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Gorilla Barbeque

2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-359-RIBS
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Ranked #9 of 77 restaurants in Pacifica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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Zionsville, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Pulled pork was dry, ribs were tough so terrible, but brisket was pretty good. Mac and cheese bland, potato salad pretty good, corn muffin pretty good, beans and rice terrible.

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Midlothian, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Delicious barbecue and ribs. You may have to wait in line to get your to go order from the train-car-turned-bbq-joint, but its worth it. There are no inside tables, so be prepared to enjoy eating alfresco or to take away.

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Peyton, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Perhaps my expectations were set too high. My standard for BBQ is Big Jim's food truck in Parker, CO. But, having watch the episode about Gorilla's on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, I was ready to be impressed. I ordered the take on the Philly Cheesesteak and it was well done, but the smoked meat was "OK". Of course, his BBQ... More

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Hayward, California, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was all good, but the ribs were better! Good sides, the other items like brisket were good also, but the ribs, wow the ribs. The BBQ sauce had to be the stopper though. Great taste in the ribs alone, but the sauce had it all (If you like the vinegar approach to tangy and spicy!). The line is sizable... More

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Pacifica
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you like lots of smoke on your meat this is the place. Ribs, Chicken, links - they've got it all. (if you like your ribs saucy go right next door and get their ribs to go -- split up your party, get what you like and meet in the picnic area to share it all!)

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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428 reviews 428 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I don’t know why Gorilla receives such high reviews – other than the fact there’s no other BBQ in Pacifica. The food is okay at best. I had a three meat plate (shared with my wife and her family) of pulled pork, brisket, and links, and two sides of coleslaw and mac and cheese. The pulled pork and links were... More

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Pacifica, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always nice to be able to brag about a local spot. Gorilla Barbeque has a fantastic pulled pork sandwich. They load up a delicious roll with gobs of smoked pork. Don't look for fat...because you won't find it. Their sauce is of the vinegar variety. If that's not your favorite, no problem because they deliver it on the side. The... More

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Anaheim
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Maybe I was there on an off day but this was the worst bbq I have ever had. The brisket was dry and fatty and the mac n cheese was very dried out and tasteless. I'm afraid to give it another chance!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent place for barbecue. I went on Monday at 5:30. No lines no waiting. Tons if food in your plate and it tastes great. There are plastic chairs to sit in the parking lot so don't think it's fancy. It's just great barbecue.

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Page, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place is an old train car. the staff is great. the menu is good for meat lovers. A little too much liquid smoke but still very tastey

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