Maple Block Meat Co.

4.5
48 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Maple Block Meat Co. is a tribute to the craftsmanship of butchering, smoking and grilling meat, paying respect to the deep-rooted traditions of American barbecue. Located on Sepulveda Blvd between Venice and Washington Place in Culver City, Maple Block Meat Co. specializes in authentic, wood-smoked meats prepared with the classic technique of smoking with whole peach wood and incorporating a variety of subtle flavor profiles that we love. Guests can expect a familial casual atmosphere, friendly attentive service, seasonal menu based on the traditions of American barbecue and a bar featuring craft beers, interesting wines and handmade sodas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 48 people are saying
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EricP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid meats and good vibes for business or casual meet ups

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Tasty and thoughtfully prepared food. My son wanted BBQ for his birthday so we trekked out to Culver City from South Pasadena just to eat here, and I'm glad we did. I love good brisket and theirs did not disappoint. Unfortunately, they did not have links the day we went -- which is my 2nd fave thing to eat BBQ'd -- but the rest of the food was great, so we didn't miss it. Loved all the sides and pickles too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was not that good … and very over priced !! Not worth the money. I thought the pictures of the food online looked too good , won’t be back.

TM
TyMI
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The smokiness of the brisket and chicken was decent. The side dishes (mac & cheese and slaw) were trash. I also ordered the burger and would have been better off going to Carl's Jr. Overall, the food was not satisfactory.

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vipheatherred
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance

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danack
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq I’ve had outside of Texas.

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vipChrisF
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Biscuits were perfect. The ribs were flavorful and meaty. The brisket was tender. The Mac and cheese was adequate.

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susan
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun! Great food. Best biscuits we’ve ever had. Terrific service. No rush. Fantastic outside dining. A perfect birthday meal

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Dafug
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A carnivores delight. Enjoyed a scrumptious smoked brisket lunch with friends. Homemade sides as well as their in-house soft drinks added a special touch

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forknknife
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor area for lunch. Tables were the perfect width apart for COVID safety. Excellent food. Enjoyed the restaurant.

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RagsMcTattershanty
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Accommodating service, delicious food. Their smoked pork dishes are the best, along with their Mac & cheese and desserts.

JD
JoannaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to NC and tried BBQ down there that was not as good as Maple Browns.

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vipZeeee
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We ordered off the dine LA menus. They were out of one of the items. The did not offer another selection therefore the Dine LA menus was of no value. This clouded the experience. Why participate in dine LA and then not have enough food. We were there at 6:30.

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Tyeh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

All our food came out cold, and the brisket was dry for the cuts we had. The flavors were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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FredB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Maple Block. So much food on the my plate at 🍽 "Dine LA" dinner. We will be back soon.

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vipMacman
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We been coming to Maple Block since opening day - We were there for the glass partition incident.

Needless to say we've been coming back ever since, for birthdays, special occasions, and a few of MB's special events & fundraisers.

I don't think we've ever missed going there during the Dine LA weeks as it's always been a great deal and we leave with enough leftovers for the next day.

If you've been thinking of trying their food, Dine LA is a good time to give it a go.

And did I mention that the side patio, and now the parking lot, is quite "Dog Friendly" which means alot to us folks with four footed friends who hate to be left behind...

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EZone
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tender yet flavorful BBQ. Unique side dishes and I would recommend the Southern greens. Fresh biscuits never hurts and they are great here.

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vipMickey
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is terrific barbecue with an excellent beer on tap selection. Super casual, really sophisticated appetizers like grilled romaine and a very creative beet salad. I would suggest getting there early as they sold out of quite a few items. Would definitely go back- lots of outside dining and big screens to watch sporting events.

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uglybrother
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maple Block’s brisket, smoked wings, smoked chicken and biscuits are the best I’ve ever had. These are the reasons to eat here for sure. The flavor profiles are savory, not sweet and the sauces really round out the experience with a bit of pickled onions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made 6:00 reservation. Once we sat down server came and told us oven was broken. They were out of multiple items so we bounced. Super disappointed after seeing chef Roy Choi eat here and pump up the venue. Went to Baby Blues instead and had a phenomenal time.

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RocioP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The food is not the same quality as it used to be a few yrs back.

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vipPattiZ
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I requested that the kitchen make certain that our food was hot. They came through big time! Excellent meal, excellent service!

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WilliamY
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service. Great cold beer. Ribs and brisket were a bit bland and disappointing. Sauces not to my taste. My wife had chicken. It was moist and have a good taste. Highly recommend the potato salad.

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vipcherry
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Terrible food it tasted like it was buffet food (pre-made and heated by warmers) or left from the day before. The only thing that was good was the French toast.

My friend and I got the breakfast plate and it wasn’t fresh or hot. The biscuit hadn’t risen (like they forgot the baking powder) and was greasy. The potatoes tasted freezer burned and ‘fresh’ out of the microwave. The French toast was good but I’d have like for it be cooked on both sides but at least it tasted like it was freshly made. The coffee tasted like brown water so they need to make it much stronger or buy a different brand.

Also they had so many flies! We kept having to fan the table to try to keep them away unsuccessfully.

The host, waitress and busboy were very nice and friendly but I go to restaurants for hot and fresh food not flies. Also why do the women wear blue jean shorts but the men blue jean pants?

I would have ordered BBQ but I didn’t smell the smoker or grill so thought breakfast was better but I was wrong. Very disappointing and will not go back.

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bnla
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We order the feast and it was great to try a little of everything. Our only disappointment is that they were out of the sausage. They gave us the pork shoulder as a substitute and by the end of the evening we forgot about the sausage.

We will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Sitting outside became a bit of challenge as there was A LOT OF Flies flying around our food. The food was alright but I guess we could have enjoy it more if we weren't trying to fend off the flies as much.

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Greeneyes86
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

None of our food was not piping hot. We mentioned it the waiter who said he'd tell the chef. Food quality was good though, especially the macaroni and cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a nice experience. I took my family out to have dinner. We really enjoyed ourselves. Everybody was friendly and professional. The food was great. The brisket melted in my mouth. The Maple Block Meat Co. is a keeper.

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vipKrisS
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I should have sent the brisket back. It was 80% fat. Other reviewers had mentioned this but enough people liked the restaurant that we decided to try it anyway. We will not go back. There is much better barbecue in this city!

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vipZekeW
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good but not great. There are better choices for bbq in LA.

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vippepsi
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The meats were delicious and well prepared. We ordered the variety platter for 4 people and we all enjoyed.
Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Dropped by for lunch. Party of eight. Decent outside seating. Loud because it’s next to Sepulveda.

We all ordered the three meat combo. Brisket was tasteless. Chicken was dry, ribs were not that special.

Pass.

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volleyballchickie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The brisket sandwich was awesome! Lemonade says "homemade" but tastes like it's from a machine so just meh. Mac and cheese was delish. Cookie was "okay"

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JimL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife asked for lean brisket and it was extremely fatty, and I asked for fatty brisket and it was almost all fat with very little meat. Flavor was good, however nobody explained the two different sauces that were brought out and both were with lots of vinegar. Mac and cheese was awesome as also the tomato and cucumber salad. Willing to try again.

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MelissaG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great barbecue with fantastic sides and large portions
Be sure to order a side of biscuits or cornbread or both

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Texas BBQ experience. Enjoyed wooden aesthetic. Brisket and ribs were lovely, great value.

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vipFoodiePalette
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come with an empty stomach! This was HANDS DOWN THE BEST BBQ IN ALL OF GREATER LA and on par with some of the best BBQ joints in Texas and Tennessee! Delicious…juicy brisket, flavorful smoked ribs, amazing sides. Save room for that chocolate bread pudding! Amazing! This is truly a special place and I’m not sure why it took so long for me to come and try. I will be back!!!

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ScottA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love this place! Best bbq in the area. The brisket is my favorite, crispy and tender. The chicken and ribs are also good. The greens are fantastic, and the biscuits are perfection. The outdoor dining area is quite charming and appreciated. The staff is always nice.

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NataP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was mediocre. The only thing worth bragging about are the buttermilk biscuits. Service took a while - seemed to be short staffed. Had to remind the server about the items we ordered that didn’t come with the rest of the food. Chocolate bread pudding was served barely warm with chinks of chocolate sitting on top half melted. Overall very mediocre experience, would probably not return.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Maple Block Meat Co. using the Order Online button. Maple Block Meat Co. also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Maple Block Meat Co. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 313-6328.

Maple Block Meat Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.