Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena
The new Gus’s BBQ specializes in Traditional BBQ - California Style. Dive into a plate of Memphis style baby back ribs or St. Louis spare ribs. You’ll be back for their juicy Carolina style pulled pork sandwich, delicious cast iron cornbread or one of many 100% Nebraska Chuck burgers. In the mood for classic comfort food? Try their Jack’s Mac and Cheese smothered in 4 cheeses, applewood smoked bacon, crimini mushrooms & drizzled with white truffle oil. You’ll leave knowing exactly why Gus’s food has been hailed, “….so good that we found ourselves eating more than we’d imagined” by S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times.
Recently named one of the top 10 BBQ restaurants on the west coast by Sunset Magazine, Gus’s also boasts a super hip bar that serves an impressive list of bourbon and draft beer!
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Beautiful food! The brisket is my favorite, fork tender. It is so noisy you can’t really have a good table conversation during prak hours. Great service, great food.
On our way to the symphony.
My visit to Gus was at Porter Ranch. Very beautiful and relaxing environment. A few small problems but a big hit in the neighborhood
Another amazingly delicious food and great experience at Gus’ BBQ. They never disappoint
Gus's is reliable. Good food, good atmosphere, and good service. I hope it doesn't go anywhere.
I’ve been going to Gus’s since I was a little kid the best bbq around and the prices match the quality! Fried chicken is 🔥 the brisket is super good !! Tbh you really can’t go wrong 🤷🏽♀️
Cream corn was amazing..... had the chicken fried steak perfectly done
We celebrated my husband’s birthday. The server was lovely and the food was delicious.
I took my boyfriend and his son out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. The food was delicious and our server was excellent. We’ll definitely be going back.
Jackie was the best ever!!! Always came to ask how we were doing, if we needed anything, and kept updating us on our food. Thanks. My family and I really enjoyed our 2020 Valentines dinner there.
We came to Gus’s for our Valentine’s Day dinner. Service was outstanding from waiters to bussers. Everyone seemed to be happily pitching in. I LOVE teamwork. it signals good management and makes me want to come back The food was perfect, as usual. I need to make a point to get there for Monday beef ribs.
Best BBQ Brisket I have ever tasted...so tender and Juicy! Will definitely go back for more.
Good menu choices
Not a fan:
Meat was a bit tough. Not terrible but can be much better.
Food came out somewhat cold. In fact it came out so quickly that it felt like a fast food place.
Nice restaurant with good servers. Only wish is that fries were hotter. I need 50 characters, so here they are.
Always a good time, great food and amazing service every single time
I have been going to Gus’s for 40 years. If that isn’t a decent endorsement, I don’t know what is.
Excellent food and service
This was the 1st time I got their pancakes they're delicious. And they fill up the plate largest pancake I ever had
Food is always excellent and service is usually the same. Service not so good this time, however. Undoubtedly an anomaly- but still spoiled the experience. Will be back to normal at my next visit.
I've been going to Gus's since I was a kid. The new ownership added a lot of great items to the menu and the food is consistently good. I don't think I've ever had anything on the menu I didn't like. I've been loving the brisket and greens lately. The drinks are good too, although I wouldn't mind getting a little more in the glass. ;-) Overall, one of my favorite go-to restaurants in the Pasadena area.
Excellent BBQ, I enjoyed the baby back ribs and chicken.
Food was good but cold and Not enough andouille sausage on the southern style eggs Benedict. Service was a bit slower than usual. Was almost done eating by the time my aide pancake came. When it did though it was excellent.
Great food and great drinks will recommend to make reservations before going always busy
We loved it. We had out of town guests with us i’ve never been to Gus’s and they really enjoyed the food as well.
Yummy food with Southern flare! Warm and inviting atmosphere! Great service!
We enjoyed a very good meal with friends and family! The service was excellent. The bar was very accommodating with some special request. Our meals were excellent. Good barbecue and the sides were very tasty. We will come to Gus's again.
We had a reservation at 6:15 PM, we arrived 30 minutes early earlier than expected and got seated right away. Very attentive and personable staff. Johnny was our server! He was so great, told us all about the specials and accommodated my dietary restrictions. Food was A-freaking-mazing. Didn’t even get to take photos.
A bit crowded and noisy
Parking is a bit limited.
Very poor food. Fried chicken was terrible ( full of grease and way too spicy). Extraordinary expensive for a greasy diner experience.
Seating options aren’t the best and left us in the middle of staff and other patrons constantly walking by. We overheard many personal conversations from the staff as well as other patrons staring at and commenting on our food. The food was excellent.
This was one of our favorite places, but this past experience was terrible. We were a large party of 9; however, the food was cold and had to be sent back to be heated. Although, the waiter did try his best to make it up, it was overall a bad experience.
Great food, crear service, we were seated promptly. We had a great dinner experience.
Great food! It's best to make reservations so you don't have to wait. The service is also great. Overall Gus's BBQ never disappoints!
Christmas evening dinner great food and good service
Food was ok. We were disappointed that they had run out of brisket. Poor planning on their end as we had an early 530 dinner and they already ran out of brisket. Seemed like they prioritized the take out orders.
Our favorite community restaurant
My daughter has treenut allergies. Although what she ordered doesn’t contain treenuts, they took the time time to speak to us. We greatly appreciate this. Their smoker uses pecans or wood from a pecan tree. The kids’ menu sliders don’t come into contact but they still flagged the item so it won’t have cross contamination.
A little loud but overall excellent as usual. Service was great. Our food was a little overdone but nothing we couldn't handle.
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Most BBQ food dry & menu is misleading on there chili dish. List ALL ingredients & does not include BEANS..Dish loaded with beans which I hate.