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Mission St Bbq

1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4743
+1 831-458-2222
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (18 reviews)
“tri tip” (13 reviews)
“beans” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4743
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy visiting this family ran/family friendly restaurant. Best BBQ in Mission, always has great music. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank DDMiddlebrook
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My first time here. I wasn't very hungry but was with friends who were. I discovered they have small combo plate called the Westside combo. 3 small portions of meats of your choice with 1 side and a piece of bread. Was plenty for me,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bintraveling2
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

All around good. Ribs were very tasty. Beans were even good. Diet Coke certainly met expectations. It was live entertainment. Service was ultra-fast. Literally, it took about 30 seconds to get my half rack of ribs beans and salad. Garlic bread was not the best....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 7,268
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We went on a Wednesday afternoon (around 2 pm) and there were no lines. This place was recommended by a friend and said we HAVE to eat here. We ordered the three different meats - BBQ chicken, BBQ ribs and pulled pork. The family enjoyed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank linda s
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been working in Santa Cruz for a week & have already been here twice. I would highly recommend stopping by between 6-8 pm when they have live blues every night. Prices are very reasonable for the quality. I’d highly recommend the tri tip, garlic...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank katetahirah
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Fun place at 6pm with the old blues guys playing and enjoying a beer I love their Brisket Sandwich... great place to drop in, great service, delicious food, but sticky tables and I wish they had a Budweiser Beer and more tasty and healthy chef...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank daviddelarosa
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The food was really good, atmosphere and seating was just ok. Another bbq where you order and wait and hope there is a table available. But I’ll say it again, the food was really good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank bljam
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Mission Street BBQ took over a Kentucky Fried chicken location. Slowly they have made it their own. The brisket is fantastic. The sauces are spicy, flavorful and unique. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My wife and I rolled into Santa Cruz on June 24th hungry. We stopped at Mission St BarBQ which advertised multiple craft beers. To be honest, I'd rather have had a Samuel Adams or any Ale from Oregon but had to settle. You order your...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Phil E
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating some BBQ for dinner at this excellent restaurant. The staff is very nice and helpful. The Blues music was very good, and we enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. We would come back the next time...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LMotto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4743
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-458-2222
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