Every city worth its salt has a place that locals talk about… you know, that place that serves up the tastiest, smokiest, most delicious BBQ. In Nanaimo, that place is Smokin’ George’s BBQ!

Every day, we’re chopping up local hardwoods to smoke up the most incredible pulled pork, beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken, and sausage this city has ever seen. We bake our cornbread fresh every morning, hand cut buckets of fries and mix up our housemade BBQ sauces and dressings, so every time you step in our door, you can smell those flavours in the air. We don’t screw around my friend. We take BBQ very seriously.

We make slow food… fast.

Smokin’ George’s BBQ is right in the middle of town, just off the Parkway at Mostar and Boban.


4131 Mostar Rd #5, Nanaimo, BC


Open Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday
11 am to 7 pm
Friday & Saturday ’til 8 pm

Closed Monday

Want take-out or have questions?
Give us a call!

250 585 2258


…served on a soft Kaiser bun

Pulled Pork$9.57

  • with a splash of sauce & a dash of slaw

Beef Brisket$10.97

  • with Smokin’ George’s Original BBQ Sauce

Smoked Pulled Chicken$9.57

  • with White BBQ Sauce & Sweet Pickles

Ham & Cheese$9.57

  • House Ham topped with Deep Fried Mozza Sticks

The Porkinator$10.97

  • changes daily, ask for today’s creation


  • Roasted zucchini, peppers, Portobello mushroom, tomato & onion


Add a Side of Fries, Beans, Coleslaw or Cup of Soup… $3.12

Add House-cured Bacon, Smoked Bacon to any sandwich… $3.12

Enjoy any of our sandwiches on a gluten free bun… $1.81


Order these yummy sides on their own or combine any 3 items for: $13.26

Creamy Mac & Cheese, topped with crispy onions… $5.17

Deep Fried Dill Pickles$5.17

Smoked Mozza Sticks… $5.17

Bratwurst Sausage… $4.53

Large Side of Fries… $4.43

Caesar Salad… $5.53

Artisan Greens… $5.81

Pork Stuffed Tater Tots… $5.17


Order up a side of Mom’s Pit Beans, Coleslaw, Cup of Soup or Cornbread… $3.61


… Come with beans & slaw and your choice of corn bread or fries

BBQ Ribs Whole Rack$27.37   Half Rack… $17.61

Crispy Fried Chicken Plate$15.21

  • Add a 3rd piece for $4.14

Smokin’ George’s Combo Plate$17.94

  • Choose 2 of the following: Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Smoked Pulled Chicken, or BBQ Ribs

Pig Only Plate$19.05

  • Pulled Pork, BBQ Ribs & Bratwurst Sausage

Beef Brisket Only… $19.11


… Perfect for sharing, our feasts come with beans, slaw, cornbread & fries

Pile O’ Crispy Fried Chicken Feast (10 pieces)… $42.51

Smokin’ George’s BBQ Feast$48.37

  • A platter of our BBQ meats plus the fixins. Good for 2 – 3 hungry people

Supersized BBQ Feast$61.45

  • A bigger platter of our BBQ meats plus the fixins. Good for 3 – 4 hungry people


Pulled Pork Poutine$12.47

Creamy Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork & Crispy Onions$12.38

Smokin’ Loaded Baked Potato$11.44

  • Baked Potato topped with Pulled Pork, Roasted Onions, Cheese & BBQ Sauce

Three Pulled Pork Soft Tacos$13.41


Soup of the Day with a slice of Cornbread… $8.13

Two Pulled Pork Soft Tacos$10.26

Smokin’ George’s Caesar Salad$10.36

  • Topped with Chicken… $13.98

Just Greens with Cornbread$10.96

Greens topped with Pulled Pork or Chicken$16.53

Greens topped with Brisket or Today’s Sandwich special filling… $18.34


Yep, we make our own desserts too but Smokin’ George likes to mix it up a bit so you just never know what he’s in the mood for. Ask about today’s creation. It could be one of our chocolatey good brownies or perhaps one of our award-winning Bacon Topped Nanaimo Bars. Deciding on one will be cruel punishment indeed. Will it be the Truly Decadent, Bacon Topped Nanaimo Bar or the Dolce de Leche Nanaimo Bar also topped with Bacon? Perhaps both!


We offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages from water and juices to pop and ice tea. We also offer white & red wine, and some of Smokin’ George’s favourite local craft beer and cider. These selections are constantly changing, so please ask about our current selection and pricing.


October 15th-20th

How was everyone’s long weekend, lots of fun, friends and turkey? We are happy to be back in the kitchen and we’ve got an awesome fall flavour line up for you this week! Don’t forget we also have our regular menu, packed with favourites like our ribs and fried chicken!
Tuesday– We only use the best potatoes to make our Chili Cheese Fries.  The chilli is chock full of rib meat, brisket and kidney beans with a decent kick to it. The whole thing is topped with Mozza and Monterey Jack cheese- unforgettable! 
Wednesday-  Every Wing Wednesday you can grab a pound of local chicken wings with your choice of fries or cornbread.  Fresh, sweet, spicy & delicious!
Thursday-Notice: we have switched this one up! We are now presenting the Pulled Pork Sandwich with pickled peppers and Mango slaw. Something tropical to warm you in this rainy weather!
FridayPulled Beef Sandwich with creamy cambozola cheese, topped with our Matchstick potatoes and some beer BBQ sauce. FYI-Cambozola is a very mild blue cheese. The beef is an outside round roast smoked with maple for about 12 hours and our Beer BBQ Sauce is made with Phillips Bluebuck, grainy mustard, molasses with our own Smokin’ Georges’ Sauce!
Saturday– Yee-haw! It’s Crispy Chicken Taco day! We know…it’s a week late but it’s here!  The best little chicken tacos on the island topped with Carolina gold BBQ, smoked corn salsa, pickled onions and cilantro. To prep, the chicken thighs are soaked in buttermilk for 24h with a double dust of chicken dredge and fried off to perfection. Make sure you call ahead- all the regulars do!
Sunday– Hey Sunday, how YOU doin’? We are here to make your weekend the best it can be and that means finishing it off with a Pulled Pork, Bacon & Egg Sandy. The perfect cure for whatever you got up to on the weekend!


Smokin’ George has cooked for some of the best.


There’s no doubt he can cook anything, and not just in the smoker. George has pan-seared, fois gras-ed, poached, toasted, sauteed and flambeed just about everything you can imagine and for some of the finest establishments. But his love of wood-smoking and BBQ grilling has surpassed them all. Because anyone, old, young, rich poor, fat, thin, vegetar… okay wait… everyone loves that rich taste of Southern Style BBQ. We know you will.


Time and time again.

Check out our segment on “You Gotta Eat Here!”

Smokin’ George’s BBQ was featured on an episode of You Gotta Eat Here!! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it here.