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Gus's BBQ - Claremont, Claremont, CA

Gus's BBQ - Claremont

4.6
4.6
485 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.

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Booked 10 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Cast Iron Cornbread$6.95

    jalapeño jelly & honey butter

    • Spicy Smothered Hot Wings$11.95

      fiery homemade wing sauce, blue cheese crumbles, jicama slaw

      • Shredded Onion Strings$6.95

        homemade ranch

        • Smoky Guacamole$10.95

          homemade tortilla chips, charred salsa

          • Deviled Eggs$7.95

            crispy smoked ham, sweet chipotle seasoning

            • Gus's BBQ Sliders$12.95

              cheddar cheese, shredded onion strings, original bbq sauce, roasted garlic aioli

              • BBQ Quesadilla$13.95

                Smoked mozzarella, fontina, fire roasted peppers, red onion, cilantro, smoked jalapeño aioli, corn salsa, jicama slaw. Choice of bbq grilled chicken, brisket or pulled pork

                • Pulled Pork Nachos$14.95

                  three cheese sauce, bbq baked beans, smoked mozzarella, jack cheese, tomato, red onion, smoky guacamole, pickled jalapeños, original bbq sauce

                  • Smokehouse Chili

                    nebraska ground beef, cheddar cheese, red onion, pickled jalapeños

                    • Cup$6.95
                    • Bowl$8.95

                  Gus's Real Pit BBQ

                  Our bbq is seasoned overnight and smoked low and slow for up to 14 hours. We use whole pecan logs to create our signature smoke flavor. We're committed to serving the freshest, best possible product and smoke only enough bbq for the day. We apologize if there are times that we may run out

                  • Memphis Baby Back Ribs

                    brushed with our original bbq sauce

                    • Full Rack$29.95
                    • Half Rack$25.95
                  • St. Louis Spare Ribs

                    brushed with our original bbq sauce

                    • Full Rack$29.95
                    • Half Rack$25.95
                  • BBQ Brick Chicken$20.95

                    half of a boneless chicken grilled and brushed with our original bbq sauce

                    • Peppercorn Crusted Tri-Tip$22.95

                      glazed with our original bbq sauce, served medium

                      • Smoked Sausage$15.95

                        Two signature smoked sausages grilled and brushed in bbq sauce. Choice of: gus's original or jalapeño cheddar

                        • Texas Beef Brisket

                          dry rubbed and smoked for up to 14 hours

                          • 7oz$21.95
                          • 10oz$24.95
                        • Carolina Style Pulled Pork

                          smoked low & slow with our signature rub

                          • 7oz$20.95
                          • 10oz$23.95

                        Gus's Real Pit BBQ - Side Choices

                        Add a house salad (Contains Peanuts and/or Peanut Oil) or caesar salad $4.95. All bbq specialties come with a choice of two sides

                        • French Fries

                          • Sweet Potato Fries

                            • Cole Slaw

                              • Dirty Rice

                                • Mac N' Cheese

                                  • BBQ Baked Beans

                                    • Creamed Corn

                                      • Braised Southern Greens

                                        • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

                                          • Red Skin Potato Salad

                                            • Jalapeño Cheddar Grits

                                              • Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

                                                • Seasonal Vegetable

                                                  Combos

                                                  • Ribs & Two Meat Combo$28.95

                                                    your choice of: memphis baby backs or st. louis spare ribs, and two of the following: carolina style pulled pork / texas beef brisket / smoked sausage

                                                    • Chicken & Two Meat Combo$27.95

                                                      your choice of: bbq brick chicken or southern fried chicken, and two of the following: carolina style pulled pork / texas beef brisket / smoked sausage

                                                      • Ribs & Chicken$28.95

                                                        your choice of: memphis baby backs or st. louis spare ribs and bbq brick chicken or southern fried chicken

                                                        • Picnic Platter$33.95

                                                          your choice of: memphis baby backs or st. louis spare ribs, and bbq brick chicken or southern fried chicken, and one of the following: carolina style pulled pork / texas beef brisket / smoked sausage

                                                          Greens

                                                          • House Salad$7.95

                                                            mixed greens, blue cheese crumbles, candied peanuts, cornbread croutons, Louisiana peanut dressing

                                                            • Iceberg Wedge$9.95

                                                              applewood smoked bacon, tomato, pickled red onion, blue cheese crumbles, creamy blue cheese dressing

                                                              • Smoked Salmon Salad$15.95

                                                                bourbon cured and smoked salmon, kale, couscous, red bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, sliced grapes, dill, smoked tomato vinaigrette

                                                                • Caesar Salad$10.95

                                                                  Romaine, radicchio, grated parmesan, cornbread croutons, parmesan crisp

                                                                  • Pulled Pork Tostada$14.95

                                                                    mixed greens, corn salsa, tomatillo black beans, smoked mozzarella, smoky guacamole, tortilla chips, balsamic vinaigrette

                                                                    • Gus's Old Fashioned Cobb$14.95

                                                                      smoked turkey, romaine, blue cheese crumbles, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, chives, hard-boiled egg, sherry vinaigrette

                                                                      • BBQ Seared Steak$16.95

                                                                        Smoked tri-tip, mixed greens, pickled cranberries, toasted almonds, shaved radish, oven roasted tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, shredded onion strings, charred sweet onion vinaigrette. Sub blackened chicken nc

                                                                        Southern Kitchen

                                                                        • Southern Fried Chicken$20.95

                                                                          half of a boneless chicken, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, braised southern greens, apple cider gravy

                                                                          • Nashville Hot Chicken$21.95

                                                                            boneless southern fried chicken, nashville dust, cole slaw, red skin potato salad, pickles

                                                                            • Shrimp & Grits$18.95

                                                                              grilled shrimp, jalapeno cheddar grits, andouille sausage, gumbo gravy, pickled okra

                                                                              • Gumbo$20.95

                                                                                chicken, jumbo shrimp, andouille sausage, traditional dark ruoux, white rice, fried okra

                                                                                • Chicken Fried Steak$18.95

                                                                                  breaded steak cutlet, country gravy, roasted garlic, mashed potatoes, creamed corn

                                                                                  • Fried Catfish & Chips$15.95

                                                                                    cornmeal seasoned, french fries, spicy tartar sauce

                                                                                    • Fried Chicken and Waffles$15.95

                                                                                      Boneless southern fried chicken, golden waffle, spiced watermelon. Saturday and sunday only

                                                                                      Burgers & Sandwiches

                                                                                      We use only the highest quality nebraska chuck for our burgers. Served on a freshly baked bun with a sliced pickle and a choice of: french fries, sweet potato fries, potato salad, cole slaw, bbq baked beans

                                                                                      • Gus's Famous Burger$14.95

                                                                                        cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, shredded onion strings, original bbq sauce, roasted garlic aioli, toasted bun

                                                                                        • The All American$13.95

                                                                                          shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, cheddar cheese, thousand island, sweet pickled relish, toasted bun

                                                                                          • The Vegetarian$13.95

                                                                                            bbq-soy glaze, arugula, tomato, red onion, smoked mozzarella, roasted garlic aioli, toasted bun

                                                                                            • Rib Sandwich$13.95

                                                                                              original bbq sauce, cole slaw, roasted garlic aioli, rustic ciabatta bun

                                                                                              • BBQ Chicken Sandwich$13.95

                                                                                                gruyere cheese, shredded onion strings, original bbq sauce, roasted garlic aioli, toasted bun

                                                                                                • Gus's Fried Chicken Sandwich$13.95

                                                                                                  Spicy bbq & ranch slaw, pickles, smoked jalapeño aioli, toasted bun. Try it nashville hot!

                                                                                                  • Cajun Catfish Sandwich$14.95

                                                                                                    blackened or fried, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, spicy tartar sauce, toasted bun

                                                                                                    • Carolina Style Pulled Pork$12.95

                                                                                                      cole slaw, mop sauce, rustic ciabatta bun

                                                                                                      • Texas Beef Brisket$13.95

                                                                                                        original bbq sauce, gus's house spread, cole slaw, rustic ciabatta bun

                                                                                                        • Blackened Tri Tip$14.95

                                                                                                          horseradish aioli, fontina cheese, shredded onion strings, toasted bun

                                                                                                          • Smoked Turkey$12.95

                                                                                                            applewood smoked bacon, sweet pickled relish, blue cheese, cajun mayo, mixed greens, tomato, toasted grain bread

                                                                                                            Signature Sides

                                                                                                            • French Fries$4.95

                                                                                                              • Sweet Potato Fries$5.95

                                                                                                                • Braised Southern Greens$3.95

                                                                                                                  • BBQ Baked Beans$3.95

                                                                                                                    • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes$3.95

                                                                                                                      • Red Skin Potato Salad$3.95

                                                                                                                        • Jalapeño Chedddar Grits$3.95

                                                                                                                          • Louisiana Red Beans & Rice$3.95

                                                                                                                            • Seasonal Vegetable$4.95

                                                                                                                              • Creamed Corn$5.95

                                                                                                                                • Mac N' Cheese$4.95

                                                                                                                                  • Cole Slaw$3.95

                                                                                                                                    • Dirty Rice$3.95

                                                                                                                                      Dessert

                                                                                                                                      • Blueberry Biscuit Cobbler$7.95

                                                                                                                                        served with french vanilla bean ice cream, warm lemon blueberry sauce and an oatmeal crumb topping

                                                                                                                                        • Orange Bourbon Pecan Bar$7.95

                                                                                                                                          pecan pie on top of a shortbread cookie crust topped with caramel sauce and french vanilla bean ice cream

                                                                                                                                          Coffee and Tea

                                                                                                                                          • Iced Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                                            • Passion Fruit Iced Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                                              • Sweet Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                                                • Jones Coffee$2.95

                                                                                                                                                  • Hot Teas$2.95

                                                                                                                                                    english, earl grey, chamomile, green tea

                                                                                                                                                    Drinks Shakes & Malts

                                                                                                                                                    • Root Beer Float$6.95

                                                                                                                                                      • Hand Scooped Shakes & Malts$6.95

                                                                                                                                                        french vanilla bean, chocolate, seasonal flavor

                                                                                                                                                        • Soda$2.95

                                                                                                                                                          coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale

                                                                                                                                                          • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade$3.75

                                                                                                                                                            • Fresh Squeezed Blueberry Mint Lemonade$3.95

                                                                                                                                                              • Henry Weinhard's Root Beer$3.25

                                                                                                                                                                • Henry Weinhard's Orange Cream Soda$3.25

                                                                                                                                                                  • Mountain Valley Sparkling Water$3.95

                                                                                                                                                                    • Mountain Valley Spring Water$3.95

                                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      What 485 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                                                                                                      4.6
                                                                                                                                                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                        AdrianR

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        It was easy to make a reservation, we got there & we were immediately seated. Lots of kids near us, & they were running around. I’m sure it wasn’t restaurant’s fault. We got our food but didn’t have silverware & we couldn’t get anyones attention for a while. Seems not enough employees

                                                                                                                                                                      2. J

                                                                                                                                                                        James1929

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Took my friend to dinner for her birthday, and everything was awesome!

                                                                                                                                                                      3. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Mother’s Day dinner. It was delicious!! We had reservations for inside, but were seated outside. That was fine. The food was delicious! We all enjoyed ourselves!

                                                                                                                                                                      4. J

                                                                                                                                                                        Julie

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Delicious food you get your money's worth and service was exceptional

                                                                                                                                                                      5. K

                                                                                                                                                                        Keledwards

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Went for Mother’s Day, food was great, service was great and we’ll defiantly be back.

                                                                                                                                                                      6. SF

                                                                                                                                                                        ShannonF

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We’ve been a few times the food is yummy and the service is great!!

                                                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great food and lovely restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                      8. KM

                                                                                                                                                                        KayM

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Gus's was great! I've never been to the Claremont restaurant, but was familiar with the Pasadena location (I used to live in Pasadena). The ONLY reason we were lunching at Gus's was because I had a $50 gift certificate from Connie & Dick's Auto Service, which I much appreciated -- as did my two guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the pleasant surroundings. Special shout out to our waiter, Daniel, who provided efficient and knowledgeable service. He is a credit to your establishment.

                                                                                                                                                                      9. L

                                                                                                                                                                        Louis

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Food is always tasty and my favorite dish is their Chicken and Waffles. They are not serving Brunch.

                                                                                                                                                                      10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Food was great. Waiter wasn’t.

                                                                                                                                                                      11. S

                                                                                                                                                                        Speckennedy

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We had lunch outside it was wonderful food was fantastic.

                                                                                                                                                                      12. S

                                                                                                                                                                        Stan

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Have visited Gus’s many times n Claremont and have never been disappointed. Great food, I had the baby back ribs. Our server was very personable and professional, drinks from the bar were very tasty. Always a great dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                                      13. K

                                                                                                                                                                        Kjs1

                                                                                                                                                                        Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We always have a great time when we go to Gus’s with friends. The food was good but I think the best part of Gus’s is how the staff makes you feel so important. Great service.

                                                                                                                                                                      14. JS

                                                                                                                                                                        JamesS

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We were seated right away. One in our party was running late because of traffic but we were not rushed. The food was delicious and served the way we wanted it.

                                                                                                                                                                      15. FS

                                                                                                                                                                        FreddyS

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Brilliant. Value for money at this place is unbelievable. And we of course ordered way to many sides. So good... the people there are very helpful, smiling and polite, knowledgeable and attentive. A slightly better selection of darker beers would be great, but thats my personal preference. All in all, would highly recommend! Half of us are vegetarians (myself not included) and even though it's a bbq place, all of us had extremely good meals! See you soon

                                                                                                                                                                      16. CW

                                                                                                                                                                        CynthiaW

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        First time here and it was so inviting and delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                      17. CT

                                                                                                                                                                        ChrisT

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Loved it . Quentin was a tremendous server . Knowledgeable and personable!

                                                                                                                                                                      18. k

                                                                                                                                                                        kati

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Ok - I wish I knew our server's name - but don't remember - She was fantastic. Service great, ambiance great.

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                                                                                                                                                                        MarleneA

                                                                                                                                                                        Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Incredible food, will be back.

                                                                                                                                                                      20. RD

                                                                                                                                                                        RobertD

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Had dinner on Saturday evening. Reservations were a help. The staff and service were great. My wife had the catfish, which was very good. I had the brisket, which was cooked well, very tender, but lacking a little in taste. I didn’t care much for the taste of the coleslaw. Good crowd, good time.

                                                                                                                                                                      21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        My party of 5 arrived five minutes after our reservation time. I reserved an inside table, but upon our arrival, we were immediately seated at an outdoor table. I let them know that we reserved an inside table, the manager got involved and as soon as an inside table opened up (about 10 minutes later) we were moved inside. All of the food and drinks came out pretty quickly. The staff was helpful and attentive. Overall, the food was good. We are used to TX bbq and this was definitely a California take on TX bbq, but it was better than most bbq I’ve had in the area. The cocktails were just okay. I would’ve like more fruity drink options and more alcohol in the drinks. They were really small and not very strong to be $12-15/drink.

                                                                                                                                                                      22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Our server was completely non attentive and the ribs were super dry. They have good drinks though. We would’ve drank more if our server would’ve checked the table more than once.

                                                                                                                                                                      23. S

                                                                                                                                                                        Speckennedy

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        It was a very satisfying and wonderful meal, Never disappoint food here

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                                                                                                                                                                        ez2dine

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        an upscale BBQ house, well worth the visit. Better than Lucille's by far

                                                                                                                                                                      25. c

                                                                                                                                                                        colinb

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Got seated right when it was our time. Waiter was awesome, great food ideas and wonderful personality. Food was to all standards and above.

                                                                                                                                                                      26. JV

                                                                                                                                                                        JorgeV

                                                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Came here for the first time with a reservation that we had made for a party of 4. We actually got seated right away but it took a while for a waiter to come and get our order. By the time he came we were ready to order food not just drinks. We ordered an appetizer and that came first before our drinks. The appetizer was dropped off and we had to ask for plates. They brought the plates immediately but we realized we didn't have utensils. I looked for our waiter for over 5 minutes and couldn't find him. I saw a Bus boy and I asked him for utensils. He seemed bothered that I asked and snapped back "I'll let your waiter know". Well our appetizer was getting cold and we never received our utensils so I got up and went and got them myself. After our food arrived We needed bbq sauce so I asked another waitress to get our waiter. I was almost done with my food yet NO Waiter. Again I got up to go retrieve my own bbq sauce. When we were done we asked our waiter for a desert menu and ordered a few more drinks. Again our drinks had not came after about 10-15 minutes (no exaggeration). Waiter did bring the menu finally but I asked if our drinks had been made. He said they're still working on them. I told him to cancel and to get our check. I also reminded him that I had ordered an additional side of coleslaw that I never got. To sum it all up the service was horrible. This is our first and last time here. Waiter was Michael M. He even thanked us for being patient.

                                                                                                                                                                      27. CC

                                                                                                                                                                        CCReview

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We will go back again. Not busy on a Sunday afternoon, early dinner/late lunch. Outdoor seating: comfortable, clean, shaded, stable chairs and tables. Food: Loved the cast iron cornbread and fried chicken. Unsweetened passion fruit ice tea was perfect. Price: A little on the high side for a combo ($30) for one piece of chicken (breast/thigh) 1/2 rack bbq ribs, 2 small sides (TSA size bowls). But, maybe it is the general inflation.... Service: Excellent. Minimal wait when requesting additional condiments and plates. Extra effort for 2 "birthday cakes" (ice cream with a mound of whipped cream).

                                                                                                                                                                      28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Service was slow at first. Lots of flies flying around. Bathroom needs to be cleaned. Food was good.

                                                                                                                                                                      29. MS

                                                                                                                                                                        MichelleS

                                                                                                                                                                        Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                        Birthday. They forgot. The sides were cold. The ribs meat was hard and inedible. No one would fill our water. Asked for some pepper jelly for our corn bread, they never brought it. The music was so loud you could even talk without shouting.

                                                                                                                                                                      30. JE

                                                                                                                                                                        JavierE

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        The food was pretty good. The service was friendly but a little slow.

                                                                                                                                                                      31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Brought my family to have a nice time outdoors. It was wonderful and the service was amazing. Everyone was so polite and friendly.

                                                                                                                                                                      32. JH

                                                                                                                                                                        JenH

                                                                                                                                                                        Kansas City

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and drinks. Great options for all

                                                                                                                                                                      33. EG

                                                                                                                                                                        ElizabethG

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        1st timers and will be back out serve Kaycee(sorry if I’m spelling it wrong!) was epic! He attended us so well(party of 8)& super patient with us!

                                                                                                                                                                      34. CM

                                                                                                                                                                        CatherineM

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Courteous service, no rush, seating appropriate to our requests

                                                                                                                                                                      35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Bbq ribs had the warmth of a heat lamp.

                                                                                                                                                                      36. FJ

                                                                                                                                                                        FrankJ

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Had a great dinner with the family. Eating out has been a hit or miss when it comes to service and quality of food. Gus's was a great all around good value, good service, great food and a clean environment. Will be back soon!

                                                                                                                                                                      37. K

                                                                                                                                                                        Katy

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        The food was great! The service was a little slow. We checked in with our reservation, was told by the hostess, they were getting our table ready. 2-3 minutes later the same hostess asked if we were waiting for a table?🤔 We sat at our table for quite some time before anyone approached us to ask us what our drink order was.

                                                                                                                                                                      38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We asked to be seated inside due to the cold weather. They were able to accommodate us. We waited a bit to get service but the manager was able to help us and was very friendly and attentive.

                                                                                                                                                                      39. m

                                                                                                                                                                        mrthree

                                                                                                                                                                        Portland

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great as always. The burger hit the spot with the onion ring and bacon. Certainly not guilt free but so good.

                                                                                                                                                                      40. R

                                                                                                                                                                        Rosa

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                        Terrible service with two waiter switches before we ordered our food and the last waiter went on a 30 minute break after our food arrived without telling us. For the prices they charge (Almost $30 for three meats bbq) this is NOT the service expected. Important: Don't bother noting its a birthday reservation since they will never bother to mention or ask you about it. Read other reviews and this cheap place does the same. I liked the brick chicken the best, the beef brisket was dry and sausage ok. It appears their busiest times are during lunch. But if your looking to celebrate a special occasion, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE. Go elsewhere. Read the lowest star reviews of this place first. They are all very accurate of my first time experience here. Wait staff are all amateurs or purposely rude in not covering for other staff on a break. They don't even have each other's backs. What does that tell you? Bad management written all over this place. Run away unless you like mediocrity and have money to burn.

                                                                                                                                                                      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 4.6 stars by 485 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                      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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