BBQ Restaurants in West Eugene

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In 1968—the same year that Richard Nixon was elected president and the Beatles released their _White Album_—the meat buffs at H&H BBQ slow cooked their inaugural batch of southern barbecue. Though the world has changed radically in the decades since its opening, H&H has continued to earn a devoted following thanks to the staff's dedication to forging homestyle barbecued meats and comforting side dishes. Chefs whip up fall-off-the-bone ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork, all of which are tender enough to dive into without a fork, knife, or modified oboe.

575 Highway 99 N
Eugene,
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Inside a wheel-less white truck that's tethered to the earth and flanked by picnic tables, Tony’s Bar-B-Que's cooks prepare southern-style barbecue in a custom-made enclosed smoker. They smoke brisket for up to 18 hours, pull pork shoulder into savory shreds, and grill hot links to serve with sides such as candied yams and collard greens.

630 Garfield
Eugene,
OR
US

A Craigslist ad for vegan entrepreneurs first connected Sheree and Kristy, which led to them launching a vegan food cart in January 2010. After a successful year with the food cart, the duo focused on creating their own restaurant. Sheree and Kristy opened the critically acclaimed Cornbread Cafe in 2011, and with it came even more delectable vegan spins on classic comfort foods. In lieu of pulled pork, for instance, they toss shredded seitan into sandwiches with slaw and barbecue sauce, and a cashew-based “unCheese” sauce smothers their mac and cheese. Along with making 95% of their menu in-house with organic fixings, the café’s cooks remain committed to local ingredients, as well as whipping up myriad gluten-free options.

1290 W 7th Ave
Eugene,
OR
US

Hawaiian, Polynesian, and Asian flavors share table space at Ron's Island Grill, a Eugene eatery known for specialties such as Kalua pulled pork and Huli Huli teriyaki chicken. They've also recently expanded their menu to include crisp salads and juicy burgers crafted from Oregon Natural Meats beef. Diners can sample the tropical cuisine at three locations, pairing their meals with beer at two of the three. Even the to-go containers incorporate tropical ingredients—they're made from biodegradable sugar-cane pulp.

401 W 3rd Ave
Eugene,
OR
US

Question Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar chefs on how their pizzas acquire a rich, smoky flavor, and they'll point you toward the wood-fired oven that burns brightly near the restaurant's main entrance. Inside its superheated walls, pans of crusty crostini, lasagna, and thin-crust pizzas bake at high temperatures that seal in juices and bring out flavor. After checking on pizzas, chefs return to the kitchen, where they fold fresh herbs, premium meats, and fresh seafood into the pastas and regional Italian classics lauded by reporters from Ethos magazine.

Diners at Ambrosia await their meals amid the high ceilings, exposed-brick walls, and rustic accents of a multilevel dining room. Behind an antique wood bar, servers blend specialty cocktails and uncork bottles from the restaurant’s extensive Italian wine list, which was honored with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. On the first Wednesday of the month, staffers host a wine event in their private tasting room, where guests intent on honing their wine skills can learn about different varietals or practice juggling water balloons filled with fine champagne.

174 E Broadway
Eugene,
OR
US

Hawaiian, Polynesian, and Asian flavors share table space at Ron's Island Grill, a Eugene eatery known for specialties such as Kalua pulled pork and Huli Huli teriyaki chicken. They've also recently expanded their menu to include crisp salads and juicy burgers crafted from Oregon Natural Meats beef. Diners can sample the tropical cuisine at three locations, pairing their meals with beer at two of the three. Even the to-go containers incorporate tropical ingredients—they're made from biodegradable sugar-cane pulp.

55 W 29th Ave
Eugene,
OR
US