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The Barbecue Company

3807 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
805 684 2209
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Ranked #22 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Ventura
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

One burger, one pulled pork sandwich, and one half rack of ribs, 2 iced teas, and one soda $61.13 without the tip. The food was good, but nothing special. Sides could have been better. The fries were limp and the side salad was boring. I wish we had tried different sides. Won't go back again because of the price. You... More

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Bullhead City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We're taking a lad trip and stopped at this little place. Ate outside and loved the atmosphere. We all thought the food was good.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

The absolute best BBQ I've had in a while. I had the beef ribs...AWESOME. FLAVORFUL, MEATY, AND TENDER. My wife had the baby back ribs and they were so good I had to meet the owner. Gary is the owner and he was great. He showed me around the kitchen and told me how it was done. Very cool. I... More

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Sacramento CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you want good BBQ at decent prices along the central coast, this is the place to go! My wife and I split the 2 meat (baby back ribs and pulled pork) combination with cold slaw and backed beans with an extra side of corn bread. The meat was good. The glaze on the ribs was clearly the best. The... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This place is worth a visit if your passing through Santa Barbara. Good service, good food and not bad prices. I had the chicken, it was very good and plenty of it. My wife had the ribs and enjoyed them too. We didn't try the starters and deserts, figured they were far to expensive really so we decided not to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The food was mediocre, but the variety of sauce was great. We sat outside on the patio and received good service from a young man. I ordered a standard brisket-type of sandwich and had to drown it in sauce to get any real flavor out of it. The area doesn't have a lot of BBQ options, so I will go... More

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Burbank, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We went about 7 on a Friday. It was busy but not too packed. We elected to eat outside and they allowed us to eat with all 3 of our dogs with us on the patio. there were others eating on the patio that had their dogs their as well. There was only 1 guy doing everything! Host, waiter, bartender,... More

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Grew up in the South, and the only thing I miss is BBQ, really good tangy, tender BBQ. Well The BBQ Co has it, and then some. Pulled pork sandwiches with the sweet sauce is like what I remember. Texas brisket - he's got that too. Loved the ribs too - like Memphis. Eat up and enjoy!

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Columbus, OH
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

We dined on the patio after landing a parking spot at a busy dinner hour. If the waiter was not working solo inside and out, I'd be surprised. He was hustling to keep up and did fairly well. My Tri Tip sandwich was good in flavor but cry hard to bite through, even with extra tasty sauce on it. My... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

Wanted to go there, looked up the website and it did not give a closing time, just "until close." Well they were closed and it wasn't even 8:30.

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