BBQ Restaurants in San Francisco


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  • Smokin' Warehouse Barbecue
    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.
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    1465 Carroll Avenue
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Paragon Restaurant and Bar
    Paragon Restaurant and Bar Craft Beers | Specialty Cocktails | Eclectic-Industrial Decor | Casual Cuisine With a Twist Sample Menu: Cocktail: white-peach sazerac Appetizer: rosemary-laced Paragon mac ‘n’ cheese Salad: the little gem lettuce salad, with pomegranates and shallots Entree: flat-iron steak with escarole, bacon, root vegetable hash, and Bordelaise Dessert: chocolate mousse cake with salted caramel and chocolate salt When to Visit: On hump day, if you like barbeque. Baby back ribs, chickens, and pulled pork star in BBQ Wednesday meals, along with sides such as ham hock collard greens, beer baked beans with bacon, and brown butter cornbread. Where to Sit If you're feeling nosy: pop a squat near a window and people-watch If you're feeling social: have a seat at the long, communal table If you're feeling outdoorsy: step through the roll-up garage door and take a seat on the patio, or sit next to the door to enjoy the breeze while inside. If you're feeling shy: Book a private event in one of the cordoned-off dining rooms. Press Box “The mac ‘n’ cheese’s crust is crunchy and salty, the sauce tangy and fragrant with rosemary. This small ramekin . . . is big on flavor and is rich enough that it's actually the perfect serving size.” — 7x7 “Paragon Restaurant serves bar food near San Francisco's AT&T Park, but don't expect to find it offering the standard soft pretzel with mustard. Instead, Paragon chef Spencer O'Meara serves a house-made soft rye-flour pretzel with caraway seeds with a Mt. Tam cheese and pale-ale dipping sauce. . . . [It’s] high-quality pub food.” — Wall Street Journal While You're in the Neighborhood Before: Work up an appetite by bowling at the lounge-style Lucky Strike (200 King Street), located a block down Townsend St. After: Walk one block to catch a Giants game at AT&T Park. On home-game days, Paragon opens half an hour early.
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    701 2nd St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Juban Yakiniku House Japanese BBQ
    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.
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    1581 Webster St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Hanuri
    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.
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    4217 Geary Blvd
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Baby Blues BBQ
    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.
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    3149 Mission St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Memphis Minnies BBQ Joint
    Chances are, the chefs at Memphis Minnie’s have begun preparing your food long before you order it. That’s not because they’re clairvoyant. Rather, the St. Louis style smoked ribs, Memphis sweet-smoked pork, and Cajun Andouille sausages—to name just a few—are slow cooked for up to 18 hours before they ever touch a plate. Purists to the core, the barbecue masters here forego all gas and electrical contraptions in favor of white oak logs, which give each slab of meat a smoky flavor and succulent tenderness that led the Los Angeles Times to call it “some of the best barbecue on the West Coast.” Memphis Minnie’s supplements their meaty offerings with a large selection of made-from-scratch sides that stay true to their Southern allegiances better than a broken compass. Macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, and cornbread muffins add starchy decadence to the hearty plates of barbecue. The desserts—which are also made from scratch—include fried peach pie and smoked-pecan bacon brittle, ideal for those who are craving something sweet but not yet ready to veer away from the smoker.
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    576 Haight St
    San Francisco, CA US