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Mo's Smokehouse BBQ

221 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
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Ranked #14 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Porterville, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's not the kind of place you'd expect to find near the beach in California, but I'm sure glad it's there. If you like Texas-style pulled pork, this place is for you. The decor inside even makes you feel like you've left the beach and entered a little BBQ place in the heart of Texas. Great food, great BBQ sauce... More 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If the ribs were good the price would be worth it. But one rack was dry and tough and flavorless at parts. The other rack was good (but not great). I'd imagine that this place is hit or miss based on my experience and the reviews here.

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Ridgecrest, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I aren't picky eaters, but we do like good BBQ. Neither of us were thrilled about our sandwiches. If I remember correctly, my husband ordered pulled pork, and I ordered the beef. Our sandwiches were on the lower end of "just okay." We both agreed that I've made better BBQ in my crockpot. We will eat somewhere... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like BBQ, this is pretty much it for Pismo Beach. The food is good, the service is good and the BBQ is wonderful. They offer a variety of sauces to go with their various offerings.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great place to enjoy a nice selection of BBQ meats and sandwiches. Service was great and a nice selection of sauces.

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Bakersfield, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We've traveled all throughout the lower states and dined on BBQ in Memphis and Mississippi, and this BBQ is right up there with them. Pricey, but portions are large so we tend to share a half rack and some pulled pork sandwiches between two adults and two children. Lots of yummy sauces!

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My hubby and me didn't expect such a good Cheeseburger and Spare Rips - those were the best since we started our RV-tour through the West Coast! When you are in you have to try the KILLER GARLIC FRIES - you can get addicted to!

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Fairfield, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always the same great quality smoked foods as always. I love it all. A must for anyone looking for a good value on great food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I love barbecue and was really looking forward to eating at Mo's, given the reviews I'd read. Unfortunately it was not as good as I'd anticipated. The ribs were tough, and the sauce was mediocre. In fact, the "spiciness" tasted like they'd taken some regular sauce and just added some tabasco sauce. Not good if you know anything about barbecue.

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Fresno, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

WE stayed in a nearby hotel and witnessed one of the cooks, in the back of the restaurant, giving free tri tips over the fence to a lady in her car!!!

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Additional Information about Mo's Smokehouse BBQ

Address: 221 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
Phone Number: 805-773-6193
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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