Smokehouse Grill
Smokehouse Grill

Smokehouse Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wglakes.com/
  • Phone: (407) 352-7933
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 8:00am - 11:00am; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,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, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, 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
18 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (4)special occasion (3)romantic (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Unexpected good food at a Resort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We enjoy dining at the Smokehouse Grill. We enjoy introducing friends to their good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem
    Spunky1959
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Excellent food and service. Convenient to those staying at Westgate Resorts and anyone in the Orlando area. Reasonable prices and huge portions. Fresh baked bread was a bonus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and delectable BBQ!
    BaldiesloveBBQ
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Being from eastern North Carolina yet meeting friends from Lake Elsinore, Ca and Belle Isle, FL we were all looking for that BBQ restaurant that was not a 'Sonny's', but proud of its offering. The convenient location was equally important with the added plus being meeting the hostess or floor manager lady from Wilmington, NC, we knew the dining experience would be a treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smokehouse is a winner
    Ralph1448
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This was my second time in a few years to visit this restaurant. The quality was consistent with my last visit. The service was very good, but slightly slower than you would expect. It is a traditional BBQ style place with a rustic appeal. The ventilation is good enough that you don't smell like a BBQ pit when you leave. All recipes are flavorful without being extra spicy. Prices are reasonable, portions are high-average to big. Deserts are large and made on the premises.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food price & quantity
    USASOCStinger21
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had the BBQ platter for two. The BBQ was enough for four however the sides was just enough for two. Might want to order extra sides to complement the BBQ. Overall the food was great and the price was average. We used our West gate discount along with our Military discount.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Abibe
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was a good experience between espetacular food, fantastic red wine and friendly service that was very well done. Thank you for that dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top shelf
    CoopVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food -- great service --- chicken tenders might be best in the world....... Ham was crazy good --- great service ---- great value ---- Ate at Charlie's the night before and it was great ... But the bill was three times as high .... Will eat there again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Westgate Smokehouse!
    Hpksl2VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is the second year in a row we have visited the Westgate Smokehouse while on vacation in Orlando. We love the food and the service is great - and if you're lucky and it's during the day, you'll be seated by the windows overlooking the resort pools.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Probably not for dinner
    mark2v
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    They are known for their Brisket as everyone we have come across has told us about. However when my party and I arrived for dinner for an 8 pm reservation they had told us they had run out brisket for the evening. We decided to try out some of the other dishes. The steak I ordered ended up being dry on majority of my steak. The other people in my party did not feel overwhelmed by the choices they made. The server was good at their job.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Service
    NightTrain
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The name say's it all "Smokehouse Grill" so if you like Barbecue this is the spot. We had dinner on Thursday night, there was no waiting and the service was great. Wife had brisket taco's (this meal is big enough for two) and I had the chicken sausage waffle both where good. The price is right too - two dinner plates, 1 side Mac n cheese, 2 wines and 2 mixed drinks for under $60.00
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding service and food
    peacelovers
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Superb service from our waitress........ outstanding meal....BBQ was tremendous...would make a trip from Tampa to Orlandoi just for the BBQ
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 91 reviews are from the Smokehouse Grill reviews archive.
  • Wonderful time!
    FoodCritic
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Went for dinner and it was lovely. The service was Great and the food very good! They had a gentleman singing with a guitar which just added to the ambiance!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First night in Orlando
    Vacationdinner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was good and location very good. I had the ribs which were tasty and well cooked. My party of four were all happy with the place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for on property dining
    fatkid
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The tatnachos were the best. Mac & cheese was good. Didn't like the bbq sauce, thought I'd be given a choice of flavors. Waitress wasn't the most attentive and she didn't have that many tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & tasty
    Bestis
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great place for a large group and kids. Food was tasty and served in cute skillets to go with the theme. Service was efficient and servers pleasant. Overall very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TystDarl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We stayed in the West Gate Resorts this restaurant is located in so we dined here out of convenience. The drink menu was limited but offered very unique items, including a variety of moonshine cocktails. The cocktails were very good, but I feel a bit overpriced for the atmosphere. The atmosphere was family friendly, quick lunch, or easy dinner kind of feel. They take advantage of being located in Orlando, and in a resort, and display this with the pricing. For the quality and portions, I felt the price was unjust. Service was friendly and accommodating, but scarcely came around. Especially after our entrees were dropped.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only order sides
    Unhappy4
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The main dishes sucks. The sides are good. If you want to order anything only order sides. They kept saying how busy they were and yet out server only had about 5 tables. They had a ton of staff yet ran around like headless chickens. They didn't have any bus staff and many tables that had no one at them when we arrived stayed dirty our entire visit. Worst place to dine I've been too. Only food we likes was our side of fries and Mac and cheese.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    food was good but sevice was not eveing messed up when server spilled soda all over my wife
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok, but...
    UpdateVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    If looking for "real" barbecue, Smokehouse ok, but not the best you can find. Very family friendly bring attached to hotel and management made frequent stops by table checking in. If looking for a reasonable priced check it out.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good BBQ by the lake.
    GARY
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Smokehouse served up great brisket and the pulled pork was good (not the best I have had). The corn muffins were fantastic and the Mac and cheese was a super side dish. They offered a really nice bar special and we got there before 6:00pm so one of the items we ordered was on the early bird menu. Service was excellent! We also enjoyed the view.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Easter Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We recently went for Easter Breakfast...my Dad loves the Smokehouse Special Event Menus. We go for Thanksgiving too. The buffet was excellent and had more than I expected, including some delicous crepes. It was a true brunch with chicken tenders for the kids, pot roast and an assortment of delicious salads. Our server, Kim, was great as was all the staff. Even the buffet attendant, that got us an extra cup of coffee!!! The Easter Egg Hunt before breakfast was well organized and my daughter got a ton of eggs!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would not recommend this
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I would not recommend this restaurant everything about it was just awful
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    RSCruz
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was great. I had the 16oz ribeye and my husband had the half rack ribs. Both were very delicious. Our server was polite, but we waited a long time for our food. The temperature inside was just right and I liked the set-up.
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  • Loved the ribs, sweet potato
    where2eatnext
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Loved the ribs, sweet potato fritters, grandma's fried chicken, and Mac and cheese! Our server was attentive, and informative. Next time we're in town for breakfast we'll try the red velvet cake pancakes. Sit on the enclosed side porch for a water/sunset view
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ribs
    datenightdining
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Ribs and baked potato were excellent. Did not care for cole slaw. Baked beans were average. Service was good at 5 PM. Would probably order ribs to take out next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great kickoff to our vacation!
    ScoutMom
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The service was great. Very accommodating. The food was overall excellent. I had the chicken, sausage and waffles and everyone else was jealous. The only downsides were the table were too crammed together on the "porch" area and the brisket was kind of fatty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The flavor is perfect for
    Debbie
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The flavor is perfect for people that like the smokey style of barbeque. The platter for 1 will easily feed 2 people. Great side choices. Staff are very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bbq
    bigeater
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This place is awsome. We had a big group which they accommodated just fine. Half adults half kids the menu had a great selection of appetizers and main corse. The portions are large and no one could finish them we all had take home containers and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    TrueFoodieNoExcuses
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Love the Westgate Smokehouse Grill. Had dinner there last night and the food & service were great! I got the chef's special - Steak Kebobs over Rice Pilaf. O. M. G. ! Soooo delicious! My husband got the Ribs, which are are Smokehouse Grill specialty. They're just fall off the bone Amazing! He ate every last morsel. We've been there for the Breakfast and you just can't get any better. All you can eat buffet breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, homemade waffles, pancakes,and Fresh Fruit that just about melts in your mouth! I'm sure I've forgotten something, but you get the gist. I highly recommend that you put this place on your list of must-do's anytime you are in Orlando or the surrounding area. You will Not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy Quick ok food
    Jonstall
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The food on the buffet is mediocre at best. the eggs are terrible and the pancakes are alright and the french toast is good. The bacon is very greasy tasting even for bacon. For the price the buffet is a joke. 12.95 for an adult for powdered eggs? There was an omelet station but the line was rough. The service is slow because they are under staffed. But the price was just a rip off. We had buy one get one free adult entrees and it was still 39 dollars. I could get more and better food at denny's. We were staying at the hotel and thats the only and i repeat the only reason you would eat here for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customers First Attitude
    good2eat
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Really enjoyed taking my family to eat here. The food was awesome and they give you large portions worth your money. The management was awesome in how they always walked the floors greeting guests and made sure staff were on point. What I like best was their attitude which accommodated my personal unfortunate experience of forgetting my wallet. Honest mistake. My spouse kindly left ID, rushed home, returned and we paid our bill and gave a good tip. We were never treated negatively at all. They gave no negative looks but trusted us and we appreciated their willingness to understand. Food was awesome and the bread is good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The quality of the food was
    Donjo74
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The quality of the food was not good for the price point associated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On Vacation
    JustVisiting
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This is a great spot to go for a quick on vacation meal. Said to have the best barbecue in Orlando, and it was very good! I had the brisket tacos which were under $10 and it was a massive portion. Also had a good selection of desserts, but we didn't get any; the food was too filling!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SMILINGRAY
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Food was not that great. Ribs were just ok. coleslaw was watery. Vegetables were over salted. Cool idea os serving in a big cast iron pan. Menu was not very big. Service was ok but could have been better. Do not plan on going again.
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  • Good food fast!
    cbrummell
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Our waiter Tony was amazing - got us drinks right away and came back and took our food order promptly. He recommended a drink for my wife which was excellent. Food came out in good time. It was delicious. I ordered the combo dinner. My wife had the small order of ribs and my son had the 16oz steak blue rare. Everything was excellent except the vegetables could have been hotter, however were fresh and crisp and not overcooked. Dinners came with the sweet potatoes, which they had boiled down and mashed with brown sugar and rolled into a ball with cinnamon and deep fried like a hush puppy. My wife did not like them, so Tony brought her out a bowl of cream coleslaw instead at no charge and it was excellent. Definitely will go back here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribeye Steak grizzle
    scowsailor
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The ribeye steak was the worst quality of meat. The steak couldn't be chewed with all the grizzle.
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  • Meh
    LandMine
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Food is passable. Truly nothing special. Prices are higher than I expected - neither the food, ambiance nor the service warranted those prices. Wouldn't go back or recommend.
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  • Good low-cost meal
    DATdoc
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Lots of food, quick service and ready seating made this a good experience. Getting here from I-drive wasn't too hard and was way faster than navigating the traffic in I-Drive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Ecvhaa
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The serivce and food was great . I would recommend this to anyone !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good BBQ
    BBQsouth
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Menu provided something for every taste in BBQ. Seating was prompt and table service was attentive. A good spot for dinner overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.