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Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena, South Pasadena, CA

Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena

4.7
4.7
1708 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

Since 1946, Gus’s has been serving the good folks of South Pasadena (and beyond!) true Southern hospitality and some of the best real pit BBQ around. Housed on historic Route 66, 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 and authentic, wood-smoked BBQ 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. 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 and was named one of the top 10 BBQ restaurants on the west coast by Sunset Magazine.

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 799-3251

  • 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'll 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!

  • Private party facilities

    Gus's BBQ welcomes private parties of up to 20 people for any occasion. We are able to accommodate you in our private room located in the rear of the restaurant

  • Private party contact

    Kourtney Radcliff: (888) 795-4877

  • Neighborhood

    South Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Mission Street

  • Parking details

    Guests can park in our parking lot on the north side of the building, just to the left of the front door. Street parking also available on Fair Oaks and Mission St.

  • Public transit

    Gus's is located only a couple of blocks from the South Pasadena gold line station.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Cast Iron Cornbread**$6.95

    jalapeño jelly & honey butter

    • Spicy Smothered Hot Wings$11.95

      fiery homemade wing sauce, blue cheese crumbles, jicama slaw

      • Shredded Onion Strings$6.95

        homemade ranch

        • Smoky Guacamole**$10.95

          homemade tortilla chips, charred salsa

          • Deviled Eggs**$7.95

            crispy smoked ham, sweet chipotle seasoning

            • Gus's BBQ Sliders$12.95

              cheddar cheese, shredded onion strings, original bbq sauce, roasted garlic aioli

              • BBQ Quesadilla$14.95

                Smoked mozzarella, fontina, fire roasted peppers, red onion, cilantro, smoked jalapeño aioli, corn salsa, jicama slaw. Choice of bbq grilled chicken, brisket or pulled pork

                • Pulled Pork Nachos$13.95

                  three cheese sauce, bbq baked beans, smoked mozzarella, jack cheese, tomato, red onion, smoky guacamole, pickled jalapeños, original bbq sauce

                  • Smokehouse Chili

                    nebraska ground beef, cheddar cheese, red onion, pickled jalapeños

                    • Cup$6.95
                    • Bowl$8.95
                  • Classic Spinach & Artichoke Dip$11.95

                    homemade tortilla chips, charred salsa, sour cream

                    Greens

                    • House Salad$7.95

                      mixed greens, blue cheese crumbles, candied peanuts, cornbread croutons, Louisiana peanut dressing

                      • Iceberg Wedge**$9.95

                        applewood smoked bacon, tomato, pickled red onion, blue cheese crumbles, creamy blue cheese dressing

                        • Smoked Salmon Salad$15.95

                          bourbon cured and smoked salmon, kale, couscous, red bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, sliced grapes, dill, smoked tomato vinaigrette

                          • Caesar Salad$10.95

                            Romaine, radicchio, grated parmesan, cornbread croutons, parmesan crisp

                            • Pulled Pork Tostada$14.95

                              mixed greens, corn salsa, tomatillo black beans, smoked mozzarella, smoky guacamole, tortilla chips, balsamic vinaigrette

                              • Gus's Old Fashioned Cobb**$14.95

                                smoked turkey, romaine, blue cheese crumbles, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, chives, hard-boiled egg, sherry vinaigrette

                                • BBQ Seared Steak$16.95

                                  Smoked tri-tip, mixed greens, pickled cranberries, toasted almonds, shaved radish, oven roasted tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, shredded onion strings, charred sweet onion vinaigrette. Sub blackened chicken nc available for an substitutional charge

                                  Gus's Real Pit BBQ

                                  Our bbq is seasoned overnight and smoked low and slow for up to 14 hours. We use whole pecan logs to create our signature smoke flavor. We're committed to serving the freshest, best possible product and smoke only enough bbq for the day. we apologize if there are times that we may run out. All BBQ specialties come with a choice of two sides: french fries, sweet potato fries, cole slaw**, dirty rice**, mac n' cheese, bbq baked beans, creamed corn**, braised southern greens**, roasted garlic mashed potatoes**, red skin potato salad**, jalapeño cheddar grits**, louisiana red beans & rice**, seasonal vegetable; add a house salad* or caesar salad $4.95

                                  • Memphis Baby Back Ribs**

                                    brushed with our original bbq sauce

                                    • Full Rack$29.95
                                    • Half Rack$25.95
                                  • St. Louis Spare Ribs**

                                    brushed with our original bbq sauce

                                    • Full Rack$29.95
                                    • Half Rack$25.95
                                  • BBQ Brick Chicken**$20.95

                                    half of a boneless chicken grilled and brushed with our original bbq sauce

                                    • Peppercorn Crusted Tri-Tip**$22.95

                                      glazed with our original bbq sauce, served medium

                                      • Smoked Sausage**$15.95

                                        Two signature smoked sausages grilled and brushed in bbq sauce. Choice of: gus's original or jalapeño cheddar

                                        • Texas Beef Brisket**

                                          dry rubbed and smoked for up to 14 hours

                                          • 7oz$21.95
                                          • 10oz$24.95
                                        • Carolina Style Pulled Pork**

                                          smoked low & slow with our signature rub

                                          • 7oz$20.95
                                          • 10oz$23.95

                                        Combos

                                        • Ribs & Two Meat Combo**$28.95

                                          your choice of: memphis baby backs or st. louis spare ribs, and two of the following: carolina style pulled pork / texas beef brisket / smoked sausage

                                          • Chicken & Two Meat Combo$27.95

                                            your choice of: bbq brick chicken or southern fried chicken, and two of the following: carolina style pulled pork / texas beef brisket / smoked sausage

                                            • Ribs & Chicken$28.95

                                              your choice of: memphis baby backs or st. louis spare ribs and bbq brick chicken or southern fried chicken

                                              • Picnic Platter$33.95

                                                your choice of: memphis baby backs or st. louis spare ribs, and bbq brick chicken or southern fried chicken, and one of the following: carolina style pulled pork / texas beef brisket / smoked sausage

                                                Southern Kitchen

                                                • Southern Fried Chicken$20.95

                                                  half of a boneless chicken, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, braised southern greens, apple cider gravy

                                                  • Nashville Hot Chicken$21.95

                                                    boneless southern fried chicken, nashville dust, cole slaw, red skin potato salad, pickles

                                                    • Shrimp & Grits$18.95

                                                      grilled shrimp, jalapeno cheddar grits, andouille sausage, gumbo gravy, pickled okra

                                                      • Gumbo$20.95

                                                        chicken, jumbo shrimp, andouille sausage, traditional dark ruoux, white rice, fried okra

                                                        • Fried Catfish & Chips$15.95

                                                          cornmeal seasoned, french fries, spicy tartar sauce

                                                          • Chicken Fried Steak$18.95

                                                            breaded steak cutlet, country gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, creamed corn

                                                            • Fried Chicken and Waffles$15.95

                                                              Saturday and Sunday only. Boneless southern fried chicken, golden waffle, spiced watermelon

                                                              Burgers & Sandwiches

                                                              We use only the highest quality nebraska chuck for our burgers. Served on a freshly baked bun with a sliced pickle and a choice of: french fries, sweet potato fries, potato salad, cole slaw, bbq baked beans

                                                              • Gus's Famous Burger$14.95

                                                                cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, shredded onion strings, original bbq sauce, roasted garlic aioli, toasted bun

                                                                • The All American$13.95

                                                                  shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, cheddar cheese, thousand island, sweet pickled relish, toasted bun

                                                                  • The Vegetarian$13.95

                                                                    bbq-soy glaze, arugula, tomato, red onion, smoked mozzarella, roasted garlic aioli, toasted bun

                                                                    • Rib Sandwich$13.95

                                                                      original bbq sauce, cole slaw, roasted garlic aioli, rustic ciabatta bun

                                                                      • BBQ Chicken Sandwich$13.95

                                                                        gruyere cheese, shredded onion strings, original bbq sauce, roasted garlic aioli, toasted bun

                                                                        • Gus's Fried Chicken Sandwich$13.95

                                                                          Spicy bbq & ranch slaw, pickles, smoked jalapeño aioli, toasted bun. Try it nashville hot!

                                                                          • Cajun Catfish Sandwich$14.95

                                                                            blackened or fried, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, spicy tartar sauce, toasted bun

                                                                            • Carolina Style Pulled Pork$12.95

                                                                              cole slaw, mop sauce, rustic ciabatta bun

                                                                              • Texas Beef Brisket$13.95

                                                                                original bbq sauce, gus's house spread, cole slaw, rustic ciabatta bun

                                                                                • Blackened Tri Tip$14.95

                                                                                  horseradish aioli, fontina cheese, shredded onion strings, toasted bun

                                                                                  • Smoked Turkey$12.95

                                                                                    applewood smoked bacon, sweet pickled relish, blue cheese, cajun mayo, mixed greens, tomato, toasted grain bread

                                                                                    Signature Sides

                                                                                    • French Fries$4.95

                                                                                      • Sweet Potato Fries$5.95

                                                                                        • Braised Southern Greens**$3.95

                                                                                          • BBQ Baked Beans$3.95

                                                                                            • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes**$3.95

                                                                                              • Red Skin Potato Salad**$3.95

                                                                                                • Jalapeño Cheddar Grits**$3.95

                                                                                                  • Louisiana Red Beans & Rice**$3.95

                                                                                                    • Seasonal Vegetable$4.95

                                                                                                      • Creamed Corn**$5.95

                                                                                                        • Mac N' Cheese$4.95

                                                                                                          • Cole Slaw**$3.95

                                                                                                            • Dirty Rice**$3.95

                                                                                                              Dessert

                                                                                                              • Blueberry Biscuit Cobbler$7.95

                                                                                                                served with french vanilla bean ice cream, warm lemon blueberry sauce and an oatmeal crumb topping

                                                                                                                • Orange Bourbon Pecan Bar$7.95

                                                                                                                  pecan pie on top of a shortbread cookie crust topped with caramel sauce and french vanilla bean ice cream

                                                                                                                  Coffee and Tea

                                                                                                                  • Iced Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                    • Passion Fruit Iced Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                      • Sweet Tea$3.25

                                                                                                                        • Jones Coffee$2.95

                                                                                                                          Hot Teas

                                                                                                                          $2.95

                                                                                                                          • English

                                                                                                                            • Earl Grey

                                                                                                                              • Chamomile

                                                                                                                                • Green Tea

                                                                                                                                  Shakes and Malts

                                                                                                                                  • Root Beer Float$6.95

                                                                                                                                    • Hand Scooped Shakes & Malts$6.95

                                                                                                                                      french vanilla bean, chocolate, seasonal flavor

                                                                                                                                      Beverages

                                                                                                                                      • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade$3.75

                                                                                                                                        • Fresh Squeezed Blueberry Mint Lemonade$3.95

                                                                                                                                          • Henry Weinhard's Root Beer$3.25

                                                                                                                                            • Henry Weinhard's Orange Cream Soda$3.25

                                                                                                                                              • Mountain Valley Sparkling Water$3.95

                                                                                                                                                • Mountain Valley Spring Water$3.95

                                                                                                                                                  Soda

                                                                                                                                                  $2.95

                                                                                                                                                  • Coke

                                                                                                                                                    • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                                                      • Sprite

                                                                                                                                                        • Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          What 1,708 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                                                                                                                                            MelodyS

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Food and service were top notch. We wondered why we hadn’t been back sooner. The only negative is the noise level. It would be nice if it was a bit quieter. Understand it was a Saturday night, and there were large groups

                                                                                                                                                          2. VS

                                                                                                                                                            VickiS

                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Excellent service and food. We were seated within a few minutes arriving for our reservation. Our server was so kind and attentive. Our food came quickly and was absolutely delicious. We will be back!!

                                                                                                                                                          3. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            OUTSTANDING, Customer service top notch, food is Amazingly excellent, servers very attentive and prices are reasonable considering taste and amount. You can't go wrong with Gus's BBQ.🥰

                                                                                                                                                          4. PR

                                                                                                                                                            PatriciaR

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Love their food and drinks..

                                                                                                                                                          5. M

                                                                                                                                                            Mary

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            The food tasted good, however, it wasn't the quality I remember in years past. The seating was great. The greeters were outstanding. We were seated right away. With that being said, I highly recommend the Open Table way of making reservations. When reserving a table we checked that we would be celebrating a birthday. Upon arrival at Gus's BBQ, the Maitre d verbally acknowledged that we were celebrating a birthday and the server also verbally acknowledged it and that was it. We were surprised because why ask and then not offer a complimentary dessert even just a dish of ice cream.

                                                                                                                                                          6. LT

                                                                                                                                                            LikesToEat

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            If you are ever in South Pasadena and want some good barbecue, just drop in at Gus’s. We always go for the pork ribs and fried chicken. Service is good. It is great being able to order take out but I like it better when I sit down and enjoy a great meal at the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                          7. MB

                                                                                                                                                            MatthewB

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Excellent service from our waiter Zoe. It was a little noisy being since we were seated next to the kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                          8. L

                                                                                                                                                            Laine

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            They were really nice and the waiter was extremely nice

                                                                                                                                                          9. KK

                                                                                                                                                            KentK

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            108 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            108 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Get new find. Perking is the only downer of the evening… Best BBQ in the San Fernando Valley

                                                                                                                                                          10. PL

                                                                                                                                                            PaulL

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Best BBQ Ive had in LA. Great and responsive serving staff. Tasty beer on tap. My only caveat is check with them before getting the brisket, sometimes it can dry.

                                                                                                                                                          11. J

                                                                                                                                                            Jeremy

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            As always, Gus’s delivered an outstanding meal for an excellent Mother’s Day.

                                                                                                                                                          12. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Wonderful food, friendly service

                                                                                                                                                          13. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating an early mothers day. Food was great and so was the service.

                                                                                                                                                          14. AG

                                                                                                                                                            ArielG

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Our server Philip was amazing and so helpful on helping us decide what to get since it was our first time there. The food was great and definitely worth it for the price! Would definitely recommend if you’re craving some good BBQ in Pasadena! We will come back very soon!

                                                                                                                                                          15. BM

                                                                                                                                                            BrianM

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Had a great time and cannot wait to come back to visit again. Server was amazing

                                                                                                                                                          16. NK

                                                                                                                                                            NeilK

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Their takeout business was overwhelming their restaurant business. Our French fries arrived cold. Our waiter was very good but given that we were dining and the take out was going to have to be rewarmed anyway, we should have come first.

                                                                                                                                                          17. R

                                                                                                                                                            Ramon

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Had a reservation. Arrived timely. Requested a booth in the main dining room. 5 empty tables and my party of 2 seated in a communal booth where strangers are seated directly next to you and facing you. Asked hostess to please be seated in one of the many empty booths. She had to go see what she could do. Server was an absolute piece of work. He was rude, inattentive, not welcoming, and unkind. I hope I never come across him again. The bus boy was friendly, helpful, and kind. I hope he becomes a server. Food was okay, usually it is great. Chili was bad. I order chili often and it was awful last night. Fries were not fresh. Ribs were really good. Last night was a miss. Usually this is a great spot.

                                                                                                                                                          18. BG

                                                                                                                                                            BikeGuy

                                                                                                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            The waiter we had was not great. I told him I did not like citric-like IPAs and could he recommend one. He brought me a citric IPA. Fortunately, a young lady server came by with some of our meal. I mentioned to her the issue and she resolved it very quickly. Meanwhile, our water forgot my friend's beverage and had to ask twice more. She also helped us in other areas, I tipped her separately. My friend paid for our meal, I do not know what he tipped our waiter, hopefully, it wasn't much.

                                                                                                                                                          19. Y

                                                                                                                                                            Yaya2013

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Great food and outstanding service.

                                                                                                                                                          20. L

                                                                                                                                                            Liza

                                                                                                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            We love Gus' bbq. There food is delicious. Try the rib sandwich....you won't regret it!

                                                                                                                                                          21. TP

                                                                                                                                                            TonyP

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Our waiter Scott was awesome and food was excellent as always, fresh and with good portions

                                                                                                                                                          22. M

                                                                                                                                                            Msfortune

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Really hopping at 8pm. But died down by 9pm. Tri-tip excellent

                                                                                                                                                          23. M

                                                                                                                                                            Moviediner

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Have eaten here multiple times. Always good. Enjoyed the southern fried chicken along with the greens and grits. Started with the onion strings. Everything was great.

                                                                                                                                                          24. G

                                                                                                                                                            Gusy

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            My friends birthday dinner- we loved our food and the service was great!!

                                                                                                                                                          25. JG

                                                                                                                                                            JessicaG

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Cornbread and pulled pork are fantastic. Make sure to make a reservation since they full up fast for dinner.

                                                                                                                                                          26. U

                                                                                                                                                            Unknown

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            I love BBQ. I love BBQ BabyBackRibs... I was disappointed in the ribs. The Brisket was decent. The Pulled Pork was the best out of the 3 we ordered. The cornbread is the bomb.. all our sides were ok... not exceptional. I was hoping for it to be better than it was. And it was a bit too chilly in the restaurant. Would I go back ~ maybe.....

                                                                                                                                                          27. JC

                                                                                                                                                            JamesC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Came for breakfast on Saturday, right when they opened. Our waiter was warm and friendly. Food was great as always

                                                                                                                                                          28. l

                                                                                                                                                            lindaw

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            My party enjoyed their dinner selection. The cast iron cornbread was delicious. Nice big portions. We had leftovers. Look forward to visit again.

                                                                                                                                                          29. L

                                                                                                                                                            Laura

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Food was great. The service needs some improvement; the server lacked energy and was not very good at approaching us. The energy we got from him was like it was a chore to serve us. Other servers seemed to be more on top of it.

                                                                                                                                                          30. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            We had a great experience! The food was delicious, as well as the drinks. Customer service is great and friendly, great atmosphere. Definitely going back soon!

                                                                                                                                                          31. M

                                                                                                                                                            Mike

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            The service and the food was excellent!

                                                                                                                                                          32. RG

                                                                                                                                                            RussG

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Our meal was OK. My wife ordered chicken and waffles but the chicken was dry. My ribs were OK. Could have been hotter when served.

                                                                                                                                                          33. D

                                                                                                                                                            Dess30

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            We had to move tables we were to close to the table next to us. And are waiter took forever to attend to us

                                                                                                                                                          34. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Love the food and staff

                                                                                                                                                          35. H

                                                                                                                                                            Happycustomer

                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                            71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            So V-E-R-Y happy nothing has changed during the pandemic.... the menu is the same and prices remain low. Lunch was sufficient to carry us almost to the next day! It's my go-to dining place whenever I'm in the area - from. San Diego! Thanks for keeping things going!!

                                                                                                                                                          36. OM

                                                                                                                                                            OmarM

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Always good food and good service. This is the reason we keep coming back.

                                                                                                                                                          37. SV

                                                                                                                                                            SandraV

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            The most friendly and attentive staff. We really appreciated their service.

                                                                                                                                                          38. JA

                                                                                                                                                            JesseA

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Good food Great service Very comfortable atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                          39. CM

                                                                                                                                                            CzarMe

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            52 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            52 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Great Food. Just as we remembered it. It's been almost two years since we had gone back and it was great to have all the great food memories come back. It was worth the hour drive.

                                                                                                                                                          40. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Everything was good. The only mistake or error was on a side, but it was corrected. Food was seasoned good. Temperature was good. Overall, we will dine here 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
                                                                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                                                          You can order delivery directly from Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena using the Order Online button. Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 799-3251.

                                                                                                                                                          Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 1708 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                          Google Map for Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena

                                                                                                                                                          808 Fair Oaks Ave South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                            Mission Street

                                                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                            South Pasadena

                                                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                            Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                            Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

                                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                            Guests can park in our parking lot on the north side of the building, just to the left of the front door. Street parking also available on Fair Oaks and Mission St.

                                                                                                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                            Gus's is located only a couple of blocks from the South Pasadena gold line station.

                                                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                                                            Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                            (626) 799-3251

                                                                                                                                                          • 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'll 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!

                                                                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                            Gus's BBQ welcomes private parties of up to 20 people for any occasion. We are able to accommodate you in our private room located in the rear of the restaurant

                                                                                                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                            Kourtney Radcliff: (888) 795-4877

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