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1676 Tustin Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-7427
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
my favorite bbq place in costa mesa

beach pit is a great family-friendly casual dining experience. the bbq is good, and their blueberry cornbread and sweet potato fries are great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
whitney c
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Costa Mesa, California
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Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There may have been a time when Beach Pit BBQ was a place you needed to go to get BBQ, but that is certainly not the case today. I have ordered food from this location on several occasions and each time has been a distinct disappointment. The local itself is rustic and nice. It has the feel of a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

their barbecue is not trying to be Wolfgang Puck BBQ like most of the places in Southern California they follow through BBQ style great smoke flavor in the ribs fall off the bone great flavors and everything else courteous service we moved here from St Louis and this is the best we've had that falows true barbecue traditionsthis is going... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

beach pit is a great family-friendly casual dining experience. the bbq is good, and their blueberry cornbread and sweet potato fries are great!

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Central Coast
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food is great. This place is perfect for families. We had 6 kids under 8 and 7 adults. Eating here was no stress as there was a small playground next to the tables outside. Everybody ate and then the kids played while the adults had quality time. We would absolutely come back here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The centerpiece of a great barbeque joint for our family starts with the tenderness of the meats and the saucing but is followed closely by variety of menu and creativity. At Beach Pit, all the marks are struck dead, solid, perfect. Further, the portions are immense. A half rack there is more like 3/4 of a rack anywhere else. We... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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313 reviews 313 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

For my first time dining at Beach Pit BBQ, I went in with a buddy of mine for a quick off-hour (4:00 PM) meal. I think my first mistake was ordering BBQ turkey because what I got didn't look barbecued; rather, it was a thicker version of one might have cut to order at a deli. It tasted okay, just... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Probably the best ribs I've had in a long time. I was in town visiting from Utah and I only wish we had ribs like this. Definitely recommend this place.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I really enjoy dining at the Beach Pit! The pulled pork is great, all of the sides I have tried taste awesome and I truly LOVE the blueberry cormbread. The service is quick and friendly and it has a fun outdoor atmosphere. I have dined at their location in Tustin, too and I was happy with my visit there as... More 

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California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Always enjoy the food here. Almost always get the pulled pork and sweet potato fries. Salads are good, but not enough meat for the price IMO. Enjoy the outdoor seating.

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West Chester, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We visited Beach Pit because we had a groupon to use. From the outside it looks rundown but its all part of the charming little shack. Great pulled pork, potato salad, mac n cheese, coleslaw, and jalapeno cornbread. The guy that waited on us acted if we were bothering him but the food made up for it. If we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1676 Tustin Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: (949) 645-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?