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Mo's Smokehouse BBQ

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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221 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
805-773-6193
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great value

Our first dinner at Pismo! We stayed until closing and they didn't kick us out of make us feel rushed at all! Great beer on tap and yummy food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Nicole H
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Perth, Australia
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Arrived after a long drive from Santa Cruz in need of something to fill us up, and boy did we find it! We had the half stack of the mixed assortment ribs and to be honest those were the best ribs I have ever eaten and my whole family was in agreement!! The meat effortlessly fell off the bone! If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our first dinner at Pismo! We stayed until closing and they didn't kick us out of make us feel rushed at all! Great beer on tap and yummy food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I really enjoyed my lunch. The barbecued chicken was so flavorful and tender with a perfect barbecue sauce. It comes with baked beans potato salad and the best corn muffin. They also have fried green tomatoes. It is small and cozy and the servings were huge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had bbq ribs, fried, coleslaw, onion rings and pulled pork sandwiches with two iced teas. The bill was 57 dollars. The sides are huge enough to split. The ribs were pretty good and the pulled pork was good too... not good enough for the price tag thou.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Didn't plan on eating at this place as the reviews on another site weren't very favorable. However once we got downtown and saw all the lines at the other places we wanted to eat at we settled on Mo's, but with low expectations. First impressions were bad as the girl working the register and taking orders was so disinterested and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The ribs here are incredible. And the atmosphere is great to. Down to earth and nice service. A lot of customers, but it went fast to get our meals and the ribs were cooked to perfection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

But, BBQ is still just as flavorful. It makes me think back to a simpler time. The staff may be more seasonal, and the decor a little much. But just focus on your sweet Carolina sauce and dig in! You'll probably be back for seconds like I've been.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We chose this place based on Trip Advisor reviews, and they nailed it. The ribs were good 3/4 rack contained 12 ribs (waitress told me nine ribs) do actually too many for us. Came with small potato salad, small baked beans and one corn bread muffin. We added garlic fries which were excellent. Some great old photos on the wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Oh my ! What a discovery this was ! Absolutely unbelievable quality food at a bargain price. We had the BBQ shredded chicken sandwich and the BBQ beef sandwich together with a huge portion of fries to share - the sandwiches were beautiful and the fries amongst the best I have ever had anywhere in the world. We liked it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My son and I ate here the second day we were in Pismo Beach for dinner. We ordered the BBQ ribs with cole slaw and beans. It's a small restaurant near the Pismo Pier. We were so hungry we ate our dinner within 10 minutes!

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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)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-6193

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?