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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (30 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (21 reviews)
“fried chicken” (19 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
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808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Frijolitoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank nknorris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Stacie L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

great food but very noisy, always busy. Take out a good option. Have eaten in and also done take out. Usually have local sports on their TV's.

Thank margie1749
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We went there with some colleagues and i think a casual place but with good quality. Food was really tasty and service was excellent. Also price was fair. Very recommended

Thank Bolicheboliche
Reviewed 9 July 2018

While the food's a bit pricey, the quality exceeds. I don't know of another place in the area that serves Memphis and St. Louis style ribs, sliders, pulled pork, chicken fried steak and gravy, southern greens, cast iron cornbread, and many other dishes. They have...More

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Usually have the food delivered because the place is always busy and the parking limited. The food is always delicious and the staff is friendly.

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 21 June 2018

There are many barbecue joints throughout Southern California, and among them, a variety of cooking styles and regional favorites, but the traditional Texas Brisket reigns supreme here at Gus's BBQ in South Pasadena. MEMPHIS BABY BACK RIBS brushed with our original bbq sauce full rack...More

Thank sogonblick
Reviewed 24 May 2018

After tasting Texas BBQ, Gus's BBQ is not my fav. Portion size is good, glass of wine small with high price. Food a little over priced. Parking is almost always a problem, small parking lot, street parking and larger parking lot across street, 1/2 block...More

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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, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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