Gus's BBQ - Claremont

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 366 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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sandyM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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

Always great food. Highly recommend the corn bread appetizer

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DewayneB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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

Enjoyed the food and the outdoor patio dining area.

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

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

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

BJ
BigJ909
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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BarryH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your review must be at least 50 characters good eats

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PhyllisS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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Carrie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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vipTadley
Central Coast
37 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VictorA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great first time experience. Our server Steven Casey did an outstanding job and was very attentive. We also ordered a bluebery/lemon crumb cake dessert which was fantastic. I might recommend expanding the dessert menu since there were only to choices. Otherwise, everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is perfect. Staff is always friendly.

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js5769
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here with my son and his wife. It was his first time here, they live out of state and they really enjoyed it.

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Rnsungirl
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Mother's Day at Gus's ! Perfect for family. Great food and
service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Prices are about the same as a place like Lucille’s. You get just as much, if not more food, and it’s better. The drinks are strong, the food is always on point,

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks and a welcoming atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I made this reservation having not ever been here before, but I have to say I am thoroughly impressed! The cornbread came out pretty fast and was absolutely to die for especially with the honey butter and jalapeño jelly! The nachos were also delicious with the pulled pork on top of them. For the main entree, everything that was order came out amazing and flavors were on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Super organized and clean!

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CharleneJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Loved our evening !

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viprar62686
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I really wanted to love it but it was just ok.
We got the nacho appetizer and those were really good but everything was just meh.
I don’t know that we would go back.
Maybe the chicken is better, we got tri tip and steak.

The restaurant itself was nice and the service was good, but overall nothing special :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Sandwich tasted good but tons of coleslaw very small amount of meat.
Service wasn’t good. No refills till our food was gone and tea glass stayed empty.

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AlbertM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They don't have the brunch menu anymore. :( Other than that everything is still very good and our server TJ was very nice and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good , the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way better than Lucille

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is decent as well as drinks. Ambiance is nice for Claremont and better than other restaurants that have been here previously . Staff Overall is nice but take too long checking in especially when you need a little extra BBQ sauce for the meat. Tri-Tip was cold when served but first time it happened from previous times have been here so just think this was just busy night for the staff

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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RubyF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outing since quarantine and we are so glad we chose Gus's. Food, drinks, and service were excellent! Remember to order the cornbread! The best!!

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vipBeachbum64
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service nice location. Decent pricing and many choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, very friendly and patient

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StevenN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food wasn’t hot enough and the music was so loud it was difficult to hear. The sides were just ok and the main entree’s were lackluster.

FAQs

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

Gus's BBQ - Claremont is rated 4.7 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

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