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The Oak Pit BBQ Company

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564 Mesa View Dr, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-6565
+1 805-473-0441
11:00 - 19:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I think this place is closed. It has been several times so... their specialty and only entree is barbeque. Room temp cole slaw. Greasy fries. Dirty benches.....eeeew!

Thank Gracie B
Tehachapi, California
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258 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,354 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Not sure that this restaurant is still open. Went by on Sunday 10/6/13 and again on Monday 10/7/13. Both times we drove over to the Oak Pit restaurant at 2:00pm and both times the restaurant was closed. Their website says that their hours are Sun-Thurs 11am-7pm. Fri-Sat 11am-8pm.

13 Thank melsdad2002
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

My family and I have eaten at this restaurant several times and the folks at the Oak Pit never fail to make a positive impression on us. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but what awaits behind its walls is BBQ heaven. Their menu, not surprisingly, is heavily tilted toward various meats and there are not a... More 

11 Thank Bill C
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Wonderful dinner! Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. Very willing to accommodate personal desires at no extra cost - i.e., lasagna with both white sauce and marinara sauce; 1/2 cheese ravioli and 1/2 meat ravioli. Great bread - and all you can eat. Everything prepared on-site and fresh. Prices reasonable. Would definitely return!

14 Thank JubilantTravelerOhio
San Luis Obispo, California
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250 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Little road side place, unassuming except for the mouthwatering oak/meat smoke wafting from the large oak "pit" in front out into the parking lot and Hwy 1. I had the Tri-Tip sandwich. Excellent. Very tender, juicy meat. I added sauce - it comes without. Don't really need the sauce. They have two types: traditional (on the sweet side), and spicy.... More 

7 Thank SledMan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

If you want excellent barbecue come here!! The food is always hot and fresh and delicious! The owners are always so nice and friendly as well. It's a great local spot!

6 Thank RubyW7
Central CA coast
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

I happened to be in the area of Hwy 1 and Halcyon Rd and have always wanted to try the Oak Pit BBQ Co, so I stopped and got a Tri Tip dinner meal. The Tri Tip was just perfect, their chili had tri tip and sausage in it and it was excellent, their salsas were tasty and as hot... More 

5 Thank Dressagetrainer
Santa Maria, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Just go here and you'll know why there is nothing more to say. It is simply the best BBQ, made by people who know what they're doing. The atmosphere also makes everything taste better, too. I

3 Thank jonnyprecious
San Jose, California
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447 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Small Restaurant and limited menu, but the food is awesome ! Great tasting BBQ sauce, and a good portion of food. Have to try the Pulled Pork Sandwich, it is piled high with pulled pork. Also their homemade chips are great. If you want to try something a little different that is really good, get their cowboy nachos. A little... More 

1 Thank Rod B
Monterey, California
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

I really like their BBQ sauce. Fun staff, smells great from the parking lot! Not a huge menu, but everything you would be looking for in a casual BBQ restaurant.

2 Thank AEreviews

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11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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  • Address: 564 Mesa View Dr, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-6565
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-473-0441

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