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Gus's BBQ - Claremont, Claremont, CA

Gus's BBQ - Claremont

4.6
4.6
523 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Since 1946, Gus’s has been serving true Southern hospitality and some of the best real pit BBQ around. Housed in the iconic Claremont Packing House, Gus’s is a tribute to Southern life, where family, tradition and celebration are of the utmost importance. A menu filled with traditional Southern cooking is complemented by an impressive range of whiskies, wines, cocktails and local craft beers. Today, Gus’s is a space for a warm welcome, a cold mint julep, and a big plate of the best flavors from the American South and Midwest.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (909) 445-0931

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Neighborhood

    Claremont

  • Cross street

    N Oberlin Ave

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

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

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What 523 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    John

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    larney

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    EdwinN

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    pearl

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    JohnP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gus's BBQ has fantastic food, a great welcoming staff, and am awesome atmosphere. The BBQ brisket is excellent. A+
  10. K

    Kenneth

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Outdoor seating is good and well spaced. The food was good and timely. We were in and out in under 45 minutes.
  11. CM

    CatherineM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent diners here. The food is great and we love the outside dining, and the service is always excellent.
  12. NS

    NancyS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been several times and never have had a bad experience with food or service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a great place for us girls to get together and have dinner. It was a tad warm inside but everything was perfect. Food was delicious and waiters where friendly. Will be coming back next week on a date night.
  14. MC

    MelissaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Once our food & drink orders stopped so did any type of service. If I wanted help I needed to flag a server down as mine was nowhere to be seen until I asked for the check from another server. Then she came to get paid. All our left over food we wanted to take home went to waste just sitting out while having conversation. We were never asked if we’d like to box up our food as our server never checked back on us after we didn’t order more drinks or food.
  15. BM

    BrendaM

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We sat inside for a 6pm dinner and it was too hot. If the windows/doors are going to remain open, fans are needed inside to help circulate air - it was far too stuffy and difficult to eat.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first experience was well worth the trip. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We all agreed to come back as we are excited to try more from the menu
  17. E

    Emberlife

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the peppercorn crusted tri-tip - very tender, no knife needed, with a nice rich smoky flavor. The baby back ribs were nearly falling off the bone, juicy, and succulent. All of our apps and sides were delicious.
  18. AR

    ARIELF

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The service was great, but it was very disappointed in the food. I ordered the Nashville hot chicken and it was all burned breading. There was very little chicken. I left most of it on the plate. The grits were delicious though, good thing I had those or else would’ve had to order a whole different dish.
  19. K

    Kjs1

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gus’s is an all time favorite. We can always count on good service and an excellent meal.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal as always. Best bbq around our area! We had the sliders and corn bread as starters. Chicken and two meat (brisket & beef smoked sausage) combo- very tender beef brisket & bbq brick chicken. Had mashed potatoes and Mac & cheese as my sides and added a side salad. Everything was delicious. We love coming here, great food, nice atmosphere and outdoor seating.
  21. B

    Bdayboy

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good 😊
  22. C

    Carina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, good service and great ambiance. Reserved our table at 3pm was already ready for us as soon as we arrived. So pleased as a guest. No complaints!
  23. RN

    RichardN

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent menu, fun atmosphere, fair prices, well prepared food. Look forward to returning.
  24. K

    Kjs1

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We meet with a group of college friends to celebrate birthdays every other month. We’ve been friends for 50+ years. This was our first time as a group at Gus’s, some first timers. Everyone loved the menu and especially your “sides” selections. Your cornbread was also a huge hit. That could be a meal in itself. The trains going through were fun. It was nice to sit outside but I forgot about how noisy it gets out there and 2 of our people don’t hear that we’ll anymore 🤣 Other than that it was a wonderful evening in at Gus’s. Darn! Forgot to take a picture.
  25. DB

    DonieB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service Everything was great.
  26. BS

    BeverlyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time here and both times, the service was just exceptional. The food was great as well. Kudos to the staff. You're doing a great job.
  27. LV

    LisaV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails, and great service! We will definitely go again
  28. JJ

    JavaJenny

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Our server was never around, we had to ask other servers for refills for our drinks, our order was wrong and had to ask another server for help and the food tasted burnt. This was a waste of time and money!!! My family has been here before and this is the worst experience we have ever had here!!!
  29. r

    ronniew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love good food and barbecue this is the place to go in gus we trust
  30. R

    Renee

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to Gus’ and had a great waiter (forgot his name but he was working inside at about 7 pm 5/30) he was attentive and made sure to check on us. Food was delicious! Had the deviled eggs (of course) the chicken & waffles were so good. I don’t know how it gets so crispy
  31. c

    carol365

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious outdoor dining at Gus' in Claremont. The brisket was particularly good.
  32. AL

    AnthonyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I feel like due to Covid and inflation food quality has become horrible but Not at Gus’s BBQ I highly recommend we loved the food,price and restaurant Atmosphere you will not be disappointed
  33. D

    Dia17

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Slow service great food
  34. J

    Jose

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and good food. Was very welcomed for our first visit.
  35. M

    Missy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and my waiter did a wonderful job. Love Gus’s in Claremont and will definitely be back!
  36. MV

    MikaelaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and food is much better than a lot of BBQ chain restaurants I've been to. Definitely worth it!
  37. AP

    AngelaP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking was easy. We were sat very quickly. The service was great, the food was good, and the beer selection was good. I'll come here again.
  38. AR

    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
  39. J

    James1929

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friend to dinner for her birthday, and everything was awesome!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    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!

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 523 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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

500 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Oberlin Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Claremont

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (909) 445-0931

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

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

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