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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (32 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (21 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

I made a reservation for 7pm for 3 people - it was very crowded so I glad for the reservation. We were seated within 5 minutes, and the waiter appeared immediately. Many styles of BBQ were on the menu, along with about 10 delicious sides....More

Thank Caity008
Reviewed 18 February 2012

I haven't been to Gus's in years but when the opportunity presented itself during a February 2012 visit to the environs, I jumped on it! I don't really remember the particulars of the "old" Gus's and the interior looks a lot like it did when...More

Thank dave1013
Reviewed 13 January 2012

The last time I had their baby back ribs they were a bit dry, so I can't really give Gus's more than 3 stars. I like their dirty rice though although it was a tad too salty the last time I had it. Maybe it...More

Thank Pon N
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Great breakfast and BBQ too! The greens on the dinner menu are really good and the BBQ chicken my favorite.

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 23 November 2011

We stopped at Gus's on the way to the Huntington Library and Gardens. Service was reasonably fast. My barbecued rib sandwich was served on a good roll with sweet potato fries. It was very juicy and tasty. My wife's pulled pork sandwich was a bit...More

Thank areview28
Reviewed 16 November 2011

The menu has a lot to offer. We tried the BBQ ribs, BBQ brisket, and fried chicken. Everything was delicious. The portions were great, and the service was very attentive.

Thank jicsh
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Homemade veggie burger and mac and cheese were yummy. Sangria was weak but tasty. Our group of 8 was tended to and we all enjoyed our meals.

Thank AttorneyOnTheGo
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Went to Gus's BBQ for the first time this weekend. Lived in LA all of my life and just noticed this place as I drove by it a month ago. Decided to see if the restaurant could live up to the great signage they have...More

Thank SDM3_LA
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Wow, whatever happened to the old Gus's that we knew and loved??? This place was sold a few years ago, the new owners evidentally fired the previous staff and totally did a gut job on the place. The food is still good but that's where...More

1  Thank trip_lady15
Reviewed 5 August 2011

I love Gus's because the food is amazingly good and it has great atmosphere. It's a great place to go with friends, because it seems like you're at a really fun party. I love the ribs, chicken, potatoes, sweet potato fries, cornbread, YUM! There are...More

1  Thank Elarbolita
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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