Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek

4.6
385 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.
What 385 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Scor
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. It was a bit noisy but that was to be expected. Overall, it was a great experience.

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Ronh
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great server, she was new, young, very personable and energetic. Food and drink is always good there and it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my 30th birthday. We have a big party of 16 people and our server was new and she did great. We were very happy with the service and the food was amazing.

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vipTherronK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food make this place a must visit regularly. This is probably the best BBQ in Northern California.

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VictorN
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, we were able to get a table right away, good food, great service and experience.
My friend from Georgia liked the Brunswick Stew, and he’s familiar with the Brunswick Stew in Georgia.

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Peaches
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience, first time diners, staff was so nice and friendly when entering the restaurant, seated immediately even though I did make reservations and served in a timely manner.

The food was out of this world, had no idea, Have passed this establishment many times and had no idea of the amazing experience that would await me
My husband and I will be frequent diners

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JulieGrace
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was on point, service was less than average. We think there was a shift change, but no warm hand - off from one server to the next. First server was just gone. 2nd server seemed preoccupied. We had to ask for refills of iced tea, no water refills, and we had to ask twice for napkins since he couldn’t seem to remember that we’d asked the first time. Ambiance was ok, might want to warn folks prior to sitting in the bar that their conversations will be constantly and consistently interrupted with loud “thuds” from the axe throwing. Not sure who engineered that, but didn’t really think ahead....oops.

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Christian
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for lunch and had the “Plucked” Fried Chicken Sandwich with a spicy Margarita. Super delicious! The service was equally fantastic.

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vipRobertK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible! Go here if you want to make a reservation a week in advance and then be seated next to the kitchen so you can have your dinner for 6 include sloppy waiters shuffling past you all night and the sound of dishes being dumped in the kitchen while you dine. Worst table ever. Service horrific. Had to remind the waiter for our drinks and then after, no joke, 35 mins, went to the bar ourselves to get our lemonade ourselves. Also, apparently they don’t have any knife sharper than a butter knife. Perfect if you have incredibly low expectations.

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CathyR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We had to wait almost an hour and a half for our food. Noise level was very high! But the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great place for bar-b-que and a very nice atmosphere.

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FredG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

My son wanted to go here for his bday. We were so excited to go out to WC after so long. I chose outside bc I thought it wud a nice night and it wud be nice outside. Felt like we were sitting in a storage parking lot. No ambiance. Nothing of decor and chairs were uncomfortable. We paid $121 plus tip and my food was cold and my husband’s ribs were dry. Our food server was sweet but having waiting tables in my younger yrs I saw what happened to her —getting 4 tables which totaled over 25 ppl at once. How cud she be attentive. She tried her very best and I don’t fault her at all. It was poor management. We waited 20 min before we even got our drinks. It was a memorable bday dinner but not a pleasant one. We won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ax throwing celebration

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ChristianW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely a bit pricey. Stuffed jalapeño poppers definitely should not be $16. However food was good! Overall experience was great. Pricing would make me a bit hesitant with eating there more often.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server was amazing super sweet and helpful

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BenM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Faith was amazing! She recognized us from the last time we were there and she served us, and even remembered what I normally order. She is a gem!

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rjrsr
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Graduation and birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, company, drinks, service: All Great

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SmallBusiness
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most of the items on the menu are up to expectation. One item that is below expectation is the smoked dinosaur beef rib. Also we tried both dine-in and takeout, and the side dishes of the takeout are always smaller then those of the dine-in. I would recommend the restaurant for dine-in only.

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so, so good. Be aware that they do consider TVs/sports part of their offering so if you're looking for that, good. The chili is the best I've ever had.

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Glad to be back. Menu seems smaller. Very clean and pleasant.

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vipMaryS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The price of their BBQ is not proportional to the quality. Ribs were dried out and the burnt beef tips were indeed burnt. For only two dinners and one beer, it cost nearly $100 for two people.

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vipYummmmmyyyy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EXCELLENT food and service! The menu is fantastic - great drinks and the food is on point.

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and great amount of food for what we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good except for the doors being left open. My wife was cold and mentioned leaving. The staff did close the door but that is the whole reason we selected indoor dining......

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ShawnC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons 18th birthday

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Paulablu
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service by Faith Pangelinan. Food good. Not many people were Inside dining. Grid food, relaxing atmosphere

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COCO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good...compared with other bbq restuarants, almost about the same......service was quick though our server missed some of the orders...ambiance is ok... and since we had reservation, there was no waiting period...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Stephie
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was amazing. Love the vibe in the restaurant and will definitely be back.

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JohnnyV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was very good but food has been better! We’ll be back to give it another try.

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vipCathieK
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The online menu showed baby back ribs and they didn’t have them on the menu in the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ordered 1/2 rack of St. Louis ribs. They were hard, overcooked, overpriced and tasteless. Very disappointing.

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vipTherronK
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply one of the best BBQ joints in Northern California!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the service was not very good. The waiter was very stuck up and didn’t check on us frequently.

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PaulC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food. I felt very comfortable dining inside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce has become my née best dining experience. I’ve been their several times in the last month ❣️The entire staff are all attentive, social, , spirited, which is what keeps me and my family coming back. Not to mention the food is delicious 😋 and the prices are affordable and a bang for your buck. The cocktails refreshing and the ambiance just right. My favorite part is seeing my new friend Faith the most awesome server, bartender, lady of many hats who does it al with a smile and vibe that makes you feel like she’s happy to make you happy. My née feel good space.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing as always! Great for families, great beer, rarest of the rare bourbon, and best wings period.

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GW7389494
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Had reservations for 6 people outside. Party ahead of us had 9 people and no reservation but they were seated outside. We were told we could sit inside or switch tables once we were seated. We were not late for the reservation and made a couple hours in advance- not sure why we were given an option to reserve or to pick a seating area if it’s not going to be honored while we watch someone take our seat. Food was delicious- would pick another place over here because of experience

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TiffanyeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Meh..the cocktails were weak and the food needed salt

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You can order delivery directly from Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek using the Order Online button. Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 433-5957.

Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek is rated 4.6 stars by 385 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.