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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (30 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally, a place near Los Angeles that KNOW BBQ. Went to Gus's last night with friends and ate some of the best baby back ribs that I've had in a long time. This place is the real deal. We went with another couple and we...More

Thank TouringSM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tend to seek out barbecue whenever we travel, each region having a different spin on the unique American meat meal. Gus's is up there as one of the best we've  experienced. Not only were the smoked meats excellent, but the sides were as well....More

Thank jbwyer
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We visit Gus’s frequently. The BBQ is fantastic and always consistent. It is a nice family restaurant in a nice small town atmosphere.

Thank Gordonm1
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Gus’s has great service and dependable tasty food. Salads are pretty fresh, meat is tender and good quality. No surprise they have stayed in business for so long. It can be on the pricey side, especially if liquor is ordered.

Thank Bird K
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The serve was fantastic, the menu interesting, the specials enticing, the food was delicious, WOW!!!

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This came highly recommended by several locals and was really good! We were in the mood for good BBQ pulled pork and it was perfect, juicy, with the right amount of flavor to keep the taste buds interested and wanting more. Heaping fries perfectly done,...More

Thank Diane101065
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited this place several times and raved about their southern fried chicken to my family. Finally took them on a Sunday. Ordered 2 fried chicken, one was dead on but one was over cooked The ribs were good too and their cornbread with...More

Thank ManishSY
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Was in Pasadena visiting family over the holidays and found Gus's. Loved it so much went twice furing my trip. I'm a BBQ fan from coast to coast and this place makes my short list. Great brisket, delicious sides, amazing deserts. Will be back next...More

Thank ThatGuyKevin
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We had the happy hour menu, served between 3 pm and 6 pm at the bar or in the patio, great value, good size portions if you are an European and good service.

Thank Johan B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Two couples went here on a Saturday night. If we didn't have a reservation, we would have waited a long time. The place was really busy. The four of us each got something barbecued differently, so we could see the variety. Everything was great &...More

Thank lynndds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
    (Mission Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gus's is located only a couple of blocks from the South Pasadena gold line station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-3251
  • E-mail
Gus's celebrates the culinary traditions of the South, serving up fresh and inventive takes on regional Southern fare and barbeque while bringing the roots of true Southern hospitality to the West Coast.
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