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Smokin' George's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is awesome. If you have a craving for the best smoked fast food around. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed. Those fries and baked beans..... One visit and you will be hooked. The owner is so attentive.

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Thank Linda M
Hell, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch immediately after getting off the ferry and the restaurant was easy to find. We specifically came here to get the bacon topped Nanaimo bars we had read about online but the pulled pork poutine caught our attention so we also split an order. The set up is you order at the counter and a server brings... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Smokn' George's BBQ!! Our poutine is definitely a fan favourite, and we love our Nanaimo Bars too! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the super big BBQ platter.Even with us 3 big eaters we took home enough for a 4th person. The service was fast and friendly. No problem going back, next time I might try the chicken, it looked very good.

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Thank cheers562015
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with others! And yes, the fried chicken is very popular to a great item to try next time. cheers & thanks again! More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw this restaurant on "You gotta eat here" and decided to give a try. So glad that I did!!! The food is amazing. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious!! Will definitely be going back next time I am in town.

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

Thanks so much for giving us a try! Great to hear you enjoyed your pulled pork sandy and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We've been there a few times for lunch when in Nanaimo. Usually have the fried chicken plate, which is a lot of food with a choice of sides. Amazing crispy chicken that you can't get most places anymore. Baked beans and cornbread are good too. Prices very reasonable for the quality and amount of food. Best to go hungry!

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

Great name "MacEnCheez"!! And, thanks for writing a review for Smokin' George's BBQ! Great to hear you enjoy the fried chicken but did you know we have creamy mac and cheese on the menu? Its topped with pulled pork and little house made crispy onion rings. Something to try on your next visit. Cheers & thanks again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Classic pulled pork sandwich and pulled pork poutine are to die for. Not the easiest location to find but so worth it once you're there. Easily one of my favourite restaurants on Vancouver Island.

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Thank watsonn710
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

So happy to be one of your favourites Watsonn710! Thanks for taking time to write such an awesome review! More 

British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Heard lots about this place from other locals and wasn't disappointed in the least ! Will DEFINITELY keep coming back. They even offer have a bonus, or point program. Very good!

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Thank roadtrip57
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much Roadtrip 57! We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers! More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Food is exceptional and the vaule great. Bbq flavor was perfect smoke flavor but not over powering. The fries were the best fries I've ever had, and the baked beans were excellent. If I lived in Nanimo I would make this place an once a week place to eat. George was friendly and personable. Prices were quite reasonable. Make shure... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review William! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Nanaimo! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place is famous for it's BBQ pork but I really like the house fried chicken. Great sides too! Love baked beans and cold slaw. This is the real deal.

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Thank Blake85
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

We love our fried chicken too and its one of our most popular items. So happy that you enjoy it too and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us! More 

Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place is the real deal. Nanaimo has a few gems but his is the best BBQ Ive had in BC. The location is a bit funny but I think its exactly what they were going for... It's about the food, and that is what they do best! If you havent checked it out you must!

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Thank Brendon T
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for the great review! And yes, "its about the food"! Thanks for getting it! Cheers & thanks again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-2258

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