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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Lloyd V
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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying on vacation in the Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach area and needed a place to stop for dinner on our way home from Victoria. We chose Smokin' Georges on a whim. Great choice! Not only was the barbeque top notch, the service was excellent. We had a few mediocre service/food experiences in the area before coming to Smokin'... More 

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Thank rtmb33
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver Island and we wish you safe travels back to Phoenix! Come see us again! Cheers! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone.If you enjoy real BBQ and not that chain store simulation then this place is for you.Real rubbed and smoked meats make up most of the menu here.Everything is made in house and directed by a red seal chef with years of experience.Cookshack pit smokers with real chunk wood are used not pellets or shavings like the franchise people.The... More 

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Thank 40Dean
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome review! In a town that is filled to overflowing with national chain restaurants, we work very hard to bring real BBQ and real food to Nanaimo and we soooooo appreciate that you get that!! Thanks & Cheers!! More 

Langford, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got take out from here. The sausage was very good, nice beans. Everything else was ok, not great, have had much better Bbq elsewhere. Brisket was tough and not very smokey.

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Thank bwick22
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - we are sorry that your experience was just average. Our brisket is a fan favourite and has a large following with many of our regular customers. Its cooked long and slow in our smokers for up to 14 hours with local maple wood. Unfortunately, it sounds like it wasn't quite... More 

Oregon
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with our food! We ordered one of the large meals so we could try everything. My only complaint was that the ribs just tasted like smoke...otherwise everything was great and staff is friendly! It is a little hard to find but worth your time!

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

thanks so much for your review!! Not sure if you felt the ribs were too smoky, or just that you didn't anticipate the smoke flavour? For those who may be wondering, we do Southern Style BBQ - that means long and slow using smoke. We cook all of our meats on site in our smokers using mostly local alder and... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here just before 7pm expecting to be turned away. Pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by George and everyone else. Had ribs and pulled pork. VERY nicely cooked. Freshly prepared crisp salad. We have been on holiday for two weeks from UK mostly eating in four star hotels and restaurants and the quality of the food and cooking surpassed most... More 

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

Wow, thanks so much for the great review! We hope you enjoyed your time on Vancouver Island and that you'll come back and see us again some time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town visiting family and decided to check this place out. So glad we did! We've tried other bbq places that were ok, but Georges was amazing. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by the staff. George even personally came over and chatted with us. We had a platter, and stuffed tater tots. The ribs were so... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review! Love your "cast a sides" comment! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Cheers! More 

Richmond, Canada
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Nanaimo, you will not be disappointed. We had the the Smokin George's Combo Plate and the Smokin George's Caesar Salad with pulled chicken. There was a good selection of sandwiches on the menu plus a daily special. The combo plate offered a choice to two items, so we chose the pulled pork and beef brisket. The... More 

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

thanks so much for the awesome review!! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers 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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