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Salinas City BBQ

) #4 of 264 Restaurants in Salinas ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
+1 831-758-2227
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
“tri tip” (32 reviews)
“potato salad” (14 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
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Reviews (158)
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner here based on a friend's recommendation. She drives from Los Angeles to eat this place, so we decided to check it out. Well it is worth the drive!!! I'll be driving here from LA to eat. We tried the pulled pork,brisket, baked...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this highly rated Barbecue restaurant for lunch. Best decision, I had the Bison rib lunch with beans and garlic bread. Well worth the price,a very lean rib with lots of flavor and a good smoke ring. My wife had the pork ribs...More

Thank RustyWater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place. Great beer menu with a lot of local choices. The food is outstanding. A great example of Central Coast bbq. Try the smoked tri-tip on garlic bread. And watch out for the red topped bbq sauce! Hot but tasty! It has a country...More

Thank clr231
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving home from SLO and needed a bite to eat. Found some good reviews about Salinas City so we made a stop. We couldn't be happier with that decision. We were somewhat skeptical with the exterior but don't let it fool you. It...More

Thank Trang L
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great flavor. They offered all you can eat pulled pork but was out before 7PM. Service was poor. Not rude, but apathetic. Terrible parking (Street only). With a minimum amount of effort, this restaurant could rock. Still, for fast bbq, not so bad. My dinner...More

Thank RFine
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must come to restaurant for a meal, just about every time we visit mom in PG. Ribs are consistently awesome. My husband loves the spicy BBQ sauce. Brisket is good and the potatoes are a meal in themselves. Beer choices are nice

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Los Angeles from Stanford for dinner. The place is charming, warm, and so delicious. The service is friendly. The restaurant used to be a house many years ago. They have awesome smokers in the back. We ordered a...More

Thank Marianna D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped here for dinner on a recent road trip with my wife, sister-in-law and two younger children (4 and 7). It was give or take $10-$12 per person. Food: I've been in California for 2 years now, and I miss BBQ from the southeast...More

Thank NormalOrlandoGuy
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is one tasty place. I had ribs with the others had beef brisket sandwiches. All were delicious and tender, even the beans and cole slaw were yummy. We also tried the bread pudding, yum, and the berry cobbler desserts. All home made and good...More

Thank Ddeboer05
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I had heard that this was the best BBQ around and took a friend to lunch. It definititely looks, feels and smells like a BBQ joint with possibilities. Located in an industrial area of Salinas right next to the Monterey County Foodbank (if you read...More

Thank pjdowd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-758-2227