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    2013 Readers' Choice Award, I Love Orlando Magazine

    Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa has captured the 2013 Readers' Choice Award from I Love Orlando magazine, which boasts a circulation of approximately 1.5 million copies annually. Westgate Lakes was cited for its prime location near major theme parks, spacious accommodations and abundant onsite amenities such as the award-winning Westgate Smokehouse Grill, world-class Serenity Spa, seven heated outdoor pools and lakeside marina, as well as free scheduled theme park transportation.

  • 2013 Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor

    Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa was honored with a Certificate of Excellence from the travel website, TripAdvisor, for consistently earning top ratings from the website's travelers. With a rating of 4.0, Westgate Smokehouse Grill has earned a place among the very best, according to TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence is given only to the most exceptional performers in TripAdvisor's global business community.

  • 2013 Foodie Awards, Orlando Sentinel

    Westgate Smokehouse Grill at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa was recognized as one of the "Best Barbecue" restaurants in Orlando in the Orlando Sentinel's 16th-annual Foodie Awards based on thousands of ballots submitted by the newspaper's readers. An annual celebration of the Central Florida dining scene, the Foodie Awards document Orlando Sentinel readers' favorite places to eat and dine in 2013. Famous for its St. Louis-style ribs, which are rubbed with spices and smoked low and slow over hickory for four hours, Westgate Smokehouse Grill also serves numerous other barbecue items, as well as "cowboy-size" servings of hand-cut grilled steaks, chicken, chops, fresh fish and flame-grilled burgers.

  • 2012 Editor's Choice Award, MyCityEats

    Westgate Smokehouse Grill at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa received a special "Editor's Choice" Award in the 7th-annual MyCityEats & Entertainment Restaurant Awards ceremony. The event was sponsored by MyCityEats & Entertainment magazine - Central Florida's No. 1 source for dining and entertainment. The MyCityEats awards recognize Central Florida restaurants that go above and beyond to serve up culinary masterpieces and memorable dining experiences. In addition to earning the Editor's Choice Award, Westgate Smokehouse Grill was a top nominee for Best Resort/Hotel Dining and also received votes for Best BBQ and Best Family Dining.