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Mo's Smokehouse BBQ

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1005 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3237
+1 805-544-6193
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had searched for a great tri-tip sandwich and were not disappointed at Mo's. It was so good we ordered more to-go. The staff was super friendly bringing us extras and telling us about the town.

Thank Thomas T
Traverse City, Michigan
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493 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Got their 6 bone rib plate at the SLO thursday night street fair/farmers market booth for $9. Very tender and meaty. Only negative to me was the dry rub and I prefer sauce.

Thank Bill H
North Hills
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601 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It has been several years since I last visited Mo's. My colleagues and I decided to try it again. From what I recall after my last visit, not much has changed. The BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich was on the dry side but they have several good sauces that fixed the situation. While I would classify the food as good, they... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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268 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A fantastic BBQ joint! A full rack of ribs will feed a party of two. It comes with 2 side orders (beans, slaw or potato salad) and a cornbread muffin. Toss in a shared drink, and both can eat for under $30! The Tri-Tip sandwich is LOADED with meat for $9. Definitely not a fancy place, but you can count... More 

Thank TiredWorldTraveler
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I liked the place, don't get me wrong, but they have so much going for them it could be so much better. The food was good and not expensive, the beer you could hardly count as beer though, it was like drinking scented water. The staff were tired and somewhat disinterested, which is kind of strange as we were just... More 

Thank kenh743
Kamloops, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We loved this place! We enjoyed our dinner so much one night, we went back for lunch the next day. You order up at the counter then go have a seat and your food is quickly delivered to you. The chicken tacos were amazing!!!

Thank Candi7
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been there a few times. The food is plentiful, vgood, aried and messy. A wide selection of sauces and meats. Not a fine dining experience but a good bar-b-que joint, much better than some.

Thank Barry D
Manhattan Beach, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

As all breakfast places were full... This is a bbq joint.. but had breakfast burriots.. salads.. etc. I ordered pancakes... I'm a picky kind green eater.. but on vacation. With bannanas... Yummm!!! So fresh n delish!!! My family had breakfast burritos and I tasted them Great too. I was enticed by all the bbq brisket/pulled por/chicken. Looked great.. Can't go... More 

Thank exploretheworld02016
Zurich, Switzerland
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181 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far the worst BBQ place I have ever visited. Almost all the meat tasted like it was burnt rather than smoked. The pulled pork was the worst. The meat of the ribs was the only one you could eat, but unfortunately the BBQ sauce they use is far from anything I would consider a good BBQ sauce.... More 

Thank muhkuh77
Escondido, California
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went to Mo's for lunch while on a college orientation trip. The service was quick and the food was very good. Ask for the fried green tomatoes if they're available--they're great! Nice portions and very tasty.

Thank steidls4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-544-6193

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