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Bo's Barbecue & Catering Rest

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3422 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-7186
(925) 283-7133
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
No longer in business

Bo's was THE barbecue place in Lafayette but it has been closed for quite a while now. Loved their brisket.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Bo's was THE barbecue place in Lafayette but it has been closed for quite a while now. Loved their brisket.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Not all options on the menu were available. Beers were expensive although they were all specialty brands and micro breweries

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East Bay, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Bo's is now closed. For a long time there, Bo's was the best around. Then something happened: the meat went from mostly moist to mostly dry, especially during lunch when it seemed like yesterday's food was being warmed up for me. Too bad really -- it was great while it lasted.

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Lafayette, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love good BBQ and the food is very good at Bo's, but the service is so bad, even for take out, that I've stopped going and would rather drive 20 miles out of my way to go to Oakland rather than drive less than 5 miles and be aggravated by simply horrid service.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great smoked ribs, but we weren't huge fans of their style of BBQ sauce. Actually the ribs were great without sauce or I would sneak in some of my own next time! (Came here on the recommendation of my friend.) The guy at the table next to is had a HUGH half smoked chicken which was the size of a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Bo's barbecue is top notch. The pork ribs are definitely outstanding. Sides are delicious, but who cares about sides when the meat is the star? Prices are on the high side and the wait can be longer than you want, but when you want authentic barbecue with fiery flavors, this is the place to go. Wish they were open on... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have been here probably twenty, that's not a mistake 20 times, with my dad and everytime, the food is great! The building can look a little warn down some times but don't let the looks be deceiving! The food is great!!! My parents are in the catering business and specialize in smoked and barbecued foods and though this is... More 

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Awesome brisket! He said he cooks it for ten hours. I know white bread is traditional, but come on even biscuits would be better.

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Kyle, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I've seen reviews both pro and con on Bo's. I have lived in Kansas City BBQ country as well as Texas dry-rub country. Bo's was a very well done BBQ. We tried ribs( the best of their fare), links which I like, and brisket. All were done well and their sauce was very good. A bit sweet and tangy. We... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This was horrible. We waited to order for about 3 minutes because there was no one at the front cash register where you pay and order. Just some girl washing the dishes in the back. The sodas in the fridge were just stocked so they weren't cold. We didn't wait very long for dinner to arrive but that was horrible.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3422 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-7186
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: (925) 283-7133

Price and Cuisine

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

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