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“Love Ruddell's - get the fish tacos!”

Ruddell's Smokehouse
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Gig Harbor, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love Ruddell's - get the fish tacos!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2010

We love Ruddell's, their fish tacos are delicious and unique with smoked fish and apple! We have spent several Sunday's sitting outside with our dogs at our feet enjoying the tacos while locals have an impromptu guitar jam session.

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San Diego Mtns.
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“Wonderful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2010

Came to the smokehouse because of the reviews here. We were NOT disappointed. Wonderful food. One taco is certainly enough for a small to average lunch. The owner's sister helped us and was very friendly. When we couldn't decide which fish to try the cook gave us a generous sample of each of the four fish offered. Can't get more casual than this place and very often that's just the right fit. We eat fish tacos very often at home and out and these were like no others we've ever had. I've had as good but not better. They are a bit pricey at over $5.00 each but well worth it. I may change my recipe at home!

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1 Thank bettysketti
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Paso Robles
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Smoked Fish Tacos EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

Ruddell's serves the best smoked fish tacos... EVER! The dressing, greens, crisp apples and celery are the perfect complement to fresh smoked albacore or salmon. I love, love, love this place and am happy to drive all the way over from Paso Robles just to sit on the beach with a Ruddell's in one hand and a beer in the other.

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1 Thank YummyGarden
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Garden Grove
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4 reviews
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“Best smoked fish taco!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2009

We always stop here for smoked fish taco every time we stay in Cayucos. We found this place from the foodnetwork Bobby Flay show and it's best smoked fish taco. They also have smoked chicken and pork loin for people that don't eat fish. Don't miss this opportunity while you're in Cayucos.

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1 Thank Roxy_2005
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UK
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30 reviews
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“Outstanding smoked fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2009

Stopped in here in the way up CA Highway one and had an incredible smoked albacore taco. Also stocked up on a load of the best smoked fish I have ever had. The ahi jerky is FABULOUS - I brought some home to the UK with me. Also sampled their smoked albacore, smoked salmon & smoked oysters and all every superb. A must for any smoked fish fans. They also do smoked meats, which I did not try. They are right next to the beach, but the "view" is of the car park, although it is steps to the beach
The place is TINY and can get very busy and slow at peak times, but the wait is worth it. No seating except for small 2-3 tables out front, so eat your taco or sandwich on the beach.
Really, really NICE PEOPLE!!

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1 Thank EFILWOL
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