ opened in 2009, was so busy we knew we had to expand. The iconic Lancaster Tavern was the perfect venue to make that happen! Opened in 2011 "The Lanc" continues to delight our great customers as the "go-to-spot" for mouth watering Southern BBQ and amazing experiences, live music and awesome Craft beverages!

Our famous Lancaster Food Truck supports our growing Catering business by offering an on-site mobile kitchen for all sizes of events! Inside our facility is the Lanc Loft- your destination for hosted meetings, parties and weddings up to 100 people with full bar service, catering and separate washroom facilities!

Click on our Catering and Events menu for more info!

Check out our Crumb Bakehouse page for delicious original creations from our Master Baker!


Reservations are accepted anytime other than Friday & Saturday nights. Please call the restaurant to make a reservation: (519) 743-4331

We do NOT accept reservations through email.

Curbside 'Q and Take Out Info

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic our Dining Room is currently closed. Please check back for updates to reopening as allowed by local governments and health officials.

Open Tuesday to Saturday

Food Truck Open in the West Parking Lot for service from 11:30 am - 8 pm

Lanc Lot Patio NOW OPEN! 

Order from the Food Truck and grab a patio table from 11:30 am - 3pm

Curbside Menu avaliable on the Patio from 3 pm - 8 pm

Cans of select Ontario Craft Beer & Cider avaliable all day!

Curbside Pickup 3PM - 8PM

Please call after 11:30am to place an order over the phone.

Pre-orders for future orders will be accepted until 2:45pm.


Curbside Order Details: We will not be accepting orders via email. You will be encouraged to pay with a valid credit card over the phone; e-transfer options are available if needed. Curbside pickup is completely contact-less. Follow the instructions you receive over the phone carefully. If you are arriving for pickup- please wait in your car and call (519) 743-4331 to notify us of your arrival.


Thank you for your cooperation!

Curbside Menu

Curbside menu gallery

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