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Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Santana Row, San Jose, CA

Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Santana Row

4.4
4.4
585 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring authentic BBQ to Northern California. Our goal at Sauced is to always provide excellent food, creative cocktails, and an unmatched southern charm and ambiance. We want every one of our guests to become a part of our extended family and walk out of our doors with a memorable experience and a full stomach.
- The Sauced Family

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (408) 564-8048

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 585 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Kid Friendly

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  1. G

    Gidicovi08

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We took my husband to celebrate his birthday. The service was not horrible but not their best, we actually had a better experience at their Livermore location. I order the Hurricane and paid for the double it up and honestly you don’t get what you pay for. It tastes like juice with a splash of alcohol when I let the server know he said I had to pay more for an other shot. My son’s got refill once and it took forever to get them. To pay our bill also took 20 minutes. The food is great no complaints there. I think we will stick to Livermore
  2. IR

    IsabelR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazingly delicious and the service fantastic.
  3. RE

    RegularEverydayNormalGuy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic! Brussels sprouts were an amazing appetizer, brisket and pork belly burnt ends were perfect. Service was a little hectic, but to be fair it was Saturday on a holiday weekend. Will Absolutely come back.
  4. RA

    ReedA

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Somewhat pricey, but all restaurants have gone up in price. Service was pretty good. Food was good. Lots of large screen TVs showing sports. I'd give it three stars out of five.
  5. FL

    FrankL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service! Must try pork belly. We found a car park easily in the garage.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After living 10 years in Texas I have tasted my share of barbecue. The smoked food at this restaurant was awesome!!! My spouse loved the burnt ends, (most smokehouses I have been to don’t even offer this), my son loved the smoked wings and my ribs and juicy brisket was as good as all get out… staff was great too, ambiance beautiful place. Definitely my new go to in town.
  7. R

    Rayne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Arrived at 7:30, they were out of a few items already like pulled pork, burnt ends, etc. we ended up just having chicken and ribs. Food portions made up for the unavailability of the other items. Also the bartender had an emergency, no mixed drinks just tap beer.
  8. FG

    FrankG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The waitress was rushed and tried to take away our plates multiple times even when we’re not finished
  9. DD

    DisappointedDiner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Poor service! Server spilled beer on my brother while handing it to him, never apologised. We were a party of 8, still enjoying and continuing to order drinks and food but server asked three times if we were ready to close out. WTF. I get it if we were sitting around not eating and drinking waters but even then. Had to ask for utensils. Got 4 sets (for a table of 8). Again WTF. Nachos with pulled pork came out cold. Ordered swamp fries and asked for condiments to be put on the side. Server basically said he can’t do that bc the kitchen was too busy. WTF. Why don’t you trying ASKING first before saying no. So many opportunities where simply received NO service. Bill was almost $300. Save your money, your calories, your expectations and your mood by going elsewhere. Left disappointed and extremely irritated.
  10. MP

    MP22

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Sauced at Santana Row. 4 couples, friends for decades met at Sauced and had a wonderful time 'catching up'. Ambience, food and drink made for a very comfortable and friendly get together. Our server, Rene, was very personable and extremely accommodating. "We'll Be Back".
  11. TF

    TravelingFoodie

    Omaha

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding BBQ, great service! The pork belly burnt ends are to die for, and the bumpkins are some kind of wacky appetizer WMD. So good, and we keep going back for more!
  12. CF

    ConnieF

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Fun, casual decor. We had a friendly and helpful server. Loved their cocktails (watermelon mint mojito, martini). The food fell short though. Burnt ends were dry and hard, and we agreed the cornbread was the worst we’d ever had anywhere. We really wanted to like it…. I’d recommend it as a fun place for drinks, then take yourself elsewhere for dinner.
  13. GH

    GildaH

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The food was good however, when we were served, the meat was lukewarm. Had to call the server to have it returned to the kitchen to warm it up a bit. The chef was nice enough to come out and gave us a new plate.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was super cool and food was great
  15. BB

    BenB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance, food, and music. The place is rustic and has a warm feel to it. Highly recommend it.
  16. HF

    HerbertF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent chicken was a little dry otherwise everything else was excellent.
  17. MG

    MikeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great, really good BBQ and friendly staff!
  18. SM

    SamM

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Cold reheated food. Worst bbq in a long time
  19. LB

    LaurieB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is excellent. I cannot think of a BBQ restaurant I have enjoyed more. The brisket if melt in your mouth. My only complaint is I wish they had more vegetable dish choices for sides, and more wine choices. But if you are a carb and beer lover this place would be your place this side of heaven.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Birthday dinner
  21. MF

    MoniqueF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our server did not attend to us whatsoever. saw him multiple times walk right by us and not even bother to stop. Our food took forever to come out, also saw our waiter take food to a table that had double the amount of people at and they showed up 30 mins after we had been seated (we only had 4 people). our food finally came out about 30-40 mins after we ordered (this was on a sunday, early afternoon and the restaurant was only half way full). when it was time to pay, we got the check and didnt see our waiter for another 30 mins when I had to get up and look for him and physically hand him the the check and my card. If the food wasnt that great I would never come back. But the food is great, just the service the past two times that I have been in have been awful. hopefully that changes soon!
  22. P

    Peaches

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had brisket sandwich. Bun was good, but small. There was a lot of meat though, which I suppose us more important!!! However, the meat was just a little bit dry. Sauces were yummy! Fries were okay, not great and could have/should have been hot! I like my hot food hot! Prices were high, but it’s Santana Row, so I suppose it’s in line with the location. It was a good atmosphere. Overall, it was a good experience, and I’ll likely go back again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing staff overall 10/10
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not bad but not great either. Ambiance is fun but food is very mediocre
  25. MB

    MaxBear

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time visiting. Excellent pulled pork and smoked chicken. Waffle fries great too! Very good BBQ sauce collection. Whiskey bar. Patio or indoor seating, with big doors opening onto patio so very airy. We’ll come again. Great place to watch sporting events with lots of big screen TVs.
  26. LM

    LindaM

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Michael was an amazing server! My husband got the brisket and didn't like it at all, it was dry, no flavor, and too well done. I had the brisket ends and they were ok. We went to the one in Livermore before and thought it was really good. We unfortunately won't be going back. Again, Michael was awesome!
  27. d

    dpkooljazz

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service again. The selection of craft beers is good and the compliments the the main entrees works well with the various BBQ dishes
  28. LM

    LisaM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our experience was good. My husband and I have dined at Sauced several times. We invited our friends to try it for their first visit. They liked the appetizers and entrees. Service was good. Only thing is my ribs we not pre cut and only a butter knife to cut with. I prefer the ribs served already cut individually. Apps: burnt tip nachos, grenades, cornbread. Entrees: three meat combos, chicken tacos, Brunswick Stew. Drinks: strawberry lemonade and cocktail. Each time we have come here to eat it has been good so far.
  29. CW

    CathyW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here four or five times and always good food, but our most recent visit was GREAT! I had the Hella Cali salad with brisket…will definitely be getting that again. HUGE portion (I got dinner plus two lunches out of it). Husband ordered the loaded sweet potato with chicken and couldn’t stop saying how good it was.
  30. JJ

    JimmyJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ease of finding a reservation time was simple and straight forward up to and including my last minute need to change arrival times and total patrons in our party. We were immediately greeted and provided a place to sit even though the rest of our party had not yet arrived. Initial observations were good, with several large screen televisions displaying a multitude of live sporting activities. Our waitress greeted us quickly and provided ordered drinks in a timely manner. Ordering was easy and food arrived relatively quickly with appetizers being hot and fresh. We ordered a few adult drinks but although fresh they lacked a punchy/fruity flavor signature. Food arrived approximately 20 minutes later and was hot and flavorful. The burnt-end brisket did not disappoint and the swamp fries were bomb (highlight of the feast). Service could have been more attentive but other crew members seemed to pick up the slack for others in time of need. The manager (although he never introduced himself as such) was quick to offer additional insight, honey butter and comedy to lighten the wait times. Overall a decent outing that I would recommend to families and groups if you have the time to spend waiting on service and final checkout.
  31. R

    Rich

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good value, good quality, good service. Great option for Santana Row. Kid friendly.
  32. SJ

    ShariJ

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Came for a birthday. Everyone was happy. Although it would be nice if you have some grilled shrimp or other seafood
  33. PB

    PatrickB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall it was an ok experience. The food and drinks were good. The service could have been better. We ordered our kid's food in advance hoping to get them eating, but somehow we adults got our food first.
  34. LB

    LaurieB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moist tender meat and plenty of side plate options plus friendly service made this a very pleasant visit. We will definitely go again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    Very expensive for not to good food.
  36. SL

    SLKK

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is very good and I enjoyed the dinner. It was a bit hard at times to get my servers attention but overall a very nice meal out. High energy and good food restaurant.
  37. TE

    TimetoEat

    San Francisco

    118 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We enjoyed our dinner at Sauced. We had 9 adults. The food was good. Their bartender needs to work on his cocktails. We ordered a cosmopolitan and it was terrible, waaaaay too much lime. They need to work on their server hand off for breaks. Once our server went on break we were basically ignored.
  38. BS

    BarbieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were great. They even helped us by holding our bday cake until time, and brought out extra plates, spoons and a lighter for the candle.
  39. AB

    AnnB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Food came out too fast, makes you wonder. Drinks came second. It was 30 minutes from when we entered to when we left, they really push you.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. The wait staff were courteous and friendly. The food tasted really good and you can’t beat the value.

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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You can order delivery directly from Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Santana Row using the Order Online button. Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Santana Row also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 564-8048.

Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Santana Row is rated 4.4 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Santana Row

3055 Olin Ave, Ste 1005, San Jose, CA 95128-2068

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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