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Core BBQ Gargen & Bar

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Bar, 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, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Very good food and dance show but prices are a little higher than reasonable.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Titus Y
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 helpful votes 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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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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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Yucca Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We read about this place on Tripadvisor and it sounded really appealing. Finding it was a little hard as there was no road sign at the end of the road but if you can see the Police station, you are on track, keep it on your right and follow the quiet road towards the beach. Before long you will find... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at how amazing the food was. My son really liked this place because there is a playground right next to where we sat. The 1.5lb newyork steak was good quality and was a friendly price to your wallet! Nice family joint.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I had a Tumon Bay BBQ with shrimp, mussels, corn, and salad. It was absolutely delightful. I will return.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Core BBQ Garden has always been my favorite restaurant. Their oyster Aioli($15.00) and salmon glill ($18.00) are great. They have reasonable price and their staffs are very friendly! Also their outdoor seating is comfortable and the free island show is awesome!

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Tumon, Mariana Islands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

CORE BBQ is a classy outdoor BBQ. This is the first time I've seen my food presented to me before it is cooked to showcase their quality which proves that they have nothing to hide. The owners are actively providing service and the employees work like they want to be there. The show is the icing to the cake. I... More 

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Tumon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

I have gone regularly to Core for the last two years. The owners treat very well and continue to improve the ambiance and quality. Core is the only beach bar on Tumon. Residents say that Tumon was all beach bar 30 years ago, and Core captures that experience.

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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: Bar, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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