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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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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (40 reviews)
“beans” (34 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
4131 Mostar Rd Unit 5, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Again after a review from You Gota Eat Here, we too had some trouble finding the establishment, but in the end was well worth the trip . I had the pulled pork sandwich, it melted in your mouth and the touch of cold slaw right...More

Thank Ingrid W
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us! We hope you enjoyed your trip to the Island and we look forward to seeing you again!! cheers!

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This places is GREAT !!!! We went there after reading some reviews and it did not disappoint! The Pulled Pork Poutine was delicious, we ordered this because the table of 4 sitting beside us were ALL eating it! I said to them that it must...More

Thank Al S
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Yes, we definitely hear a lot of happy sounds that we can't spell! We love those sounds! So happy you had a great experience and thanks so much for taking the time to write and share it with others!

Reviewed 27 September 2016

So after a bit of difficulty finding the place ( its in a little industrial strip mall ) we arrived for a late lunch. You seat yourself & order from the counter & they deliver your food when its ready. We ordered the brisket sandwich...More

Thank Sunlover47_11
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to write and for the awesome review!!

Reviewed 16 September 2016

Excellent food...., friendly owner, line cooks, and great service. Did I say great food, I mean to say OMG the food was fantastic. We were in town from the Kelowna area and it beats a very good BBQ place in downtown Kelowna. I thought I...More

Thank Dave W
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks so much for checking us out on your visit to the Island. And, thanks for the awesome review - so happy that you had a great experience! Cheers!

Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were on a island road trip and staying nearby at the Inn on Long Lake when they suggested we have dinner here. We were greeted by the very friendly owner who moved people around to create a seat for us. It was quite comical...More

Thank michelle f
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you so much for your awesome review!! And yes, Smokin' George as his own unique style of customer service which can be quite entertaining! Glad you enjoyed it & thanks again.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great Service.we were welcomed by one of the line cooks when we arrived shortly after the opening at 11 AM for lunch. He wanted to make suggestions if we were not familiar with the menu. Very friendly and helpful. My husband had the special of...More

Thank LuckyFoodie888
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review!! So glad you enjoyed your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! Cheers!

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Ribs had pasty rub, strong vinegar BBQ sauce. Smoked dark meat chicken was shredded, dry, flavorless and flat no salt. The coleslaw was nothing but vinegar tasting. The only thing really eatable was the cornbread. Would definitely not recommend.More

Thank Dee5554
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

We are terribly sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ and we really hope that you let someone know that you were unhappy so that we could make it right for you. if there is something that we can do, or...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by based on a recommendation, and very much enjoyed all the meals. The beef brisket was great, the pulled pork was very good, and the salad ("just greens" - sautéed vegetables on a salad) was also excellent. Even the dessert was great. George,...More

Thank dw_calfire
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Smokin' George's BBQ!!

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 Mark-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!

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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