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Sid's Smokehouse

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Bar, Barbecue, Pizza, Pub
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10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-4939 (Hwy 1/Freedom)
+1 831-688-2227
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Capitola, California
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is getting more difficult to find a true smokehouse and this is one. With the Central Texan closed in Salinas typically what you have left is overcooked meat with sauce slopped on. Not here. And prices are reasonable for our area considering the larger portions.

Thank RonCentralCA
Aptos, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Liking BBQ, I went for lunch while my car was getting its smog-check next door. The ribs were cold, the salads were not as good as what you get in the supermarket, and the whole thing was not cheap. On top of all that, the place feels dark and dingy - at noon!

Thank Matthew M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I found the food to be average and that;s it. Nothing really special about it. Kind of pricey for average.

Thank Delrae J
San Jose, California
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped in with a couple of my kids after a baseball game. In all my years, i had never stopped at Sid's. The locations wasn't convenient so I never had a reason to go by. Both my son and I thought that it was one of the best burgers we had every had, and I have had probably a few... More 

Thank E P
Gilroy, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have not tried their pizza yet, but this review is for the BBQ and the wings. BBQ ribs: Very good Not the best, but good. Not a huge fan of their smoke flavor though BBQ chicken: MEH. Pretty dry and again, not a fan of the smoke flavor Collard greens: More bitter than I am normally used to and... More 

Thank Monty H
Santa Cruz, California
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363 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My cousin and I had dinner here and our experience was a good one! I had the bbq chicken salad and he had a bowl of chili, we both thought our meals were tasty. The service was quick and efficient and the servers checked on us several times throughout our meal. Looking forward to returning again soon.

Thank davidsantacruz
Salinas, California, United States
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234 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Took my family members who were visiting from out of town. They accommodated our large group quickly and put up with 3 small messy boys with much patience and kindness! Food was served fast and everyone enjoyed their meal. Ribs, burgers, pizza...something for everyone!

Thank 556danaa
Watsonville, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

SIDS has gone downhill. Staff turnover and inconsistent food is an issue. We waited 45 minutes for two wraps - probably because of inconsistent and understaffing. It's to bad as it is a convenient alternative. We may go back because of that. I hope they get their act together

Thank Bill K
Santa Cruz, California
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136 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I brought in a text book to study at lunchtime. While the menu was BIG and varied, I gravitated towards the smokehouse pizza. It wasn't really a traditional pizza in any sense of the word. In other words, yes, it was on a flour crust, but there was no way you could pick up a slice and eat it like... More 

Thank Smudge R
Reno, Nevada
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Nice sized portions and decent prices. Big selection for lunch--sandwiches, salads. Excellent, friendly service. My companion wanted a variation from the menu choice and the chef was pleased to do it.

Thank Christopher C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Bar, Barbecue, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-4939
    (Hwy 1/Freedom)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-2227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?