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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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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
The salmon tacos are splendid as are many other offerings!

It's a funky little place with no inside tables across the street from the beach. while we don't eat there too often our kids go there every time they come to town. Whenever I eat one of their tacos I wonder why I don't do it more often….so delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Susan D
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Cayucos, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Cayucos, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's a funky little place with no inside tables across the street from the beach. while we don't eat there too often our kids go there every time they come to town. Whenever I eat one of their tacos I wonder why I don't do it more often….so delicious!

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Orange County, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We LOVED Ruddell's. We had the smoked tuna sandwich and it was delicious. Cannot wait to return. Make a plan to sit on the beach or the pier as the seating is limited, but well worth the stop!

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There's always a long line of people pouring out of Ruddell's Smokehouse and every table filled with seemingly happy diners. Upon recommendation, I decided to give it a try. Ruddell's Smokehouse certainly did live up to the hype surrounding it. Since I was told that the salmon taco was the best ever, I decided to give it a try. It... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This little shack by the shore is easy to miss but you definitely don't want to. Try the smoked shrimp taco. I'm so glad we didn't miss this. They do close at 6 so make it early enough to grab a chair outside and enjoy.

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California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?