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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
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  • 11
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  • 6
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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
Best BBQ on Vancouver Island!

The place is nothing fancy, located in the industrial section of Nanaimo, but the food is out of this world. The guy is a BBQ master and you will not find any better on the Island. We love this place!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
fishingguy2015
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Ladysmith, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to sampling the food since it was featured in an episode of "You've got to eat here". We ordered two platters to try their pulled pork, beef brisket, BBQ chicken and ribs which came with coleslaw, fries and beans. The beef brisket and pulled pork weren't too bad, but the BBQ meats were not good at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had the gluten free chicken bun the last time and is was terrible, the meat was leg or thigh, lots of fat and veins, some gross sauce and nothing else. Expensive and I threw it out. I tried it again today. Got the pulled pork and fries. The pork was was half fat and skin, the fries were soggy.... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The place is nothing fancy, located in the industrial section of Nanaimo, but the food is out of this world. The guy is a BBQ master and you will not find any better on the Island. We love this place!!!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the super sized fiest which included ribs sausage chicken brisket baked beans and French fries the brisket tasted more like broiled beef rather than bbqed. Other meats were rather bland. French fries were good. Will not be going back.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food was great I got the pulled pork sandwich; my boyfriend got the half rack of BBQ ribs. The meat was excellent and the sauce wasn't too overpowering. We also split the pulled pork poutine which was delicious. There was a mix up with the order so George came out to make sure everything was okay and gave us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I've been told for years to go here for the best BBQ but I have to say I was really let down. My BF had the smoked chicken sandwich and it was the tiniest thing is ever seen. It was on a burger bun and was flavourless. I ordered the pulled pork tacos and again they were small, dry and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We are here last summer and enjoyed everything we ate. Pulled pork, brisket, poutine and most of all the FRIED CHICKEN! Couldn't get enough. Travelling through Nanaimo again this summer and plan to make the small detour off the highway for dinner. In fact, this ferry can't go fast enough! Mouth watering just thinking about it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've tried multiple items o. the menu now, and have to say that to date the only item I was fully satisfied with was the bacon Nanaimo bar. The meat is under seasoned to my taste and the pulled pork was a bit greasy for my liking. I'm not saying its bad BBQ, it's decent for the area. Price wise,... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have been to Smokin' Geroge's a number of times and have never left unsatisfied. The food is flavourful, the ingredients are fresh, and the service is top notch. Daily specials bring new twists to the already solid menu as well as continuing tradition such as Wing Wednesday. If you are in town and down for some BBQ goodness go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We eat at Smokin' George's whenever my business partner is in town. The pulled pork is fantastic - slow roasted with just the right amount of sauce, topped with coleslaw that has a ginger Asian splash to it. Fabulous west coast update on a classic. We'll be back again soon!

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Additional Information about Smokin' George's BBQ

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

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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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