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Smokin' George's BBQ

4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (33 reviews)
“beans” (32 reviews)
“fried chicken” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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!

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...More

1  Thank Baxter M
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...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!

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...More

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review!

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...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...More

Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 10 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
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...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...More

Reviewed 6 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...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!

Reviewed 1 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!

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Lea O
Hi Jacki, Lea here from Smokin' George's BBQ. We are really sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing experience at our restaurant. I really wish w'e known that there was a problem while you were in the restaurant so that we could replace your meal or refund your money. If you would like to pm me on FB with your email or phone number we could arrange for you to visit again for lunch on us. And, I'd like to ask you a few more questions so that we can figure out what went wrong with your meal ( things must have seriously gone off the rails for the chicken sandwich and tacos be tasteless as the sauces on those items are packed with flavour) to ensure it doesn't happen again. Thank you for your feedback. Mrs. Smokin' George
7 July 2015|
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Lorri V
I would ask DT why they would not talk to the people at Smokin Georges right away when they had such a bad experience. We have been getting take out from this establishment and have never had a bad meal or terrible service. In fact, I find all the people here to be very friendly and if they thought for a minute you were not happy with your food they would have rectified it immediately. I think this person that commented is a troll.
22 June 2015|
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
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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.