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Gus's BBQ - Claremont, Claremont, CA

Gus's BBQ - Claremont

4.4
4.4
555 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (909) 445-0931

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Gus’s BBQ Catering brings the celebrated hospitality of our restaurant straight to your event. Let us know a day and time you would like your items ready, and we will have your order packed to pick up from the restaurant, or we can deliver everything to you. Our team can stay to take care of set up, cleanup, and everything in between, working hard to ensure that you and your guests are able to sit back and enjoy a no-fuss gathering filled with fresh and delicious BBQ! Whether we are celebrating your big day or catering your office party we strive to bring a touch of Southern Hospitality to any event through a collaborative process that accommodates each event’s unique needs. We look forward to working together!

  • Private party facilities

    Private events are currently on hold due to COVID restrictions, but email us at claremont at gussbbq.com to inquire about events in 2021.

  • Neighborhood

    Claremont

  • Cross street

    N Oberlin Ave

  • Parking details

    Garage entrance next to restaurant with free parking. Street parking on 1st St.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink: Claremont Station | 200 W. 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711Bus: 197 & 480 | Indian Hill Blvd and Santa Fe St E

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 555 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Barbecue

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Good for Groups

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Hot Spot

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place need to Value Diversity!!!!! Just simply being judgmental & racist should be Zero Tolerance in any Restaurant setting. NEVER GOING BACK HERE! TRASH
  2. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great ambiance! Thank you!
  3. N

    Notafoodie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried this place for the first time and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was good and the food delicious. We will definitely dine here again.
  4. JT

    JohnT

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner with our niece and boyfriend. Although crowded we were seated immediately (with reservations) and given the choice of indoors or outdoor seating (we chose indoors). The appetizers and dinners were excellent. The cocktails were good too. Although we eat at the South Pasadena location more regularly, we will be back to Claremont when in the area.
  5. RM

    RickM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I normally eat at the Pasadena location. We relocated to Rancho and we were craving some southern BBQ mixed with breakfast - yum. So of course our choice was Gus BBQ, but we didn't want to drive to Pasadena, so we decided to try the Claremont location. Yes, the food at Gus's was absolutely delicious, but I want to personally thank you for the wonderful service. Our waiter was absolutely awesome! She attended to every single request with enthusiasm and speed. Once again, the food was absolutely delicious, but it's the service we received will keep me coming back to the Claremont location for many years to come! Please extend a personal thank you to your wait staff for making our experience wonderful. Have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to dining with you soon. Cheers!
  6. F

    Felix

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall impressed with our dinner at Gus’ Bbq last night. Food and drinks were tasty and reasonably priced. Definitely recommended!
  7. GE

    GENE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was amazing the staff were friendly and courteous.
  8. HB

    HappyBelly

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was outstanding as usual. The service was a little slow and we had to keep tracking down our server (or the manager) for drink refills. The server was quick to step up when prompted but the restaurant was a bit slow for the slow service. Often times the server was chatting with the manager and we had to wave to get their attention. That is very unusual as the service is usually fabulous. I'm sure it was just a between shifts kind of thing.
  9. M

    Manny

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gus’s always has great food and in Monrovia, that great food comes with great service. The service is very friendly and very professional. The ambience was relaxing and comfortable. The sausage plate is excellent. My wife had the steak salad, which was excellent, according to her. I had a very flavorful hurricane. Definitely going back!
  10. BB

    BBQAngel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is where I go for all of my special occasions, the food by itself is already a celebration in of itself. Amazing wait staff and great ambience, I will always come here for a great American Meal.
  11. K

    Kjs1

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gus's never disappoints. We've been there several times. Took friends who have never been and they loved it too. This is the 1st time we've eaten outside. At first it was too warm with the heaters on but was perfect when they were turned off.
  12. MD

    MiquelaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, I drove out from Orange County for a birthday dinner because this is my favorite restaurant. Thank you for the excellent evening!
  13. K

    Kare

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff were all super nice and attentive. All the side dishes and alcoholic drinks were delicious. The beef brisket was just the right amount of flavor and fat. A little disappointed with the ribs. Will definitely return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Great service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ribs! Dont love the long wait for parking!
  16. f

    foodiepie

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    This is a very popular place in Claremont. It's a great spot to go have a drink or a beer with friends. Not necessarily a good spot to go find good food. Typical bar food but a little elevated. It can't be very noisy so you might want to bring some earplugs.
  17. EB

    ElysiaB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    First off, our waited took forever to get to us, bring our orders to us and to get new drink orders. I had to go straight to the bartender twice. Secondly, not only did they cut their happy hour time from 6:00pm to 5:30, but they raised the prices by $2 on every single item! Was looking forward to a nice evening for happy hour, only to be rushed because of the limited hours, but having to rush our waiter because he was taking his sweet time and the place wasn't even busy! Not to mention, spent $13 for a very small guacamole & chips! And I thought Elvira's in Claremont was expensive at $11 for guac. Unbelievable and disappointed.
  18. CP

    CathyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations super easy. Excellent food and service <3
  19. CM

    CatherineM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great time at Gus’s! I usually eat the pulled pork sandwich but I tried the BBQ chicken sandwich and now it’s my new favorite!
  20. B

    Bookwormlit

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and the ambience. The wait person was kind to us.
  21. B

    Boobookitty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and my daughter loved it. Best BBQ we have had in a long LONG time
  22. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Terrible service but the food was good.
  23. b

    bill

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience
  24. N

    Nickname

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service & ambiance- thank you!
  25. SG

    SGVFoodie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    So, I know that there are many reviews for this particular restaurant nonetheless I still wanted to weigh in. I met friends here for dinner last night and all three of us have been to this particular establishment in the past. We picked this particular location because it’s close to where all of us live and quite honestly the food is pretty good. We all enjoyed appetizers, the cornbread was especially tasty last night and the artichoke spinach dip was also on point. The three of us ordered different dinner entrées. I had the blackened chicken, pulled pork and brisket, and I might add everything was seasoned well and cooked to perfection. My friends had similar plates and their food was also on point and delicious. So overall the restaurant did a good job of providing good service and food. The only complaint that I had was the noise level and it really didn’t bother me that much because we were kind of close to the bar and the USC game was. Because my Trojans were winning it didn’t bother me as much!
  26. FV

    FernandoV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The brisket was too dry. The ceasar dressing was weak. The onion strings were good. The mac-n-cheese was good but the portion was way too small to enjoy.
  27. DB

    DebbieB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience2
    The air conditioner wasn’t working and the hostess did not inform us. We didn’t want to get up and walk away Our server was sweating so much and we felt bad for him.
  28. MC

    MarkC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Servers were very nice and did an excellent job. Most of the food was good, and I usually get the Southern Fried Chicken, but I decided to get the ribs this time (big mistake). The fried chicken is always very good, but the ribs were dry, and they didn't taste like good pork ribs should. I didn't like the rub either. The cornbread appetizer was very good. Our table was next to the bar and the door to outside. They had the bar open to the outside (north side of the bar) and the heat poured into the restaurant. It was cooler outside then inside (no breeze inside). I was dripping with sweat with ten minute. I think the air conditioner was on, but it didn't matter when all the areas by the bar are open to the outside letting all the hot air in. On hot day the restaurant should be closed up as tight as possible, and the air conditioner should be on high. Needless to say the experience was saved by being able to spend some time with quality friends, but we all left drenched in sweat.
  29. DB

    DeenieB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The check-in podium is the same podium that takes the to-go orders. Those parties in line with a reservation had to wait. No other staff stepped in to assist to seat others. The group with the take out order ate at the bar and roamed around the restaurant. The staff could not control the group. I couldn’t tell who the manager was. The police met the group in the parking lot. I’ve had better visits here. I hope the management will improve the main podium (host/hostess) service especially on a Saturday.
  30. RG

    RawleeG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food, not so great service. Waited way too long to get a server and then had to wait even longer to get our drink order.
  31. KC

    KirstiC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our meals!! We have always had delicious food and great time at Gus's!
  32. CM

    CatherineM

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent diners and it’s our favorite for good barbecue.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Our servers were attentive and welcoming! The food did not disappoint, so full of flavor and fresh! Definitely coming back! What we ordered: Cornbread skillet : that pepper jelly 🤤 Chicken and Rib combo with a side of grits & greens 3 meat combo: short ribs,brisket, and pulled pork; with a side of green beans and rice and beans. They even surprised us for our anniversary 🥰 the card and ice cream was really cute and VERY much appreciated <3
  34. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service management is involved and they are operating as a great team!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    When we arrived we were seated within 5min. Our server Bryan was awesome and very attentive. Ben the manager was very nice and upbeat as well. Our food was flavorful and just a little to salty for us. Bryan was very nice to have given us a dessert and discount for our inconvenience. We had the brisket which was salty, greens were awesome, Mac n cheese a little to buttery, and the smoked beans were good. Overall we will return to Gus’s.
  36. WM

    WilliamM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was not the best and was not close to the level of service the last time. Long periods of time before the waiter would return. It took 25 minutes to even get drinks ordered.
  37. l

    larney

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Table was in a great spot, drinks were very good. The food was tastey and the service was spot in. Great night out with my wife.
  38. EN

    EdwinN

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was just ok, ordered a three meat plate. Chicken was cold and it felt like it needed to be cooked a little longer.. pulled pork was ok, and brisket was dry.. sides felt small too. I feel like the mixed platter should offer a better variety.. overall it was an ok meal, but don’t think we’ll be returning for a while.
  39. p

    pearl

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guaranteed good food. Great ambiance; more outdoor cover has been added for extended seating.
  40. WM

    WilliamM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. It was our first time and we will definitely be back soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 4.4 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gus's BBQ - Claremont

500 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Oberlin Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Claremont

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Garage entrance next to restaurant with free parking. Street parking on 1st St.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink: Claremont Station | 200 W. 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711Bus: 197 & 480 | Indian Hill Blvd and Santa Fe St E

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (909) 445-0931

  • Catering

    Gus’s BBQ Catering brings the celebrated hospitality of our restaurant straight to your event. Let us know a day and time you would like your items ready, and we will have your order packed to pick up from the restaurant, or we can deliver everything to you. Our team can stay to take care of set up, cleanup, and everything in between, working hard to ensure that you and your guests are able to sit back and enjoy a no-fuss gathering filled with fresh and delicious BBQ! Whether we are celebrating your big day or catering your office party we strive to bring a touch of Southern Hospitality to any event through a collaborative process that accommodates each event’s unique needs. We look forward to working together!

  • Private party facilities

    Private events are currently on hold due to COVID restrictions, but email us at claremont at gussbbq.com to inquire about events in 2021.

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