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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
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (39 reviews)
“beans” (35 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

So was told I had to try this place while in Nanaimo. I followed my GPS into a industrial area and found it on the front side. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED!!!! I had the 2 meat combo plate with beans, slaw, and fries........ I was...More

Thank dam_imgood
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience and your kind words about our wee little BBQ Joint! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out here especially from downtown Nanaimo during our visit. I had the pulled chicken, and my boyfriend the pull pork. Reasonable prices, and the food was melt-in-your-mouth good! Would recommend to anyone. It’s definitely a local spot. Delicious!

Thank marysia7
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for venturing out of your neighborhood and into ours! And, great to hear it was well worth it! Thanks for the awesome review. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 March 2018

I eat here frequently. Food here arrives as an ingredient not a product. The end result is a make from scratch, high quality meal at a good price. I particularly like the briquet sandwich, and the fried chicken. The daily specials are always good. The...More

1  Thank nanaimoboy
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks so much for your awesome review! Cheers!

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Good part is that the meat was juicy. Bad part is the chicken is extremely plain. Oven roasted chicken has more flavour than this chicken. The paprika mayo did nothing for the sandwich. Bread used for the sandwiches is too sticky - doesn't work well...More

Thank Carrie W
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Hi Carrie, its unfortunate that you didn't enjoy your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ but we do appreciate that you took the time share your thoughts. Its virtually impossible to appeal to the tastes of every single customer that walks through the door and it...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, really yummy. The pork poutine was my favourite, but all my friends really liked the food. Great service as well!

1  Thank Yuri M
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

cheers & thanks Yuri! So you glad you and your friends enjoyed their visit to Smokin' George's BBQ!!

Reviewed 17 November 2017

Don't think about it, just go. They hit every point, every time and deliver complexities hard to find in the region. Experience shows here; we will continue to visit again and again. Tip...brisket, pickles and corn bread will leave lasting memories and if you have...More

Thank Anne C
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Wow, thanks so much for the awesome review!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This place is off the hook BBQ! So tasty! The brisket is so tender and their signature BBQ sauce is second to none! Can’t wait to go back!

Thank Danny C
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hey, thanks so much for the great review!! We love brisket too!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This place is the best find. Located in an industrial business park. The food was fantastic. This time we had pulled pork sandwiches and a brisket sandwich. I made the mistake of offering my family a bite of my brisket bun and literally lost have...More

Thank iamislandmomma
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time write such a great review! So happy we made you happy and we look forward to seeing you again!!

Reviewed 30 September 2017

George's has the best deep fried pickles that I have had. I have sampled deep fried pickles between Winnipeg and Nanaimo and have yet to find any that can beat the ones at Smokin' George's. A trip to Nanaimo is not complete without visiting Smokin'...More

Thank simann2017
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Cheers & thanks for the great review! Stoked that you enjoy our deep fried dill pickles - you are not alone, SG's deep fried dill pickles have many fans! Thanks again!!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for a late lunch and both loved the food and the friendly service. I had a special of the day (pulled pork sandwich, bacon, avocado and spicy mango BBQ sauce) which was delicious, and some beans on the side which were generous and...More

Thank Ines W
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Cheers and thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ with others!! We are super happy you enjoyed your meal! Thanks again!

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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