Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek

4.5
242 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
As we welcome you back, we would like to review some of the guidelines set forth by both the State and County intented to minimize risk for our staff and our guests while dining with us.
1. State is asking all guests of essential businesses wear face coverings. It is our intention for you and your party to wear a face covering during times of service where you are away from your table. This includes at entry, exit and using the facilities.
2. State is asking that we seat all parties of a reservation at the same time so please be mindful as we only have a certain amount of space available.
3. State is asking all patrons keep social distancing while entering/patronizing all essential businesses. We have designed our floor plans to reflect the 6’ of distancing between tables and we kindly ask you respect those table boundaries and that of others while entering our building.
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The tables out front did not have heaters but the ones in back do. Why is that? We booked this restaurant after we drove by the back seeing there were heaters at the tables but when we arrived we were seated out front and the experience was barely tolerable. They could have warned us or provided blankets maybe???

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was great

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DonnaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 4:30 reservation but didn’t get seated u til 5:00 pm. Everyone in our party was there by 4:35 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It was freezing and a section of the restaurant had nice heaters and part didn’t. I wish they would have asked us where we wanted sit.

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Mikie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was fantastic. Of course, sat outside and they were very accommodating for our boys 21st birthday. Servers were on top of it and very friendly. Also accommodated carding him. Everyone had a great time and everyone was super full and satisfied.

Thanks Sauced!

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foodie
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great, but it was the service and care taken by our server and staff that made the lunch with my family the wonderful experience that we had.

You go to a restaurant for the food, but more so for the overall experience. Sauce did not disappoint!

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CristinaS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except the street front patio. Service was great and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good BBQ place! Has a great menu & fun atmosphere!

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Covid responsible, food was great, tequila was good.

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vipAngel
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! First time here and I have to say it is the best BBQ place around! We did outdoor seating in the back patio. There are 4 tvs with the Sunday football game on. All sports fans seemed excited for the game but if you're not into the game there's plenty of delicious yummy foods and cocktails available.

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SpencerF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Under all the surrounding unfortunate circumstances, staff and quality of food always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best BBQ in the area! Great service, great food! They took good COVID-19 precautions.

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CynthiaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was excellent. Just wished they had more patio heaters since you have to eat outside. My third time at the restaurant and I have never been disappointed with the food or service. Just dress warm.

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NikkiS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I will be honest this has been one of my favorite go to spots and I was so disappointed in my food and service. The food just wasn't good and I was also double charged for a drink.

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smalls
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was great, service was great. Please invest in more propane tanks! It was incredible cold with the heat lamps not working and having young children in our party. We had called in advance to ensure there would be heating but it only lasted 5 minutes into our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt safe dining here with my family, our server was awesome and did a great job

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, a little pricey for bbq even really good bbq but you’re paying for the overall experience in my opinion. Having different sauces is a nice feature.

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kimkim
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lights for the outside setting were not on for the first 20
Minutes of our reservation so we had to use phone lights to order from the menu. And the plastic siding between our table and the
Passing cars swooshed everytime a car went by

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jeffnash94
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food, as usual, was amazing, and so was the service. I knocked off two stars because we reserved an outdoor table for 6:30 and they did not have one for us. Some are more comfortable than others with eating indoors, and though we did so hesitantly, we would have preferred that the restaurant honored our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were very good. We had a reservation so we were seated quickly. We sat for a solid 10-15 minutes before we even got water. We then ordered drinks. One drink came quickly and then the other cane about 5 minutes later which was weird. All told we would try it again.

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Eleanor
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

I really like Sauced (the burnt ends are the best), but it was not a great experience the last time I went.
We intentionally went for Happy Hour, and had a reservation but were not seated until ~25/30 min after (we asked to sit outside when we made the reservation and when we arrived because covid, but did not know it would make our wait so much longer). When we finally were seated we ordered the lemonade cocktails and our waiter upsold us--we got the 'double' which unfortunately disqualified us from the happy hour deal. We did not know that was the case, and it was very disappointing (also, not that it would have mattered because they disqualified us from happy hour, but our waiter did not come back until after 6:00 to take another drink order). Our waiter had no sympathy for his miscommunication on charging us more.

Long story short: we went for happy hour and did not get the happy hour deal we thought we were getting--and waited too long for having made a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Junebug
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Doing a good job meeting the needs of dinners in covid. Service could have Breen a bit faster...

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Linz
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great and really fast. Went there specifically for the jack fruit sandwich and when we ordered, we were told they didn’t have it. I was disappointed but we went with another meatless option. A few minutes after we ordered, someone from the kitchen came out and let us know they were finishing up with fresh jack fruit if we wanted it so we were able to get the sandwiches we wanted. They also allowed our dogs on the back patio.

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CristianP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. So thankful for the staff at Sauced for being patient since my party was a little late and we didn’t get sat till everyone was there. Definitely appreciated the host checking on us and communicating about where we were gonna sit. Server Jaret was awesome. Definitely coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Ambiance was fun nice seating areas clean cocktails were nice food was not tasty at all a little slow and very busy

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

i had a dinosaur bone. It was HUGE! Very tender and smoky. The jalapeno grits were better than I expected. Best mac and cheese I ever had. I wish they had Pepsi but Coke was ok with a lime wedge. The service was just average. Bring a lot of quarters for parking.

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vipJhenie
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Check in at 545, but i have wait for 20 minutes for all my guests to arrived they asked to wait outside,but seated right away mask is required and not really social distancing lots of customer that day outside/ indoor and extended street section with plenty of tables. Very good BBQ and superb service, there a bunch of TV around its football season its great placed to watch the game the place is huge , good fun/ family atmosphere open space limited parking on the street, gem in the neighborhood definitely will back,

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Norbit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Had a reservation for outdoor seating - arrived to find they had no outdoor tables available for our reservation - hostess was accusatory stating I did not specify outdoor table when I clearly showed her my confirmation email. She proceeded to tell me that I would have to wait for an outdoor table if I declined indoor seating. We waited an hour and had to continue to remind them we were still waiting as they seated other outdoor customers with later reservations - very disappointing. Our waiter made up some ground as he was apologetic and very attentive. We will reconsider making reservations at this restaurant in the future. We were celebrating two birthdays and friends traveled from out of town to be greeted by less than satisfactory customer service. Very frustrating experience.

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Catherine
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Sauced. We missed it and glad that we had a chance to satisfy our longing cravings!

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent but our service experience was poor. I specifically requested outdoor dining the day before our reservation, yet we were still seated inside. It took 10 minutes for us to be greeted, and upon which, I told our server that we had an appointment across the street at 6:30 (an hour and a half from that time), so please do not hold our food, and please bring our checks when our food is delivered. I asked if separate checks would be a problem, and was told it would be fine. When asked if we could order then, we were told that he had to check on his other tables but he would be back soon. When the last member of our party joined us, she went to the bar to order a beer (from our server, who was behind the bar) and she was told (by him) that she would have to order from her server. We had to ask for plates for our appetizers that we were sharing and I had to ask the busser if we could have drink refills. Our food came out fairly quickly, and was delicious, however, I immediately asked for our checks and for boxes. 15 minutes later, and we still had neither. Again, I had to ask a busser for boxes. The checks came out at 6:20, and it took ten minutes to close out our 9 tabs, making us late for our appointment. I had also requested that a dessert be brought out for the birthday we were celebrating, and that did not happen either.

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vipTherronK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were great.

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CASSANDRAP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection. Very heavy though. Obviously right? Burnt ends are amazing. The chicken sandwich is another one of my favs! Recently I’ve been obsessed with the chicken tenders from the plucked menu. Great beer and mixed drinks! I love the Duece Pigalow. I come here quite often. Service is great. A little slow a few times I came in for the server to come to you after being seated by the hostess but after that they are attentive and check on your table regularly. I’ve had some lovely servers here! Sara being an absolute fav of mine since my first visit! There is an Asian girl with long hair and glasses that I adore! She is always so nice to me and my little guests even though she isn’t my server. Recently had this guy (painted nails) very very good customer service. He was so good with my demanding little niece that was with me.

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vipjennifers
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A quick get together for a 45th bday. We had a great time. Hard to get our servers attention at times. Think they may have been a little understaffed for indoor and outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was wonderful as always, love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Beware! They run out of food. I’m not talking about the normal meat. Okay, there might be a limited number of burnt ends. I’m taking about the sides. They run out of sweet potatoes, casserole, etc. Obviously, the kitchen doesn’t know how to take a simple inventory for the day or the weekend. This is the third or fourth time I have visited and they are are out of something. Disappointing. Won’t be back for a while. Now that there are plenty of other restaurants open- I will wait until Sauced ca learn to count to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come here for the sauced wings which never disappoint. They have indoor and outdoor dining during covid with hand sanitizer at each table. I like that you need to scan the QR code on the table for the menu.

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DaneeZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dine in experience. Our bartender Maxwell was great. Food delicious as always. Bit pricey but good!

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AveryH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service, Excellent food

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Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek is rated 4.5 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

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