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Roadside BBQ

5000 Northgate Dr # 135, San Rafael, CA 94903-6834
+1 415-479-7200
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5000 Northgate Dr # 135, San Rafael, CA 94903-6834
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Easy in, easy out. lots to choices on the Menu. Free Soft Ice Cream, ALL You can eat. Perfect, after a Hot, and tired day at the race track.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Micheal M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This place serves up some of the best BBQ I’ve had. Big selections of BBQ meats as well as salads, loaded baked potatoes, Mac and cheese and soft serve ice cream. They have mild bbq and spicy which is the best. They also have a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Libby S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We were visiting the area, and went looking for some BBQ and found the Roadside. The pulled pork and beef brisket were good, and the sides were very good. (sweet potato fries, beans, potato salad, veggies) Service was great and very welcoming.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kmc11_11
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Having been spoiled on Central Texas BBQ in both Austin and Lockhart, every BBQ joint since has been so so. Average BBQ, good sides and good service at this dining establishment.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank SeminarTrekker
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We ventured into Roadside BBQ for quick bite, and we will back! This is a great spot for quick eats at reasonable prices. You order at the counter, but the food is delivered to the table. The fried chicken was great. The BBQ salad with...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Liked this place from a previous visit and review. Why are the chickens so small?? Very mean portion.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Irsihpete
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Usually this late the smoked meats are nearing their end. Not here. I had the ribs w Mac n cheese and beans. She had the smoked chicken sandwich with veggies. Food was outstanding. Sauces good too. Again usually this late your rollin the dice but...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Gelliott415
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Good BBQ style of cooking with a little sauce on the meats and more for you to add if you want. Generally ribs are tender and very meaty. Sides are pretty good too. Rating is always hard. I might say this is 4.5 rather than...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We stopped for a quick lunch and had the BBQ salad. It was plenty big enough for two of us. The sauce on their BBQ is delicious and the service was great. A nice bonus was free ice cream for dessert.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sherri G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a chain restaurant and the food reflects that. The meat is nothing special - overcooked, dry, too salty... but edible :) There are very few good BBQ places in NoCal, this is not one of them. That said, this restaurant is a part...More

Date of visit: December 2016
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13 May 2015|
Response from MarcSantaCruz | Reviewed this property |
I doubt they take reservations. It's an order-at-the-counter then seat yourself with a number style restaurant. They have inside and outside seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Northgate Dr # 135, San Rafael, CA 94903-6834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-479-7200
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