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Gus's BBQ - Porter Ranch, Porter Ranch, CA

Gus's BBQ - Porter Ranch

4.6
4.6
844 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Since 1946, Gus’s has been serving true Southern hospitality and some of the best real pit BBQ around. The third Guss location makes its home in The Vineyards, one of Los Angeles premier lifestyle centers offering world class entertainment, dining and shopping. A menu filled with traditional Southern cooking is complemented by an impressive range of whiskies, wines, cocktails and local craft beers. Guss is a tribute to Southern life, where family, tradition and celebration are of the utmost importance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am
  • Phone number
    (818) 341-3000
  • 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'd 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!
  • Neighborhood
    Northridge
  • Cross street
    Porter Ranch Dr.
  • Parking details
    There is extra parking located behind the restaurant, drive around Whole Foods or Nordstrom Rack to access.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 844 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

844 Reviews
  1. Jude

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and they were very accomodating to all questions and ask. Our waitress was wonderful. No complaints at all. The one thing is on this particular night, there was a large party next to us that was very noisy Hard to hear all at out table. That was the one complaint. The room does not have great acoustics when things are loud.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently dined at Gus’s BBQ in Porter Ranch and I’m still savoring the experience! The highlight of the meal was undoubtedly the meat choices. Each dish was exceptional, showcasing a perfect balance of flavors and a masterful cooking technique that truly did justice to the quality of the ingredients. The beer selection was impressive as well, offering a variety of choices that perfectly complemented the meal. And for those with a sweet tooth, the desserts were a delightful end to a fantastic dining experience. What truly set Gus’s BBQ apart, though, was the staff. Their attention to detail, friendly demeanor, and exceptional service made our dining experience not just a meal, but a memorable event. Highly recommend for anyone looking for top-notch BBQ, great drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere.

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  3. tgleo

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have favorite dishes at Gus's. For those who prefer to avoid fried food and the more extreme end of the menu (thinking sandwiches that we don't prefer), try the brick chicken - which is so amazingly good that I simply can't bring myself to order anything else. Every bite is a treat. And the brick chicken is always just as fine as I remember it - it's incredibly consistently made. Gus's has become one of our favorite places, and I'm not a fan of barbecue - but we've found the dishes we love.

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  4. JamesG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My overall experience with Gus's BBQ in Porter Ranch was a good one. The manager, Tim, and our server, Camila, were exceptionally attentive, kind, and helpful. The food was generously portioned, and tasty. I highly recommend the cast iron corn bread with jalapeño jelly as a starter! My original attempt at eating there was a Tuesday night, and it was so crowded that the wait time for two was almost an hour. I skipped that night, and made a reservation the next week. My recommendation is to make a reservation, regardless of party size. I'm glad that I gave Gus's a second attempt because the food and service made for a nice night out for dinner.

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  5. Joyrdan23

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the place. Price is reasonable, foos is delicious and the service was great! Lupe was awesome! She kept checking on us and didn't need to ask for a refill. The manager was great as well. He made sure that we were taken care of. Great place to be. I give it an AAAAA+++++

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  6. liliana

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always good !! Excellent service.. even that was raining so bad we had a blast !!

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  7. GabyG

    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
    The service, food quality and quality was great. It was the perfect place to celebrate my son's 21st birthday.

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  8. elizabethd

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good menu choices, food, service and environment.

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  9. Jennifers

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience… good, drinks and service!

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  10. Butter

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable, patient and kind. He was always smiling.

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  11. EileenB

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food & dessert were delicious. Highly recommended going.

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  12. larrym

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is off the charts good.....the barbque was amazing and the sides were even better....our server was fantastic and nothing could've been better....i most definitely be going back.....100%

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  13. BennyC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time a Gus’s. Went there for my birthday and had the chicken combo. Probably the best bbq I’ve ever had

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  14. Meme

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but the portion were small for the price. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was good. I was really happy that your restaurant was able to make accommodation for my special needs son.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was friendly and fast. Honestly my new favorite BBQ restaurant. YOU HAVE TO TRY the blueberry biscuit cobbler ! They also have a good happy hour!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy going to Gus’s - good food and service.

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  17. SusanS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their food. Only downside is the noise level. It made for difficulty with conversation.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great quality and service! My fav go to especially Happy Hour!

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  19. daydee

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter Paul was the best. Food is always good. Hostess was very kind to accommodate our request for a booth.

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  20. dalaw69

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Took a long time to get a waiter. Booth tables are on the small side for big men. Not a good place for a business dinner.

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  21. TonyF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Open Table set my Jan.31,24 reservation at 8:45pm at Gus's which closes at 9:pm.

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  22. DianeB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Ryan did a good job. Food came out quickly and he refilled our glasses without our asking. We go to Gus's alot, good food, ample portions and a fair price.

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  23. EmmyLu

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was very attentive. Food was mediocre and kind of expensive for what is was.

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  24. Claudette

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very noisy! Couldn’t hear each other across the booth. Caesar salad has delicious dressing. Shared as appetizer. Ordered tri tip dip which had lots of tender juicy meat. Good especially with their original bbq sauce. Didn’t care for the beans- healthy not full of sugary sauce like baked beans. Bit spicy. Next time will order dif side. Friend had the Brisket sandwich which she said was too salty. Butter cake with ice cream and caramel sauce yummy! Big enough to share but ask for extra caramel. Hardly any on there. Service friendly and fast. Overall liked food but will try and go when not so crowded.

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  25. ellaw

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service, 😋 we went there Christmas eve and it was pretty busy. We got our old on time and everything was wonderful! Thank you very much!!!

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  26. DavidL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is very good and we were seated pretty quickly. The servers were very nice, accommodating, and attentive to our needs. The service was quick. The only complaint that we had was the food. We ordered ribs, chicken, and tri-tip and they were ALL dry and burnt. We were thinking because it's Christmas eve and everyone was trying to go home =( either way, not sure if we'll return.

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  27. LisaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food is rich and huge proportions order less and less sides !

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  28. TeresaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Gus's. Everything was good. The brisket was tender. Molly our server was very friendly and attentive.

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  29. DavidM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great made the reservation online through OpenTable and was sat within seconds. Drinks and appetizers were wonderful. Food that we ordered was great although my father did say that the baby back ribs were a bit burnt and tasted weird. Overall the food, drinks, and ambiance was great.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks! Baby back ribs are awesome

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  31. funinsun

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but Southern Greens was too salty. It was a rainy night and the door was left open and all the cold air kept coming in. We had to keep reminding the waiter to close the door.

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  32. elizabethd

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our night out and dining at Gus’s… Good food, great service, good value and pleasant ambiance. We sat outside and glad because inside was hopping and very loud… Too loud for older me…lol.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paul was our Server on Sat afternoon and he’s served us before and he never skips a beat. Super attentive , friendly and on top of things. He provides service that’s rare to find anywhere no a days and Julio the Mgr stopped by our table and ensure we were taken care of

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my boyfriend to dinner to celebrate his birthday, staff was beyond nice. Food was absolutely delicious, already planning the next trip back. 100/10

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  35. AnthonyR

    Puerto Vallarta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal and experience! Ashley is super friendly and provides great service.

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  36. MiriamT

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered two side salads that had too much dressing. My entré was bbq chicken and baby back ribs. The chicken was overly seasoned and the ribs were charred and overly done. The only good things were the 2 beers, the corn bread and the service.

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  37. PR75

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Holiday Ambiance 🎄 Delicious food! Great neighborhood ❤️

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  38. LindaL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The brisket sandwich was not that good….very disappointing

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  39. Steve

    Los Angeles

    165 reviews

    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love to go sit at the bar at off times and chat with the bartender, Griffin, as he's able. He's fun and knowledgeable, and we love going miles to this location to see him and enjoy our flights.

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  40. 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
    Great atmosphere for a causal date night. Food and service is definitely worth going in itself.

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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 - Porter Ranch using the Order Online button. Gus's BBQ - Porter Ranch also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Gus's BBQ - Porter Ranch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 341-3000.

Gus's BBQ - Porter Ranch is rated 4.6 stars by 844 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gus's BBQ - Porter Ranch

20179 Rinaldi St., Suite 150, Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Porter Ranch Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Northridge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is extra parking located behind the restaurant, drive around Whole Foods or Nordstrom Rack to access.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (818) 341-3000
  • Catering
    Gus’s BBQ Catering brings the celebrated hospitality of our restaurant straight to your event. Let us know a day and time you'd 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!
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