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Smokin' George's BBQ

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue,
4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (39 reviews)
“beans” (35 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Canadian
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great service topped off by great food, we are here for a few days to see the sights and will be eating here again before we leave.

Thank kri10au
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

thanks so much for the great review! Hope you have fun and enjoy exploring our island paradise!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We met some friends here for lunch based on another friends recommendation. We were a bit skeptical when we arrived. The outside looks like a cheap diner but the inside is charming and the food was great! The owner is very friendly and came to...More

Thank Marina H
Reviewed 27 February 2017

WE and another couple just found out about this place so we tried it out the last time we were in Nanaimo . Good food and cozy atmosphere, Nothing fancy BUT good food. Portions a little small but Very Tasty. Leaves you wanting more.

Thank noral420
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I saw this place on the Food Network show You Gotta Eat Here, so I went to check it out. The service was pretty slow and I was served a cold meal. The food wasn't overly tasty or anything. Both my girlfriend and myself were...More

4  Thank NutsoLonsdale
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Magical culinary adventures happen when a Red Seal Chef brings his formidable skill to the smokehouse and BBQ. The yummy smokey offerings are only outdone by a profound understanding of how important it is to balance smokehouse flavours with savory, sweet, tangy and piquant flavours...More

1  Thank Alicia M
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Yowza, that's one heck of a review and you got all the details spot on!!! thanks so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review! We are humbled by your comments and you have inspired us to keep working hard and to continue...More

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Dropped by recently and picked up a couple of half rack meals. Friendly and fast service - ribs were fine but didn't think they were anything special; perhaps our expectations were too high based on some of the rave reviews here. Bottom line - would...More

Thank davvos
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We love our ribs but we know that we will never please everybody - just part of the deal when it comes to food. We will be offering our craft beer & ribs deal sometime in...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious. Tender. Juicy. Authentic. Great location for travelers. A kind owner who is mindful of his guests. Locally sourced ingredients. High quality food.

Thank CharlieHawk
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

thanks so much for the awesome review Charlie! We hope you'll come back to Nanaimo and visit us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Again visited George's and again did not like the visit. The food is okay but certainly not worth what they charge. Will not give them a third visit.

Thank billandwendy
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and provide your feedback. Sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. All the best in your culinary adventures!

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

There is no easier fix for a BBQ craving than stopping at Smokin' George's! Friendly staff ready to assist you as soon as you walk through the door, lots of comfortable seating in a unique atmosphere and AMAZING food. If you're not much of a...More

Thank NanaimoReviewss
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Thanks so much for the awesome review!! We are very lucky to have awesome staff that strive to hit it out of the park every day! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 December 2016

<y wife saw this on "You Gotta Eat Here" We are very happy we stopped for supper. The service is fast, courteous & friendly. We had ribs & brisket with baked beans, Cole slaw, fries & corn bread. Very good. We noticed there is a...More

Thank harvey482016
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Cheers & Thanx for the awesome review!! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Response from Lea O | Property representative |
Hi Lorri, Thanks so much for your comments! You are correct, DT is a troll and Trip Advisor has removed his review and questions. And I agree, the best way to deal with a bad experience is to let management know right away... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-2258
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Description
Every city worth its salt has a place that locals talk about… you know, that place that serves up the tastiest, smokiest, most delicious BBQ. In Nanaimo, that place is Smokin’ George’s BBQ!

Every day, we’re chopping up seasoned hardwoods to smoke up the most incredible pulled pork, beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken, and sausage this city has ever seen. We bake our cornbread fresh every morning, hand cut buckets of fries and mix up our homemade bbq sauces and dressings, so every time you step in our door, you can smell those flavours in the air. We don’t screw around my friend. We take BBQ very seriously.
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