More than 28 years ago, Woody?s BBQ began with the goal to introduce the from-scratch recipes and down-home atmosphere of Southern barbecue shacks to a world that had grown used to fast food chains and sub-par slaw. The family friendly restaurant staked their reputation on Woody's slow-smoked baby back ribs and the kitchen's famed BBQ chicken, eventually adding recipes from Texas and the Carolinas. Woody?s also offers catering and delivery services.
Generous portions at unbeatable prices make Big Daddy O’s Beach BBQ the place to be in Oxnard California. With their charmingly legitimate surfer décor and their speedy staff Big Daddy O’s ambient atmosphere takes you back to a better time- a time when people would kick back and spontaneously start singing before the internet ruined us all. So power down that phone and tuck into their famed pulled pork sandwich which is so deliciously filling you’re practically guaranteed to take some of it home with you. Big Daddy O’s also serves breakfast well beyond mere “regular” restaurants. Drop in at two in the afternoon after a lazy morning and have some of their fluffy eggs crispy potatoes and delicious bacon.
In 1967, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue began as a small drive-thru diner in Honolulu. Over the next several decades, the eatery expanded to more than 175 franchise locations across its home state and the continental United States. Though they have maintained their original base of operations and continue to draw on its local inspirations, L&L's owners take pride in introducing new communities to their take on traditional island comfort fare. Dishes such as fried chicken katsu, shredded kalua pork, and blends of mixed Hawaiian-style barbecue draw from Asian and American culinary influences, and ice-cold drinks pay homage to the frozen strait that first brought explores from Hawaii to the mainland.
At 4 a.m., when most of Westlake Village is still asleep, the pitmasters of Famous Dave's are already at work, firing up the hickory logs that'll be slow-cooking pounds of pounds of meat that day. As the wood smolders, the team hand-rubs spices into award-winning ribs, Georgia chopped pork, Texas-style brisket, hot links, sweetwater catfish, and several other meats. Barbecue sauce even drips onto the cocktail menu, where guests can find a bloody mary ignited by house mix made with their Devil's Spit sauce.
Famous Dave’s dishes out a hearty menu of down-home barbecue drawing on founder Dave Anderson’s 25 years of culinary exploration and experimentation. Diners can kick off the carnivorous carnival with buffalo-style shrimp ($9.99) sporting spicy cornmeal breading and tiny Bills jerseys. To sate hungrier stomachs, pit masters slow-smoke ribs over smoldering sweet hickory fires to create The Big Slab of 12-bone ribs ($22.99). After first passing through a sauce-slathered shrink ray, Dave’s BBQ Buddies ($9.99) offer bite-size versions of the restaurant’s most popular sandwiches, including Georgia pork, Texas brisket, pulled chicken, and hot link sausage. Afterwards, a lineup of sugary treats, such as Dave’s famous bread pudding smothered in pecan-praline sauce and vanilla-bean ice cream ($6.99), pleases even the sweetest of teeth. The laid-back barbecue mecca also keeps eyes and ears entertained with its playful décor and blues- and klezmer-spiced soundtrack. Diehards can join Famous Dave's P.I.G. Club, designed to keep members current on the restaurant's happenings via email.