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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
8:30 AM - 11:00 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 8 September 2016 via mobile

NC pulled pork sandwich with Gus's special cornbread on the side. 5 stars! Excellent service and ambiance. Great cigar store/lounge next door.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A friend (and local) took me here as it was right next door to the cigar shop I wanted to visit. We popped in just after 11am (i.e. before the lunch rush) and scored a nice booth in the back. The place is decorated very...More

Thank theatie17
Reviewed 24 August 2016

it was good resturant and i enjoyed it.family resturant and the price was fair service was good and the amount of food was ok

Thank molana968
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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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