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Core BBQ Garden & Bar

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Barbecue, Grill
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962 Pale San Vitores Road | Alcanta Mall, Tumon, Guam 96913, Mariana Islands
1-671-898-1335 
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
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  • 21
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty but small and crazy busy

Went in on my trip with my wife. We weren't that late (8pm) but got the last lobster, so make sure you head in early. The surf and turf set that we got was tasty, but the salad that came with it was a 5c amount of lettuce on a small plate. Also. They were crazy busy, which meant long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kevin M
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in on my trip with my wife. We weren't that late (8pm) but got the last lobster, so make sure you head in early. The surf and turf set that we got was tasty, but the salad that came with it was a 5c amount of lettuce on a small plate. Also. They were crazy busy, which meant long... More 

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Thank Kevin M
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is good. The staff are always with smiling faces. The food is fresh. The steak is bit over done to me. I haven't tried the lobster but it looks good when I saw it on other tablessss. The lobster is very popular in the restaurant. The dancers also turn up the guest a lot with close encounter with... More 

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Thank Ken C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

It'll cost you more than $100 to have a date here and the food I a not worth it. Very basic stuff. Crowded and not very comfortable. Great staff but the owners are pretty rude. I won't be going back... ever.

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Thank Derek H
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

They offer the ridding service after dinner which is amazing. Food is good. I would say the lobster is pretty fresh. Kids enjoy very much. If you want to have BBQ, it's the place you can't miss.

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1 Thank 致瑋沈
Los Angeles, California
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313 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Well I mean I don't know anywhere else I can eat the coconut crab so they are special. The crab is not cheap and it IS ALOT of work to eat it, definitely 2x harder than any other crab to eat. Meat is dry but sweet and there is not that much meat. Lets just say I would try it... More 

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1 Thank daikin
Guam, Mariana Islands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I recently heard about this restaurant from a friend and was told to check it out. I don't understand the hype. Yes it is near the beach, but so is everything else on Guam. The food was just average and not worth the price. The service was okay. Overall, the experience was pricey for what we got in return.

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2 Thank Veronica S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Core has terrific food and prepares everything well - but it's a little pricey for what you'd expect. Feels a bit like a red lobster inside - but there was a cool island dance show that was entertaining. This restaurant is popular and gets very busy - which is to be expected bc the food is great and the service... More 

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Thank Titus Y
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's nice to be in air conditioning but I do miss the outdoors feel. The pickup service is great. Saves walking/sweating. The driver is cute but obviously gay. Still very great experience!

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3 Thank AquaDerek
Taipei, Taiwan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I made reservation also for pick up but the Core BBQ forgot to pick us up, so I ask the front desk people to call them (which is very helpful) and the manager came in few mins....they just move to new place..small inside and outside..but the dance show is good and the food taste good. I like their steak and... More 

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Thank StellaPeng
Yucca Valley, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

For the price, I did not enjoy the steak (nor did wife). We did not consider the meat tender nor flavorful. I would kindly put it almost in the Outback/Lone Star/Black Angus realm but at a higher price. There was no water view anywhere, which might have justified the price. The appetizers were flavorful. The entertainment was fun, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 962 Pale San Vitores Road | Alcanta Mall, Tumon, Guam 96913, Mariana Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Mariana Islands  >  Guam  >  Tumon
  • Phone Number: 1-671-898-1335 

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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