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

Gus's BBQ - Porter Ranch

4.7
4.7
521 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 8:30 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

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What 521 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MT

    MichaelT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. They allowed us to order breakfast after the cutoff time. Service was fantastic and highly recommend the breakfast.
  2. 3

    3siblings

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always enjoy eating at Gus's BBQ, especially the weekend breakfast.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food Looked great, tasted okay. We tried the chile, wings, brisket, tri tip, pulled pork, mac and cheese, coleslaw, ribs, baked beans, and greens. Nothing left us really wanting more, not crave-able. Most unique creative aspect was the jicama slaw that was served with the wings. Atmosphere was fun -cocktails were great.
  4. m

    michelle

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside this morning and had the best waiter!!! Food was great and the restaurant was clean and had a great ambience!
  5. AR

    AnthonyR

    Puerto Vallarta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Gus’s
  6. AF

    AidaF

    NW Territories

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I ordered Ceasar salad with grilled salmon , They brought me kale salad with blackened salmon . So weird service .
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    612 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    612 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently very good BBQ. I like their baby back ribs and the brisket, but everything is good. Their cornbread to start is a must try! Efficient service and a pleasant place for a casual dinner.
  8. e

    elizabethd

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had special needs. My guest is having surgery and I requested a spot as much away from others as possible. The host was excellent: She explained all our options and was very helpful. She was so nice! Our waiter was great, too. Efficient and just the right amount of attention. An excellent experience.
  9. TT

    TammyT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both amazing. The manager came over to ask how our meal was and if we needed anything. It was really busy in the restaurant but they seemed to handle the crowd without a problem. The cornbread was really good and I love that it’s served in a skillet. It was a great dining experience.
  10. L

    Lakers24ever

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bbq here are the best. The combos are good. Cornbread must try.
  11. AE

    AndreaE

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delish! We ate on the patio. It was delightful! The pancakes and waffles were very good! Service was excellent!
  12. BT

    BeckyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Everything was pretty good. The only downside was that we had a family next to us that had a 2-year old that was screaming for 10-15 minutes, then stopped for about 5 minutes and started again. There was no consideration for other patrons. We couldn't visit with our friends because of this, plus it was a birthday celebration. Very frustrating! The food was great the atmosphere not so much. Not sure how to rate our experience.
  13. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Gus’s twice now and always enjoy it. I was there for a reservation at 5 on a Friday. Our food came quickly and was very hot. The staff was very attentive.
  14. G

    Gourmet

    Los Angeles

    427 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    427 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great happy hour, wonderful service, good food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. A little pricey. It would be nice if you had early bird specials.
  16. LM

    LaurieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food service
  17. g

    gonzaloa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good and service was great. I booked a reservation to dine inside and was sat outside when I got there. I didn't say anything and sat down. There was a lot of bugs flies and bugs around which really made it hard to eat. The mac and cheese was not great but the waitress did offer to give us another side order to go. Overall it was an okay experience.
  18. AS

    AlecS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, it was fantastic. Affordable, amazing. Only complaint was still waited almost 20 minutes even though I had a reservation, but it was fine.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have some bbq chicken and ribs with their amazing Mac n’ cheese!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again excellent everything. The Baby Back ribs and corn bread are to die for
  21. AG

    AbbyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated very quickly and our waitress was very kind and helpful since it was our first time there she recommended some things. It was very peaceful and the food was amazing. We had Gus’s famous burger and the spinach dip; both were so good!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Worst service.
  23. MC

    MichaelC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They have a very nice patio, for when it is too hot in Porter Ranch. The servers were very nice and did a good job.
  24. RB

    RickB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Sadly food was on the cold side and not my favorite. Lovely restaurant with a great group of servers and staff. Our server was excellent.
  25. EC

    EddieC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Over all my experience was great. Only complaint I have is ribeyes we’re ordered medium rare, but came out medium well.
  26. JW

    JermaineW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyable dinner! Great service and upbeat Happy hour.
  27. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    We first started out with the Corn Bread as an appetizer. It was full of flavor and very moist. I had the Baby Back ribs and was very disappointed. They had way to much seasoning (extremely salty) and were over cooked. The Sweet Potato Fries were good as well as the Coleslaw.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    612 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    612 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places for BBQ in the area! I always enjoy their baby back ribs and the brisket. The cornbread is a must. Generally very good service and the servers are friendly and helpful, too.
  29. K

    Katt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our sons birthday and wore hats and glasses and Jes our waitress was super sweet and wore it with us and also the bartender with the cool mustache! They were all very nice :)
  30. R

    Renn

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food arrived in a timely manner. No complaints. Reservation via OpenTable made the trip more efficient. Will return b/c the ease of reservation and food.
  31. LG

    LillianG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food was terrible. Cornbread was a soggy mess. Pulled pork sandwich was both soggy and dry and at the same time. Even the ice cream sundae was weird with all the chocolate sauce dumped on the side. The corn chowder was disgusting. Service was good, the cocktails were yummy and the beer selection was good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, really positive experience. Very calm for a Sunday afternoon on a holiday weekend. Everyone was EXTREMELY accommodating and asked us multiple times if we were doing OK. The patio seating was perfect!
  33. KB

    KarenB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Molly was a wonderful waitress!
  34. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Definitely will be returning.
  35. c

    ceciliac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The server and other staff was awesome. Thank you for a great evening.
  36. MR

    MichelleR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were amazing and the food was delicious! Great outdoor seating as well.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at Gus’ BBQ. Very good experience, although it got very noisy during lunch, it was hard to hear my dining partner. Although I’m not a huge fan of pork, I tried the pulled pork sandwich after it was recommended. It did not disappoint! Tender, juicy, and flavorful! Sweet potato fries were great. Definitely recommend just be prepared for the noise.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was very loud but the food and service were tops.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service yet again

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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 4.7 stars by 521 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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 8:30 am–11:00 am

  • 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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