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Gorilla Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Holiday, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent BBQ have visited a lot of states this is my name is George soehl one of the best BBQ around

Thank George S
East Bay, California
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362 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came across this little hole in the wall place while driving in Pacifica. Expect to stand in line. Large portions and great BBQ. We decided we would share a meal next time! Meal had meat (brisket), 2 sides, rice and beans, corn bread and BBQ sauce. Delicious and worth the wait. This is a take out establishment so don't... More 

Thank theheatonfamily
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times and it is worth waiting in line for. It is not cheap, over $13 for a combo plate without a drink, but the sandwich is big enough to split if you want to. I would reccomend buying a whole one and taking the rest home to have later though. No where to sit,... More 

Thank Tony C
West Menlo Park
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a takeout place. There are a few picnic tables nearby, and beautiful beaches within a 10 minute ride. The food was wonderful (chicken, pork ribs), but we got there too late for the brisket which is the star attraction. I am told brisket usually sells out by 2:00 pm.

Thank Steve T
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

If you get the chance to eat here once! You won't be disappointed . no place like gorilla BBQ you will want more! Must go!

Thank Victor F
Edina, Minnesota
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Tiny little place that I've driven past many times. Usually the line is out the door. We decided to stop this time and so glad we did! Don't let the line fool you, it doesn't take that long to get your food but there is basically no indoor space for people. You have to take it to go but well... More 

Thank Dawn U
San Francisco
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?