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Bear Pit Bar-b-que Restaurant

$$ - $$$
North San Fernando Valley
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10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91345-1410
+1 818-365-2509
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Fernando
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Baby back ribs are the best I have found anywhere in the United States, only problem, for a full rack of baby back ribs for one person it costs '"$35 to get out the door. I love em but Bear Pit loves em more. If you have plenty of money it is a good buy.

Thank Theale H
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

For this being Los Angeles and not really being known for BBQ this is a place I have to go grab a meal when visiting. I have to say I'm not really a huge fan of BBQ but will tolerate it whereas my wife lives for it. Have had sandwiches of brisket, pork and turkey here, really good coleslaw and... More 

Thank Dano S
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Great place to go for the most unique BBQ pork sandwich. Served on garlic toast, with their own special BBQ sauce, it's a taste that will keep you coming back. Very friendly atmosphere with great service, worth it EVERY time!

Thank carl c
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Had the beef ribs with Shirley's new fashion bbq sauce. Very filling with each rib cooked at a different level of redness, from medium rare to medium well. Would go back again and again.

Thank edwardh39
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5 reviews
Reviewed August 11, 2016

A family favorite for 50 years! Casual family dining that is consistently great. Portions are generous. Be sure and try the garlic bread... oh, and the bbq beans.. and of course, the ribs. Ah heck- it is all good!

Thank Dj R
Ferndale, Washington
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Bear Pit is located off a busy section of Sepulveda Blvd. but has plenty of parking in back. The outside, single-story building is not much to look at and the inside resembles your basic diner. We were seated quickly for lunch and our waitress brought out a plate with pickle wedges, baby carrots, celery, etc. which is a healthy... More 

Thank Andrew P
Northridge, CA
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545 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Had dinner last night here with my son. It had been awhile since we had been here for dinner. He immediately noticed a few changes, like chairs and tables, no booths and no saw dust on the floor. We got our relish bowl and it too had changes, pickle spears, not thick slices, baby carrots, not sticks. The service was... More 

Thank bcreff
Los Angeles, California
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303 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Old fashion bar-b-que with great flavor. The baked beans, the meat, the sauce are all excellent. Don't forget to try the new sauce that is sweet and spicy and full of flavor. Great for lunch. They are quick and efficient.

Thank Sheldon K
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

I've heard about The Bear Pit and driven past it for many years and finally gave it a try. I love good BBQ. I was raised in the south and have had some of the world's best-- in Texas, Louisiana, Kansas City, St. Louis, Tennessee, and North Carolina. BBQ is objective (like all food) but there are some commonalities. I've... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 3, 2016

I have gone to this restaurant since I was about 9 years old. It is one of my favorite places to eat BBQ in the San Fernando Valley. Any time I go down to visit one of my nieces we ALWAYS go there at least once. I just returned from visiting my niece and I went there 3 times!! It... More 

Thank Jacki C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91345-1410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > North San Fernando Valley
  • Neighborhood: North San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-365-2509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?