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Smokin' George's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
11:00 - 19:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great spot. Would return again in a heartbeat! Terrific food, table ordered ribs, brisket, and fried chicken. Owner and staff very pleasant, helpful and genuine.

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

Cheers & Thanks for stopping by!! And, thanks for taking the time to right a review about your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ, we are so happy you enjoyed it! More 

Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

all 6 of us came away very disappointed as the food was very bad,we all agreed that this was not worthy of a second visit as the food had no taste and we had ribs, beef brisket and chicken along with fries and that was the good part the fries. ribs was only brushed with bbq sauce and beef brisket... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an early dinner at Smokin' George's BBQ with some business mates, and must say that the food is very fresh and creative. George is a character, and obviously a man who cares about the quality of both the food he serves as well as the experience delivered to his guests. The place uses lots of local ingredients, stocks... More 

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

thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience and write a review! Cheers! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the pork tenderloin sandwich with BACON JAM and the pulled pork poutine. The poutine was loaded with pork, cheese curds and awesome fries. Both were 5 star. Not a fan of vinegar based BBQ sauce, but it was good. Meats were tender. Cute little place. Smelled good, clean, and friendly staff

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review! More 

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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here a couple of days ago. I admit to some trepidation as any time I had tried smoked food I found it to be bitter. The food was delicious with a wonderful smoke and lots of flavours. I had the daily bun and soup. The soup that was posted was not what I got; when... More 

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

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ! Great to hear that you enjoyed our smoky flavours. We use mostly local alder and maple woods for smoking with some apple and cherry. The smoke from these woods is much lighter that what you might find in the South and more of what our west coast pallets are... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Food is very good. Frankly I heard so many good things about it I think my expectations were a bit high. The sandwich I had was very tasty - perhaps just a bit dry. Overall a good experience and would go back again.

Thank ImpactMike
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Excellent food. The brisket is done to perfection. The wife likes the pull pork sandwich, I always get the pork platter, both are great choices. Service is quick. Staff are well organized and pleasant. Great for meat lovers.

Thank acropolis1
High River, Canada
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place is at the top of my list for places to dine when I visit my daughter here in Nanaimo. I am only here for 3 days on this visit and Smoking George 's BBQ is a must have fix for me. From the minute you open the door you are greeted with a warm Hello by the staff.... More 

Thank LuckyFoodie888
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Cheers and thanks for taking the time to write a review! The Tacos are one of my favourites - a nice light pulled pork fix with with fresh corn salsa, so nice! Glad that you enjoyed it and we hope you enjoy your next visit just as much. More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

WOW. Great food and atmosphere. We had The fried chicken. It was crispy & juicy and best chicken I've tasted so far. Off the main highway but well worth it. Very Friendly and welcoming. All local foods used. Don't let the outside look of the place fool you. Stopped in on a holiday to the island. Will definitely stop again... More 

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

Thanks for stopping in on your holiday to the Island! Yes, our location is a little odd but it really works for us, so glad you didn't let it deter you. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Nanaimo! More 

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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great choices. All the boys were happy, stopped after seeing You gotta eat hear! Had a gluten free bun for me, friendly service and tasty food! Bacon Nanaimo bars!

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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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