Gus's BBQ - Claremont

4.7
386 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Since 1946, Gus’s has been serving true Southern hospitality and some of the best real pit BBQ around. Housed in the iconic Claremont Packing House, Gus’s is a tribute to Southern life, where family, tradition and celebration are of the utmost importance. A menu filled with traditional Southern cooking is complemented by an impressive range of whiskies, wines, cocktails and local craft beers. Today, Gus’s is a space for a warm welcome, a cold mint julep, and a big plate of the best flavors from the American South and Midwest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 386 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ebeth
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met five friends for lunch and some of my group arrived early and were accommodated. The server was gracious and helpful and gave us all of special requests (and I'd like the aioli on the side... Can you take a picture of us...)

It was cool inside and there were quite a few folks on the deck that didn't appear to be uncomfortable. Music was playing in the background but we still carried on conversations. We loved the food - several people had the sliders; one had the brisket sandwich with a fantastic potato salad as a side. I had the smoked salmon salad which was on a kale base. The dressing was light with a smoked flavor - very good.

Overall, great restaurant with a wide selection of tasty foods, and wonderful service. We will be back more often now that the pandemic is letting up (is that even an expression?).

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vipAdonisC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was located in a nice area of Claremont. Parking was free and available. The service was excellent. The food was amazing. The ribs were tender, pork had great flavor as well as the brisket. I definitely enjoyed my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food- friendly staff clean modern surroundings

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Luv2dine
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Late night dinner option. Food is good and portion size is great, I could if done with the short ribs nachos appetizer as my meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. One of the best places to eat in the county.

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vipcarol365
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening eating outside delicious BBQ and lemonade.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food overall was poor quality. The food seemed to be off and many of us got sick. Our family would not eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The ribs, fries and macaroni were dry, all the sauces tasted like vinegar and the greens were just soaking in vinegar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JulieM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere and great food! loved it!

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HappyBelly
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was so patient with our huge group of 14 people. The ambiance at Gus' is always so uplifting. The staff is super friendly and everyone is very helpful.

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ARIELF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately the past couple of times that we had dined at Gus BBQ was not good. We decided to give it one last and final try last night and are we glad that we did! It was so good, the service was excellent, and the best meal I have ever had a Gus BBQ. We really enjoyed our time and will definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Father’s Day dinner was great, food, bartenders and drinks were excellent. Just wish that our waitress was a bit more attentive. We didn’t receive condiments, utensils or napkins. Had to ask a bus boy for help

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Lvlpdo
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was great. Our server Sierra was okay. I’ve heard so much about the amazing customer service, so I’m sure having a different server would’ve met my expectations.

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vipStephanieB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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EstellaP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Gus's Barbeque - Claremont was outstanding! We were taken care of from the time we checked in to our order and to the time we left the restaurant. Food, customer service and ambiance was excellent! My husband and I were customers of the South Pasadena location years back and were happy to see we had a new location close to us. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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RobertS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. We will for sure be coming back again.

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sandyM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food & service was amazing as usual. Sitting in the sun was not. They need to re-evaluate the outside seating now that it’s summer.

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vipRhonda
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience and food. Staff was great. We were placed in the sun and when asked to be moved we were accommodated.

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sandyM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Highly recommend the corn bread appetizer

DB
DewayneB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

THE FOOD WAS GREAT. HAPPY HOUR IS GOOD VALUE, OUTDOOR SEATING THE BEST.

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KathiH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the outdoor patio dining area.

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TomR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Totally enjoyed our visit. Food was very good. Will definitely return.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love Gus's! Quentin was our server and he was outstanding! The food was good and we were seated on time (we had a res).

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but not fantastic. The meat was dry and the service okay. Our waitress was nice and friendly but didn't always follow up on us.

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ARIELF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great! The food, not so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and customer service was wonderful. The cornbread and pulled pork nachos were delicious. Everyone in the party enjoyed all that they ordered. Can’t wait to come back.

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BigJ909
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. I’ll definitely go back.

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DougW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Could be less expensive.

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BarryH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your review must be at least 50 characters good eats

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Phyllis
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was attentive and pleasant. The catfish sandwich and the burger were good. We enjoyed the outdoor dining. Overall, a really nice experience.

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Carrie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the cornbread with jalapeño jam & honey butter Delicious! Fried chicken yummy crispy seasoned just right, baby back ribs smoky tender & onion strings. Everything was really really good. Oh & the pecan bar for dessert!

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AmyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. Our server was professional and took care of our needs . Food was delicious as usual! Very enjoyable dining experience!

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Tadley
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had lunch at Gus's BBQ --- first time in 14 months. We say outside. Service was very smooth and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The entrees were great. The cornbread had much more butter than I remembered compared to other times I have gone to Gus’s. The food came out quickly but getting refills on drinks was a bit of a challenge.

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Local
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the southern fried chicken and Texas beef brisket. Both dishes were phenomenal. Service was as great as the food. We will definitely come back.

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RobertS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service. Like the outside dinning area but you may also choose to be seated inside if you want.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gus's BBQ - Claremont using the Order Online button. Gus's BBQ - Claremont also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 445-0931.

Gus's BBQ - Claremont is rated 4.7 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.