"Proof positive that good things come in small packages...
big flavors just steps from the beach."

Katy Budge, The Tribune

"Cayucos is charming... Grab legendary
smoked fish tacos
from Ruddell's Smokehouse."

AAA Westways Magazine


"Smoker Jim" Ruddell has been perfecting his uniquely delicious smoked foods since 1980.The fish is straight from local docks – literally right off the boat, and he uses only the freshest meats and poultry.

Jim combines the finest herbs and spices with the most aromatic woods to create a special blend of flavors for which his Smokehouse has now become famous.

Cayucos is a lovely scenic beach town on the Central Coast of California, and we are right on the beach. A beautiful location, combined with Smoker Jim's tried and true recipes keep locals and tourists alike coming back for more.

The critics have praised our food, but you'll need to see for yourself why they love us. We look forward to seeing you.

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