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Gorilla Barbeque

2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (43 reviews)
“hot links” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My husband and I shouldn't eat here - we need to watch our cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. But when you want to screw all that and just enjoy smoky, tender meats, then this is the place to go! I loved the chicken and ribs,...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We heard raving reviews about this place so we took a drive from the city. We tried the sausage, ribs, and brisket. It had a nice smokey flavor BUT the wait was long...so long that I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here....More

Thank Olivia K
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came here 6 years ago on our travels up the coast of California and loved it!!!! We went a very long distance out of our way this time to come back with much anticipation and were very disappointed. The food was not anywhere near...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I didn't go to this BBQ place for years, until a friend told me that they serve vegetables and delicious Mac n Cheese. I'm excited to report that the Portobello Mushrooms instead of the meat is DELICIOUS! Mac and Cheese was crunchy on top and...More

Thank courtk123
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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 Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS
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