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Smokin' George's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 daily bun and soup. The soup that was posted was not what I got; when... More 

Thank Michael B
Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
High River, Canada
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 minute you open the door you are greeted with a warm Hello by the staff.... 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 just as much. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 place fool you. Stopped in on a holiday to the island. Will definitely stop again... 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! More 

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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have driven by often & never stopped in. Today was a beautiful west coast day. I had BBQ on my mind. Just by luck I tried their restaurant. Great pulled pork sandwich. I can't believe how much I enjoyed the baked beans. Once I'm done this review I'm going to get some take out! Now I'll have to come back... More 

Thank Richard011
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! Great to hear you enjoyed your first visit and thanks so much for sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this wonderful little BBQ joint as our ferry was delayed. I am sure glad it was. This place is fantastic, the food was very good and they have one of the best BBQ sauces that I have had. The service was friendly and energetic. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would listen. Looking forward to a... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review! Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Island, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Cairns, Australia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great service topped off by great food, we are here for a few days to see the sights and will be eating here again before we leave.

Thank kri10au
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for the great review! Hope you have fun and enjoy exploring our island paradise! More 

Victoria, Canada
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We met some friends here for lunch based on another friends recommendation. We were a bit skeptical when we arrived. The outside looks like a cheap diner but the inside is charming and the food was great! The owner is very friendly and came to our table several times to see if we needed help with ordering and to check... More 

Thank Marina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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, Cheap Eats
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: Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-2258
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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