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Hot City Barbeque & Bistro

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1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
209-826-4300
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ

The menu is as described... Everything is good !!!. Sometimes if it is busy yes better to call ahead, if taking out. Worth the price. Everytime was never not happy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Los Banos, California
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Banos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The menu is as described... Everything is good !!!. Sometimes if it is busy yes better to call ahead, if taking out. Worth the price. Everytime was never not happy.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had a tri-tip sandwich from here which was pretty good, I enjoyed it. The meat was tasty and the bread was excellent. I also had a small side of ranch beans, not bad. I didn't care for the lemonade since it came out warm even with ice in the cup. Prices are a little high as other reviewers have... More 

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Squaw Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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148 reviews 148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: 209-826-4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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