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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (30 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (21 reviews)
“fried chicken” (19 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 28 June 2012

I LOVE BBQ so when I saw this on our B&B's list of local restaurants, my husband said "go for it!" It helped that we were both hungry. I made a reservation - for a Friday, this is a good idea (a couple with 2...More

Thank kc1wong
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I ordered the chicken and two meat combo. My choices: - Fried chicken - The best I have ever tasted! The red vinegar sauce sent it out of this world. Skip the gravy for the chicken. It was fine, but the chicken was sooooo good,...More

Thank jjmail94526
Reviewed 14 June 2012

We flew to Pasadena CA for our son's graduation. We had a party of 9 and ate there after graduation. Our waitress was top-notch and she made us feel right at home. I have eaten lots of barbeque here in Texas, but I will have...More

Thank TexasLacey
Reviewed 30 May 2012

I love their Blackened chicken sandwich and their rib sandwich with their tasty sweet potato fries. The ambiance is good too.

Thank Diego G
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The food here is great. They have a deli like atmosphere in the front or if you want a little more trendy spot, the back has more of a sports bar feel. Either way the food is great and very family friendly. So far everything...More

Thank MAL55LosAngeles
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The reason I loved Gus's BBQ ... THE FOOD! It was great ... the portions were plentiful ... the menu was very extensive offering a little something for everyone. The service was good. The reasons not to love Gus's BBQ ... A little on the...More

Thank LovinHotelLife
Reviewed 5 May 2012

You can't get a bad meal here! My favorites are the pulled pork nachos, or the ribs and brick chicken. Awesome every single time! Don't forget to try their Sangria, simply addictive (in a good way). They just started breakfast on the weekends, I'll have...More

Thank IrishLRose
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Lots of choices, quickly and efficiently served. I'd go again to expand my knowledge of BBQ

Thank Vandal72
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Gus's has some of the best BBQ in the area! It certainly isn't the best in LA but since I live in the area, it satisfies my BBQ cravings when I have them. My favorites are the baby backs, hot links and brisket. The BBQ...More

Thank Willieboxing
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Call me crazy, but while I think the food and ambiance at Gus's is good, I still prefer the menu and decor that dates back to its inception in the early days. There are just times when all you want is somethng comforting that reminds...More

Thank Kerry E
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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