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Salinas City BBQ

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700 W. Market Street, Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 758-2227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 28
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very tasty!

We came with friends, and ordered the grilled chicken and smoked Tri-tip the dishes are very big and delicious. The prices are more than fair for the size of the dishes, only we didn't understand the extra charge for baked potato (comes with the meal). It's not a fancy dine but definitely a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We came with friends, and ordered the grilled chicken and smoked Tri-tip the dishes are very big and delicious. The prices are more than fair for the size of the dishes, only we didn't understand the extra charge for baked potato (comes with the meal). It's not a fancy dine but definitely a good one!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Be sure you get the combo of all the meats; we had the chicken, pulled pork, brisket and ribs and couldn't decide which was our favorite! We knew it was going to be good when we walked up and saw the smokers going in the back and we were not disappointed. Not only was the food amazing, but the staff... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Perfect food, perfect place! eat a very bbq! when I come back in California now to eat here all my meal. Thanks and see you soon!

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Salinas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best ribs, great flavor, tender also best potatoe salad ever. I particularly liked that the ribs werent smothered in sauce and were easy, not messy to enjoy.

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Salinas, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The BBQ is very good. Go early to make sure they don't run out of your favorite dish. I have had everything and have to lick my fingers. The bread pudding is great.. I take it home and have it for days...If you want good BBQ try them out. I have not been there for lunch but dinner and they... More 

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Dallas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

a different flavor because they use oak. Sooo good. Tri tip was my fave! All was really good. worth the drive to the location

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The quality and flavor of the smoked meats is so mouth-watering and delicious. Every time I drive by this place I can smell the smoked meat aromas wafting through the air and it makes me want their food even more. So, what would I recommend here? How about the ribs, the brisket, the tri-tip and yes even the chicken. The... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food was great, the service was fast and friendly. The brisket was so moist and soft. Great place for a quick lunch and good food.

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Santa Maria, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband, son and I stopped for lunch here on a weekday and enjoyed a hearty meal. We decided to order three different meat platters to split, along with an assortment of sides. The pulled pork, ribs and brisket were all excellent, fork tender and loaded with flavor. There are two sauces, mild and hot, on the table but the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was visiting with a few friends who flew into town to visit another friend who lives in the area. BBQ is never my first choice but I wasn't going to be the lone vote of dissent. We were seated right away and were impressed with the casual, local atmosphere - and we weren't treated like outsiders. Great craft beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 W. Market Street, Salinas, CA 93901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 758-2227

Price and Cuisine

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

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