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Beach Pit BBQ

1676 Tustin Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3247
+1 949-645-7427
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (7 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1676 Tustin Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3247
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The pulled pork and brisket were tender and yummy. Two types of BBQ sauce are available, my fave was the spicy. Outside patio seating, and friendly staff made for a great experience.

Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Several months ago the restaurant changed Ownership and I was afraid I was going to have to find a new BQ restaurant. The new Owner has substantially upgraded the interior decor and the outdoor patio. And much to my delight had kept the menu substantially...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a good traditional BBQ "hole in the wall" with limited (picnic table-style) seating. Better for takeout; although, if you have little ones, you can sit outside and there's a little space for them to play. They have two BBQ sauces - one is...More

Thank Janae L
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times. The food is high quality and very quick! I love the beef brisket with sauce!! The sides of corn, cornbread etc are also great! Try this placd

Thank Thehandsometraveler1
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Some places put BBQ sauce on meat and CALL it BBQ--but NOT Beach Pit BBQ!!! REAL hickory smoked meats are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! The rack of ribs was FANTASTIC, brisket was AWESOME, pulled pork DELECTABLE and the burnt ends were the BEST that I have ever...More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to grab some lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Lots of options for BBQ and great sides to have with them! The BBQ baked beans and brisket are what I would recommend.

Thank lc11soccer
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We live in the desert so when we're near the ocean it is such a treat. The Beach Pit BBQ is one of our spots to grab some good Q in a laid back atmosphere. The remodel looks really nice. I ordered the 3 Sliders...More

Thank Berlinda B
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The reason for the title is that, although the food here is decent barbecue, it lacks the depth of smoke and flavor of real southern US barbecue. My favorite dish was the chicken, which I found moist and flavorful of wood smoke, not too much,...More

Thank Rexflash
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Beach Pit BBQ is tucked back off of 17th St. and Tustin Ave. in Costa Mesa. It is an old cottage style house with a lot of personality and amazing food. Gary recently bought the restaurant and has remodeled it while keeping it cozy and...More

Thank beetrvln
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is a local hang-out and we have been going here for years. I never thought about posting this on TA because it is so local, but then thought, "why-not?" as many people come to this area, especially during the summer. The food is about...More

Thank Blnaq
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1676 Tustin Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-645-7427
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