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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cayucas, CA is one of my favorite towns on the California coast, but it had been many years since I had visited. It was a treat to be able to visit the place again, and discovering Russell's Smokehouse made it even more special. I had the albacore taco which made for a great lunch.

Thank Bence B
Southern Calif.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled extensively, and have eaten many fish tacos. The smoked fish taco at Ruddell's Smokehouse is among our top favorites. The tacos are huge and taste soooo good. Our favorite is the albacore taco, but they are all fantastic! This time, we bought some of the smoked albacore to take home - YUM! If you are in or... More 

Thank 1socalgirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy. Just good food. We loved it. We had the smoked tuna taco for lunch Excellent taste and fair prices

Thank Chantal P
Desert Hot Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, 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?