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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (33 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (22 reviews)
“fried chicken” (20 reviews)
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808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our evening at the Arboretum checking the festive lights Moonlight Forest Lantern Festival we were hungry. First time at Gus’s BBQ, we were a group of 6 and we were glad we made reservations in advance. Service was great, our waitress was excellent very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 492myrnag
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We went into Gus’s in South Pasadena for a bottle of house white, which they had apparently run out of. So we had a bottle of their cheapest dry white, which took a long time to arrive, along with a bill (including tax) of nearly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter T
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Six of us had a delightful dinner at Gus's BBQ. We had reservations and they had our table ready in a quieter section of the restaurant. We thought our pulled pork sandwiches and sweet potato fries were very tasty. Our friends had pulled pork plate,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Best place for ribs and anything bbq. Always has excellent food with more than enough to eat. Will always go there to fill the little belly wants

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank woodie5
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Gus's has been here in South Pasadena for longer than I can remember. When I hear the name I think of slow cooked meats, extra smoky flavor. BarBecue. I hadn't been to Gus's in about 45 years. I went there last week to meet some...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cheifeng
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Have came to this place after reading about it in Tripadvisor and this is a great place. The meet is good and done correctly. My waiter helped me peed a dish which had several type of meet and a nice beer beside. I got a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank series_alcoholic
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We came here due to the trip advisor reviews. My sister said she had eaten here before and it was really good so we were hungry and excited. The atmosphere was nice. We were sat right away. The food - we ordered the full rack...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Frijolitoz
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We happened to drop in for lunch, to join plenty of locals who were enjoying the food and homely, chattering atmosphere. The service was very friendly and efficient, and our dishes (fried catfish, house salad) delicious. Both the menu and drinks list offered plenty of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Gus's is in our small town neighborhood. It is our go-to when our grown kids come and visit. We will always get a delicious meal whether it be a salad or a full plate of ribs and tri tip! I love the fried chicken but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nknorris
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I love eating at this restaurant when I travel to Pasadena. Great quality food, wonderful service, fun atmosphere. The cornbread is a feast in itself!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stacie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
Gus's celebrates the culinary traditions of the South, serving up fresh and inventive takes on regional Southern fare and barbeque while bringing the roots of true Southern hospitality to the West Coast.
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