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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at Gus's, and I had heard great things. It's a moderately-sized restaurant and they do get pretty busy, so it's best to make reservations if you can. We were in a group of about 10 people, so we made reservations...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The original owners, Gus and Jack Tripodes, were family friends and now Chris and John Bicos have transformed this South Pasadena institution into a vibrant, busy destination for really great barbeque and more. Being a 5 decades long Foodservice professional and fellow Greek, I love...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable atmosphere, good service with a smile. Delicious smelling food! Great bartenders!! Beautiful small town feel.

Thank Bea L
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were visiting S. Pasedena with a large group and decided to try Gus's Barbecue for a late lunch. About 30 of us descended on the place and food ensued. I did not hear a single complaint from the varied crowd as plates of brisket,...More

Thank SpeakerTeacher
Reviewed 6 July 2016

For carnivores who love slopping in scarlet sauce, Gus's delivers (and has been doing so for decades). The atmosphere lacks character but service is amiable and reasonably efficient. Portions are mammoth and there are two kinds of sauce at table to supplement what is swabbed...More

1  Thank ParoleAnima
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The neon Gus's sign in front is an icon in South Pasadena, brought back by popular demand when an anti-neon ordinance was passed by the city. It is now grandfathered in. There is neon inside too - it is a barbeque, after all. It was...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I must say that I've had better BBQ home cooked in Louisiana. But for a restaurant outing this was the best ever on the 4th of July. Portions are plentiful, side dishes of greens and red beans were delicious and all of the meat dishes...More

Thank Reg C
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a very good BBQ joint... As with most BBQ, it's not cheap, and the combo meal ($25) could have had more meat (5 St. Louis ribs, 1 sausage =, and a good slice of Brisket with 2 sides) was delicious. The Tri-tip was...More

Thank markj4golf
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Have been going there for 20 years! Since the new owners transformed into the best BBQ 7? Years ago, we go every other week. The entire menu is a winner. Love me some Gus Gus

Thank TonyRita F
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Great time! Food is good, BBQ IS TASTY! service needs to improve. location is great parking is a problem. Catering for parties is pretty good I recommend it. I will be back!

Thank MichaelDergar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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