Best Barbecue Restaurants in Pasadena

Expert recommended Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Pasadena, California. All of our barbecue restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


808 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, Pasadena, CA 91030 Directions

Since 1946

Gus's Barbecue story started when a band of pioneering families, Gus, Jack, and Mike, left their family-owned bar in Cleveland. They sampled some of the best tastes that the American South and Midwest had to endeavor. Gus keeps the South's culinary cultures, serving up fresh and innovative takes on local Southern fare while bringing the roots of suitable Southern accommodation to the West Coast. It is a place for a warm welcome, a cold mint julep, and a big plate of the best qualities from the American South and Midwest. Their pitmaster has been serving the good folks of South Pasadena and some of the best authentic pit BBQ around. Their team makes everything from their rubs to their sauces are made from scratch daily meats are seasoned overnight, then smoked to completion over whole pecan logs. Gus's Barbecue menu loaded with conventional Southern cooking is complemented by an exciting range of whiskeys, wines, cocktails, and regional craft beers.

Quick Starters, Pancakes, Waffles, Sides, Drinks, Kids Menu, Omelets, Appetizers, Soups, Chili, Greens, Southern Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak, Mac and Cheese, Fried Catfish, Signature Sides, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Melt, Cajun Catfish Sandwich, BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Rib Sandwich & Texas Beef Brisket

Price: Starts from $1.75


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Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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70 West Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105 Directions

Since 2006

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is utterly distinct from others in Pasadena's business. Gyu-Kaku, indicating for "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese and has over 700 companies throughout universal, and the first US neighborhood began in West Los Angeles in 2001. It is an award-winning establishment that was yielded the Hot Concept in 2007, and the interest keeps rising. It has a distinct point to inspire laughter, conversation, and memorable times. Their team gives a trustworthy Japanese Yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining sense where patrons share premium barbecued meats over a flaming charcoal grill while tasting on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold brews. Gyu-Kaku gives a wide variety of pork, including the hit harami skirt steak in miso marinade and Certified Angus kalbi chunky rib in tare sweet soy marinade. The BBQ famous some of their Angus Beef is aged for 21 days to intensify tenderness and create a rich flavor, and their best-selling cut is harami miso skirt steak.

Steamed Chilli Fried Pork Dumplings, Edamame, Cabbage Kim-Chee, Addicting Cabbage Salad, Spicy Addicting Cucumber, Tuna Poke, Spicy Cold and Shio Negi Tofu, Yuzu Shishito Peppers, Fried Bacon Chips, Fried Crunchy Calamari, Tofu Nuggets, Japanese Fried Chicken, Cheese Wontons, Miso Chilli Wings, Spicy Kalbi Bibimbap, Garlic Fried Rice & Noodles

Price: Starts from $3



Sun - Thu 11:30 am -10:45 pm
Fri & Sat 11:30 am -11:45 pm

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2363 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107 Directions

Since 1941

"Dickey's Barbecue Pit" is an authentic American victory story that opened in 1941. Travis Dickey, a World War II veteran, began the primary Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Ts, and he was a trustworthy Texas-style bestowed with the gift of gab and the enthusiasm of real, slow-smoked barbecue. It was indeed a family business with Travis running the block and Miss Ollie Dickey serving brand sandwiches throughout every nation's customers. This brand was serving up for faithful clients more than 500 neighborhoods in 44 homelands. Their menu highlights beef brisket, St. Louis style ribs, pulled pork, home sausages, and marinated chicken, with a comprehensive collection of homestyle tips from jalapeƱo beans to macaroni and cheese.

Turkey, Home Style Sides, Cabbage Slaw, Waffle Iron Fries, Barbecue Honey Ham, Chicken, Pulled Pork, Baked Potato Casserole, Jalapeno Cheddar Kielbasa, Jalapeno Beans, Sandwiches, Pork Ribs, Beef Brisket, Cheese Creamed Spinach, Onion Green Beans, Polish Style Kielbasa, Potato Chips, Fried Okra, Mac and Cheese, Beverages & Fried Onion Tanglers

Price: Starts from $5

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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 AM - 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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