BBQ Restaurants in Larkspur

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Big Jim?s BBQ entrances diners with a menu of tempting contemporary and barbecue cuisine arranged by chef Jim Modesitt. Like the annual westward migration of wood-smoking grills, the sauce-slathered bill of fare unites gourmet California treats with rustic southern cooking traditions, pairing juicy pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and brisket with hearty risottos, traditional cornbreads and beans, assorted cheeses, and crostinis. As clients sup on the tasty bounty or enroll in courses to learn the dark arts of cookcraft from the kitchen?s professional chefs and caterers, rich flavors and aromas lavish the nose and palate with a sensory celebration of fine food.

454 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael,
CA
US

Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Asqew Grill, a down-home barbecue joint in San Francisco. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. The bar at Asqew Grill is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Asqew Grill. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Asqew Grill, which accommodates plenty of large groups.

Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Asqew Grill doesn't take reservations. Put the suit away when heading to Asqew Grill — dress is casual, as are the vibes. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.

Guests of Asqew Grill's Haight St location can park their vehicles on the street.

Meals at Asqew Grill are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Asqew Grill accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

1607 Haight St
San Francisco,
CA
US

An electrical warehouse isn't the first place you might look for good barbecue. But for Smokin' Warehouse Barbecue owner Bill Lee, his warehouse was the perfect mix of expansive size and industrial chic. Since 2010, that's where he and his staff of 10 have spent their days slow-cooking cuts of meat, from barbecue-slathered chicken quarters to their specialty beef brisket. They spend up to 10 hours smoking and cooking each slab of brisket, helping to infuse the meat with zesty flavors without requiring cows to graze in fields of jalape?os. But the warehouse's chefs don't just follow classic barbecue recipes. They also play with ingredients to create unique hybrids such as chicken-tender sandwiches topped with barbecue sauce and burgers piled high with tender pulled pork and crispy onion rings. The fruits of their labor are sold from the warehouse as well as a food truck; follow the food truck's whereabouts here.

1465 Carroll Ave
San Francisco,
CA
US

Juban Yakiniku House Restaurant: A User’s Guide

Japanese Barbecue | Grill-Your-Own Meals | Sake and Cocktails | Three Locations

Sample Meal

  • Proteins: filet mignon and sea scallops
  • Vegetables: satsuma potatoes and oyster mushrooms
  • Starch: brown rice
  • Accompaniment: assorted kimchi
  • Drink: Kuheiji, a sake that’s usually only sold at the Ritz Hotel in Paris

How it Works: Servers bring meats and veggies directly to diners, who use smokeless tabletop grills to cook their meals. Once each savory component is grilled to your preferred level of doneness, it’s customary to dip it into one of the restaurant’s signature sauces.

The Vibe: Copper awnings and pillars welcome diners into a tranquil space surrounded by cherry-wood walls and artwork.

Inside Tips

  • Portions are small for a reason. Juban encourages diners to order multiple items (2–3 per person) so they can experiment with different ingredient combinations and try new flavors.
  • The food cooks fast, so keep an eye on it. Most items only need to be grilled two or three minutes per side.

Vocab Lesson
Yakiniku: a Japanese term referring to grilled meats; at a traditional yakiniku restaurant, diners cook these meats tableside.

1581 Webster St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Season your day with some Korean-style spice — go to Hanuri for dinner and save the leftovers for next day's lunch. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Hanuri's full bar to top off your meal. Parents appreciate Hanuri's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Reserve the private room at Hanuri for your next party — it's perfect for large groups looking to dine and celebrate together.

Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Hanuri, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Hanuri's cooking from the comfort of their own home. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Hanuri cater for you.

Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service.

Hanuri is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.

4217 Geary Blvd
San Francisco,
CA
US

Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Baby Blues BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in San Francisco. Plan to indulge a bit at Baby Blues BBQ, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Baby Blues BBQ's menu. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Baby Blues BBQ. Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Baby Blues BBQ, you can surf the web and get some work done. For those big group gatherings, Baby Blues BBQ provides plenty of space to have a good time.

Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Jeans are just right for a meal at Baby Blues BBQ, which embraces a casual vibe. Through their catering service, Baby Blues BBQ can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.

Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's Mission St business.

Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Baby Blues BBQ. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.

3149 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
US