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Gorilla Barbeque

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2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-359-RIBS
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

We had the ribs, pulled pork and hot links. The ribs were as good as I've had. The hot links were HOT but great texture and flavor just keep eating... Sauce was very good. Sides were nothing to write home about.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Doug F
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I brought my brother here and he Inked everything in the menu. They have the best meats ever. From brisket to links all made Fresh on site and taste really really good. Mac and cheese is awsome and the Ribs too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had the ribs, pulled pork and hot links. The ribs were as good as I've had. The hot links were HOT but great texture and flavor just keep eating... Sauce was very good. Sides were nothing to write home about.

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

So I love this place and only wish that they had more consistent amounts of food. The food is always great, but you have to make sure you get there at the right time or you might not get any food. I had them make 15 racks for a big party that I had and people raved about the ribs... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had driven by this joint many times and finally stopped-in on my way back from SFO. It was a WOW! The ribs were fantastic: meaty, smokey and with the right amount of char. The beans, slaw and mushrooms were equally tasty. Note that there is frequently a line (that moves quickly) and when they sell-out for the day that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our friends who live in Pacifica brought some BBQ home and wow is all I can say. One hint, they are only open until they sell out, so if you want some great BBQ on a weekend, go early!!!

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Erial, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

You might have to wait in line at the bottom of stairs to place your order in a box car, but once you get a whiff of what is inside you will understand why people are waiting in line to open. Portions are huge. Great value. Friendly service. Brisket, ribs, mac& cheese and cole slaw were all right on.

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Be aware that this is a take-out place, but it is close to parks for a picnic. The ribs are the full-size type, not 'baby back ribs'. They're smoked low and slow and are tasty with their provided sauce. The beef brisket has become our fave - succulent smokiness. For sides we tend to stick with the classic beans, cornbread,... More 

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Pacifica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live in Pacifica so used to frequent Gorilla BBQ. Initially (3-4 years ago) it was amazing. The meat was tender and juicy, the sauces amazing, and the sides mostly good. However on several occasions lately, we there has been more fat on the meat and it isn't as tender as before. The price is reasonable and I would still... More 

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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Gorilla is my go to when i have my BBQ urge. The smoke on the ribs has been perfect evrytime i've gone. The links are tasty and the mac n cheese is to die for.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The ribs are amazing – falling off the bone and with so much smoky flavour! The pulled pork, chicken and hot links are also quite good. The Portabella mushrooms are divine and I drool just at the thought of the mac ‘n’ cheese (topped with crushed ‘goldfish’). Gorilla’s sauce is a perfect combination of smoky-sweet if you enjoy BBQ sauce... More 

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Additional Information about Gorilla Barbeque

Address: 2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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