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Bear Pit Bar-b-que Restaurant

$$ - $$$
North San Fernando Valley
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10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91345-1410
+1 818-365-2509
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bear Pit is a great place. It is right off the Sepulveda exit on the 118..right off so you have no excuse. It is Missouri BBQ and one of the best. I usually get the Louisiana Hot Links but everything you get is quality. Their fried potato bits are a secret vice and the regular BBQ isery tasty. They... More 

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Thank Skyros7
Dallas, Georgia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the Bear Pit since It opened in the San Fernando Valley near where I lived. When ever I go back to the old neighborhood, I have to gather my old friends together and take them again. I always get the same thing because I don't go often enough. I get the pork Bar-B-Q sandwich on... More 

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Thank Sharon R
Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant since we were teenagers. Moved out of the area but back for a visit and absolutely had to stop in for lunch. The barbecue pork sandwich on garlic toast was fantastic. It did not disappoint in anyway. All new decor and very comfortable seating made it just perfect. It was like going back to... More 

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Santa Rosa
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to The Bear Pit for lunch. As expected, the barbeque is very good. It's served not smothered in sauce, so you have to add your own. There is the house sauce on the table and a hot sauce is offered by the server. If you order the roll, you seem to get almost twice as much meat as... More 

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Thank MikeVdP
Burbank, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The Bear Pit is a classic, unpretentious, comfortable spot with excellent food and good service. It's one of my all-time favorite restaurants. I grew up going to the one in Glendale, which sadly is gone now. Thankfully, we still have this one! It's good for families, groups of friends, or with anyone. If you are in the area; DO NOT... More 

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Thank Melody C
Los Angeles, CA
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I stopped at the Bear Pit Bar-B-Q for lunch with a co-worker and we chowed down on the ribs and other Bear Pit favorites. I had the Ham Sandwich and Beef ribs and it really hit the spot. The beef ribs came dry to the table and then you apply BBQ sauce to your own liking. Personally I don't like... More 

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Thank Dwayne R
Stockton, CA
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had lunch here a year ago when we were in the area and felt it was definitely worth another visit on this trip and we weren't disappointed! Their beef brisket is delicious, as well as their ham! And their ribs are to die for!! The staff were very attentive and friendly. Definitely someplace we will return to again when... More 

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Thank WanaBinHawaii
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here numerous times. The food is always properly prepared and the staff checks on us periodically. I have no complaints and will eat here again. The bathroom has been remodeled and is nicer than a previous visit.

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Thank Checker55
San Francisco, California
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145 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I grew up in the neighborhood and the BBQ odors wafting from the Bear Pit were quite and only a memory - I never dined there until this year when some of our 40 year old high school reunion attendees decided to catch up here the day before. The food was quite good - and they provide separate checks for... More 

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Thank 1SFOSO
San Fernando
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Baby back ribs are the best I have found anywhere in the United States, only problem, for a full rack of baby back ribs for one person it costs '"$35 to get out the door. I love em but Bear Pit loves em more. If you have plenty of money it is a good buy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91345-1410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > North San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: North San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-365-2509

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