Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena

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Barbecue
A South Pasadena landmark since 1946, Gus’s BBQ was purchased and remodeled by brothers Chris & John Bicos -- owners of The Original Tops and Magnolia House in 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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JS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday breakfast never disappoints!
Great way to start the day!
Congrats to Gus’s!

GC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a award I got from work.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, long time customer, kids love it! Thank you!

NW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ffod was great and server Jairo was helpful, personable, friendly.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hit up Gus’s in a regular basis. We all love their breakfasts. My personal favorites are the Southern style eggs Benedict and the mighty bird. Their grits and collard greens are always yummy. They serve a gluten free cornbread at lunch and dinner! I usually order the blackened chicken salad for lunch and the brick chicken for dinner. Never been disappointed!

J
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, delicious food, perfect service. Thank you

b
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I am usually very satisfied with Gus's. This time around it was disappointing. The service was very slow. I get that happens on busy nights. But our food all the way around ranging from Catfish to Ribs and brisket was not up snuff. WAY TO SALTY. For $27 I expected more on portion size and a lot better quality.

BB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful, delicious experience as always. Great service, food and ambience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

MJ
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our way to the symphony.

MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My visit to Gus was at Porter Ranch. Very beautiful and relaxing environment. A few small problems but a big hit in the neighborhood

GY
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another amazingly delicious food and great experience at Gus’ BBQ. They never disappoint

MM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gus's is reliable. Good food, good atmosphere, and good service. I hope it doesn't go anywhere.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 🤷🏽‍♀️

SL
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cream corn was amazing..... had the chicken fried steak perfectly done

LS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday. The server was lovely and the food was delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service

RA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

l
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

V
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best BBQ Brisket I have ever tasted...so tender and Juicy! Will definitely go back for more.

DL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Likes:
cornbread
bbq sauce
Good menu choices
Friendly waiters

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.

TM
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with good servers. Only wish is that fries were hotter. I need 50 characters, so here they are.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time, great food and amazing service every single time

RG