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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (30 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Great menu with all the usual BBQ and sides. Luscious huge burgers and excellent margaritas although they could have had less ice and more drink. It’s fun, noisy and upbeat. The food is delicious and the staff friendly. There are three...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anytime I find myself in the Pasadena area I know my go to restaurant is Gus's. I choose to eat at the bar which has very professional and polite bartenders. The brisket literally melts in your mouth, the bbq beans are great and the cream...More

Thank williamsH7565GS
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Finally, a place near Los Angeles that KNOW BBQ. Went to Gus's last night with friends and ate some of the best baby back ribs that I've had in a long time. This place is the real deal. We went with another couple and we...More

Thank TouringSM
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We tend to seek out barbecue whenever we travel, each region having a different spin on the unique American meat meal. Gus's is up there as one of the best we've  experienced. Not only were the smoked meats excellent, but the sides were as well....More

Thank jbwyer
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We visit Gus’s frequently. The BBQ is fantastic and always consistent. It is a nice family restaurant in a nice small town atmosphere.

Thank Gordonm1
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Gus’s has great service and dependable tasty food. Salads are pretty fresh, meat is tender and good quality. No surprise they have stayed in business for so long. It can be on the pricey side, especially if liquor is ordered.

Thank Bird K
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The serve was fantastic, the menu interesting, the specials enticing, the food was delicious, WOW!!!

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This came highly recommended by several locals and was really good! We were in the mood for good BBQ pulled pork and it was perfect, juicy, with the right amount of flavor to keep the taste buds interested and wanting more. Heaping fries perfectly done,...More

Thank Diane101065
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited this place several times and raved about their southern fried chicken to my family. Finally took them on a Sunday. Ordered 2 fried chicken, one was dead on but one was over cooked The ribs were good too and their cornbread with...More

Thank ManishSY
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Was in Pasadena visiting family over the holidays and found Gus's. Loved it so much went twice furing my trip. I'm a BBQ fan from coast to coast and this place makes my short list. Great brisket, delicious sides, amazing deserts. Will be back next...More

Thank ThatGuyKevin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
    (Mission Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gus's is located only a couple of blocks from the South Pasadena gold line station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-3251
  • E-mail
Gus's celebrates the culinary traditions of the South, serving up fresh and inventive takes on regional Southern fare and barbeque while bringing the roots of true Southern hospitality to the West Coast.
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