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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you have a craving for BBQ this is the place to go. A very popular place in So Pas, always crowded. We go early to avoid a wait. The combo plates are an excellent value, especially the fried chicken and rib combo, a half...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been 55 years since I have been to Gus's. Back then, my father had a business nearby and then moved it to East Pasadena. This was his hangout and I remember coming in as a lad, sitting in a booth and ordering hamburgers....More

Thank JohnGalt2
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Took friends there for lunch, we had a great time, everything on the menu is excellent and the service is great. They have a Sunday Brunch that I will be going to soon!!!

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

BBQ rib was very good and meaty...great bbq sauce and house wine is a good pairing for it...Friendly Service and easy free parking

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Lunch at Gus’s BBQ “since 1946”. Excellent Meat & Potatoes joint if you are into Meat & Potatoes. Loved it. Just a cool old established restaurant in Pasadena.

Thank BingCh0w
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Had a craving for BBQ and found this restaurant only 5 minuttes away from my hotel. Got a Combo og Brisket, Baby Spare Ribs and Pulled Pork. As sides Mac and Cheese plus some Mashed Potatoes. This with a glas of draft Blonde Beer. Surely...More

Thank Lars P
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on my mother in laws recommendation. I thought I'd been to all the old joints LA had to offer, boy was I wrong. This place is unassuming from the entrance and check in area. In fact they have a counter with...More

Thank DKS44
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

When I want BBQ I go to Gus's. The place was renovated but the food is as great as ever. I had the Texas Brisket Sandwich which is terrific, with the sweet potato fries made all the better by dipping them in Gus's special BBQ...More

Thank Skyros7
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you can't get to New Orleans Gus's will fill in as a great substitute. Best mint julep in town and terrific me u.

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Last night we had dinner a Gus's. After trying to decide from all of the barbecue options, I finally settled on Peppercorn Crusted Tri-Tip....Yum! The meat came with two sides, I chose garlic mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. The mashed potatoes were great, but...More

Thank PoppyGal63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
    (Mission Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gus's is located only a couple of blocks from the South Pasadena gold line station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-3251
  • E-mail
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