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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
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 9
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  • 4
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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
Yup, you gotta try it!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Nanaimo, Canada
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
3 restaurant reviews
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
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I are new to nanaimo and wanted to try smokin George's after reading the reviews. It's quite a small restaurant but we managed to get a table. It is counter service so you have to go up to the till to order and you pay before you get your food. The good came quick and hot. I... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I wasn't keen to go here - I had tried it once before and we don't eat much beef and pork. They had recently remodelled so it was time to give it try.We were shopping at Windsor plywood, ready for lunch and decided to give it a go. Hubby had the special - crunchy chicken taco, and I had the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our family of 4 dined here with friends while in Nanaimo. Our friends frequent George's fairly often and I had seen the restaurant featured on Food Network Canada's "You Gotta Eat Here." Between the 4 of us we tried: the pulled pork sandwich, the smoked chicken sandwich, the beef brisket sandwich and the combo plate. For sides we had the... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?