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Ruddell's Smokehouse

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Sandwiches, Barbecue
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101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
805-995-5028
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 121
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BUSINESS TRIP

Great tacos. We've stopped in several times, tried most everything on their menu, all wonderful. Great selection. Opens at 11am

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great tacos. We've stopped in several times, tried most everything on their menu, all wonderful. Great selection. Opens at 11am

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San Antonio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Smoked salmon or tuna tacos. . .oh my! This is a take out place. Well worth getting your food and making your own dining experience.

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Newfield, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoy the food here but would advise people to go at typical lunch time as both times we tried to order chicken tacos and sandwiches past 2:00pm they were all out.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Craving the tacos right now!! Smoked Albacore Tacos are amazing! His blend of spices are just perfect! Things I normally don't enjoy and I love it!! The "Surfer Special!" is where it's at! You must stop in here next time you are in town!

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Their smoked fish was excellent (we'll no longer be visiting our former favorite of 10+ years in Morro Bay) and their pork tacos were delicious! The smoked salmon was so sweet and moist that we went back and bought 4 more packages to take home to San Diego. We decided we had to visit Ruddell's this year because last year... More 

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Richmond, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Every visit to Cayucos includes a stop at Ruddell's Smokehouse. The smoked tunafish sandwich is the best I've ever had. It's big. My dad and I split one and it's plenty. You won't be disappointed if you stop here.

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Roseville, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Walk up to the take out counter, pick your seafood, and prepare to indulge in the best tacos ever while watching the ocean or sitting on the beach

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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Tiny place. Clean. Savory tacos. Try the smoked (your choose of fish) tacos. Enjoy eating at tables on the sidewalk while the surf crashes nearby and gulls cry.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Ruddell's is a hole in the wall restaurant, that almost appears dingy at first glance. But it is just a simple restaurant that offers food to go or outdoor seating. You can order inside or at the walk-up window. The menu is simple: smoked fish tacos (about $6), smoked fish sandwiches ($12) or smoked fish salads ($12). We tried the... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Ruddell's hardly needs any more positive reviews, but...here's another one!! We recently visited Cayucos for several days staying at the Shoreline Inn, which is a great dog-friendly place located right on the beach, and..only half a block from Ruddell's. We did Ruddell's Smoked Fish Tacos not once but twice during our short stay. Plus...we loaded the cooler with $100 worth... More 

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Additional Information about Ruddell's Smokehouse

Address: 101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
Phone Number: 805-995-5028
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: 805-995-5028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?