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Fri, 2/23
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8:00 PM
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Gus's BBQ

4.7
1243 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
A South Pasadena landmark since 1946, Gus’s BBQ was purchased and remodeled by brothers Chris & John Bicos -- owners of The Original Tops and Magnolia House in Pasadena.

The new Gus’s BBQ specializes in Traditional BBQ - California Style. Dive into a plate of Memphis style baby back ribs or St. Louis spare ribs. You’ll be back for their juicy Carolina style pulled pork sandwich, delicious cast iron cornbread or one of many 100% Nebraska Chuck burgers. In the mood for classic comfort food? Try their Jack’s Mac and Cheese smothered in 4 cheeses, applewood smoked bacon, crimini mushrooms & drizzled with white truffle oil. You’ll leave knowing exactly why Gus’s food has been hailed, “….so good that we found ourselves eating more than we’d imagined” by S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times.

Recently named one of the top 10 BBQ restaurants on the west coast by Sunset Magazine, Gus’s also boasts a super hip bar that serves an impressive list of bourbon and draft beer!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 8:30am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(626) 799-3251
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Gus's offers catering from 20 to 1000 people.
Options include: Pick Up, Delivery, Full Service Buffet, Grill Onsite, or our Smoke Monster BBQ Trailer. Packages starting at $12.95.

For more information including FAQ and pictures, please visit our website: www.gussbbq.com/catering or email catering@gussbbq.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Street
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Public transit
Gus's is located only a couple of blocks from the South Pasadena gold line station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1243 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

Good selection, reasonable prices and food was nicely prepared. Wait staff was pleasant and helpful.

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RossF 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My favorite BBQ ever in the history of the world. Thank you for always being amazing!

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KarriF 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We were in LA for only 10 day and had to eat at Gus’s twice. The southern fried chicken is fabulous and the brisket is awesome. We were sad to have only eaten there twice.

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JoiaW (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was our first time there, certainly not the last! There was nothing that we ordered and didn't Love!! The Cornbread, ribs, brisket, fried cream corn, fried pickles and unfadeable smokey guacamole!
All Super Delicious! Great Staff! And Clean all around! Thank You, Gus'S

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The only thing I would avoid in the future is probably the corn bread. Sounded appetizing but was flavorless.

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4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good BBQ in a noisy setting; love their cornbread and ribs! Excellent lemonade. The service is very good in a crowded place for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

One of favorite neighborhood eating places. I wish that I could remember the waiter's name but we enjoyed the best service that we have ever had at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Muy buena comida mucho ruido pero creo que fue por el super ball pero si pienso volber todo muy rico

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Ronniev3 (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Tastes as great as it smells, mouth watering delicious!!!

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SarahH (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Gus's is always solid! Great servers, fun atmosphere. Ideally could have a few more vegetarian options ..

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

No complaints. Extremely good.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Our Server was great! I believe her name was Christine. Our dinner was a Farewell gathering for our Boss. She even made up and sung a farewell song for him. Again, she was great and got all of our orders right!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Glad we made a reservation for this popular restaurant. Food was delicious and service was attentive, helpful and warm. The ambience and overall experience makes dining a special occasion even when it's just another weekday evening

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Everything was solid. Nothing disappointed and even the salads were great. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Been going to Gus’s for years. Always a consistently good experience.

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pamj (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

It is always great to visit Gus's BBQ. The food is delicious, the servers upbeat and pleasant.

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vipDT11 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Best bbq in Southern California we have ever had, including their grits and fried chicken

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vipELEV (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Not only does the food stand for itself, the service is impeccable. Managers walk around to make sure food is arriving on time and servers are all family and kids friendly. My husband loves the food and I love the service.

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Alfonsoech (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

The Anniversary dinner with my girlfriend here was awesome. Service was great, drinks were well-made and food was as expected. I’ll definitely be back soon.

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4Kidsplus (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Our family had never been to Gus’s but had heard good reviews. We made a reservation and we were seated promptly. The server and host saw that we had a birthday and made a concerted effort to make the birthday girl feel special. The food was great. We had appetizers, ribs, chicken, drinks and had a great dinner for 4 adults and two kids.

Gus’s is a noisy place but we had a great time eating and talking a little louder. Great for kids and adults. We will come again

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

every sunday is brunch day for us after church. they never dissapoint!

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vipCommonEater (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

It was great to have a reservation and avoid the wait. Food was delicious! Service was fantastic! Reasonably priced and big portions. Great place to bring the family.

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vipc1mayeda (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the corn bread!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Was meeting friends here that I hadn't seen in a while. Staff was very friendly and knowledge. Food was outstanding. We got there at 5:30p and it was empty...left around 7:30p and it was packed (Thursday). Highly recommend a reservation, walk-ins had a wait.

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greg (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The reservation was honored with a short wait. My wife and I have been to Gus's several times and have found the food to be better than ordinary. That having been said, the spare ribs on this occasion were not up to standard. They were unusually dry and hard, so much so that they were replaced; however, the second set was really no better than the first. I understand that restaurants have a difficult time maintaining consistency, but this was bad. We'll go back, but we were not satisfied with this experience.

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GoodGrub (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

The breakfasts here are excellent Quality, fresh ingredients and a friendly wait staff all add up to a above average breakfast. I have never had lunch here, but really enjoy the BBQ and all the comfort food items. All this with a full bar make for a place that remains on the top of my list of frequent "Go to" options.

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vipJaclyn (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great time at Gus’s. Our server was so friendly, the food was delicious, and even the manager came over to check on us. Will definitely be going again and again.

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babs (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Went for breakfast food was ok could have better but lunch and dinner menus are so much better. The service is always spot on.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Beef Brisket was recommended to us by our server, so 2 of the 5 members of the party ordered it. However, neither enjoyed it because the meat had way too much fat on it. Fries were way too salty, we couldn’t even finish them. Service was just okay.

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