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J C's Bar-B-Q

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1080 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-3431
+1 408-246-2146
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san francisco, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We were very happy to find this place for lunch. It's an unassuming strip mall front with generous portions of barbecue meat and sides. We had the third of a rack of pork ribs with potato salad, garlic bread, and green salad. The sauce was tasty!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

An old favorite - been coming here since early 80's when we lived locally; now, a "must" anytime we visit the area. Their ribs - beef or pork - are tremendous; great, hearty BBQ sauces, nice sides - especially their potato salad - a usual staple but one that most places seriously screw-up; Not here though; Best ever. Whatever you... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

I've visited JC's for over 25 years and have found them to be consistently excellent, serving the best barbecue in the western U.S. They don't try to be all things to all people and focus on maintaining the taste and quality which has been their hallmark through the years. They have one sauce and a limited menu, but why change... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

I spent 30 years in San Jose and I visited all of the local BBQ places. They are all better than any national chain. JC's stands out as the very best. It's a locally owned place in a small strip mall that is easily 50 years old. I never knew who the original owner was, but the food hasn't changed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Barbecue
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-3431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-246-2146

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?