BBQ Restaurants in Irvine

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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

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

Enjoy finger-licking barbecue year-round at Burrell's BBQ in Santa Ana. Dieters beware — Burrell's BBQ does not offer low-fat cuisine. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Burrell's BBQ, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Burrell's BBQ is a great summer destination.

You can also serve food from Burrell's BBQ at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.

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Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Burrell's BBQ running under $30 per person. Burrell's BBQ has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

305 N Hesperian St
Santa Ana,
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