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Ruddell's Smokehouse

101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
805-995-5028
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Ranked #1 of 20 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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Cayucos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Their smoked fish tacos are great. Very small place. Best to take your food and go sit by the beach which is across the street. Tacos lend themselves to that since they come wrapped in tinfoil. Or take the food to a park. Or take home if you are a local. They are consistent. And I love the apples in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great tacos smoked. Not your typical taco. Smokehouse has created it's own version offering a choice of smoked fish on a flour tortilla with an apple slaw. Extremely enjoyable! The smoke pork tacos are delicious too!

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Marin County, Northern California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Was puzzled how a takeout only restaurant could be #1 in town. Now we know. We drove back from Cambria one day for more tacos, and there are stories of people coming from MUCH further afield. Warning, there is nearly always a line. Second warning, one day by noon they had sold out of bread so could not make sandwiches... More 

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Chico, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent menu if you like smoky flavor. The fish tacos are very tasty but a bit messy for takeaway food.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What they do with their fish is phenomenal! Definitely worth a visit and the smoked salmon is fantastic.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A great selection of smoked fish, chicken and seafood. I had the smoked chicken while my hubby had the smoked shrimp. Both were excellent and no wonder there is a line up at lunch time!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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