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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: Takeout
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Takeout

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  • 37
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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Pacifica, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Pacifica, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We watched the DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES show with Guy Feyri and were so excited to try it! This definitely fits the dives part. It was a dump! Brisket was dry. Ribs were ok. Beans and rice were a sloppy mess. Don't make an extra trip to go. It's more a dump than a dive.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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