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Gorilla Barbeque

2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
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Ranked #11 of 80 Restaurants in Pacifica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Pacifica, California
3 reviews 3 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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
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
33 helpful votes 33 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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485 reviews 485 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 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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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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