BBQ Restaurants in Saratoga


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  • The Cat's Restaurant & Tavern
    In the 1920s, decades before it became The Cats Restaurant & Tavern, the Cats Roadhouse was known around town as a notorious speakeasy and bordello. The identity of the 19th-century building changed several times afterward, from realty office to gun shop to sporting-goods store, before reemerging as a tavern in 1967. These days, the renovated space pays homage to old-timey saloons—in the Wild West days of shot sheriffs and not-shot deputies—with touches such as stagecoach wheels and a curved mahogany railing from San Jose's oldest courthousek. When it comes to food, however, the tavern adheres to a different tradition. The Cats stick to BBQ made by pitmasters who have all been certified by barbecue legend Paul Kirk. Cooks slow-smoke pulled pork and St. Louis ribs for at least six hours, plus sear chops and steaks—including a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye—over oak fire at up to 1,200 degrees. Local wine and craft beer complement succulent feasts, which unfold amid nightly live music; view the upcoming music calendar here.
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    17533 Santa Cruz Hwy 17
    Los Gatos, CA US
  • The Original Hick'ry Pit
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at The Original Hick'ry Pit, a down-home barbecue joint in Campbell. The menu at The Original Hick'ry Pit does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Be sure to complete your meal at The Original Hick'ry Pit with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Eat out with the little ones at The Original Hick'ry Pit, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at The Original Hick'ry Pit. At The Original Hick'ry Pit, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. No need to dress up for a trip to The Original Hick'ry Pit — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from The Original Hick'ry Pit as well. Or, take your food to go. 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. The Original Hick'ry Pit's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
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    1495 South Main Street
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, a down-home barbecue joint in Campbell. Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need. Gather the whole family for a trip to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue to your next party or event. Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge. Bike parking is quick and easy at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. You won't break the bank at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark. Stop by for three square meals a day — L&L Hawaiian Barbecue serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    1380 W Campbell Ave
    Campbell, CA US
  • Little Lou's BBQ
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Little Lou's BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in Campbell. Little Lou's BBQ is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Little Lou's BBQ's free wifi hotspot. Come in or stay home. Little Lou's BBQ's pickup and delivery options have you covered. Parking by the restaurant is a breeze, so feel free to bring your own set of wheels. The menu at Little Lou's BBQ is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
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    2455 Winchester Blvd
    Campbell, CA US
  • Barbeques Galore
    At Barbeques Galore, you can experience a restaurant that offers flavorsome steak in a familiar atmosphere. It's a popular spot for customers interested in good food. Though the price can be a bit higher than average, you're going to get what you pay for. It's one of the few dog-friendly options in the area, so feel free to bring your best friend along with you. All things considered, Barbeques Galore is definitely a good call.
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    1875 S Bascom Ave
    Campbell, CA US
  • Gyu-Kaku Orange County, LA, and Honolulu
    From the bustling streets of Times Square to the equally vivacious streets of Hong Kong, people walk around with smiles after enjoying the japanese barbecue cuisine at Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant has more than 700 locations worldwide, each rooted in the belief that some of the strongest bonds between friends are forged at the dinner table. Groups dine on a huge variety of Japanese dishes, from popular meat and veggie dishes such as Harami Skirt Steak, Kalbi Short Rib, and Mushroom Medley - to unique Japanese-American appetizers such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, and Chicken Karaage. The real excitement takes place around individual grills, however, where diners can barbecue their own slabs of filet mignon, grilled ahi tuna, or chicken with basil sauce until they are ideally tender or encircled by on-duty firemen.
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    19620 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Cupertino, CA US

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