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Bo's Barbecue & Catering Rest

3422 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-7186
(925) 283-7133
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Ranked #28 of 62 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- May 16, 2014
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English first
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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208 reviews 208 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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38 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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san francisco
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Bo's is causal, but puts out consistently good barbecue, with outdoor dining and a surprisingly good wine list.

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

great vibe, great food. real mom and pop place. Nice live jazz. Delightful. loved the ribs and brisket. combo plate plenty for 2 to share.

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Toronto
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Great southern BBQ ribs and great Dixie music to go with it. They also have a good selection of beers by the bottle. Friendly and informal service and settings. This is a place to have a good time and kids seams to fit OK.

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Ramstein
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Bo goes out of his way to make this an authentic experience with some of the best bbcue in the Bay Area. Hot summer nights are delightful sitting on the deck under the canopy of trees and eating some of the best ribs and chicken you could find anywhere. He is a delightful host as well. And wait until you... More

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