Despite their restaurant's moniker, the chefs at Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse aren’t averse to local ingredients. In fact, all their produce comes from California growers. But rather than recreate Southern flavors, they prefer going straight to the source, relying on Virginian and North Carolinian farms to send country hams and Delta farms to send catfish. Said catfish simmers beneath mountains of slaw in po’ boys, one among Johnny Rebs’ many housemade Southern staples, which range from creole shrimp over cheddar grits to pulled pork slow-smoked up to 12 hours.
Though steeped in traditional Southern cooking, Johnny Rebs’ critically acclaimed culinary team puts its own twist on Southern and American staples alike. To wit: grilled cheese made with pimento and jalapeños, as well as deep-fried apple pie, which bubbles in a deep fryer stolen off a Georgia windowsill. Complemented with “suds” and “squashed grapes”—Johnny Rebs’ speak for beer and wine—feasts unfold amidst a rustic dining space made to resemble a cozy, wood-paneled home. Before the table fills up with smoked and fried meats, guests can snack from a bucket of peanuts. They're free, but any quarters diners donate in return go straight to charities such as the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
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.
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.
Find great grub without the attitude at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que — this barbecue joint is the perfect place for a low-key meal in the heart of Tustin's Tustin district.
Stop by Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que and sample a variety of vegan eats.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que won't cost you a sitter.
Head to Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que for a happy hour that aims to please.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Throwing a big party? Count on Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que, so plan your budget accordingly.
Lucille's Smokehouse Bar B Que happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in Tustin.
Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu
this place serves the real deal.
Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ is great for families with kids.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ for easy seating.
The patio seating at Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ is perfect for those warm summer days.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ — swing by for your favorite meal.
When something is simply referred to as "the beast," there's probably a good reason. In the case of Blake's Place BBQ, The Beast refers to a monster of a sandwich: slow-smoked pulled pork, pulled barbecue chicken, chopped beef brisket, coleslaw, sliced red onion, and a dousing of Blake's BBQ sauce. All those ingredients teeter between an over-sized bun, and as a whole, The Beast weighs in at 2.5 pounds. If you devour it in 20 minutes or less, you earn a T-shirt and food challenge immortality, and if you make it disappear behind someone's ear you earn lots of attention for your party-magician business.
Of course, plenty of people come to enjoy the food, not just to defeat it. The original Blake's opened in Anaheim in 1996 and has since filled the bellies of more than one million customers. A second location in Los Alamitos was added in 2012. At both, chefs use high-tech wood-burning barbecue pits that are big enough to smoke more than 3,500 pounds of meat at one time?some for as long as 16 hours. The resulting menu features entire plates of baby back ribs, hot sandwiches, and even smoked wings. Homemade desserts round out the Southern-style selection, including peach cobbler and bread pudding. And none of this goes unnoticed: Blake's was voted The Best of Orange County and Best Barbecue in Orange County by the Orange County Register, as well as Zagat-rated in 2013.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Matiki Island Barbeque, a down-home barbecue joint in Anaheim.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Matiki Island Barbeque, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Bring the whole family to Matiki Island Barbeque, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Matiki Island Barbeque will be able to accommodate your large party.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Matiki Island Barbeque also offers catering.
You can also grab your food to go.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
Matiki Island Barbeque offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
You won't need to save up for a trip to Matiki Island Barbeque — most meals cost less than $15.
Matiki Island Barbeque dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.