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Mo's Smokehouse BBQ

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221 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2641
805-773-6193
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 7
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bbq

What a nice surprise to find this great bbq place in Pismo. The ribs are amazing and the sides are good too (and super cheap). A few nice beers on tap. I'll come back next time I'm in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
ShaneFleming
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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English first
Livermore, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Pet Friendly, Great Tri Tip sandwich the homemade chips are excellant. Need more seating outside.. A little scrunched for a Family of 4 with a pet

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san francisco
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Simply fantastic BBQ and yummy sides. The best informal dining in Pismo. They'll give you some wet-wipes for those sticky paws you'll get. Go!

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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Pretty good BBQ and a cool place to eat in general. Not expensive. I liked the open air and friendly staff.

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

What a nice surprise to find this great bbq place in Pismo. The ribs are amazing and the sides are good too (and super cheap). A few nice beers on tap. I'll come back next time I'm in town.

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California
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165 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I went in simply for the food, and I'm glad I did because I also got to experience the country-funky atmosphere of the joint and to look over the map on the wall that traced the March 1994 route of Mo, the owner, and his friend who went through 10 barbecue-crazy states, starting in Kansas and going into North Carolina... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Love this place, every time i go to Pismo I go here. I Always get the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw!

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Located on popular Pomeroy, this small restaurant is a nice place to stop for a BBQ dinner and beer after enjoying the Pismo Beach pier. This place serves eastern US-style BBQ pork and offers a few different sauce options. A couple can easily share a 3/4 rack of ribs, as the portions are generous. Also, don't be discouraged by the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

How good is Mo's! So good that we had dinner on Friday night and lunch there on Sunday .My wife loved the Sliced pork Sandwich. She had it both times

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Livermore, California
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71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

this place was FANTASTIC! we ordered from the menuclub delivery and had it brought to our room. we had beef and pork ribs and the slaw and beans. Came with a corn muffin. It was so freakin' good! bbq sauce all over the place! we got the Louisiana style and it was really too good! gotta try this place- enjoy

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Visalia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I suppose I'm spoiled since I BBQ myself a LOT, so the BBQ here is just ok to me. For the average Joe they may consider the best they've ever had, however! Great homemade sauces! Don't forget to try the homemade potato chips! Amazing!

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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: Barbecue

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?