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Sid's Smokehouse

$$ - $$$
Bar, Barbecue, Pizza, Pub
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10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-4939 (Hwy 1/Freedom)
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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East Bay, California
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409 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is the best BBQ we have had in the area. The smaller family meal was plenty of food for four adults. In fact, it would have probably fed five adults. The slaw and packed potatoes were delicious!! Meats were all very, very good. Service was good. A bit more pricey than other local BBQ places. Will return and would... More 

Thank theheatonfamily
Santa Cruz, California
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109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Quite good smokey meats and wood fired pizza. Too many quality beers on tap to list. Can get noisy, specially with all the big screen televisions tuned to sporting events. Sid's fits a specialized market for carnivores and contractors. Lunch for two, one draft beer was $35 before tip.

Capitola, California
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is getting more difficult to find a true smokehouse and this is one. With the Central Texan closed in Salinas typically what you have left is overcooked meat with sauce slopped on. Not here. And prices are reasonable for our area considering the larger portions.

Thank RonCentralCA
Aptos, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Liking BBQ, I went for lunch while my car was getting its smog-check next door. The ribs were cold, the salads were not as good as what you get in the supermarket, and the whole thing was not cheap. On top of all that, the place feels dark and dingy - at noon!

Thank Matthew M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I found the food to be average and that;s it. Nothing really special about it. Kind of pricey for average.

Thank Delrae J
San Jose, California
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stopped in with a couple of my kids after a baseball game. In all my years, i had never stopped at Sid's. The locations wasn't convenient so I never had a reason to go by. Both my son and I thought that it was one of the best burgers we had every had, and I have had probably a few... More 

Thank E P
Gilroy, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have not tried their pizza yet, but this review is for the BBQ and the wings. BBQ ribs: Very good Not the best, but good. Not a huge fan of their smoke flavor though BBQ chicken: MEH. Pretty dry and again, not a fan of the smoke flavor Collard greens: More bitter than I am normally used to and... More 

Thank Monty H
Santa Cruz, California
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389 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My cousin and I had dinner here and our experience was a good one! I had the bbq chicken salad and he had a bowl of chili, we both thought our meals were tasty. The service was quick and efficient and the servers checked on us several times throughout our meal. Looking forward to returning again soon.

Thank davidsantacruz
Salinas, California, United States
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246 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Took my family members who were visiting from out of town. They accommodated our large group quickly and put up with 3 small messy boys with much patience and kindness! Food was served fast and everyone enjoyed their meal. Ribs, burgers, pizza...something for everyone!

Thank 556danaa
Watsonville, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

SIDS has gone downhill. Staff turnover and inconsistent food is an issue. We waited 45 minutes for two wraps - probably because of inconsistent and understaffing. It's to bad as it is a convenient alternative. We may go back because of that. I hope they get their act together

Thank Bill K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Bar, Barbecue, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-4939
    (Hwy 1/Freedom)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: 8316622227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?