BBQ Restaurants in Costa Mesa

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Strands of hanging lights illuminate the yard outside Beach Pit BBQ's low-slung bungalow, where guests gather at picnic tables to enjoy Southern–style barbecue. Pit masters smoke the meat for 12 hours over indirect heat from hickory- and pecan-wood-burning ovens that give pulled pork, beef brisket, and whole chickens rich flavors. Diners get a complete rustic meal rounded out by classic Southern sides that range from jalapeño-cheddar cornbread to sweet-potato fries. The restaurant slathers their slow-cooked selections with a variety of housemade sauces, including a golden mustard sauce praised in Orange Coast magazine.

The vibe is laid-back as patrons settle into adirondack chairs around the outdoor fire pit or inside at gingham-covered tables the perfect size for arm-wrestling contests to decide who gets the last rib. Youngsters gambol about a play area enclosed by a white picket fence and sit at kid-size picnic tables to enjoy their meals. The eatery strives to give back to the community by sponsoring fundraisers and catering local events.

1676 Tustin Ave
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Corea Kalbi aims to serve healthy Korean BBQ by using top quality meats that are free from MSG and offering fresh and light options such as seared Chilean sea bass and octopus cucumber salad. Their menu also includes savory dishes such as boneless bulgogi and marinated short ribs that patrons can feast upon or bring home to please their carnivorous pet dragons.

1701 Corinthian Way
Newport Beach,
CA
US

From the bustling streets of Times Square to the equally vivacious streets of Hong Kong, people walk around with smiles after enjoying the japanese barbecue cuisine at Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant has more than 700 locations worldwide, each rooted in the belief that some of the strongest bonds between friends are forged at the dinner table. Groups dine on a huge variety of Japanese dishes, from popular meat and veggie dishes such as Harami Skirt Steak, Kalbi Short Rib, and Mushroom Medley - to unique Japanese-American appetizers such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, and Chicken Karaage. The real excitement takes place around individual grills, however, where diners can barbecue their own slabs of filet mignon, grilled ahi tuna, or chicken with basil sauce until they are ideally tender or encircled by on-duty firemen.

7862 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

It started out with an interest in cooking, grew into a love of barbecue and backyard cook-outs, and has finally developed into a full-blown restaurant. BT’s Southern BBQ is a family owned and operated restaurant where they serve “real barbecue” every day. Stop in and have them fix you a plate of delicious smoked pork, tomato-cucumber salad, and baked beans. Or, take dinner home for the family with their family-style packs of a rack of ribs, spicy Louisiana links, smoked chicken, and fresh hot-buttered-biscuits. Finish the experience off with a taste of either their deep-fried moon pie with ice cream or peach-blackberry cobbler. Or both…

7144 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

Lou’s Oak Oven Barbecue has provided Huntington Beach with insanely delicious barbeque since1992. Taste the savory spices of the Smoked Beef Brisket and try a batch of homemade creamy coleslaw on the side. The menu displays a seemingly endless array of delicious barbecued foodstuffs. Make dinner with the family easy with Lou’s “Family Pacs” which all include BBQ pinquito beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, ranch bread, tri-tip salsa or BBQ sauce and cookies. If requested, plates and utensils will be included. Then, guests pick their meat preference and dinner is set. Lou’s is now open seven days a week, so don’t hesitate to come in for happy hour, taco specials on Tuesday or wine specials on Wednesday. Lou’s Oak Oven Barbecue can also provide catering for parties of twelve or more. Experience the joy of perfectly cooked rotisserie food at Lou’s.

21501 Brookhurst St
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

Joey's Smokin' BBQ is a quick-serve Memphis style barbeque restaurant specializing in authentic southern recipes with a California twist.

2933 El Camino Real
Tustin,
CA
US