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Salinas City BBQ

700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
+1 831-758-2227
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (35 reviews)
“tri tip” (34 reviews)
“ribs” (36 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small old building in industrial area. Had to park on the street which was not a problem. Great tri tip sandwich with tasty homemade sauce and fresh bread. Beans and potato salad were very good. Good draft beer selection. Meal comes quickly so if you...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was perfect for the long road for the family. Recommend strongly. The service was very helpful for us from Europe.

Thank Ulf E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Salinas on business. The building looks like a older home. The service is great and the BBQ was tasty and filling . Just save room for dessert. Highly recommend eating here for dinner.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The best bbq place in northern California hands down. I have probably been here 30+ times in the past 5 years and it's slow cooked bbq so while there is some variation in quality, I still find this the best place consistently particularly when it...More

1  Thank dyerj
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is an extremely casual, good ol' boy establishment. Perfect place to get BBQ sauce on your hands and face. The ribs are sublime-falling off the bone, with a slightly sweet hot sauce. Beware, the hot-hot BBQ sauce will have smoke coming out of your...More

1  Thank DottieM218
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is in an industrial area. Parking available on the side street. We got one of the last available tables, lots of people came after us. The BBQ was delicious, the chicken a little bit overcooked. We probably could have shared one dinner as it...More

1  Thank Susan E
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We were hungry from a long day on the road. Hit this place around five on a Sunday. It was busy but we were seated quickly. Loved the option to sub a salad or baked potato for traditional sides. Tri tip and ribs were both...More

1  Thank gzgirl
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My First time Recommended By a few Friends I love the Menu so I wanted the Ribs. They Were Great Just the Regular order 4 pieces. They were very Tender. i had it with Baked Potato and their Ranch Style Beans. Im Going back to...More

2  Thank windos53
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is hands down the best BBQ spot in Salinas! Don't even think of going to Smalley's! It is just not the same as it was where Salinas City BBQ is now located...how ironic is that! One BBQ place takes the place of another! Salinas...More

1  Thank CentralCoastCAMissy
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A stop at Salinas on route from Santa Maria City to San Francisco presented an opportunity to have dinner at Salinas City BBQ. And what a fantastic dinner it was! It's a small restaurant with a laid back feel not close to anywhere in particular....More

1  Thank Jimmy_Lemon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-758-2227
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