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Gorilla Barbeque

2145 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (44 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (20 reviews)
“beans and rice” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2145 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hmm, well, been here a few times on the way to the coast and I have to say the food is just ok at best and there is nothing overly exciting about this place except the novelty of selling fast food out of a boxcar....More

Thank branewash
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This place has been reviewed extensively and has been on DDD. I concur that the food is excellent..moist and full of flavor. I had the 2 item combo of brisket and pork ribs. The portions are huge. The meats were excellent and the slaw was...More

Thank Blouie888
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great ribs, corn bread, fried mac and cheese. Great pull pork, Cole slaw and brisket. Line is long but wait is worth it.

Thank janinej192
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A matter of taste and experience with far better BBQ joints. Heavy handed, unoriginal goop in an area with few choices for toxic beef.

Thank ps s
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Saw this on DDD and had to go, It was as good as shown on TV. Definitely will go again when near the area or when a day trip is in order!

Thank Ihv4boys
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Re-opened after a kitchen fire that closed it for several months. This is a popular barbecue joint in Pacifica made famous by the Food TV show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It's in a renovated red caboose. You'll recognize it because of the long line out...More

Thank jguillet
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I grew up in a barbecue restaurant. This is marginal at best, but if you have no other options, I guess it works. Only take out available.

Thank SierraE10
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

It was closed due to fire but now open, and same high quality with a spiffed up interior. Long line is worth the wait but come early to get full range of choices.

Thank Manalani
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Being from North Carolina (great BBQ state) my husband and I are always looking and trying BBQ places. We read reviews about this little place and decided to give it a try. First off if you are not paying attention you will pass it (as...More

Thank Lane C
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Or rather food train. Great BBQ. I again especially loved the brisket. But the ribs were equally good.The sides was so and so. Skip the mac´n cheese. Choose an extra links instead if possible. My son ordered a steak cheece sandwich which also was great....More

Thank Per-Arne_Lundberg
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1 September 2015|
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Response from Badq45t | Reviewed this property |
That is a good time to go, however, on a very sunny weekend day the line is always pretty long. As Janet said, there is no place on the patio to eat so have a game plan and lots of napkins and wet wipes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2145 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS
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