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Smokin' George's BBQ

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American, Barbecue, Canadian
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Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Came here just before 7pm expecting to be turned away. Pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by George and everyone else. Had ribs and pulled pork. VERY nicely cooked. Freshly prepared crisp salad. We have been on holiday for two weeks from UK mostly eating in four star hotels and restaurants and the quality of the food and cooking surpassed most... More 

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Thank kimwo2015
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for the great review! We hope you enjoyed your time on Vancouver Island and that you'll come back and see us again some time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

In town visiting family and decided to check this place out. So glad we did! We've tried other bbq places that were ok, but Georges was amazing. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by the staff. George even personally came over and chatted with us. We had a platter, and stuffed tater tots. The ribs were so... More 

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Thank funkadoodle
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome review! Love your "cast a sides" comment! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Cheers! More 

Richmond, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you are in Nanaimo, you will not be disappointed. We had the the Smokin George's Combo Plate and the Smokin George's Caesar Salad with pulled chicken. There was a good selection of sandwiches on the menu plus a daily special. The combo plate offered a choice to two items, so we chose the pulled pork and beef brisket. The... More 

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Thank PacificNW50
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for the awesome review!! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers More 

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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Ex Chef turned Food corner resturant. Into mouth watering goodness. Goerge was great in helping us decide. Which combo to get. Definitely a must Stop!! Variety food side dishes...mmmm

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Thank Little1Tia
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks for the great review! Cheers! More 

Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

George and his staff make each guest feel so Welcome, if your a newbie they walk you thru their menu choices...and if your returning then you know how Great it is already! The brisket, pulled pork, ribs, beans and coleslaw are amazing,,,,but the CHICKEN is what sold me....also don't forget the Bacon Nanaimo Bar. Don't let the location fool you... More 

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Thank Brenda W
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome review!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Really good bbq. Great atmosphere and very friendly owner. Vinegar based sauce, chilli based beans and some unique sides (pulled pork stuffed tater tots!) make this a little different and definitely a place to visit. Will go back!

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Thank Lisa R
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks for the review! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and the only thing that disappoints me is that eventually I have to stop eating. Management/service is great.

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Thank CasRijvers
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

LOL, thanks for the review! And remember, you can always take some home to enjoy later! Cheers & thanks again, lea (aka Mrs. Smokin' George) More 

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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We tried this place on a whim. It didn't look like much from the outside, but we were in the mood for some BBQ. The place was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. There are a lot of food options and it was a little overwhelming to decide what to get. Everything we ordered was excellent. We will eat here... More 

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Thank barrkm1996
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for giving us a try and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to have surprised you and yes, our location is a bit odd, but we love it! Cheers & thanks, lea (aka, Mrs. Smokin' George) More 

Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The chicken is fantastic, the fries are just as good, the beans - well you don't go there for the beans (but having said that, if the beans were at the same level as the chicken and fries, that would just be too much goodness to bear at one sitting). The simple coleslaw goes better with the BBQ than the... More 

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Thank Stampy2013
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

THANKS so much for your wonderful review!! Just to be clear, as owners we do work very hard, but we could never do what we do without our amazing team! They rock it out every day! Cheers & thanks again, lea (aka, Mrs Smokin' George) More 

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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

With so much hype on resturant was disappointed when I went for lunch with a friend.I had pulled. Pork sandwich.Just a small bun with the pork,nothing else which would have been fine if it was tasty.was bland,tasted just like leftover pork roast with Heinz BARBECUE sauce on it .My friend had the rib dinner,she thought it was good,didnt like the... More 

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Thank Nancy P
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to review Smokin' George's BBQ. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the experience. Feel free to message us on our Facebook page if you have questions or concerns that you would like us to respond to. Thanks again, lea (aka Mrs. Smokin' George) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-2258

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