BBQ Restaurants in California


Southern BBQ Fare for Two or Carryout at Sonny's Southern California BBQ (Up to 40% Off)

Sonny's Southern California BBQ

Sonny's Southern California BBQ

Cooks whip up Southern favorites such as pulled pork, beef short ribs, mac n’ cheese, and banana pudding for dine-in or carryout

$20 $12

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Five-Hour BBQ Pitmaster Class for One or Two from Big Jim's BBQ (Up to 70% Off)

Big Jim's BBQ

Multiple Locations

In five-hour classes, with supplies included, students master grill & barbecue smoking techniques before eating the fruits of their labor

$240 $75

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Deli Food and Barbecue at Nena's BBQ & Delights (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Nena's BBQ & Delights

Nena's BBQ & Delights

The menu includes Nena’s specialties like her pork loin tacos and mixes things up with smoked meats and pulled pork sandwiches

$20 $11

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$24 for $40 Worth of Baby-Back Ribs and Chicago-Style Barbecue at Chicago Ribs

Chicago Ribs

Chicago Ribs

Baby-back ribs, steaks, and fresh fish grilled and covered in herbs and spices; homestyle pizzas with medium-thick crusts

$40 $24

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Hawaiian Barbecue at Aloha BBQ (Up to 38% Off). Three Options Available.

Aloha BBQ

Aloha BBQ

Menu includes BBQ chicken, beef, & pork, Short ribs, Chicken Katsu, Ramen (Spicy/Mild), Chicken Curry, Salmon burgers, Fries, and much more

$20 $13

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BBQ Meal for 2, or BBQ Package for 12 at Texas Pit Bar-B-Que (Up to 51% Off)

Texas Pit Bar-B-Que

Texas Pit Bar-B-Que

Carolina pulled-pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, and french-dip sandwiches are accompanied by coleslaw, beans, and potato salad

$39.95 $20

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Barbecue Sandwiches with Sides and Sodas for Two or Four at Smokin' Jonny's BBQ (Up to 55% Off)

Smokin' Jonny's BBQ

Smokin' Jonny's BBQ

Tender pork cooked with blend of spices and covered in tangy sauce, sauce-slathered chicken, or hot link sandwiches pair with Southern side

$19.90 $9

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$18 for Two Cowboy Three-Meat Barbecue Platters at Buckboard BBQ ($35.90 Value)

Buckboard BBQ

Buckboard BBQ

Combinations plates with tri-tip sirloin, beef and baby back ribs, and smoked chicken

$35.90 $18

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Up to 40% Off Breakfast, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner for Two or Four, or Carryout at Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

Cookin With Lennys Smokehouse

Local celebrity chef Lenny Bent cooks up homestyle breakfast and barbecue such as whiskey-glazed ribs and smoked chicken

$20 $12

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$11 for Pulled-Pork or Pulled-Chicken Meal for Two at Britt’s BBQ ($21.80 Value)

Britt's BBQ

Britt's BBQ

Buns soak up juicy cuts of pulled pork or chicken, accompanied by sides such as chili mac, coleslaw, and barbecue beans

$21 $11

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$8 for a Barbecue Takeout Package for Two or More People from Bottley's BBQ ($19.88 Value)

Bottley's BBQ

Bottley's Bar-B-Que

Enjoy slow-cooked barbecue riblets anc chicken with sides such as mac ‘n’ cheese and baked beans within the comfort of your own home

$19.88 $8

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Select Local Merchants

  • Gobi Mongolian BBQ
    Having garnered praise from the likes of Gayot, LA Weekly, and foodie blog Eating L.A., Gobi Mongolian BBQ fulfills the hype with menu featuring a customizable, self-serve buffet of veggies from local farmers' markets and lean, all-natural meats. After visitors load bowls with proteins such as certified Angus beef, chicken, pork, turkey, or tofu, they add a selection of vegetation before hitting the sauce station. This is where the fun starts. As L.A. Times writer Jessic Gelt put it in her 2009 review, "saucing is a science" at this Silver Lake hot spot. Whether they strike off on their own or follow one of the restaurant's handy guides, diners can choose combinations from 11 MSG-free sauces ranging from traditional hoisin and green curry to "Facebook-generation" flavors including lemon mint and asian pesto. With sauces taken care of, noodles top off the feast before cooks step in to stir-fry the igredients and serve the steaming dish with two homemade hot sesame rolls. Other menu offerings include small bites such as crispy pork dumplings, mixed greens salads with creamy sesame dressing, and brownie sundaes with vanilla bean gelato, candied pralines, and whipped cream. Five-pour flights from an extensive beer list complement bites, with local craft brews including AleSmith's IPA, The Strand's 24th Street Pale Ale, and Iron Fist's Renegade Blonde often gracing the taps. Brews are joined by freshly mixed soju cocktails, as well as traditional highballs, organic wine, sake, and bottled craft soda. In the zen-like dining space, dark wooden tables are surrounded by ledges lined with candles, much like a shrine to birthday cakes.
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    2827 West Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Abbey's Real Texas BBQ
    After moving to San Diego in 1987, Matt Shlemon walked into a Texas-style barbecue restaurant, and was floored by the smoky flavor. Convinced that this was the best food he had ever tasted, Matt scribbled a number onto a napkin, offering to buy the restaurant right then and there. The best part? It wasn't even for sale. Regardless, the ensuing hours of negotiations paid off, and the Shlemon family soon found themselves with a Zagat-rated eatery. To prepare for the monumental task of recreating a region?s iconic cuisine, Matt and his wife, Athena, traveled to roadside barbecue joints throughout Texas to ask patrons for their thoughts. They learned numerous tips and tricks during this sojourn, many of which they incorporated into their business. Abbey?s Real Texas BBQ's signature beef brisket, for example, slow cooks for 18?24 hours inside a hand-built, cast-iron smoker from Texas, which the Shlemons stoke with a mesquite, green oak, and Red Hots, the candies that never stop burning. Elsewhere, they cook the brisket with the fat-cap for holding in the flavor. And, like any good Texan cookbook, the menu makes room for everything from pork spareribs to sausage hot links, as well as housemade side dishes. The Texan and American flags proudly hang over the counter, and the walls? collection of longhorn skulls, wooden wagon wheels, and Texas license plates evoke even more of the Lone Star State?s character. Black-and-white checkered cloths adorn each table, helping catch any stray morsels of sauce or homemade coleslaw, and adding to the distinctively down-home ambiance.
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    6904 Miramar Rd.
    San Diego, CA US
  • SJ Bar and Grill
    For a mouth-watering collection of American classics, SJ Bar and Grill serves traditional, no-frills fare. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because SJ Bar and Grill's menu does not offer low-fat options. Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area. You won't feel cramped at SJ Bar and Grill, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. For comfortable outdoor service, SJ Bar and Grill sets up a seasonal patio. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on SJ Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi. Get down with a live DJ while dining and have some fun on the restaurant dance floor. The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the restaurant. The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system. SJ Bar and Grill's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? SJ Bar and Grill also offers catering. If you're strapped for time, take out food from SJ Bar and Grill. In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant. Your bill at SJ Bar and Grill will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
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    85 S 2nd St
    San Jose, CA US
  • Lou's Cafe
    Lou’s Cafe: A User’s Guide Generously Stacked Sandwiches | Toasted to Order | Housemade Sauces and Spreads Sample Menu Sandwich: LLB Special—roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Lou’s Special Sauce on dutch crunch Side: new england clam chowder Beverage: iced caffe mocha About the Owners: After 19 years in a delicatessen catering department, Ramana Brodeth knew her way around a sandwich. In 2010, she and her sons, TJ and Mark, opened Lou’s Cafe. One of them is always behind the counter, crafting inventive, satisfying sandwiches and topping them with Lou’s Special Sauce, a housemade garlic-and-herb aioli. From the Press “This family run cafe in San Francisco's Richmond District is exactly what a good sandwich shop should be - incredibly welcoming, with fresh, filling sandwiches at honest prices.” — SFGate “The fixings are primo, to be sure, but its Lou’s sauces and breads that separate them from the San Francisco sandwich pack.” — The Daily Meal “We're partial to the LLB Special on Dutch Crunch, but we think the breakfast sandwich is the most rave-worthy item here.” — SF Weekly Inside Tips Because seating is sparse, most customers take their orders to go. Don’t be daunted by a long line—it moves pretty quickly. To minimize your wait, download GoPago to order from your phone. When you get to Lou’s, skip the line and go straight to the GoPago pickup spot. Vocab Lesson Dutch crunch: also called “tiger bread,” this roll features a mottled exterior that hides a soft, chewy center. Bakers use sesame oil to lend it a distinct aroma, and paint the top with rice paste before baking it to create a cracked appearance and salty-sweet flavor. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Take a stroll through Clement Nursery (1921 Clement Street), the oldest in SF, housed in lovingly restored farm buildings. After: Make a picnic of it and let the kids run around the renovated Argonne Playground (18th Avenue & Geary Boulveard); three picnic tables sit alongside the tennis courts.
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    5017 Geary Blvd
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Maui Hawaiian BBQ
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Maui Hawaiian BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in Fresno. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Gather the whole family for a trip to Maui Hawaiian BBQ — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Maui Hawaiian BBQ's beautiful outdoor seating area. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. null There's no need to bust your budget at Maui Hawaiian BBQ, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15.
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    6929 N Willow Ave
    Fresno, CA US
  • Sandra Dee's Barbeque & Seafood
    Sandra Dee has been a chef since she was 9, when she first helped her mother and grandmother—both accomplished home cooks—create zesty creole recipes for their Sunday get-togethers. Today, she continues that familial spirit, running the kitchen of her own barbecue restaurant with help from her husband, Jeffrey, their sons and daughters, and one nephew. Within her brick walls, covered on the outside with murals of jazz legends such as Etta James, Sandra Dee slow cooks barbecued beef tri-tips, pork loin, chicken, beef links, and other meats, flips barbecued veggie burgers, deep-fries catfish, and serves up sides of potato salad and hush puppies. To wash down savory bites, tenders pour beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, such as the mojito and Old Fashion Manhattan—a mix of bourbon and sweet vermouth that still occasionally wears pantaloons.
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    601 15th St.
    Sacramento, CA US

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