Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek

4.6
476 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 provide excellent food with unmatched southern charm and ambiance. Axe cages, crafted cocktails, 25 plus beers on tap, 200 whiskeys, bourbons, scotches or ryes and of course our award winning bbq will surely get you Sauced.

For axe throwing reservations please visit www.saucedbbqandspirits.com.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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yeseniam
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!! Good food and drinks. Our server was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. I do not know of a lot of great BBQ places in the Bay Area, but this did not disappoint. I had the double meat plate with the brisket and ribs, with the Buffalo Mac and sweet potato casserole as my sides. I’m looking forward to returning to try the rest of the menu.

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vipheidi
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices seem a bit high.
I like the drink happy hour;)

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tammydc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were looking forward on getting the pork belly ends but they ran out

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JillC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Prices have definitely increased. The food was not as good as last time. Just seemed like they slopped it into the plate. It was expensive before but now with smaller sloppy portions snd a big jump in prices I am not sure I will be back. It’s too bad. It used to be a family favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food ! Our waitress was amazing, I forgot her name but that you for being patient with my family. I don’t remember her name, I feel so bad but I remember her telling us she had recently got married & we all admire her gorgeous ring. Always a great place to mingle & have fun. Thank you sauce crew !

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EmilyW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and fast service! Highly recommend!

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Britt
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was absolutely amazing as always! We are never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

4 adults, 2 teenagers and 1 child…why did the child’s food not only come out last but 12 minutes after everyone else’s food?

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KatP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to watch a game! Fun vibe. GO GIANTS!

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Underwhelmed
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great BBQ with very slow to start service that improved once we finally got some attention. The inside space has an open warehouse feel that can be ear-splittingly noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the server was attentive and kind, we enjoyed the vibe for sure

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Gram
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Our server was friendly and efficient. They provided a dessert for my husband's birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were there for Axe throwing and dinner with a party of 10. Reservations have to be handled separately and through two different systems. It appears to be up to the customer to coordinate the two.

The staff seemed disconnected and while we had fun axe throwing, the “dedicated” staff seemed disinterested after walking through each participant for a few initial throws. The restaurant also made a huge deal about vaccination status and proof, only to have absolutely no one check any of the party at any time.

Half-way though our axe throwing, I received a text message to call the restaurant regarding the dinner reservation. They seem to not realize that we were already checked-in. And even though I walked to the reception desk and explained we were all there, the table was still being put together at the time we were seated.

The food service was a bit sloppy. It was kinda what one might expect from a low-end bar service. As food came out, staff had to call out the items to determine who had what, using their names for their food items (as if we had remembered the cute names for the entrees). Presentation was sloppy, with utensils wrapped in paper napkins simply dropped in the center of the table. Also, give the size of the table, there should have been two carriers of their sauces.

For all of their talk about their BBQ, it was average at best. The food was over-reliant on their bottled sauces. The brisket I received was dry and would have been inedible without first bathing in the sauce. The mac n cheese was bland; no one even finished their servings. The corn bread was OK, but also had little flavor. All-in-all, there seemed to be little pride put in the food, as it all appeared way too assembly-line prepared.

There are too many other good BBQ places in the area to consider this place. Basically, the food had no flavor unless you were looking for the flavor of the bottled sauce. And frankly, the sauce was watery and generic.

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vipRodneyB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good place. Decent vibe. Great food

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MichaelR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very tender meats Good choice of sauces. Although some at our table felt that the meats did not require additional sauces. Excellent sides, with particular mention to the slaw.

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vipMichelle
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was great. All the staff were friendly. The food was very good. I had the mango jalapeño Moscow mule! Yum
For a birthday treat there was fried Oreos. Decadent!!! Thanks

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ProfessorMoriarty
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent BBQ. Great selection of cocktails & rotating beer taps. Axe Throwing for fun too! Very friendly & professional staff.

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Paulablu
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food, large portions. Always leftovers for another meal at home.

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Heath
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything I tasted was delicious, but sweet and fatty. This place is not for the health conscious. Appetizer of brussels sprouts had pork belly and a very sweet sauce. My entree had sweet potato that could have been a dessert. My grits were loaded with cheese and butter. My brisket was a mix of slightly dry to excessively fatty and everything in-between. The Oreos were fried and covered in more sugar. This is a splurge once a month type of place to protect your waistline and your arteries!

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Dave
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered Brussel sprout appetizer, loaded sweet potato with burnt ends, burnt end dinner with sweet potato casserole and St Louis Ribs with Cole slow and corn bread. All were fantastic. But standouts we’re the Brussel sprouts Ribs Cornbread and jalapeño coleslaw. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son’s 21st birthday here! Was a great experience! We sat in the bar area (very fitting for a 21st bday) service was excellent! Very attentive. Yummy food, fantastic drinks! They brought out a super delicious dessert for him (fried Oreos and vanilla ice cream)!

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Evie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual, fun atmosphere. Food was delicious. Service was fast and friendly. Nice experience.

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SusanL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 6. This was the first time for some (3rd for me). Service was great, wait staff was attentive and friendly. Food came out in timely manner. Nice that table was large enough of all of us to spread out and not be crammed together. Nice to be able to sit outside also.

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larryW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not good bbq. Burnt ends should have been called “burnt up and dried up” Brisket itself was gray in color.. lifeless, overcooked to death.

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vipPaulablu
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, attentive server. Good good as always. No complaints

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StacilynnG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Will be back to watch Sunday NFL with the all the TV's!

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AlwaysDown4FineDining
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, we ate there twice in three days. Hush puppies and grits to write home about.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was amazing!!!!!

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LizV
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They really know BBQ. Very tasty and great selection.
We had the ribs, pork belly burnt-ends and brisket melt. All very good - we especially loved the ribs. They have a good selection of sides. The sweet potato casserole was delicious, but the cornbread was a little dry.
They have ax-throwing starting at 3pm so this is a fun place to go with friends or unique date.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Awesome service—delicious food. Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tasty, great drinks. Somewhat overpriced however, and has a “bro” atmosphere that’s too frat for me. Liked the outdoor area.

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BarbaraN
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice time. Service and food always great

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vipCityGirl33
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! I got the mango Jalapeño Mule and the Hyphy Hiefer - both delicious

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vipRRrrr
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I'll start by saying the food was amazing. Everyone at our table was ooohing and aaahhing as they ate. The Bahn Mi with burnt pork tips was off the charts. Yum! But the service was meh. Perhaps because we weren't ordering expensive cocktails? I don't know. But we were rushed into ordering drinks and apps *as we were sitting down*. I had to tell the waiter that we'd never been there before and didn't actually know the menu. Then rushed into ordering the meal. Then the bill was placed on the table while we were still eating our food. I mean, the menu is $20-$40 per item, it's not a fast food joint. We left full, but definitely not happy that we were rushed through a birthday dinner.

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RayK
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and so was service. A little loud.

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ArmandoA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! The server was ok. I love to come to Sauced BBQ to celebrate special occasions

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Jandi
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was great however server could have been better. We told her it was our first time. She said ok did not explained how it menu works or what are the assorted sauces on our table. Then we saw her across our table explaining each type sauce. Never asked/offered if we wanted drinks refill or dessert after our meal. She looked very occupied with the big group across us and was just rushing to check on us.

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LewA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food was great. Noise level far too loud and distracted from experience.

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Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Walnut Creek is rated 4.6 stars by 476 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.