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Sid's Smokehouse

10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-4939
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good56%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Barbecue, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-4939
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the highway with a round about way to get to, this restaurant is really worth the effort to find it. They serve Lunch and Dinner and have daily specials. Tuesday was Taco Tuesday and tacos were $3.00. There is also something going on Sundays...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been driving past Sid's for over 10 years and didn't give it much notice. Stopped by last night, and found out I was missing out on some really good food. Had a combo of St Louis Ribs, beef brisket and smoked chicken, which were all...More

Thank Reed W
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a coworker. A group of seven of us decided to go after work. Barbecue is barbecue. It is not gourmet food, so I can't say it was fabulous or the best I've ever had. What I can say, however, is...More

Thank Virginia T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The cornbread, chili, wood-fired pizzas and burgers, reubens, beers on tap, etc. make this a regular venue and meeting place for friends to gather. We go YO! Let's meet at Sids, ok? "Awesome! See you there!"

Thank CaptAdventure_9
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Having experienced the Aptos St. bbq was curious to compare Sid's. No comparison. The pulled pork was very dry. Side of beans very watery. The corn muffins were good, kinda like Jiffy. Spare ribs are meaty and were good. Cole slaw more like Safeway deli....More

Thank don g
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is the best BBQ we have had in the area. The smaller family meal was plenty of food for four adults. In fact, it would have probably fed five adults. The slaw and packed potatoes were delicious!! Meats were all very, very good. Service...More

Thank theheatonfamily
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Quite good smokey meats and wood fired pizza. Too many quality beers on tap to list. Can get noisy, specially with all the big screen televisions tuned to sporting events. Sid's fits a specialized market for carnivores and contractors. Lunch for two, one draft beer...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

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...More

Thank RonCentralCA
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...More

Thank Matthew M
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 8316622227
  • E-mail
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