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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good classic BBQ

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Half Moon Bay, California
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317 reviews 317 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The ribs here are killer (and I've lived in Texas and Oklahoma). All the other meats are great. Call in for takeout to avoid the lines, and to ensure food availability. Their sides like Mac n cheese are great too!

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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Was prepare to drive to Gorilla after the review by Guy in DDD.....love the chicken as its tender and fresh......the pull pork great too......had it at the open area nearby below those trees.....great environment. The portion is super huge (at least for an Asia Family).......

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Saw this place on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives and decided to stop there on our next road trip. This place was great! The BBQ is full of flavour but not too smoky. The chicken was very moist and the hot sausages were awesome! I would drive back here just for the corn bread muffins! The only thing we don't... More 

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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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