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Smokin' George's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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 - 7:00 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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Nanaimo, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this place on the Food Network show You Gotta Eat Here, so I went to check it out. The service was pretty slow and I was served a cold meal. The food wasn't overly tasty or anything. Both my girlfriend and myself were far from impressed with the food. Last time I trust that T.V. show. Seems like... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Magical culinary adventures happen when a Red Seal Chef brings his formidable skill to the smokehouse and BBQ. The yummy smokey offerings are only outdone by a profound understanding of how important it is to balance smokehouse flavours with savory, sweet, tangy and piquant flavours that take BBQ to the next level. Smokin' George's BBQ is one of my favourite... More 

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

Yowza, that's one heck of a review and you got all the details spot on!!! thanks so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review! We are humbled by your comments and you have inspired us to keep working hard and to continue to do what we do best - happy tummies! Cheers & thanks again! More 

Canada
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by recently and picked up a couple of half rack meals. Friendly and fast service - ribs were fine but didn't think they were anything special; perhaps our expectations were too high based on some of the rave reviews here. Bottom line - would try them again if we come across a coupon/special but probably not otherwise.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We love our ribs but we know that we will never please everybody - just part of the deal when it comes to food. We will be offering our craft beer & ribs deal sometime in the next six weeks. The details will be posted on FB and our web page... More 

Brantford, Canada
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143 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious. Tender. Juicy. Authentic. Great location for travelers. A kind owner who is mindful of his guests. Locally sourced ingredients. High quality food.

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

thanks so much for the awesome review Charlie! We hope you'll come back to Nanaimo and visit us again soon! Cheers! More 

Canada
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151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Again visited George's and again did not like the visit. The food is okay but certainly not worth what they charge. Will not give them a third visit.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and provide your feedback. Sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. All the best in your culinary adventures! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

There is no easier fix for a BBQ craving than stopping at Smokin' George's! Friendly staff ready to assist you as soon as you walk through the door, lots of comfortable seating in a unique atmosphere and AMAZING food. If you're not much of a BBQ fan, try their Mac n' Cheese and a side of fries (best in town!)... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review!! We are very lucky to have awesome staff that strive to hit it out of the park every day! Cheers! More 

Ladysmith, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

<y wife saw this on "You Gotta Eat Here" We are very happy we stopped for supper. The service is fast, courteous & friendly. We had ribs & brisket with baked beans, Cole slaw, fries & corn bread. Very good. We noticed there is a lot of take orders as well as busy restaurant. We will be back.

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Thank harvey482016
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Cheers & Thanx for the awesome review!! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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

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

Hell, Michigan
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764 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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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