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Ruddell's Smokehouse

101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
+1 805-995-5028
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (69 reviews)
“taco” (77 reviews)
“albacore” (42 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food
101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love getting the smoked shrimp tacos here. They are so delicious with crunchie apples and celery with the greens and plenty of succulent Smoked Shrimp. Outdoor seating if you can find space, otherwise the sea wall makes a great perch just steps away. Sea View,!...More

Thank Paulatrip8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my girlfriend to get a protein fix in between meals. They had a minimal selection of smoked fish. We got a piece of smoked whitefish that tasted like smoked paper to me. It was so dry and bland, I took one bite...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a short walk from our hotel, so we had several fish tacos to try out. We had the smoked salmon and the smoked albacore tacos and took them back to our hotel room. They were delicious and went well with our view of...More

Thank SandwichFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is fresh and the atmosphere authentic and casual. The flavor is a rich smoky one so it's not for everybody but locals swear by the place and the owner is a big friendly guy who uses the best ingredients in his food.

Thank Katybird32188
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

once you have the smoked fish tacos here, you will not understand why every town in America doesn't have a Ruddell's Smokehouse. The guys that work there are cool, happy to give you some advice on the area. This is worth driving far out of...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

After a fun morning on the beach with our dog Satie, we stopped here for lunch. Wow! What a great local place. We both ordered the shrimp tacos and ate them outside with Satie (our exhausted dog) under the table. Nice view of the beach....More

Thank Susanleeco
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Recommended by a friend and what a find! Pick your fish from the daily list and then get ready to have a fish taco like you've never had before! Most places make fish tacos in a standard fashion; fried fish square, cabbage, sour cream, etc....More

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stopped off at this local town on route to Santa Barbara. My husband had sourced this local beauty which had fab reviews, so we were both looking forward to it. Gosh, we were not disappointed, it was amazing! The venue is only small, with a...More

Thank gillian p
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Wow, great smoked fish or meat taco's and take away some smoked albacore, salmon or whole chickens for another meal. They do it right!!!

Thank fletchandsus
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The shrimp tacos were absolutely amazing. The sauce was wonderful and the lettuce was great. Make sure you stop by here!

Thank Purplejarrod11-19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-995-5028
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