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Gorilla Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
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2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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1,114 reviews
589 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
14 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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81 reviews
47 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
Pacifica, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing the crew to notch and venue picnic tables on the hill is great Advice , get there early especially on a game day

Thank klamathkennedys
Pacifica, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We saw Gorilla Barbeque on Diners Drive-ins and Dives on food network. We live close by so thought why not. Well after we tried the food we said why did we. Had chicken, ribs, brisket and sausage. Also ordered the potatoe salad. Potatoe salad tasted like Costco brand. The ribs were dry and dull. Chicken was bland, brisket stringy and... More 

Thank Susan K
Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Honestly did not know this place was on TV and whatnot, but believe the hype. This is simply some of the best BBQ I've ever had. Their sauce is heavy on black pepper and sweetness and is incredible, but the meats are just fine sans sauce if you prefer. 3 of us split a 3-meat lunch combo and there was... More 

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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 Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
  • 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?