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Gram's Mission Barbeque Palace

3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
+1 951-782-8219
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ordered the fish dinner for take out....45 minute wait and it was not that busy...got home and it was the wrong order !!!! cold ribs and very small bland sides....not happy at all ....go to DAVE's and get some real barbeque food

Thank Al G
Reviewed 27 March 2017

In the early 90's, I was lost in Riverside and needed lunch. I found a small BBQ shop, with phenomenal food. The sauce is robust, not too sweet. Years later, I was at the Riverside Convention Center and walked down Main Street. A familiar aroma...More

Thank jdalpert
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I agree with the average of Trip Advisor reviews - about a 3.5. The portions are very large so share a meal. I got the red snapper dinner and shared it. We both had plenty to eat for about $15. I chose the Mac and...More

Thank EHPhxAZ
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Very nicely done traditional BBQ items. I have been there on several occasions. The inside seating is more informal. This is not a dress up place. Portions and selections were good. Consider this African-American standard fare. While my family and friends have never been mistreated,...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have seen this place grow for many years now! Great food if you like barbecue and reasonably priced. Always good conversation with the management! Great people and great food! Good location at the end of the walk through mall area of downtown. Great ambience...More

Thank suzansuz4sure
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I'm from the South and I think I know BBQ, which is why I am skeptical of anybody's attempt to do it in California. But Gram's is the real thing. I had a pulled pork sandwich with potato salad on the side. The sandwich was...More

Thank SoCalAstronomer
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I am in Riverside about three times a year and every time I come to Gram's Mission barbecue. The food is good and priced right.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Friday's lunch took us to Gram's. My brothers and I always meet at 1:30, so that most places we go we can have the place to ourselves or at least have the best chance for good service. Being retired, that's how we roll! Today was...More

Thank craig g
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Just the best recipes. Their meats come with a choice of BBQ sauces ad their Mac n Cheese is the homemade yummy kind, try the peach cobbler. This is picnic skull food, I love it. The seating isn't great, but worth it...

Thank Ted M
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Staying in a hotel near Gram's, I eat here every time I am in Riverside. They BBQ is good, the serving sizes are adequate and the price is fair. In addition to the BBQ, the fish selections are good, as is the "late night menu".

Thank Mike P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-782-8219
  • E-mail
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