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Smokin' George's BBQ

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Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2505852258
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smokin Good

Had the plater combo with beef brisket and ribs. The brisket was oh so tender, they put 4 slices on the platter.The ribs were good and the BBQ sauce was tangy and yummy. It came with 2 sides ...beans were piping hot and a coleslaw that had a nice lime or lemon dressing. Was very refreshing. We ate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bugqueen
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Vancouver, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are looking for legitimate smoked meat this is the place. Fantastic pulled pork in his very own barbecue sauce. The owner greeted us as we walked in and he came to our table to tell us about his food. Great food, hefty portions and great service! Tip: try the pulled pork filled taters. Wow!

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Thank Corey S
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the plater combo with beef brisket and ribs. The brisket was oh so tender, they put 4 slices on the platter.The ribs were good and the BBQ sauce was tangy and yummy. It came with 2 sides ...beans were piping hot and a coleslaw that had a nice lime or lemon dressing. Was very refreshing. We ate everything on... More 

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Thank Bugqueen
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome review!! The tang in the dressing on the coleslaw comes from apple cider vinegar which compliments the flavours in the meat without adding more richness. We hope to see you again! Cheers, lea (aka Mrs. Smokin' George) More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way to the Nanaimo Airport, we stopped for lunch at Smokin George's BBQ. As soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted wholeheartedly by George himself. We ordered the pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches with small fries. Within ten minutes or less our food was served. Best pulled pork I've ever had. And, George's restaurant... More 

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Thank Lousab56
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ. We are super happy that you enjoyed your meal! Take care & Happy Travels! lea (Mrs, Smokin' George) More 

Courtenay, Canada
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, the owner is the nicest welcoming man ever. He was eager to serve and make us comfortable. He was happy to share and explain his menu. My daughter had the chicken and fries, my hubby and I had the combo platters. Everything was amazing. I loved that it wasn't over sauced but they had bottles on the table... More 

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Thank sssmurfette13
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for your awesome review!! So happy you enjoyed your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! lea (Mrs. Smokin' George) More 

British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Smokin' George's has been one of my favorite restaurants since they first opened. The pulled pork sandwich is reliably delicious and they have my absolute favorite fries out of any restaurant I am so happy that a new menu has now been implemented so you can decide what to eat while seated at your table. Take a look at their... More 

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Thank 250Steph
Victoria, BC
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138 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We lunched here after seeing a Food Network rerun showcasing the place on "You Gotta Eat Here!" The pulled pork sandwich was just okay - a little too vinegary for our taste (often the case). My husband found the bun too doughy. I had a gluten free bun which was quite fine. The staff was very nice and helpful. We'll... More 

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Thank Bucerias_Homeowner
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments and feedback and we are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ. We are very glad to hear that will come back. When you do, please do let one of our team members know if you are unhappy with your... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We drove up to Nanaimo from Victoria with out two little Grandchildren, They got hungry, so we googled places to eat & George's BBQ came up. Well we were not disappointed, The food is beyond great, our 6 yrs old Grandson Thomas ( a rib expert ;) ) was quick to let our server know just how great the ribs... More 

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Thank Rosie M
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Aw, thanks so much for the awesome review and great to hear your Grand kids have great taste! We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers! More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I had the pulled pork sandwich, it was tasty but not exceptionally so and the coleslaw was too dry for my taste, but overall it was a good meal. The service was excellent & the price was fair! I would go back for sure!

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Thank rita f
Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been here numerous times since it has opened and have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious and the employees are very friendly. You can tell everyone is proud to work there, and they should be. I recommend the Pulled Pork Poutine or the Fried Chicken (the crispiest skin!).

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Thank Laura S
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Laura S! Great to hear you enjoyed your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! More 

Calgary
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This was our third visit to Smokin' Georges and we had another great BBQ experience. On the first two visits we tried the pulled pork sandwiches and this time we tried the pulled pork poutine. Not particularly healthy but great tasting. The restaurant is very basic and has a unique laid back atmosphere with really good BBQ. We were visiting... More 

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Thank BGCalgary
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!! So happy you found us and that you keep coming back! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Island. Thanks Again! 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
  • Phone Number: 2505852258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?