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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

This is for the Laguna Niguel Location: I never give reviews this low, but we were just yelled at for putting in an order over the phone and their employee not taking our phone number, therefore they sold out of what we ordered and weren’t...willing to even apologize. And when I say yell, I mean yelling at my mom with a terminal disorder and me, her pregnant daughter. The woman yelling claimed to be the owner, and when we asked for her name, she replied “you don’t need it.” This happened at 730pm 6/19, and I knew they’d sellout which was why I asked to order ahead when I called at 10’ today. Absolutely horrific.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed December 8, 2021

Walked here from our granddaughters' house. Wide variety of choices for dinner that satisfied kids and adults. Very good ribs; delicious and plenty of them. Same could be said for the fries. We ate outside, which was nice and roomy.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Run don't walk to the best BBQ at this hidden gem... you will not be disappointed! Have been coming here for several years and we love everything on the menu. The ribs are outstanding, pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches definitely hit the spot!!! The...staff is fantastic!!! Do your tummy a favor and head over for some pure yumminess!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

We were looking for something new and a friend recommended this place. The St. Louis Ribs were tender, smoky, and delicious. The sauces weren't overly sweet or too spicy. BBQ Beans were just right, again not too sweet or spicy. Corn Bread with Jalapenos was...a treat. Moist, sweet, with a touch of heat. Really enjoyed our meal. Recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

I had to drive around the block twice to find the restaurant, but it was worth it. I was in Newport Beach for just 1 day, and in the mood for BBQ and this place in Costa Mesa did not disappoint. It was a short...2.5 mile drive from my hotel close to the beach.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Okay so they are next to a Cat Clinic. Funny... they have an outdoor ostio with umbrellas. I ordered the tacos with pork and tri tip. It was great!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Tucked away on a side street, a nice BBQ and great place for a quiet escape with friends or kids. Recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Hands down best barbecue in town! Gary went out of his way to assist us with a small gathering with friends at our RV site! The food was delicious!! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This place is a ton of fun! It's a little pricey for what it is, but the food is good and the atmosphere is casual and fun. Kids can run around and you can enjoy good BBQ and beer.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Wht a pleasant surprise! Amazing brisket, ribs, chicken....aaaaa everything is amazing! You like bbq??? Go to this place

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great, “fall off the bone” ribs! Why have we never been here before? Great, fast service, good choice of beers, indoor or outdoor seating. We’ll be back soon!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

If you know your BBQ, then you know Burnt ends are delicious. They aren't actually burnt, they are BBQ candy, LOL! Their wedge salad was plentiful with extra dressing to take home the leftovers. Highly recommend you go hungry, otherwise you will have plenty of...leftovers. PS the french are really good as well!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Brian S, Manager at Beach Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thank you so much for the lind words. 🙌🙌

Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden jewel, tucked away off 17th St, if your not familiar with using the side streets within that area, you may Miss out on some great! BBQ. They are family friendly, as well as pet friendly, they offer indoor and outdoor...seating, and have a interior TV for sports, and they offer a selection of beer and wine! Great food, sports, beer and kid and pet friendly! What more could you ask for😊More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Brian S, Manager at Beach Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thank you so much... we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is a casual, neighborhood eatery. Excellent BBQ selection and beers, wine too. Nice outdoor seating and small indoors available. I have had the BBQ chicken salad and pulled pork tacos on two separate occasions. Lots of meat, very filling. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Brian S, Manager at Beach Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thank you. Come again soon. 😃😃

Reviewed July 7, 2017

The pulled pork and brisket were tender and yummy. Two types of BBQ sauce are available, my fave was the spicy. Outside patio seating, and friendly staff made for a great experience.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Beach Pit BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5