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Alex's Bar-B-Q of Shell Beach - CLOSED

853 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2052
+1 805-773-5656
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Oct 14, 2014
“Great BBQ”
Sep 10, 2014
“Raw Ribs”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Pub
853 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2052
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

I had dinner here. The service was a little slow from the kitchen but my waitress was terrific. The food and atmosphere are not bad but not great either. With some work this could be a really great barbq joint.

Thank Arleighk
Reviewed April 12, 2012

We've eaten at the bar and in the restaurant. The food is mediocre and my husband was nicknamed "Mr. Cab" at the bar, which is great for watching sports, but not much else. There have been brawls here that make the place unappealing and make...More

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Found this place because we didn't want to eat in Pismo Beach and it was average. It is more bar that restaurant, but that was okay. We had pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries and the bbq rib lunch. Pulled pork on hamburger bun...More

Thank StonecreekArabians
Reviewed April 7, 2012

When we first came to this area about 2 years ago Alex's was THE BEST BBQ in the area. Do to managment changes and possible new ownership (unsure) the menu and staffing have been cut to the bone! Long waits for service although you will...More

Thank HeavensNurse
Reviewed April 2, 2012

My husband and I, and our 3 year old were passing through Pismo and stopped in here. We were greeting by very friendly staff and chose a booth by the window to sit it. We were able to squeeze into the benches, only to discover...More

Thank Twinkie13
Reviewed March 12, 2012

I've been to Alex's only once and was not impressed, so not impressed I don't think I'll ever go back again. The place is a boxy building and inside the room is a long, low ceiling rectangular room with an outdated decor and a slight...More

Thank Lilianuccia
Reviewed February 15, 2012

Great ribs and steaks, service was excellent. Had not eaten @ Alex's in twenty years. Sorry I waited so long to return. My wife's first time at restaurant and she absolutely loved it. We will definitely be back

Thank Keith P
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Alex's B-B-Q ribs still are covered with the 50+ year secret sauce. Their ribs are better than their steaks. A rowdy bar in the adjoining room is popular with locals.

Thank SLOnative
Reviewed January 31, 2012

I am a local and I can tell you that this place is dirty has poor service, questionable food and dangerous patrons. The smell is what you first notice when you walk in, it is funky, dirty, moldy scent. If you can get past that...More

2  Thank TunaSlayer
Reviewed January 21, 2012

great service and great food .2 blocks from the beach have dinner then a walk to the beach

Thank barbarafayterry
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2052
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-5656
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