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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 1 June 2016 via mobile

Bbq was just ok. The place does boast on numerous awards on their bbq, but i didnt see anything great....lines were super long too. If you plan to go, make a reservation.

Thank Cristy M
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I was out searching for a steak dinner and I located this places called gus's and man I am glad I went the barbecue is of the chain. The cornbread is extremely tasteful you will love it. I have been there now 3x since. Outstanding...More

Thank Billy L
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Great venue, attentive staff, delicious food, what else can you ask for? We had lunch with my wife, and we enjoyed great short ribs and spectacular Chili, with black beans. I would strongly recommend this place if you are looking for great barbecue and steak....More

1  Thank Luchoap
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I went to eat here solo on a business trip, on the recommendation of a local I met on a plane. I had the beef brisket, which was SO plentiful, (had to box up half of it) and very tender, and moist, with a delicious...More

Thank kellzaboppin
Reviewed 6 May 2016

When someone recommends a restaurant, one thinks you go for the food. In this case, I've been to enough BBQ places to rate the food as OK. I've had better at other restaurants. e.g. Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, etc. But the service is what made the...More

Thank AFonger
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Gus's offers no nonsense, consistently high quality food, served by friendly wait staff, and reasonably priced. Nearly always crowded - that's a good sign! - so give yourself a few extra minutes to get a seat and enjoy the vibe.

Thank pgiulioni
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Gus's has been around forever. A few years ago they did some remodeling and upgrades and it has been good, they have also added a couple of tables outside and breakfast service. It is quite popular. The reason I say it is a good neighborhood...More

Thank knittingshop
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Gus's has the best baby back ribs around. Better than Houston's or Wood Ranch. Our family has tried them all. They also have great cornmeal fried Catfish, which is always tender and NOT greasy. I've had good salads there too. Make reservations. If you want...More

Thank Michelle_LA_CA
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We visit here frequently. The food is good and the people are friendly especially Eric at the bar and Sonny, the manager. The ribs are delicious. The downside is that they do not serve bread with their dinners. I highly recommend them to locals and...More

Thank LMCinLA
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Returned here after our previous visit 2 years ago and glad we did, on this occasion I had the blackened chicken, so good, great service as well.This is one of my favourite restaurants in LA

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