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R & L Home of Good Barbeque

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1816 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122-5748
+1 206-322-0271
11:00 - 20:00
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

It's been around for over 50 years. Great charm and cultural relevance inside coupled with amazing food. This place is my new go to...

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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

In my opinion one needs to look south of downtown Seattle to find the best barbeque. Where BBQ is everything and not just an item on a longer menu, then you know it's been perfected! R&L is just that kind of place and we found it by accident (sort of). We'd been busy all day and hadn't thought about dinner.... More 

1 Thank Zipster16
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2011

If you want traditional soul food like barbecue ribs and sweet potato pie then this is the place. The food is fantastic and it's also very good value for money. My girlfriend and I shared a pound of ribs, coleslaw, potato salad and a piece of sweet potato pie and it came to less than $25. R&L is a family-owned... More 

1 Thank Charger265
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2011

I am 70 years of age and I have been a customer of R & L Home of Good Barbeque since I was 13 years old, whether I lived in Seattle, Bellevue, Edmonds or Mill Creek! I was attending Washington Junior High School at the time, which was located about one block away! I either take out or eat in... More 

1 Thank EDDIE9663
Sun City, Arizona
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149 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2008

I started going to Home of Good Barbeque over 20 years ago. You go to Home of Good for the food; not the atmosphere. My menu favorites are the rib tips, greens and sweet potato pie. I try barbeque every where I go and measure all others by their standard. All have failed. The sauces are usually too sweet or... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2008

Been coming to this little establishment for the past 20 some years. Food is just as good as the first day I came. Whenever I'm in the neighboorhood I stop in for my rib sandwich. Even my Grandparents were delighted with their food the time I sent them off on the Amtrak with plenty of ribs and chicken for the... More 

1 Thank CKsmiles
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Reviewed 4 August 2008

ribs. yeah. and soda from the vending machine. hell yeah.

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Prince George, BC
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2007

Way up the hill from Pioneer Square on Yesler Way where the neighborhood doesn't have the shi-shi feel of so much of today's Seattle, if you watch carefully, the red neon glow tells you you've found "R & L Home of Good Barbecue." And that's an understatement. But then much about this little joint is understated. Forget alcoholic beverages, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Barbecue
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1816 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122-5748
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-322-0271

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