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Smokin' George's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Canadian
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Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
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11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Courtenay, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

One of our fav places to eat in Nanaimo- coming from a foodie and a barbeque enthusiast who loves trips to the south. We've had most of their menu- my recommendation is the topped salad- you get fresh greens, roasted veggies and a big serving of pulled pork or smoked chicken AND it comes with cornbread. The meat platters are... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review! Not many folks from around Nanaimo have been to the South and we love to hear from people who have tried the real thing. Thanks again, lea (aka Mrs. Smokin' George) More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

OMG the cornbread was amazing! You get lots of food per serving even tho lots of other reviews say you dont. The brisket was my favorite meat. I liked the atmosphere but would still prefer table service to order. Did not really care for the beans..too much thyme.

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

thanks for the review! Lea (aka, Mrs Smokin' Georges) More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Our 4th year visiting Nanaimo. Our 4th year going to Smoking' Georges. We love this place! George, Nadine and Karl remember us year after year and are always so good to us. There is nothing on the menu I wouldn't recommend. The pulled pork. The brisket. The fried chicken. The pulled pork poutine. The meat platter. Wing Wednesday's chicken wings... More 

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review!! We look forward to seeing you again next year! lea (aka, Mrs Smokin' George) More 

Burlington, Canada
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I have been disappointed with "food network" choices before but we were so happy with Smokin George's restaurant. I had the Platter with ribs and brisket and my friend had the Platter with ribs and pulled pork. The meat just fell off the ribs and the brisket could be cut with a fork. It was incredibly tender and the best... More 

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

Thank so much for taking the time share your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ and for the wonderful review! We wish you all the best in future culinary adventures! cheers, lea (aka, Mrs Smokin' George) More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The food was awesome went for lunch with a friend. I see the restaurant on the TV show Got eat here lol .. the price was just right .. got lots food for dollar. . Ever get a chance check out if you are in Nanaimo BC .. You have to stop in tasted the food

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

Thanks so much for stopping by while staying in Nanaimo!! We hope you had a wonderful time in our patch of paradise! And thanks also for taking the time to post your experience at Smokin' George's BBQ!! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Food: 5 Service: 5 Ambiance: 4 Top 10 fried chicken I've eaten. Ever. Great fries. She said the pulled pork was "exactly what she wants in a bbq sandwich". Hard to argue with that. Will do our best to stop again on the way back to the BC Ferry. Do yourself a favor and order the extra piece of chicken.... More 

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

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We hope you enjoy your stay on Vancouver Island & look forward to seeing you on your way back to the ferry! Cheers, lea (aka, Mrs Smokin' George) More 

Oakville, Canada
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Four of us went to Nanaimo first time and wanted to try Smokin George's for dinner given the positive reviews. Not a big restaurant with open kitchen concept, in a comfortable and casual setting. Tables are not cramped together so you can have a normal conversation with some privacy. We ordered the platter for $68 and had to pack the... More 

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

thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to write a review! Hope you enjoy the Nanaimo Bar trail as much as our BBQ! Cheers & thanks lea (aka, Mrs Smokin' George) More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We'd heard good things about Smokin' George's BBQ so after just moving here we decided to give it a try. It was definitely a few notches above other take-out places but we were a little disappointed. We ordered a Smokin' George's BBQ Feast and there wasn't really anything that knocked our socks off ....

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had dinner here last night by chance while visiting Nanaimo. It was a great experience. The portions were very large. We saved 1/2 for lunch today! The service was excellent even though we showed up just before closing. The owners and staff were very friendly. The food was just what we would expect from a BBQ restaurant - messy... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write and share your experience. Great to hear you enjoyed our BBQ! LOL, our coleslaw is a contentious item! Half of our customers love it and the other half want a sweeter creamier version. And while everyone does have a preference, the acidity in our sauces and dressings has a purpose. Its there to... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

It's called "Smokin' George's BBQ", yet they don't serve BBQ chicken but they serve fried chicken??? We came across this restaurant last weekend when we were shopping for a freezer. Unusual location in an industrial-type neighborhood, but the name intrigued me and we were both hungry. The decor was pleasant and it smelled yummy. When I looked at the menu... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Smokin' George's BBQ. We are really sorry that we didn't meet your expectations. I thought it might be helpful to clear up your confusion regarding our "pulled chicken". Pulled chicken is one of the ways you will find BBQ chicken served in the South. We use legs &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 5, 4131 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-2258

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