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Gorilla Barbeque

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££ - £££
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2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
12:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 20:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorilla is basically Pacifica's version of Austin's famous Franklin's Barbecue. There. I said it. Now make fun of me. I've been to both, and I can honestly say my palate isn't sophisticated enough to taste much of a difference. The beef brisket sandwich is fantastic. The line is reminiscent of Franklin's. At Gorilla you can take your food and eat... More 

Thank Matt G
Chico, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take out only. Hope you are hungry - very generous portions and excellent quality. Super flavor as these folks know what they are doing. Pretty long line to order but it moves fast. Well worth the wait. I am thinking you don't show up here for vegan eats - just saying.

Thank 2pablo2015
Holiday, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent BBQ have visited a lot of states this is my name is George soehl one of the best BBQ around

Thank George S
East Bay, California
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387 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We came across this little hole in the wall place while driving in Pacifica. Expect to stand in line. Large portions and great BBQ. We decided we would share a meal next time! Meal had meat (brisket), 2 sides, rice and beans, corn bread and BBQ sauce. Delicious and worth the wait. This is a take out establishment so don't... More 

Thank theheatonfamily
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have been here a few times and it is worth waiting in line for. It is not cheap, over $13 for a combo plate without a drink, but the sandwich is big enough to split if you want to. I would reccomend buying a whole one and taking the rest home to have later though. No where to sit,... More 

Thank Tony C
West Menlo Park
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a takeout place. There are a few picnic tables nearby, and beautiful beaches within a 10 minute ride. The food was wonderful (chicken, pork ribs), but we got there too late for the brisket which is the star attraction. I am told brisket usually sells out by 2:00 pm.

Thank Steve T
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you get the chance to eat here once! You won't be disappointed . no place like gorilla BBQ you will want more! Must go!

Thank Victor F
Edina, Minnesota
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Tiny little place that I've driven past many times. Usually the line is out the door. We decided to stop this time and so glad we did! Don't let the line fool you, it doesn't take that long to get your food but there is basically no indoor space for people. You have to take it to go but well... More 

Thank Dawn U
San Francisco
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We've visited several times over the years and have ordered pulled pork, chicken, hot links and ribs. You can get meal combos that include one, two or three orders of meat, beans/rice and two sides, which include potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cobb, mac/cheese, or veggies. Overall, our meals have been very good. Our last visit to yesterday, we... More 

Thank mkhughes11
Martinez, CA
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I ate lunch at Gorilla Barbeque in Pacific last week and it was one of the best BBQ meals I've had. I ordered the rib plate that comes with beans and rice and two sides. The ribs had a nice smoky crust on them and the sauce was just the right amount of hot and sour flavor. The mac cheese... More 

Thank ALHMartinez_CA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS

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