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Gram's Mission Barbeque Palace

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3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
+1 951-782-8219
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Just the best recipes. Their meats come with a choice of BBQ sauces ad their Mac n Cheese is the homemade yummy kind, try the peach cobbler. This is picnic skull food, I love it. The seating isn't great, but worth it...

Thank Ted M
Anchorage, Alaska
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641 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Staying in a hotel near Gram's, I eat here every time I am in Riverside. They BBQ is good, the serving sizes are adequate and the price is fair. In addition to the BBQ, the fish selections are good, as is the "late night menu".

Thank Mike P
Spring, Texas
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I was very disappointed. They recommended the brisket so I tried it. The meat was dry and chewy. It comes drowning in the worst sauce I've ever tried. The coleslaw and fries were good. My husband had the hot links. They were also drowning in the sauce. He said they tasted like microwaved links with very little flavor except for... More 

Thank Amyswrld2011
Moreno Valley, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I try to stop off here at least once a month and it is fabulous. The food is great. Their pulled pork is great, large servings and such s personable staff makes you feel like family. I believe they have some of the best greens I have ever had! I always bring friends there because there is nothing like a... More 

Thank sandraw1966
Port Hueneme, California
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223 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Classic southern BBQ served here with all the fixings; including okra! The hot links are awesome, the ribs fantastic, and the pulled pork quite good. Sticky sauce and lots of it on all items, you will need extra napkins. Not a fancy place but definitely worth a visit-pretty reasonable for a BBQ place, as well.

Thank Robert B
Riverside, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

They are very friendly here & the food is really good. I usually have some sort of fish & my husband has had the ribs.

Thank Lisa M
Baltimore, Maryland
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101 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I was excited to try this place as I am a huge barbeque fan...however it was decidedly average. I wanted to like it -- neat spot in downtown Riverside and it has promise... unfortunately the barbeque is just average. The employees were all nice -- they just need to improve the food!

Thank John B
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

These people don't know what burnt or over cook means. The sweet potatoe pie we purchased for $12.00 was horrible. Had to toss that one in the trash.

Thank 883alexism
Riverside, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Gram's Mission Barbecue Palace is a small place but wonderful to order and take out when there are a lot of people there. Wonderful catfish! Excellent Jambalaya, etc. Go try it! You'll go back over and over again!

Thank Theresa H
Cedar Park, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We found Gram's on-line while searching for dining venues in downtown Riverside. It was conveniently located near our hotel. The BBQ was fair. Nothing to write home about, but not bad by any means. It was rather late when we got there--around 10:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. The staff were friendly. We both got brisket with two sides. Again,... More 

Thank Charles M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-782-8219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?