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Baby Blues BBQ - SF

4.0
113 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Good for Groups (159)
  • Neighborhood Gem (159)
  • Kid-friendly (90)

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About

The best damn BBQ in SF!! We slow smoke our meats to delicious perfection. We offer three different styles of ribs including Baby Backs, Memphis Style long bone, and the Texas style beef rib. Yummy :) Both our pulled pork and beef brisket are braised in Guinness. We have a variety of fixins including collard greens, mac-n-cheese, baked beans, sauteed okra, potato salad, and many, many more!! Check us out, you won't be disappointed!!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(415) 896-4250
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Fischer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Precita Ave
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Public transit
Both MUNI 14 and 49 stop right in front of the restaurant. We are 5 blocks south of 24th Street BART station. Just one block south of Caesar Chavez at the corner of Mission St. and Precita Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrose (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

This is a family friendly spot with tasty barbecue. Unfortunately, we had a sub-par experience on Father's day that we hope was an aberration. We will go back - and hope we will have our usual good experience with food and service.

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rahbertmykul (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

After another restaurant cancelled on my reservations for my birthday dinner, I was lucky enough to find out one of my favorite bbq spots in SF had availability for a party of 15.

Our waitress was awesome. Super down to earth, funny and provided great service. We ordered our food and it came out pretty quick and, as always, it was delicious.

Most of my friends had never been to Baby Blue BBQ, and they were all left amazed at how good it was.

Thanks for being an awesome establishment and if people want great bbq, this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

Everything we ordered was very tasty and of the highest quality. My husband has celiac disease, so avoiding gluten is very important. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helped us navigate the menu so that everything we ordered would be safe for him.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

We come here often. But tonight the meat was exceptional good and tasty. I could really taste the deep smoke in the ribs. Delicious!

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vipAlwayshungry (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

Good food but I suspect slow service is the reason for lack of clientele. Waitress never showed so the bartender served us drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

Didn't go- They are not open on Mondays until later in the day. Please update the website.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Delicious barbecue meats and sides. I would recommend the brisket, mac and cheese, collard greens and bread pudding.

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DaSho (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Been here several times for a variety of occasions. Always a good time! In a city that boasts all kinds of foods, BBQ is hard to find. But, Baby Blues got you covered. They're for real, they started from just a trailer BBQ that you can see at the competitions. Every time we go, maybe we order too much of the good food, but we always end up walking out with to go boxes, which makes for an excellent lunch during the week.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Wait staff was extremely nice and obliging - especially when confronted with a dish that was overly salty - the brisket needed to go back to the kitchen - stay way from it. Best bet is baby back ribs and sides were good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2016

Loved the brisket

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 2, 2016

Fun and casual, relaxed atmosphere with a crew that delivers great barbecue specialties at reasonable prices. Super kid friendly too.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Fantastic place - we were quite happy to find this spot. We had dinner with our toddler (there is also a little play area) who was also very content here. The portions are huge, the meat super tasty, the sauces added a great kick (favorites were the hotsauce and the molasses). Would visit again if we didn't live on the other side of the world :)

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CandiceC (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Coming from the South probably shouldn't have tried the BBQ in San Francisco, but the ribs were good and sauces were interesting. Didn't care for many of the "sides" which is about half the reason for a good BBQ place, but we will keep trying!

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RieU (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

I've been looking for the best ribs for a long time, and I can honestly say that the baby back ribs here are the best! I don't even live nearby, but I keep coming back for more...

As for the sides, I've only had the mac and cheese here, but that's definitely also yummy!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Love this place! So delicious. Great staff and great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

I love eating at Baby Blues BBQ. A very fun atmosphere (lively, but you can still have a conversation), the staff is incredibly friendly (seriously, the nicest folks in SF), and the food is outstanding (the ribs are literally finger-licking good). I like to go with a few others so I can dine family style to have a bit of everything. This place is a gem for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2016

The bbq was excellent! Service was good, highly recommend their Memphis ribs, baby back ribs and corned beef. We also tried their pulled pork French fries.

Only thing negative in our dining experience was that there was a man that had a little much to drink and was a hit loud. But he didn't bother anyone. The staff gently asked him to keep it down which was good and we were able to enjoy our meal.

Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on March 20, 2016

I would order takeout or have Baby Blues catered but wouldn't dine in again.
Absolutely nothing about the place is pleasant, except for the food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2016

Went here on a Friday night. They were experimenting with 1st Friday live entertainment. Place was busy, but my party of five immediately found a table due to the poor weather outside. Nice beer and wine selection. I ordered the Three Kings combo plate, which came with Memphis ribs, smoked chicken and shredded brisket. For the side I chose their mac n cheese. Food arrived in 15-20 minutes. Everything was excellent! The ribs were nicely seasoned and cooked perfectly, the chicken had a very mild smoke flavor and was moist and tender, and the brisket was delicious! Their mac n cheese is awesome. I'd cook it at home if I knew what was in it! The live entertainment was a big hit with the crowd, although it did make for a noisy restaurant. Baby Blues BBQ is a total gem and has the feel of a great neighborhood hangout for friends and family! I highly recommend this place to locals and tourists alike. The portions are large, the food is reasonably priced and cooked perfectly, and the wait staff is attentive and pleasant!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Fabulous. Kids loved it. Adults love it. Great for family. The food was perfect. You can use as little or as much sauce as you want. Staff was perfect. We had a blast. Root beer was a huge hit. Will definitely be back.

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