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Smokin' George's BBQ

) #12 of 233 Restaurants in Nanaimo $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (34 reviews)
“beans” (32 reviews)
“fried chicken” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We get take out from here at least once a month. This is our kids favourite restaurant. The service is excellend and the food is fresh. We love the genenrous portiions. These are some of the many reasons we keep coming back.

Thank Cindy E
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review!!

Reviewed 7 August 2016

These are the best fries I've had since I was a kid when my mom would bring fish and chips home from an English style restaurant.

1  Thank Dodie E
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Local Kennebec potatoes from Echo Valley Farms in Qualicum, hand cut in house and cooked to order - we serve no fry before its time. Thanks for loving our fries, its takes more time and effort this way but its well worth the effort!

Reviewed 4 August 2016

We drove 2 hours to get here, it was worth every minute. Beef Brisket is as good or better than any in US South and MidWest. Baked beans with burnt ends were awesome along with the exceptional corn bread. Award winning Nanaimo Bar is a...More

Thank 271TiredTraveller
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Holy Smokes! (pardon the pun) that is some high praise!! thanks so much for taking the time to write your review and for stopping by after such a long drive! We hope we fueled further exploration of our beautiful Island! cheers and thanks again!

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I went here for lunch and we were a table of 8. George himself got us a table and was very helpful. We ordered our food and service was fast. This was the best pulled pork sandwich I have ever had. The...More

Thank asiacat1
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! Great to hear it was such a positive one. Cheers & thanks!

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We heard about Smokin George's famous Nanaimo Bars on the Internet and knew we had to try them. It's a take style of dinner where you order your food and have a seat, they serve you when it's ready. We enjoyed one of the platters...More

Thank Jim S
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Smokin' George's BBQ!! We are super proud of our Bacon topped Nanaimo Bars (created by our Restaurant Manager, Darcy Creamore) and are so pleased that you enjoyed them! Cheers & thanks!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were staying on vacation in the Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum area. We used the TripAdvisor App to show us restaurants near us - and thankfully there was Smokin' Georges! We love BBQ, so off we went. My wife had the fried chicken, and I had...More

Thank Lloyd V
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thanks for the wonderful review! The ribs are one of my favourites too! Hope to see you next time. Cheers!

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

When I went in last there was a long line and I thought it would take forever (it was lunch time) I waited as I love the food, and the wonderful staff got everyone their meals such a short amount of time. Their customer service...More

Thank Michelle r
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thanks so much for your review! Being busy is wonderful but we do worry sometimes that our customer service may slide as it can get challenging to keep up - so thank you so much for letting us know you had a great experience!

Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were staying on vacation in the Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach area and needed a place to stop for dinner on our way home from Victoria. We chose Smokin' Georges on a whim. Great choice! Not only was the barbeque top notch, the service was...More

Thank rtmb33
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver Island and we wish you safe travels back to Phoenix! Come see us again! Cheers!

Reviewed 17 July 2016

Hi everyone.If you enjoy real BBQ and not that chain store simulation then this place is for you.Real rubbed and smoked meats make up most of the menu here.Everything is made in house and directed by a red seal chef with years of experience.Cookshack pit...More

Thank 40Dean
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thanks so much for the awesome review! In a town that is filled to overflowing with national chain restaurants, we work very hard to bring real BBQ and real food to Nanaimo and we soooooo appreciate that you get that!! Thanks & Cheers!!

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Got take out from here. The sausage was very good, nice beans. Everything else was ok, not great, have had much better Bbq elsewhere. Brisket was tough and not very smokey.More

Thank bwick22
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - we are sorry that your experience was just average. Our brisket is a fan favourite and has a large following with many of our regular customers. Its cooked long and slow in our smokers for...More

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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|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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