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“You can Smell the goodness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ruddell's Smokehouse

Ruddell's Smokehouse
101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
805-995-5028
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Cayucos
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Simi Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“You can Smell the goodness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Can't say enough. Got take out here at least 3 times (tacos and salads) and came home with smoked salmon and albacore. Looks are deceiving! The food is Awesome!

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Get the Albacore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Had two tacos - albacore and ono. Both delicious, but the albacore is really something special. I hear the salmon is good too. No beer and the place closes at 6, but worth it for some daytime nosh

Visited August 2012
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Carbondale, Colorado, United States
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“Don't miss Ruddell's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

The tacos are outstanding! They have a unique take on the fish taco which was delicious. You can have smoked shrimp, albacore or salmon. I chose the smoked albacore and it was unlike any other fish taco I've had. Their 'salsa' had diced apples which went really well with the smokiness of the fish. I wish I could eat there all the time!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It is not all that it is cracked up to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We headed for Cayucos specifically to go to Ruddell's Smokehouse. There was an excellent article in the local paper and we've been in search of the perfect fish taco. Well, we're still looking. The smoked salmon taco had slivers of fish hidden by a mountain of lettuce mixed with chopped apples. The smoked pork taco had the same problem. After removing 3/4 ths of the lettuce mixture, you could finally taste the fish and pork. The service was friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Clovis, Ca
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“Yummy little hole in the wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

The smoked salmon is phenomenal!! We shared a few fish tacos. one was smoked albacore, the other smoked salmon: The salmon was wonderful. Its a tiny little place on the side of the alleyway facing the ocean. You can smell the smokey goodness a block away. Hurry Hurry though, as they close early but are worth a stand in line. Very casual, a few chairs and tables on sidewalk if you're lucky to get one. If not, take a stroll on the beach and share with someone you love!!

Visited July 2012
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