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Mo’s smokehouse bbq. (Pismo Beach, CA)

Mo's Smokehouse BBQ. BBQ Sampler w/ ribs, bbq chicken, shredded pork, beans, cole slaw, and corn bread. Pismo Beach, CA


Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ is right off the Pismo Beach Boardwalk on Pomeroy Avenue where there’s a strip of restaurants and souvenir shops.  It was the first restaurant we tried during our little mini-vacay, and it started our trip off on a decent note.  Apparently, this bbq establishment is part of a franchise, but this is the only one I’ve seen.  I went at 8 pm on a Friday night and almost all the tables were full though the line wasn’t too bad to order.  It’s the kind of restaurant where everyone orders with the cashier, you get a number and place that on your table so a waiter knows where to put the food once it’s ready.  I’m not sure what you call that…half service?

The BBQ Sampler (pictured above) looks a lot better than it actually was.  The ribs and shredded pork were both tough.  My jaws actually started hurting by the end of the meal.  The corn bread muffin was dry, but the honey butter it came with was quite good.  The chicken was the best thing on the plate.  The only problem was there wasn’t enough of it.  The chicken meat was smokey and tender.  Smothered in their house bbq sauce, it was heaven.

Homemade Potato Chips

These potato chips are 10 times better than any potato chip I’ve ever had.  I don’t know if it’s the fact that they’re freshly made or the salty sweet seasoning, but they sure were addicting.  Definitely the best thing and the must-try item off the menu.  My boyfriend was hesitant on ordering this since he couldn’t imagine anything better than Kettle Chips, but my insistence paid off!  He even liked the chips more than the garlic fries he ordered, which happily gave me an opportunity to say “I told ya so!”  The garlic fries were also good (A LOT OF GARLIC!), but the chips just took the cake.  The chips were still addicting after sitting over 24 hours in the hotel room’s mini fridge though admittedly not as good.

Garlic Fries

Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ

221 Pomeroy Avenue

Pismo Beach, CA  93449


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Dave & buster’s. American.

Okay, so Dave & Buster’s isn’t really the typical restaurant I would blog about but I went recently after an almost 2-year break.  I was happy to be back 🙂  I used to live about 10 miles from a location in Southern California and went often for their Happy Hour specials.  Since moving to San Francisco, the closest one now is 40+ miles away which isn’t too far, but we’re just not used to driving over 10 miles to get anywhere anymore…

The Eat & Play specials are great!  For $15.99 you get a big plate of food plus a $10 card that you can use to play games in their Chuck-E-Cheese-like arcade.  The food is also surprisingly good considering people normally wouldn’t go to D&B just to eat.  The portions are spectacular for the price.  My Fried Shrimp Platter came with 10 good-sized shrimp and lots of french fries.  It’s not the healthiest meal, but once in a while doesn’t hurt 🙂  The honey mustard sauce was pretty tasteless except being sweet.  There was no mustard flavor to it at all.  The cocktail sauce is much better.

Fried shrimp platter w/ fries and honey mustard sauce

My boyfriend got the Black Jack BBQ Chicken.  I personally didn’t like it since I don’t really like grilled skinless/boneless chicken breast and I’m not the biggest fan of BBQ sauce unless on a burger or a proper piece of chicken (with skin & bones!).  His dish seemed a whole ton healthier than mine though!  It came with steamed vegetables and loaded mashed potatoes.  The mashed potatoes were cold upon arrival so I didn’t really enjoy that either.  The best part of his dish to me was the veggies.

The $20 complimentary game cards we received gave us 30 minutes of unadulterated kid-again entertainment, which might have been even better than the food.

Dave & Buster’s

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