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Gorilla Barbeque

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2145 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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San Francisco
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited several times over the years and have ordered pulled pork, chicken, hot links and ribs. You can get meal combos that include one, two or three orders of meat, beans/rice and two sides, which include potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cobb, mac/cheese, or veggies. Overall, our meals have been very good. Our last visit to yesterday, we... More 

Thank mkhughes11
Martinez, CA
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate lunch at Gorilla Barbeque in Pacific last week and it was one of the best BBQ meals I've had. I ordered the rib plate that comes with beans and rice and two sides. The ribs had a nice smoky crust on them and the sauce was just the right amount of hot and sour flavor. The mac cheese... More 

Thank ALHMartinez_CA
Pacifica, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Talk about good BBQ, this place is Great!!!!! No dining indoors, but there are some picnic tables outside, and the beach is very close by🌞🌊😎 We wait in long lines, but Totally worth it!!!! The owner is a great guy!!!!!! Love this place ❤️❤️❤️

Thank Shirley J
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From someone who specializes in BB-Q, meaning that I've had BB-Q from Tennessee to North Carolina to Texas. This place was refreshing with really tasty BB-Q sauce and tender meat. Sure, it's not always perfect, but if you get there closer to the opening time, you will be certain to get the tenderest portions!

Thank zenwave
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Way to much to eat. Had the two meat deal and left overloaded. Ate in car as really no place to sit. However, really really, good. Ribs are great, pork great? Corn bread was yummy!

Thank BobOhio
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

One of the better BBQ places in the Bay Area.. To-go only, no restaurant with tables and chairs but serious BBQ.. Always a line, everyday... They close when they sell-out so you better go for lunch

Thank Larry W
United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My beautiful girlfriend treated me to this delicious meal. From the outside you wouldn't think much of it but the line was really long and they sold out of the brisket within a hour of opening. So make sure you get there early or you could miss out. You get a good amount of food more than enough for two... More 

Thank Christopher C
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

While I was visiting San Francisco I met up with some old friends and they wanted to take me somewhere special for a late lunch. We drove down the coast and ended up at Gorilla BBQ. They have been here often and find any excuse to return or bring friends. Gorilla BBQ is simply and old rail car that has... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I came here because I saw it on Guy Feiri's show. I was really looking forward to it. I stood in a very long line. I thought to myself that if the locals are here then it must be good. I got my brisket and found that they offer no tables. There were picnic tables outside and you have to... More 

Thank lionessgaia
Pacifica, California
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Moved to our new home over Memorial weekend and wanted to try Gorilla BBQ since people had told us about it once we said we were moving to Pacifica. The line moved relatively fast for how many people were in it. When we came to the front counter a young gentleman took our order. You could tell he was an... More 

Thank Kristen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2145 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?