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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, Canada
+1 250-585-2258
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Brantford, Canada
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140 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious. Tender. Juicy. Authentic. Great location for travelers. A kind owner who is mindful of his guests. Locally sourced ingredients. High quality food.

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Thank CharlieHawk
Canada
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Again visited George's and again did not like the visit. The food is okay but certainly not worth what they charge. Will not give them a third visit.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and provide your feedback. Sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. All the best in your culinary adventures! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no easier fix for a BBQ craving than stopping at Smokin' George's! Friendly staff ready to assist you as soon as you walk through the door, lots of comfortable seating in a unique atmosphere and AMAZING food. If you're not much of a BBQ fan, try their Mac n' Cheese and a side of fries (best in town!)... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review!! We are very lucky to have awesome staff that strive to hit it out of the park every day! Cheers! More 

Ladysmith, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

<y wife saw this on "You Gotta Eat Here" We are very happy we stopped for supper. The service is fast, courteous & friendly. We had ribs & brisket with baked beans, Cole slaw, fries & corn bread. Very good. We noticed there is a lot of take orders as well as busy restaurant. We will be back.

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Thank harvey482016
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

Cheers & Thanx for the awesome review!! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place is awesome. If you have a craving for the best smoked fast food around. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed. Those fries and baked beans..... One visit and you will be hooked. The owner is so attentive.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! Cheers! More 

Hell, Michigan
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762 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch immediately after getting off the ferry and the restaurant was easy to find. We specifically came here to get the bacon topped Nanaimo bars we had read about online but the pulled pork poutine caught our attention so we also split an order. The set up is you order at the counter and a server brings... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Smokn' George's BBQ!! Our poutine is definitely a fan favourite, and we love our Nanaimo Bars too! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had the super big BBQ platter.Even with us 3 big eaters we took home enough for a 4th person. The service was fast and friendly. No problem going back, next time I might try the chicken, it looked very good.

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Thank cheers562015
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with others! And yes, the fried chicken is very popular to a great item to try next time. cheers & thanks again! More 

Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I saw this restaurant on "You gotta eat here" and decided to give a try. So glad that I did!!! The food is amazing. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious!! Will definitely be going back next time I am in town.

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

Thanks so much for giving us a try! Great to hear you enjoyed your pulled pork sandy and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We've been there a few times for lunch when in Nanaimo. Usually have the fried chicken plate, which is a lot of food with a choice of sides. Amazing crispy chicken that you can't get most places anymore. Baked beans and cornbread are good too. Prices very reasonable for the quality and amount of food. Best to go hungry!

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

Great name "MacEnCheez"!! And, thanks for writing a review for Smokin' George's BBQ! Great to hear you enjoy the fried chicken but did you know we have creamy mac and cheese on the menu? Its topped with pulled pork and little house made crispy onion rings. Something to try on your next visit. Cheers & thanks again! More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Classic pulled pork sandwich and pulled pork poutine are to die for. Not the easiest location to find but so worth it once you're there. Easily one of my favourite restaurants on Vancouver Island.

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Thank watsonn710
Lea O, Owner at Smokin' George's BBQ, responded to this review

So happy to be one of your favourites Watsonn710! Thanks for taking time to write such an awesome review! 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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