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Shorter's Rib Pit & Catering

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16 E 9th St, Tracy, CA 95376-4028
+1 209-839-2290
11:00 - 19:00
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Tracy, California
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The place is attached to a bowling alley but don't let that fool you. The brisket was the awesome! The sauce is great too. Looking forward to going back to try more.

Thank rmkahn
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The food is excellent especially with the personal touch added by the owner. The place is noisy so it is best to take the food out.

Thank Al B
Tracy, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Five stars for food that tastes like it came from dad's backyard smoker, mom's fridge, and grandma's oven. I picked up take-out on a Friday night -- my first time at Shorter's since their move to East Street. I recently moved a few blocks away from their new location and kept smelling the smoker as I drove by. Drool. The... More 

Thank pamelafrog
Tracy, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Best BBQ in town! Dave's BBQ sauce is yummy! Great service and very family oriented. Love the coleslaw and don't go without trying Mama Shorter's Peach Cobbler!

Thank DEBDEB507
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We used to go to Shorter's when they were downtown. When we saw they were going to open at the bowling alley we were very excited. After their 'soft opening' at the bowling alley I went and ordered 3 dinners to go. I had to wait an hour for our food. This past Friday my husband wanted to try it... More 

Thank deborahd459
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

There are plenty of good, though average, barbeque places. We're from TN, so we know. Shorter's Barbeque and Catering in Tracy, CA, is OUTSTANDING! Just got back from lunch there (my second time there). I had the tri-tip sandwich, and my wife and son had the pulled pork and ribs. Our meat was deliciously smoked, so tender and juicy. The... More 

3 Thank larrrock
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Great small family BBQ place. Love the whope family. Love the dinner dances when they have them! They have a killer spicy spaghetti. Love the cobbler they make. They have a great lunch meun as well as dinner. Im personally not a fan of chicken but thiers always wants me to change my mind.

1 Thank Ashley W
Blairstown, New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

One of the best BBQ places in North America, an I've been to quite a few. Three of us had the lunch ribs, tritip, and chicken. All superbly smoked, fall-off the bone, and the sauce was just ther right spice. Our fingers stilled smelled of smoke the next day. I will be going out if my way to get there... More 

2 Thank DAN C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

They cooked the food right there. It smelled amazing. These folks know what there doing. They should be selling that BBQ in bottles! It's so good. Perfect sweet perfect spice. They were so kind. Homemade French fries how could you go Wrong.

1 Thank Stacylady
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

I've only had the BBQ chicken and it was delicious both times! The greens were also very good as was the coleslaw. They are very pleasant and welcoming. I would call ahead to see if they have what you want or to order ahead of time if you're in a hurry. It's a small place and sometimes get very busy.

2 Thank aissw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 E 9th St, Tracy, CA 95376-4028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tracy
  • Phone Number: +1 209-839-2290

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