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Ruddell's Smokehouse

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101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
+1 805-995-5028
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“smoked fish” (69 reviews)
“albacore” (42 reviews)
“tacos” (168 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast Food
101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

To look at this place, you probably wouldn't think that it could produce such amazing food! Be prepared for long lines as the people who live nearby know the best kept secret. I have to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of fish nor...More

1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We try never to leave the area without going to the Smokehouse. We always do takeout. Their fish tacos are the best we have ever had. They have a variety of other smoked offerings which are fresh daily.

1  Thank BJs68
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Doesn't really matter what kind of fish you pick they are very very good. We had a tuna and a salmon. Both were excellent It's right on the water patio seating or take to a park bench. Very informal. A surf shack!

1  Thank Key B
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Stopped for lunch here after getting the scent of tasty smoked fish on our way back from the beach. They serve a number of different smoked seafood and meat in sandwiches and tacos. The prices are good and the food was really good. I had...More

2  Thank Matthew R
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Great tasting fresh smoked fish served up as tacos or sandwiches – a nice blend of subtle and enjoyable smoked fish flavors with apple bits and celery toppings. Try adding the Pepper Plant sauces for a unique taste. Great for lunch but we grabbed tacos...More

1  Thank CMc818
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Tried to get there on a Saturday night but we were too late, made a point not miss out on Sunday! The smoked Albacore tacos were awesome was not expecting the celery and apples made for a unique flavor wife and I both devoured them....More

1  Thank Tmoss1
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I got a yummy Ahi taco but felt like the guy taking my order was doing me a favor. I know it was later in the day but really? It's great to be able to sit right outside by the water. I will go back...More

1  Thank B. R
Reviewed September 12, 2015

came from SLO based on reviews - and worth the drive. Our family has a hobby trying fish tacos everywhere we go - and Ruddell's were fabulous! Unique smoked flavor not normally something you find in a fish taco but it is good flavor combo....More

1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Do not miss your chance to dig into one or more of these delicious tacos stuffed with the smoked fish/shellfish/meat of your choice, with lettuce, celery, green apple, and a Secret Sauce.

1  Thank U8QYdonnah
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Arrived just before closing, not good choice. Food came and we were told to move on as the chairs had to be taken in. Left with bag of tacos and no utensils. Tacos not as good as previous visit. Not sure we will return.

1  Thank USAFRetired82
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 805-995-5028
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