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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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  • 112
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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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
Smoked fish tacos to die for

We couldn't believe how good these were. They smoke local fresh fish and make delish tacos you can eat there or take down to the beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Lisa G
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El Cerrito, California, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Cerrito, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We couldn't believe how good these were. They smoke local fresh fish and make delish tacos you can eat there or take down to the beach.

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CA Central Coast
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tacos are amazing. Not what you might expect, but amazing. Give it a try!! They sell smoked meats to go too. If you bring them home, you won't be able to ignore it for long!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Let's just say that I'll drive 47 miles each way without hesitation to come here. Food is delicious. Service is great. Its right on the beach! You can't go wrong. I just wish there was some indoor seating for when it gets windy and cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I honestly can say that this little place in the middle of nowhere has the best smoked albacore sandwich i've ever tried in my life. It's a must if you're traveling along the highway 1

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Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Love their albacore tacos! All outside seating and right across from the boardwalk! Great staff and their food is very very good! Drove up from Morro Bay to eat here a few times!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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503 reviews 503 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
613 helpful votes 613 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Cayucos is a cute little Oceanside town. Ruddle's is directly across the street from the ocean. It is a take out with a few tables and plastic chairs outside. You order at the counter, and they bring the food outside. We ordered two salmon tacos and one albacore taco. Cost was $20 for the three with tax. The fish is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I got the Albacore salad which was really yummy but now looking at the reviews I should have got the taco! The place was really busy and everyone had tacos

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You could describe it as a tiny "hole in the wall" restaurant; that's what makes it so awesome! Local, fresh, delightful! Arrive with time to kill. Waiting line for these mouth-watering tacos! We got one of each and tried them ALL! Only a small amt of outdoor seating, so be prepared to relax on the beach with your lunch/dinner, walk... More 

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Carmichael, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Every time we go to Cayucos we stop in at this Smokehouse for their great Taco's. They have a variety of smoked fish, ie: salmon, tuna, shrimp and also smoked chicken or pork. They put chopped salad that has celery, apple, etc. on them which is a great addition.You can't go wrong with any of them and they are a... More 

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Los Osos, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you are in the market for smoked fish this is the place. We are especially fond of the smoked salmon.

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?