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Hot City Barbeque & Bistro

1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
209-826-4300
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Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Los Banos
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Squaw Lake, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

You just can't beat those ribs and delicious side dishes! A must eat for us every weekend when we are in the area. The beekeepers from MN

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Sandwich are overpriced and lacking meat most time food fair service slow small place overrated bbq ok dry sometimes sauce is lacking flavors meat was over cooked one sandwich dry

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Thames, New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We were on our way to Bakersfield and we stopped here for Lunch. I took the pulled chicken sandwhich and my dad took the pulled pork sandwhich. They were absolutely delicious! The sauce was amazing and the meat was just so tasty. Dad talked to the man standing at the BBQ saying how the food was amazing. Then the man... More

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Martinez, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife is from West Texas and pronounced this to be authentic pit-style slow smoked "Q". What more do I need to say?

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visalia, ca.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We used to travel through Los Banos quite often in route to Monterey. We always tried to time our visits with a stop at Hot City BBQ. The days and hours are limited so call ahead to make sure they are open. But the trip and stop is well worth it for some excellent BBQ. Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork and... More

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Atlanta, GA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My family shared their No. 7 sampler with pork, chicken, beef (tri-tips), and ribs. Loved every bite of the meat and their sauces. I used to live in Kansas City and ate BBQ weekly. This was an incredible selection of meats. The only criticism I'd have is their beans. They tasted more like chili beans than bbq beans. Not sure... More

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Los Banos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Wow this place is just super good had the pork ribs and tri tip dinner and it was just mouth watering. Tender and Juicy great taste can't go wrong here....just plain out good....

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Berkeley, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We loved this place . . . We were looking for dinner for 9 of us staying in Santa Nella for 2 nights. This was fun and funky, low key, with good ribs. Not a place for vegetarians. Open only on weekends, and on Sunday only until 7, so plan ahead.

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Atwater, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Food was fair, but the BBQ sauce was exceptional. The owners were very friendly, we had a good chat with them.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stopped here on way back from Yosemite, heading towards Carmel. We had some ribs and the pulled pork sandwich. The ribs were excellent and the sandwich good. The staff were very friendly and the price was reasonable. If you like BBQ stop here and enjoy the food!!

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