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Smokin' Moe's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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131 Broadway, Chico, CA
+1 530-891-6677
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Chico, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Wonderful, casual BBQ joint style restaurant. Ribs, pulled pork, tri-tip are all great. The fresh made beer battered onion rings are among the best. There are some salad for the non-meat eaters. Great stop for either lunch or dinner.

Thank Chegwi
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421 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We eat a lot of barbecue all over this country and Smokin Moe's rates right up there with the best we have tried. The ribs were perfect, the meat almost fell off of the bones and the pulled pork was just as tender. It all had a great flavor to it. The service was very good as well. Keep up... More 

Thank Larry R
Chico, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The BBQ choices are great and the prices are not outrageous. Even at their busiest the restaurant is not noisy. It has some out door seating on their secluded patio in the back. It is not fancy, metal tables and mismatched chairs, but it is clean and the portions are perfect.

Thank Peggy S
Kyle, Texas
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a fun place for family fun, or couples. There are so many things handing on the wall to enjoy, and the smell of the food is so over the top. We each ordered a different meat and shared and it was all goo

Thank ourgrandpasattic
Chico, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a well known Chico favorite. You can smell the food cooking before you park. Great menu choices and reasonable prices. Plenty of food per order. It's casual and the inside is nicely appointed with a rustic feel. Parking can be tough since you're in downtown Chico. So circle the block once or twice and you'll find a spot.... More 

Thank hike4you
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Casual setting with very good food. Ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender and tri-tip is very good. For people who know The Pantry in L.A., Mo's uses their coleslaw recipe and it is GREAT.

Thank Mike K
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

we stopped for lunch. The food was quite tasty and portions very generous. The kids meal was actually enough for an adult. The sauces are varied and delicious and many kinds to suit all tastes. The ribs are good as well as the pulled pork.

Thank Chellyj
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Tasty baby back ribs and healthy portions, too. You can try different sauces depending on your likes.

Thank Butterflybeach10
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Expensive...Food is your average B.B.Q. Service was slow. Seems to serve college age first while we had to wait.

Thank Judy L
Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you love straight from the hip BBQ, you won't go wrong here. During a stay in the area in early April, we dined there twice. It's a down home kind of place; the furnishings rustic and the food portions large. Staff is casual, friendly and efficient. Only quibble, a couple more craft beer selections would be nice especially given... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Broadway, Chico, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-891-6677

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