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Ruddell's Smokehouse

101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
805-995-5028
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Try the smoked albacore. They say its their best seller. Best taco on earth. Worth the drive. One is a big lunch for most people. Big eaters can do two at one meal. They smoke the fish with alderwood every morning.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a great surprise! I was working in the area and was looking for a burger. What I found was a little corner Smoke House. I had a smoked Ahi Ahi and a smoked pork loin taco. I was barely able to finish the second taco. They were both very very good. Definitely better than a burger

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Not much to add to the many good reviews here. Simple place small menu, delicious food.On our California trips always make a point of stopping in here a couple of times. As a Brit visiting not an expert on what makes the perfect taco all I know is the combination of smoked fish/meat and the quirky salad really really works.My... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Only two tables outside but a beautiful beach to enjoy the smoked fish tacos on if all the 8 seats are taken. You know this place had to be great. We happened on it about an hour before it opened and worked up an appetite walking the beach and main street and landing the first few tacos of the day... More

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Not standard fish tacos... This is the reason to visit Cayucos. The smoked tacos are killer. Every time I travel up here, I get my fix. They also have smoked fish, cheese and chicken packaged. I've tried everything and never disappointed! Quick service in a funky lil beach shack. Great view.

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Modesto, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Thank God a friend of mine mentioned the smokehouse and I'm so glad he did! The tacos are to die for, so delicious, and the hot sauce that they have, OMG! Everytime we go to Cayucous it's automatic I have to go there!! You have to try it you will not be disappointed, and the employees that I have encountered... More

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San Diego CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were led to this place by family in San Luis Obispo. We had been in Cayucos a couple of times before, but never saw this place as it is actually located along D Street versus the main drag. This place has some killer smoked fish tacos. We opted for the smoked salmon, albacore and also the pork, between us.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

really great smoked fish owned by really friendly guy. don't be too late because he's often sold out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I'm sitting outside Ruddell's typing this and it's great. Ruddell and his staff are all super friendly and helpful. If you want a quick tasty and healthy (and low cost!) fix this is the place for you. The shrimp taco tasted great and was overflowing with shrimp and fresh salad. My only recommendation is some kinda sun shade as I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you want a taste SENSATION visit Ruddell's. Located down a short side street from the main drag in Cayoucus, this small unassuming establishment packs some might good grub for what it is. Only a few outside plastic chairs and tables are available on the sidewalk (no seating inside), but nothing prevents you from taking your food and walking a... 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

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