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Ruddell's Smokehouse

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101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place last year on a Coastal Adventure, had the Ahi- Taco. Simply Awesome combination of fish & fillings. Had to stop in again this year to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Nope, still the Best Fish Taco from San Diego to Monterey IMO. 'Thanks Boys" for keeping it real.

Thank Russell A
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162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pork taco and I might have been a little tipsy but it was the most delicious thing I have ever eaten in my entire life. I could hear the Beetles playing the soundtrack to my heart while I devoured the slice of Eden that I purchased at a modest rate.

Thank Daniel s
Cayucos, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent fish fair , great tacos and not the same old , same old . you gotta try it . a local favorite for sure . maybe they will have a little music jam session when you stop by .

Thank cayucosbob
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard rave reviews about their fish tacos so had to try. Glad I only bought one. Smoked Ahi looked and tasted like tuna fish, combined with apple and celery was not my idea of a great fish taco. Suggest Cayucos Deli just across the street.

Thank Thomas R
Auberry, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG! I never had a smoked salmon or smoked shrimp taco. These were wonderful! They had an ample amount of fish, with lettuce, chopped celery, apple, and tomato with a wonderful sauce. Hot sauce was at the table. the business is small with a few tables outside but the food is BIG on flavor. Great to sit outside and have... More 

Thank naturelovergirl4
Richmond, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We had heard a lot about Ruddell's from friends and made it a destination. There are a few tables outside the shop with Morro Bay right in front of you. Beautiful. You order inside and get it to go or eat outside. They have their own smoked meats and fish. We had a shrimp taco (had a nice apple &... More 

Thank jane w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Number one on Cayucos Trip Advisor for good reason! Apples and celery in the tacos and sandwiches balance the smoke well.

Thank Brian K
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We saw this place was recommended in our guide book. We probably wouldn't have stopped otherwise! It was well worth it. Really fresh apple and celery relish with super fresh fish. Memorable!

Thank DublinFoodiefan
Sunnyvale, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

You can't really miss this place if in Cayucos. There is always a line outside , it smells great while on your way walking to the beach. Almost tried all the options available have to say shrimp was my favorite followed by the pork. Service is great, though seating is limited so would just get it to go and enjoy... More 

Thank AriBull
Espoo, Finland
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This sandwich instantaneously made my top 5 sandwiches ever list! It is pure perfection (or almost pure perfection since I am not a fan of celery). A must if you are in town during lunch time!

Thank Gurumir

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: 805-995-5028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?