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Gorilla Barbeque

) #6 of 76 Restaurants in Pacifica €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
650-359-RIBS
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (43 reviews)
“hot links” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Re-opened after a kitchen fire that closed it for several months. This is a popular barbecue joint in Pacifica made famous by the Food TV show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It's in a renovated red caboose. You'll recognize it because of the long line out...More

Thank jguillet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in a barbecue restaurant. This is marginal at best, but if you have no other options, I guess it works. Only take out available.

Thank SierraE10
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

It was closed due to fire but now open, and same high quality with a spiffed up interior. Long line is worth the wait but come early to get full range of choices.

Thank Manalani
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Being from North Carolina (great BBQ state) my husband and I are always looking and trying BBQ places. We read reviews about this little place and decided to give it a try. First off if you are not paying attention you will pass it (as...More

Thank Lane C
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Or rather food train. Great BBQ. I again especially loved the brisket. But the ribs were equally good.The sides was so and so. Skip the mac´n cheese. Choose an extra links instead if possible. My son ordered a steak cheece sandwich which also was great....More

Thank Per-Arne_Lundberg
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My husband and I shouldn't eat here - we need to watch our cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. But when you want to screw all that and just enjoy smoky, tender meats, then this is the place to go! I loved the chicken and ribs,...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We heard raving reviews about this place so we took a drive from the city. We tried the sausage, ribs, and brisket. It had a nice smokey flavor BUT the wait was long...so long that I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here....More

Thank oliviakimsf
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came here 6 years ago on our travels up the coast of California and loved it!!!! We went a very long distance out of our way this time to come back with much anticipation and were very disappointed. The food was not anywhere near...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I didn't go to this BBQ place for years, until a friend told me that they serve vegetables and delicious Mac n Cheese. I'm excited to report that the Portobello Mushrooms instead of the meat is DELICIOUS! Mac and Cheese was crunchy on top and...More

Thank courtk123
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing pulled pork. Wonderfully smokey chicken. The brisket! Perfect soft sandwich rolls. Generous portions. Best sauce ever. Sides are iffy; usually overcooked, but no one goes to Gorilla for mac and cheese. Biggest downside is the cramped quarters: a repurposed train boxcar. Steep stairs lead...More

Thank Tammy A
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drivingqueen
1 September 2015|
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Response from Badq45t | Reviewed this property |
That is a good time to go, however, on a very sunny weekend day the line is always pretty long. As Janet said, there is no place on the patio to eat so have a game plan and lots of napkins and wet wipes.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2145 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044-3040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-RIBS
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