Smokehouse Grill
Smokehouse Grill

Smokehouse Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wglakes.com/
  • Phone: 4073527933
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 8:00am - 11:00am; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Brad Zorian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sandlake Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on site parking
A word from Smokehouse Grill
The Smokehouse Grill is an award winning authentic Southern BBQ restaurant voted the Best in Orlando by readers of Orlando Magazine and AOL City Guide. Also awarded the Best BBQ Award at the 2008 Gatlinburg Rib Fest. Featuring slow cooked brisket, smoked in our Southern Pride smokers for over 14 hours and our St. Louis Style ribs smoked for 5 hours. The steaks at the Smokehouse are hand cut just for us and seasoned with our own recipe. Breakfast at the Smokehouse is a family favorite offering an array of unique pancakes including the "off the chart" Red Velvet and Banana Split pancakes. Don"t forget to try our homemade Brisket Hash.
Breakfast and Dinner served Daily.
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Smokehouse Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)special occasion (3)scenic view (2)romantic (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • good food, great service
    RayS
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Very good experience. First tim e for our group of 4. the platter was recommended by greeter. it was very good. mac & cheese was cold but they gave us new ones very hot. Food was great. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of food for your money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We ordered the BBQ combo for 2 and took more than half of it home with us. The BBQ was excellent, especially the brisket. The bread basket also provided an excellent variety. The dessert menu looked good, but we didn't order from it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner Done Wrong
    LittleChef
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Looking for a place for Christmas dinner, Smokehouse was available, close to where we were touring for the day, and sounded fairly reasonable. Except for the cheery service, that's as far as good comments go. When making reservations, OT listed that we had a choice of a Christmas buffet OR a modified regular menu. After we were seated, we were told there was only the buffet. We should have left right then. For the price ($30 a head!) this was the saddest buffet I've ever seen. Disappointed would be an under statement. We are not major buffet diners but we have gone to enough to know what to expect for an appropriate value. It was a complete waste of time, money and anticipation. The regular menu might be good but we will never know.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The day we went the restaurant
    MityMark
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The day we went the restaurant put on a buffet. Most of the hot food was dried out as if it had been sitting quite a while under the heat. The selection was poor. Only one relatively small table of main items, only one salad with no dressing and had to ask to have some brought to the table. The only excellent item was their BBQ beef. The dessert table was fair. The price of $69 for two people was OUTRAGEOUS considering the food selection and poor service. I hope their normal menu service is much better than the buffet experience but we will not return to try it after such a sorry experience.
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  • Orlando BBQ
    RLMJLVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The brisket was great. It had a really nice bark. Juicy, flavorful. They had a really nice house sauce served on the side. Not too sweet, a little tang, a very nice sauce to compliment the brisket without over powering it.. The smoked turkey had great flavor and juicy. It was not dried out. We really enjoyed our meal. The service was outstanding. Very attentive, but, not intrusive. Overall, we had a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabo barbaque
    moeman
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Great barbaque everything. Brisket. Ham. Pulled pork. And ribs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ gem
    Gampo
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Combo BBQ for one can easily feed two, as was recommended by our very friendly and helpful server, Tony. The St. Louis style ribs, brisket, ham and pulled pork were great! Unique sweet potato fritters. The baked beans were both sweet and tangy. Quite a bargain for dinner for two and leftovers for lunch @ about $20 + drinks. Also, lots of non-BBQ options that looked good -- steaks, fried chicken, burgers. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    JoeB
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This restaurant is located next to a Westgate Resort complex but was not crowed when we visited on a Saturday. Food was good, special requests honored without attitudes, prices were reasonable and if you have children who like video games they have an arcade at the back of the restaurant. Bar serves all types of alcohol beverages, beers and wines, though not a large selection of wines. It is a good restaurant, food more than enough to eat, take home bags might be required. All in all it is worth visit. Very friendly wait staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    Hpksl2VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We loved the food at the Smokehouse Grill but the portions were definitely much bigger than we expected! We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dads80thBirthday
    Dads80thBirthday
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    My husband and I just visited on October 24th - 25th with my Dad to celebrate his 80th Birthday. Resort stay, the food and service were excellent. We look forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date with the wife
    Coach
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Atmosphere was awesome, a great place to dine or have a drink. The food was cooked as ordered, tasted very good. The ribs were meaty and juicy, the salads were fresh and crisp. The server was not very attentive, only check on us twice during the meal. Had to ask to have our drinks refilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good
    Dineoutfor2
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The experience was good in general, it would have improved it if we ware offered a table by the window to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe because it was so late...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We made a 9:30 p.m. reservation (flying in to Orlando) but were treated as if we were an inconvenience when we showed up that late. Two significant menu items were not available. My second choice was ribs, which ended up being dry and not very tasty. Like I said, with the restaurant closing and our waitress having every table in our area, I would think it would be much better earlier in the evening.
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  • Glad I tried it
    nayinva
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    I've had the smokehouse ribs before in TN so this year while in FL for vacation we tried it there. We stayed in Westgate Villas so we had to drive a bit to get to Westgate lakes to eat but glad we did. Breakfast was AWESOME. I wish there was a smokehouse grill on Westgate Villas because I think I would have enjoyed eating there everyday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good!
    Jamierc21
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The food was good. Very large portions. Wait staff was friendly. Easy access from Westgate Lakes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just an ok place to eat
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The service was really slow and unattentitive. The brisket was great though the pulled pork was over cooked and very dry. Salads that were ordered came out after dinner was on the table. For a tourist place it was average. As a Florida resident I'd much rather head to one of the better places.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eating out
    1chrissy
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    We love the smokehouse great food, huge portions. Really enjoyed our evenings Dinning out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for the Kids!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The little game room was good got the kids. If it was a little farther away from the dining and bigger that would be even better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great bbq
    bobbo1480
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Great experience. Food was excellent from the black and tan onion rings to the tender brisket to the authentic ny cheesecake. Highlyrecommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but not great
    KhoseamVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Ordered appetizer, salad and entree. After a long wait all food came out together. Ribs were tender but the smoke was too heavy for lack of a better word. Smell and taste lingered for two days!
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  • worst bar b-que I've ever had
    JannyVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    What a disappointment...food was bland, drinks were watery (should have ordered a beer, not a margarita! The only semi-positive thing I can say about it was the portions were large...too bad they weren't any good. My husband did like his brisket, while I had nothing good to say about my ribs.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overall ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Service was excellent and the food was average. My husbands steak was over cooked and the manager came out and comped it. Its your average grill house. Nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Best barbecue!
    JCCLYMER
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Jose our server was helpful and attentive. The Barbecue Beans were the best I have ever had. Generous portions. Great value for the money. If you like Barbecue, this is your place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don;t bother going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Disapointing....food, service below par....prices are not
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  • The food and the service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The food and the service were very good. It was timely and not a long drawn out sequence of drinks, appetizers, main course desert and chasing down the waiter for the bill. The waiter was attentive and helpful. The food was done properly and served in a appetizing fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Not such a great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Waiter we had seemed like he would rather not be there. Only one bottle of Cab in the house so if you are a wine person.......food was okay but delivery made it not as enjoyable. Bartender, made a good martini but he was not a very "jolly" guy so no chit chat offered.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great. Very heavy fatty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Not great. Very heavy fatty food. I was very excited to have the award winning brisket but the slice I received was not only cold but had a 3 inch square slab of fat on it. Gross.The server was nice and attentive but overall it was not a great experience.
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    kid-friendly
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  • We ate breakfast buffet all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We ate breakfast buffet all 5 days of our stay. Food was very good and impressive presentation. Can't go wrong with this buffet! The omelets were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good brisket in particular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Food was good brisket in particular was great, however service was lackadaisical and overall ambience was not great. Well priced though for the quality of food, and family friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the ambiance and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We loved the ambiance and family friendly atmosphere. The kids loved having the tokens to play on the machines while waiting for the food. The food was excellent and the desserts were fabulous. We would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Sadly we were not impressed. My husband sent his steak back and by the time he got a new one he was eating alone as I'd had to get on with mine or it would have gone cold. It was noisie and full of unruliness, with kids running in and out of the games room. The music was too loud to carry out a conversation. We are prepared to give it one more chance.......
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    The staff at the restaurant do not seem to be familiar with using Open Table. I had to call several times and then contact Open Table to get my reservation points. Otherwise, the food was great.
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  • Not bad.
    GRluvsMasa
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Not bad of a restaurant for its particular location. We did have a big group of 12 people. Nonetheless, we did not see our waitress too much, though she was extremely friendly. Our kids of varying ages did enjoy their food greatly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a great place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was a great place to eat! From the wait staff to the food itself! Me and my fiance will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We booked this on the spur
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    We booked this on the spur of the moment while in Orlando and had a very nice meal with excellent waitress and got superb tacky cocktail glasses to take home with us. All in all a very enjoyable evening.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    The Bloody Mary marinated steak is amazing. I'm not into steak too much but was craving some and I ate it all it was so good. My husband kept trying to sneak pieces
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went after a Orlando Magic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Went after a Orlando Magic game, we were worried about finding somewhere to go since it would be New Years Eve. Service was great even though our waiter was very busy. He gave us personal attention. We felt confident that he knew to let the chef know about a severe alllergy and he advised us on menu choices. Food was your typical sandwhiches or steak type of menu. Steak was not the greatest but was cooked to the way I ordered. Salads were very good, wine choices were a bit lacking. would be nice to be albe to get a nice glass of better quality for those that want it. Over all the service made it worth going, otherwise forgettable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The wings were supprisingly
    Frank
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    The wings were supprisingly great! I would highly recommend
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went to the Smokehouse for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Went to the Smokehouse for their BBQ, but they only had a Christmas buffet. Similar to dining on a cruise ship.
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  • BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    If you enjoy good home cooked BBQ with out the work this is the place to go. The service is friendly. Our food was prepared quick and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate