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Gus's BBQ - Claremont, Claremont, CA

Gus's BBQ - Claremont

4.6
4.6
730 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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 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

What 730 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for scenic views

730 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, and I’m not always a fan of BBQ! The chicken was very tender and the sauces were delicious! Also the cornbread (which is even gf!) should not be missed. Wonderful service as well.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re down from Australia. We booked for 6, but worked out to be 7 with stroller, the hostess was very accomodating. The general manager made the effort to come greet us and have a chat. The food was epic, we had been wanting to try this place since we came 4 months back, it was worth the wait. Filling, well priced, great atmosphere and staff. Love it. 5 stars and more!

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  3. Debbi

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time at Gus’s! Been coming here for years as a fav meet up spot with our college son. Always great food, great service and a fun vibe!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The only problem we had was the st louis ribs were really dry like over cooked i wanna say

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  5. 1llinois

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I frequent Gus’s B B Q Claremont location - always an enjoyable food and drink experience

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  6. JanetD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as always. Even though it was Valentines, the busy night, everyone was great.

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  7. RebeccaW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    please switching to paper straws and save the environment.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dad’s birthday was awesome , we got our drinks and food fast. Our waitress was also very attentive

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the corn bread skillet and this time the taste was different we didn’t like it this time around. But overrall great service!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The ribs were super dry, the cornbread was the worst I've ever had, and our drinks were wrong twice.

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  11. DavidF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our time there. Good food Good service. What you hope for when you dine out

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, Great waitress, easy to find a parking space.

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  13. Ricku

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great BBQ selection and quality, as well as friendly, prompt service. Outdoor seating is very nice.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, I highly reccomend people give Gus's BBQ a try. Everyone I have suggested to try it love it too. We went for my son's Birthday and our food, and service were just as expected if not better. Thank you to everyone at Gus's for making our experience once again awesome!!

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  15. Louis

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy having brunch/lunch/or dinner here, at Gus. We came for brunch on a Sunday morning. Love to come while lunch is also served so I can choose breakfast dishes and lunch dishes at the same time. Ordered their GUS Burger and it was awesome. They actually get the meat temp. right. Unlike other places that ask for a temp, but always give you a well-done meat. They were short-staffed this morning, so service was somewhat slower than normal. Overall, was satisfied with the meal.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at Gus’s for an earlier breakfast - 9:00 am. It was great. I loved the music that was playing! Becca was our server and Cynthia took over once Becca was on break. The food was good and portions were ample. The general manager stopped by our table and we were able to have a great conversation regarding the restaurant and the reasonable value of the meals. While many patrons love sitting outside, I enjoy the booths inside. My husband and I were able to linger at the table for some relaxing conversation. We were not disappointed with our breakfast this morning. We will be back!

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  17. Bickman50

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you wish to limit your red meat intake, the Brick Chicken entree is excellent. This is the second time I ordered it, and it doesn't disappoint. Perfectly cooked and the BBQ sauce was delicious. BBQ Beams are great, The Mac and Cheese is good but a little overwhelming with cheese. Wife's favorite is the pulled pork sandwich with fried sweet potatoes.

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  18. RICHARDN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our overall experience was excellent. Food, ambiance, restaurant staff was an amazing experience 😋. We are looking forward to our next visit which will be soon.

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  19. AngelE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always amazing coming here! The food is always fresh and delish!!!!

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  20. DebraL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food, great service! They were open on Christmas Eve, which is my birthday!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has delicious barbecue!! Everything that you would expect. Drinks were nice Wait time was not long And they are very attentive Overall great experience and I will definitely be coming back

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  22. MarkS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claremont, Claremont, Claremont, Claremont, Claremont

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience. Food and service were great.

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  24. AndyB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was friendly and fast. Hostess was flexible and accommodating. Food was genuinely high quality. My table had a barbecue combo plate, a dinner salad, and a burger. All were very pleased.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a reservation in open table and they promptly sat us. The food was delicious ! We will definitely come again!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always outstanding but last night it was exceptional. The bartender and server were friendly and very accommodating ! Was happy to share this with management !!

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  27. Jojo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    After reading reviews we were so hopeful for really good barbecue. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. We were there around noon for lunch and I didn’t even need a reservation because there were very few people. The ribs were flavorless and dry definitely not fall off the bone ribs and had to use a knife to cut the meat off. It seemed like they were left over from the day before and microwaved to reheat. The tri tip sandwich although the meat was very good there was hardly any on my sandwich and was mostly bread so I ended up putting all the tri tip on half the bread to make a decent half sandwich. The Mac n cheese was dry with no flavor. This place isn’t cheap but we really don’t mind paying if the food is good. Now I know why the restaurant had very few people on a Saturday afternoon. Very disappointed.

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  28. NatalieS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu selection, food quality, and portions were very good. Service was excellent.

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  29. DVClaremont

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last minute reservation but were seated quickly and served promptly.

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  30. fishlover

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I guess one doesn't expect many vegetarian options at a BBQ restaurant. I had the salmon the first time I came, but this time I caved and had the chicken, which was delicious! The cole slaw and "southern greens" were great too. I just wish there was more vegetarian-friendliness.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there for my birthday. I am assuming you don’t celebrate bdays??? Out server was very dry , cold and dud not deliver any friendly service.

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  32. Moviediner

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here multiple times. The food is always good. Chicken and waffles, fried chicken, ribs all good. Only complaint was that the fried chicken last night was over cooked, on the dark brown side. Service was excellent.

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  33. HaoH

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent gumbo, good cornbread, nice to sit outside on the outdoor terrace. good experience!

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  34. GaryH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ribs sandwich was mediocre: sauce and slaw were gloppy; not enough ribs. Sweet potato fries were soggy.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside weather was perfect. Food was great. We will be returning but next time for the breakfast.

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  36. jonh

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess said we would have a wait, but would try to fit us in 5 minutes later we were seated. The waitress was there immediately took our orders quickly and was very efficient. Great portions and a neat place.

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  37. RosieC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has to be the greatest BBQ place still in existence today. When I say that literally every part of the experience was above excellent I'm not exaggerating. From the service to the meal was just superb. If you want amazing fresh quality made food with amazing service go there.

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  38. scoutleader

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. Dylon was a personal, attentive and efficient waitress! We’ll go back again for another date night.

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  39. KarinaC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were fantastic. Casual dining with a cool ambiance! Would definitely recommend!!!!!!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tri-tip was excellent. Pulled pork outstanding. Great sides are garlic mashed potatoes, Mac & cheese and creamed corn. Jalapeño cheddar grits were too salty.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 730 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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