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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” (33 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (22 reviews)
“fried chicken” (20 reviews)
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8:30 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 5 days ago

Quality of ribs is consistently delicious! Highly recommend baby back ribs as the meat is soft and easy to eat . . . also messy.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GLongoSal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to Gus's BBQ for the first time on a Sunday evening around 5pm with no reservation. The hostess told us it would be 45min-1hr for our party of 3. We were seated in less than 20 min! We all ordered some form of a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SoCal_FatCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

My (35 year old) son and I met at Gus Barbecue in South Pasadena for a "lad and dad" dinner -- two unapologetic carnivores sharing platters of BBQ, family stories, and a quiet evening out. This was my first visit: the ambiance (and people) were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just the most tender pulled pork, mouthwatering brisket, brick pressed 1/2 chickens, barbecued beef burgers topped with burnt brisket ends on top... need I say more? Oh yes, don’t miss the baked beans! Absolutely so fun, trip back in time on that street. Across the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank luckylisa2017
Reviewed 2 December 2018 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
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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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