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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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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
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808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We ordered food to go and it arrived packaged perfectly with yummy food. Since there were 3 of us, we each shared a bit of our dinners, so that we could taste the pulled pork, chicken and ribs. Everything was delicious!

Thank Dyanne2014
Reviewed 28 June 2017

What a cool place! We went to Gus's BBQ on a Monday evening. The service was excellent and food was delicious! Our group had everything from brisket to tortilla soup and it was all perfect! The atmosphere and history of the building was great. Parking...More

Thank Paige T
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

For our first time here I think we got a little too carried away. But who cares when the food is delicious. I recommend everything on the menu. Since our first visit their, we've been there multiple times. Just a quick tip, sit at the...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

The food is great. They bring the delicious delicacies of the South to Pasadena. Management is great but some of the servers are clueless about customer service.

Thank Mario E
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ restaurant! Luckily for me it's only a block away! Chicken wings are awesome! Right of 110fwy Fair Oaks exit make a right 1 block south ENJOY!!!

Thank panamajoe2015
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were disappointed not to find beef ribs on the menu but you can't have everything. We also don't agree with BBQ being served with sauce on it already - there were tasty sauces on the table and we had to scrape off the other....More

Thank FormerChicagoGal
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I like most of the entrees that I have tried with the exception that most items are over spiced for what I consider BBQ. I'm from the south and crushed red pepper is not used as a seasoning. I've notice in California that it is...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a light snack. (Salad) I will be returning for actual BBQ! I sat at the counter and was able to see the wide variety of offerings. Nothing looked bad. Gus's is a local BBQ "joint" that has been around for generation....More

Thank Leigh J
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch. The back room was very noisy, especially moving and busing tables! The baby back ribs were pretty good. The cornbread and onion rings were delicious. The service was not the greatest but average!

Thank Decoyqueen
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you truly do enjoy the real deal regarding BBQ, you must find your way to Gus's in South Pasadena. It is located on Fair Oaks, a main road off the 110 and a hop skip from Pasadena. You can not go wrong with any...More

Thank Folk_guy
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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