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Mo's Smokehouse BBQ

1005 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3237
+1 805-544-6193
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (44 reviews)
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1005 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3237
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place has the best BBQ you have had in your life. They serve all the traditional cornbread, cole slaw, potatoe salad. My Oakie roots jump for joy when I walk in. LOVE this place

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had searched for a great tri-tip sandwich and were not disappointed at Mo's. It was so good we ordered more to-go. The staff was super friendly bringing us extras and telling us about the town.

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Got their 6 bone rib plate at the SLO thursday night street fair/farmers market booth for $9. Very tender and meaty. Only negative to me was the dry rub and I prefer sauce.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It has been several years since I last visited Mo's. My colleagues and I decided to try it again. From what I recall after my last visit, not much has changed. The BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich was on the dry side but they have several...More

2  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A fantastic BBQ joint! A full rack of ribs will feed a party of two. It comes with 2 side orders (beans, slaw or potato salad) and a cornbread muffin. Toss in a shared drink, and both can eat for under $30! The Tri-Tip sandwich...More

Thank TiredWorldTraveler
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I liked the place, don't get me wrong, but they have so much going for them it could be so much better. The food was good and not expensive, the beer you could hardly count as beer though, it was like drinking scented water. The...More

Thank kenh743
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We loved this place! We enjoyed our dinner so much one night, we went back for lunch the next day. You order up at the counter then go have a seat and your food is quickly delivered to you. The chicken tacos were amazing!!!

Thank Candi7
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been there a few times. The food is plentiful, vgood, aried and messy. A wide selection of sauces and meats. Not a fine dining experience but a good bar-b-que joint, much better than some.

Thank Barry D
Reviewed 12 September 2016

As all breakfast places were full... This is a bbq joint.. but had breakfast burriots.. salads.. etc. I ordered pancakes... I'm a picky kind green eater.. but on vacation. With bannanas... Yummm!!! So fresh n delish!!! My family had breakfast burritos and I tasted them...More

Thank exploretheworld02016
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far the worst BBQ place I have ever visited. Almost all the meat tasted like it was burnt rather than smoked. The pulled pork was the worst. The meat of the ribs was the only one you could eat, but unfortunately the...More

Thank muhkuh77
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Elizabeth F
10 June 2016|
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Response from roadwarriorstwo | Reviewed this property |
Our gluten free granddaughter eats there with no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-544-6193
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