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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 - 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 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
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Bbq was just ok. The place does boast on numerous awards on their bbq, but i didnt see anything great....lines were super long too. If you plan to go, make a reservation.

Thank Cristy M
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I was out searching for a steak dinner and I located this places called gus's and man I am glad I went the barbecue is of the chain. The cornbread is extremely tasteful you will love it. I have been there now 3x since. Outstanding...More

Thank Billy L
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Great venue, attentive staff, delicious food, what else can you ask for? We had lunch with my wife, and we enjoyed great short ribs and spectacular Chili, with black beans. I would strongly recommend this place if you are looking for great barbecue and steak....More

1  Thank Luchoap
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I went to eat here solo on a business trip, on the recommendation of a local I met on a plane. I had the beef brisket, which was SO plentiful, (had to box up half of it) and very tender, and moist, with a delicious...More

Thank kellzaboppin
Reviewed 6 May 2016

When someone recommends a restaurant, one thinks you go for the food. In this case, I've been to enough BBQ places to rate the food as OK. I've had better at other restaurants. e.g. Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, etc. But the service is what made the...More

Thank AFonger
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Gus's offers no nonsense, consistently high quality food, served by friendly wait staff, and reasonably priced. Nearly always crowded - that's a good sign! - so give yourself a few extra minutes to get a seat and enjoy the vibe.

Thank pgiulioni
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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