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Ruddell's Smokehouse

101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
805-995-5028
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Ranked #2 of 19 restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Alameda, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Cayucos for food knowing nothing about where to go. We liked what this place was selling and the location allowed us to wait for the food at the beach across the street on a beautiful day. He ordered the smoked salmon taco, she ordered the ahi and it was the best decision we made that day. ABSOLUTELY... More

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Oxnard, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Very friendly staff who greet you as you enter. It makes you feel comfortable right away. Shrimp taco's were very tasty. Right on the beach.

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Cayucos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are a smoked fish lover, this is the place. The smoked fish tacos are excellent. My favorites are the albacore and salmon. The place has no indoor seating, but there are a few tables outside right at the beach. I am local, so I am big on take out. Any way you do it, it is a great... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

At the suggestion of 2 locals I stopped by for a taste before I had a huge dinner, multi-course at my Inn. The Smoked albacore taco was really wonderful. Don't miss this great, casual spot.

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Atascadero, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Old-world coastal charm meets hipster food. Delectable sandwiches, tacos (happy for the flour tortillas instead of corn)! Salads contain generous portions of vegetables and fruits as well as fish, with a nice variety of dressings--don't be afraid to add some hot sauce for maximum taste sensation! The outside accommodations are rather wobbly (be sure to wad up an extra napkin... More

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Plover, Wi
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a whole in the wall right on the beach. A good candidate for Dinners, Drive-ins and Dives. I had the smoked Albacore taco, with a little added original sauce. It was amazing, the added celery, apples, etc make these tacos so good.

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Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

...should get rid of lhe trashcans. And the smoked albacora is even better. I loved the place and feel that is a pity to an excellent product at a fair price to be let down by such a detail.

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Downey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Loved their smoked salmon tacos. It's not a fancy place in fact it's very tiny and more like a take out place but the food is incredible and so fresh. Gloria

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

After a long day of sightseeing, we were looking for quick to go food so we could catch the sunset. The smoked albacore tacos were awesome. I recommend adding a bit of the local Cayucos hot sauce which they have available on the counter. The tacos are quite large so one is a snack, two is a meal. Loaded with... More

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Cayucos, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband loves the seafood salad so much he makes pleasure noises when he eats it. I pick up takeout before coming home. I don't know what is better the salad or his delight. The portions are generous. The food is fresh, FRESH.

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