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Smokin' George's BBQ

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Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, HUGE portions!

If you order one of their feasts, do NOT go by their 'good for 2-3 people', etc.. They are VERY conservative estimates, and you will eat yourself into a coma and still have leftovers for 2 days! Seriously.. Why bother with a dessert menu? Excellent food, good prices, minimal wait, great service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
doug z
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Mackenzie, Canada
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Mackenzie, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you order one of their feasts, do NOT go by their 'good for 2-3 people', etc.. They are VERY conservative estimates, and you will eat yourself into a coma and still have leftovers for 2 days! Seriously.. Why bother with a dessert menu? Excellent food, good prices, minimal wait, great service!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

As soon as we opened the door we knew were in the right place; it just smelled good! An extremely engaging fellow came forward to tell us about the menu and the counter service offered. We ordered three different sandwiches and they were ready in good time and mmmmmm, they were tasty, although the sausage didn't take on as much... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Busy and bubbling with activity! Went for the ribs but found them not so much to my taste as did our friends there with us. Overwhelming spice rub and smokey type sauce made the rib part only a so so experience. A tart tomato base basting sauce with way less rub would have hit the spot better for me, with... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Smokin' George's BBQ is simply delicious - one of the best places we've encountered in Nanaimo. My mate and I feasted on ribs, beans, coleslaw, & fries. LOTS of food, friendly service, tasty BBQ warmed our cool January night. Try it - if you love ribs in a non-stuffy atmosphere, George's is the place for you!! I know we'll be... More 

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Comox, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

George has perfected the art of not just BBQ but food. This place is fall off the bone delicious with everything smoked in house.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have ate at smokin George's maybe a dozen times now since they opened. Every time has been an enjoyable experience. With great service, very yummy food :-)). Best deep fried chicken I have ever had :-).

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

i cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Our son recommended it to us and he was bang on when he said that the food was delicious. We arrived about five minutes to closing time and the owner told us to come on in and take as much time as we wanted. We all had the BBQ ribs and... More 

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Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We found out about this place through "You Gotta Eat Here!" on Food Network Canada. I must say their Pulled Pork Poutine is absolutely scrumptious.

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Calgay, Alberta Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We heard about this place that was featured on the show "You Gotta Eat Here" and all I can say is ... You gotta Eat Here ! It's VERY small location with only a few tables but the Smoked BBQ meat & food that comes out of the kitchen is amazing & delicious ! I had a smoked chicken sandwich,... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stopped by to take out some bbq to a friend recovering from surgery. It wasn't what I expected, $20 ish dollar brisket basket had 8 ounces of meat, slaw, beans and cornbread. The brisket was dry and lacking flavour, who cares about the rest, its all about the meat and it wasn't up to it. If you've ever had Texas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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