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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” (28 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great for lunch with comfortable seating for 5 people. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgable with great service. Large menu with lots of BBQ choices. I had the pork rib sandwich with potato salad on a nice bun. My wife had the pastrami sandwich...More

Thank 616howardm
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I'm from Oklahoma and believe it or not I'm not a BBQ fan.. however this place was delicious!! HUGE portions. I'm so thankful my husband and I decided to share a plate so we could have some dessert! Make sure you get a bourbon pecan...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

As extended-stay visitors to this part of LA, historic Gus's became one of our home bases. There are some amazing flavors here, and a great atmosphere in the back (/bar) room on the lovely main street (Fair Oaks Ave). Don't miss the skillet of hot...More

Thank Road_Dad_USA
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A bunch of us from work went to have lunch here. I remember eating here a few years back and really enjoyed it. They actually had a ribeye on their menu then as well. But I remember tasting a bit of everything from my family's...More

Thank ugooli
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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