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Gorilla Barbeque

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2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-359-RIBS
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great BBQ

I've eaten here a few times great food - especially the pulled pork. Only complaints are the hours, a few times I have tried to go and it was closed or had a really long line. Also no where to eat so it's just take out

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
mb95
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Pacifica, California
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Denver, Colorado
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

BBQ is typically categorized in two camps: - Huge QTYs and mediocre quality or - High Quality with smaller portions The finest BBQ joints achieve both and Gorilla BBQ is dishing up some damn fine Brisket and Pulled Pork in gargantuan quantities. Slow cooked for 12+ hours the meat retains its moisture while bursting with smokey flavor, and their BBQ... More 

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Pacifica, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People line up at this place and they routinely run out of grub. I'm afraid I don't get it. The meat is average, and the BBQ sauce is below average. There are several brands sold at Safeway that are tastier than what they have here. I suppose there must be something to it, given its popularity, but I have tried... More 

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Thank Willeb3
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The pulled pork was the best I've ever had, even without the sauce it was moist and yet not greasy. The cornbread muffin was excellent, also. I wish they had better seating outside. We straddled a small fence and ate there (we were on a motorcycle so we had no where to sit and eat). The meat portions were also... More 

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Thank Deanna B
Castro Valley, California
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This place is a must! Take-out only, but the portions are large and they prepare your order quickly while you wait. Good selection of main and side dishes, and also vegetarian options. Their sauce is outstanding (tomato-based, with a touch of vinegar and a peppery taste) and the meats are smoked to perfection. You won't be disappointed. Try the ribs--my... More 

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Thank pr7169
San Diego, CA
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The BBQ was great and reasonably priced with big servings. You can eat at outside tables with an ocean view, take to the beach or eat in your hotel. Really good!

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Thank HawaiiOno
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Don't hesitate, i would imagine the consistency is on Par with the quality. This place has a long line and sells out for apparent reasons (not due to poor service) if they opened a larger place it was loose it's unique flair and im sure the consistency would not suffice, I'm not a huge fan of brisket, however I would... More 

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Thank Daniel N
Minnesota
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We flew in to SFO around noon, and wanted to grab some good food to start our vacation off right, and this was the way to do it. It caught us off guard that it was take-out only, but we ordered our food, and googled the area, and found the nearby Pacifica municipal pier, so we headed over there to... More 

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Thank GregoryA
Pacifica, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've eaten here a few times great food - especially the pulled pork. Only complaints are the hours, a few times I have tried to go and it was closed or had a really long line. Also no where to eat so it's just take out

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Thank mb95
Pacifica, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Weekend lines are really long sometimes, so if you can visit on a weekday it's better. The meat is very good, the sides are okay. The cashier is very friendly and the people in line are usually very nice. You have to wait outside, so go on a nice day.

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Thank seeversmd6150
san jose, ca
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The BBQ is good but I like a sweet sticky sauce over a tangy sauce. The meat was good and the sides were tasty

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?