BBQ Restaurants in Temecula

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When you set foot inside Original Roadhouse Grill, you may hear a crunch. Look down, and you’ll see hundreds of peanut shells scattered across the floor— remnants of the complimentary peanuts served by the bucketful. Country music and classic rock plays from an old-fashioned jukebox as servers perform lively line dances amidst walls of colorful knickknacks and neon signs. The atmosphere is equally as energetic in the kitchen, where open-air mesquite-wood grills roar with flames that sizzle hand-cut USDA Washington State steaks, juicy bison burgers, and thick slabs of ribs. To craft their renowned Texas egg rolls, the creative cooks fry up plump wonton shells stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeños. Servers bear the heavy platters into the dining room, along with cups of regional beers and mason jars of Wild West–inspired cocktails—such as a Luckenbach lemonade and a Bootlegger iced tea. The restaurant staff encourages guests to dress casually, welcoming worn blue jeans, comfortable T-shirts, and loose-fitting wedding gowns.

26440 Ynez Road
Temecula,
CA
US

Famous Dave’s dishes out a hearty menu of downhome 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 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 laidback 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.

303 Vista Village Dr
Vista,
CA
US

Guahan Grill doesn't just use its food to give diners a taste of Guam's cuisine. Instead, it tries to give them a small taste of the island lifestyle.

Owner Carlsky Quichocho hoped to share his passion for his home, so he assembled a team that would commit to creating the recipes he grew up loving, as well as a few contemporary renditions of those favorites. Barbecued meats appear prominently throughout the menu, as do dishes with distinctively tropical ingredients, such as the shrimp saut?ed in coconut milk and the platter of fried spam and portuguese sausage. To accompany this hearty, casual cooking, the restaurant offers a selection of beers by the pint or the bottle.

Beer in hand, it becomes that much easier to relax amid Guahan Grill's island-themed decor. Artwork depicting palm trees adorns one of the sunset orange walls, and the entire bar is built from sturdy bamboo stalks. To keep the vibe even more mellow and laid-back, the sound system plays a steady stream of island music and recorded lectures explaining the complex intricacies of applying for a home loan.

4259 Oceanside Blvd.
Oceanside,
CA
US

That Boy Good BBQ in Oceanside, CA is proud to have been named Best New American restaurant in 2014. With an extensive menu of tasty barbecue and side dishes, the restaurant strives to give its customers great service in a welcoming atmosphere, along with delicious food at a reasonable price. The menu is widely varied and includes all the standard favorites and many other entrees, side dishes and desserts. Their blog, TBG Beer Program, introduces customers to new and exciting facts about beer. They feature happy hour on certain days of the week that usually run from 2pm to 6pm. A menu favorite is the chicken and waffles and they also serve up fresh fried catfish with all the fixin’s. They offer catering for special events, weddings, corporate gatherings or any type of celebration. Choose from platters or meats by the pound. Chef Mark Millwood creates a taste sensation for every palate serving southern-style barbecue daily.

207 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside,
CA
US

The pit-masters at Texas Pit Bar-B-Que bring a taste of backyard Texas cooking to California, delivering hearty barbecue to the eatery?s tables or directly to doorsteps. Their macaroni salad, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw accompany sauce-slathered helpings of St. Louis?style ribs, tri-tip sandwiches, and whole or pulled chicken. A sampler platter gives customers a little taste of everything, like a movie that features one scene from all the movies of ever. The staff also grants deli sandwiches a spot on the menu, with soft bread cushioning turkey and swiss or pastrami. Cooks pack up takeout or delivery meals for groups as small as 3 and as big as 25; they also can provide onsite barbecuing of pork and the like at picnics.

24601 Raymond Way, Ste 2
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Big Picture offers a movie viewing experience unlike any other. In fact, it is such an incredible place that the Men's Journal named it in their Top 20 Movie Theaters in the World list. So what makes Big Picture so great? The answer is everything! Besides the fact that the theater seats are plush and luxurious, there is a full service bar that delivers drinks and snacks to moviegoers as they get lost in the film. The lobby is full of comfortable furniture an lighting that creates the perfect environment for relaxing with your friends. Private parties and corporate events are unforgettable when held at Big Picture. Many celebrities have chosen to enjoy their movies at this unique theater, including Keifer Sutherland, Bill Maher and Dave Matthews.

5145 Jurupa Ave
Riverside,
CA
US