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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (24 reviews)
“fried chicken” (15 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviews (176)
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

As a native midwesterner, I appreciate good beef and pork BBQ and recognize it having been done right when I taste it - and this place is fantastic! I've had the short ribs, tri-tip, and pulled pork and every one of them were cooked to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Went to Gus's Barbecue in South Pasadena for a family dinner. With plenty of drinks and food we had a great night. We both had Gus's famous hamburger and the remainder of our family sampled other of Gus's culinary delights. So when we were looking...More

Thank Sydneysida
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Gus's has been So Pasadena's tried and true eatery for decades. New owners several years ago and made is even better - their BBQ Shrimp salad is a winner - every time. Wish they had more non-meat choices, though.....(reason for the 4 stars)

Thank SusanB933
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The food is very good, a local favorite. But it is crowded and noisy especially on weekends. Don't plan to have a serious conversation or romance! Sports on tv, good variety of entrees, sandwiches and salads, good with kids.

Thank jcze1959
Reviewed 30 September 2015

the pulled pork nachos are a craving! Good wine and beer list. I have always had great service and they are open late with lots of parking

Thank 363unnamed
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Had dinner on Sunday night with some work mates, was so good! The ribs melted off the bone and were the right stickiness. Have to try the sausage, so tasty and the jacks Mac & cheese - yummo. Service was impeccable and the waitress made...More

Thank louielou79
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We tried this restaurant in the recommendation of a friend while in Pasadena for business. A great BBQ experience. Most of our party were international so we tried ribs, brisket, Tri tip and sausages with numerous sides. Very well cooked and the entire meal was...More

Thank hughtravel77
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Portions big enough that we split each between two people. Corn bread in the cast iron skillet was excellent. Sweet, not southern style, but good for California cornbread.

Thank Travellin_Ran
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had reservation for 7 on Friday night.Place is pet friendly,we got seated with our dog outside within 15 minutes.The waitress was extremely friendly and quick.But the BBQ meats were dry and sauce was too sweet for our taste.Sorry to say that the BBQ is similar...More

Thank darindad
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We came here a year ago and were not impressed, I cant remember why. Came back a week ago and we liked it a lot. First off, they take reservations. I heard so many people come in and balk at the wait time claiming they...More

Thank Nimisis303
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
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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