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Ruddell's Smokehouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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IN THE DELI CASE‎
24 dozen
19.99 per lb
Smoked Salmon
18.99 per lb
Smoked Albacore
8.50 each
Smoked Chicken
10.00 per lb
Smoked Pork Loin
2.00 each
Smoked Oysters
SALADS‎
Fresh spring mix, tomatoes, black olives, celery, chopped apples, green onions, and shredded carrots
7.50
Tossed Green
TACOS‎
Tacos include all the fixings and are served on a hot flavor tortilla. Five great option
6.00
Shrimp
5.50
Smoked Albacore
5.50
Smoked Salmon
4.50
Smoked Chicken
4.50
Smoked Pork Loin
3.50
Veggie Taco
SANDWICHES‎
Served on a fresh backed roll, and come with spicy musterd, mayonnaise, sliced tomatoes and fresh salad and greens
10.00
Smoked Pork Loin
10.00
Smoked Chicken
11.50
The Ultimate Tuna
11.50
Smoked Salmon
7.50
Veggie
BEVERAGES‎
1.25
Bottled Water and Soft Drinks
Plus tax
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Fast Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

The smoked salmon tacos are to die for!!! I make it a point to pick some up for supper each week and still crave them after many months of eating them. So tasty and unique. The staff seem to really enjoy what they do and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank hollyl436
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed this Cayucos institution for a casual lunch with extended Family. Ate at rustic tables on the sidewalk out front. The smoked fish tacos are the big draw here, but the smoked pork tacos were also excellent.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mikesesq
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Are you kidding me?! A good friend insisted we drive to Cayucos to have lunch here. I’d never even heard of it & have lived on the Central Coast for 22 years. I was skeptical - she pumped it up pretty good. This is a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Canafornian
Reviewed April 18, 2019

Once you eat a smoked salmon taco from Ruddell's Smokehouse you will be forever hooked. I had to wait this time 3 years to fulfill my craving as haven't been able to visit more frequently - am pretty much on my knees being thankful that...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AlohafromOahu
Reviewed March 4, 2019

This is the place for tacos! I had a salmon taco, best in the world! This is a tiny place right next to the ocean front, just your so called hole in the wall, but nicer. You can smell when he is smoking the meat,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Laurie J
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

I’m a french guy who stopped au Cayucos for few hours. And what a taco! It was delicious! I had a tahi fish taco : Fresh salad, sweet Apple, good fish. It was not sinking in a tonn of sauce, juste what it needs. If...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank marcbB5661BF
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Having returned from an almost four week road trip across the U.S. and up the coast of California, Mrs. M was asked "What was your best meal?" Without hesitation she said it was her smoked shrimp taco at this little takeout stand. Our great niece...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank KerrMuggin
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

It's often difficult to find vegetarian options at a Smokehouse, but Ruddell does not disappoint! Delicious chipotle black bean sandwich or tacos available. The sandwich is served with crisp greens (including celery that gives it a nice crunch) and diced apples on a toasted french...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EmmaLee10
Reviewed February 5, 2019

You can tell by the line how popular this place is and for good reason. They sell excellent smoked fish tacos. There is very limited seating and it is outdoors only. Depending on the line, its not fast food. I am always a little disappointed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

If you are on the highway one - make sure to stop here for a quick bite! Friendly staff and interesting smoked snacks.

Date of visit: January 2019
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