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Big B's Barbecue

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1948 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831-1522
+1 714-528-7427
11:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. This BBQ is amazing. Smoky with a flavorful sauce and fall off the bone tenderness. This tiny operation might serve the best BBQ I've ever eaten. The fries with their ranch are outstanding and I ate everything on my plate. My only regret is that I ate here and now I'll miss it going back to Florida. Best food... More 

Thank jenniferbK6591NF
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This has been my favorite burger for years! Even though I moved out of the area, I stop by every chance I get! The BBQ is excellent as well. Worth a visit!

Thank Ladykaty1961
Lake Forest, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We've always enjoyed the best BBQ ribs and chicken from Big B's BBQ! The ribs are the most tender and tasty that one can find. It's primarily a take-out, as they only have several sit-down tables.

Thank ArneL534
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Great place for barbecue. Not a fan of the sides, but you can't miss on the ribs! Take out available. Not fancy, by any means, but just good, authentic barbecue.

5 Thank Rknorman
Placentia, California
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Always great ribs, meaty and fall-off-the-bone. Friendly staff, prices a little higher than I'd like, but O.K.

3 Thank Maddog_Marty51
Orange County, CA
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Big B's BBQ is an off-shoot of Brian's Beer & Billiards which is a local hang-out for students from Cal-State Fullerton as well as sports fans all over Orange County. The BBQ storefront is right next door to the bar but has it's own entrance. First time I walked in I was suprised how small it was. It really is... More 

2 Thank ArchieMYL
Huntington Beach, California
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2012

I used to go here when I lived closer but hadn't been in a while. Went today for lunch. Sort of run down inside, but I still love their ribs and their homemade potatoe salad is to die for! Not your normal smoked ribs. I believe they boil them and then throw them on the fire when you order. I... More 

1 Thank Jeff S
Fullerton, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Don't be fooled by the small storefront and limited seating... This is some of the best barbeque you will find in the OC. Big B's is a favorite "take-out" location of the locals, and a popular spot with students from Cal State Fullerton. While you are waiting for your order, (which is always prepared fresh), step next door for a... More 

2 Thank MichaelMummert
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

I don't usually give 5 stars to take out but this food is incredible!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1948 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831-1522
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fullerton
  • Phone Number: +1 714-528-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?