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Smokin' George's BBQ

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American, Barbecue, Canadian
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4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
2505852258
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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High River, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Service.we were welcomed by one of the line cooks when we arrived shortly after the opening at 11 AM for lunch. He wanted to make suggestions if we were not familiar with the menu. Very friendly and helpful. My husband had the special of the day. It was a sausage on a bun with pulled pork atop plus deep... More 

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review!! So glad you enjoyed your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! Cheers! More 

Washington
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ribs had pasty rub, strong vinegar BBQ sauce. Smoked dark meat chicken was shredded, dry, flavorless and flat no salt. The coleslaw was nothing but vinegar tasting. The only thing really eatable was the cornbread. Would definitely not recommend.

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Thank Dee5554
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ and we really hope that you let someone know that you were unhappy so that we could make it right for you. if there is something that we can do, or address for you, please message us on our Facebook page so that we can respond... More 

Calgary
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by based on a recommendation, and very much enjoyed all the meals. The beef brisket was great, the pulled pork was very good, and the salad ("just greens" - sautéed vegetables on a salad) was also excellent. Even the dessert was great. George, the Chef was hilarious, stopping by the table a couple of times. Great food and... More 

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Smokin' George's BBQ!! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We get take out from here at least once a month. This is our kids favourite restaurant. The service is excellend and the food is fresh. We love the genenrous portiions. These are some of the many reasons we keep coming back.

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Thank day-dreamer-1997
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are the best fries I've had since I was a kid when my mom would bring fish and chips home from an English style restaurant.

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Local Kennebec potatoes from Echo Valley Farms in Qualicum, hand cut in house and cooked to order - we serve no fry before its time. Thanks for loving our fries, its takes more time and effort this way but its well worth the effort! More 

Stratford, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove 2 hours to get here, it was worth every minute. Beef Brisket is as good or better than any in US South and MidWest. Baked beans with burnt ends were awesome along with the exceptional corn bread. Award winning Nanaimo Bar is a must have dessert item.

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Holy Smokes! (pardon the pun) that is some high praise!! thanks so much for taking the time to write your review and for stopping by after such a long drive! We hope we fueled further exploration of our beautiful Island! cheers and thanks again! More 

ontario, canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I went here for lunch and we were a table of 8. George himself got us a table and was very helpful. We ordered our food and service was fast. This was the best pulled pork sandwich I have ever had. The beans were awesome. Anyone in the Nanaimo area should definitely make sure they stop here... More 

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! Great to hear it was such a positive one. Cheers & thanks! More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about Smokin George's famous Nanaimo Bars on the Internet and knew we had to try them. It's a take style of dinner where you order your food and have a seat, they serve you when it's ready. We enjoyed one of the platters which easily fed our family of 4, incl 2 teenage boys. Then the Maple Bacon... More 

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Smokin' George's BBQ!! We are super proud of our Bacon topped Nanaimo Bars (created by our Restaurant Manager, Darcy Creamore) and are so pleased that you enjoyed them! Cheers & thanks! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying on vacation in the Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum area. We used the TripAdvisor App to show us restaurants near us - and thankfully there was Smokin' Georges! We love BBQ, so off we went. My wife had the fried chicken, and I had the ribs. The fried chicken was pretty good, but the ribs are flat out amazing!... More 

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! The ribs are one of my favourites too! Hope to see you next time. Cheers! More 

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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

When I went in last there was a long line and I thought it would take forever (it was lunch time) I waited as I love the food, and the wonderful staff got everyone their meals such a short amount of time. Their customer service is second to none! George himself goes and visits the tables personally to see how... More 

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Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Being busy is wonderful but we do worry sometimes that our customer service may slide as it can get challenging to keep up - so thank you so much for letting us know you had a great experience! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 2505852258

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