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Hot City Barbeque & Bistro

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1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been working in the area for some time and have really been missing my grill and smoker. I noticed a sign along the main thoroughfare directing customers to its "off the beaten path" location. They are only open Friday through Sunday and have been waiting for a time to try it. I had the 2 meat combo dinner,... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The plan was filled with locals when we came in around 7pm -- always a good sign. We were welcomed into the door by the staff who had just finished working the BBQ. You go up to the counter, order your food, sit down, and they bring it out to you. They had already run out a pork ribs and... More 

Thank boston-tech-guy
Los Banos, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Try the spicy barbecue sauce. Tri tip and rib great. There beans and coleslaw are a must. Have to get there on time they run out of ribs fast.

Thank Bajafishing
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

the best BBQ place in California. Period. Tri tip is great, baked beans are great, potato salad is great, garlic bread is great

Thank KarenBSF
Los Banos, California, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Really enjoy the food here. Have ordered things for special occasions as well. Like the hot barbeque sauce. Had a special smoked ham for Christmas from them that was fabulous.

Thank Judy I
Los Banos
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stopped in on a Friday for a quick lunch. Had a pulled pork sandwich and coleslaw with my husband. We shared it and it was delicious and plenty for two.

Thank 217cathrinew
Prunedale, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Don't ever judge a book by its cover. Just because this place is small doesn't mean it lacks in the quality in taste. The staff here are the nicest people I have ever met in my entire life. The only thing that I can say bad about this place is that the parking is very limited and they are only... More 

Thank Valerie R
Los Banos, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The best barbeque for miles around! The road house salad is the best salad I have ever eaten! Soo fresh!

Thank Getawaygirl1962
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing meat juicy and tender. A great surprise find and satisfying conclusion on our stop over, heading back to SF after a week of camping trip. Roundhouse salad is a tasty treat.

Thank Helen A
Buena Park, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We had the tri tip sandwich and the pulled pork sandwich. The sandwiches were huge. The tri tip and pulled pork were both melt in your mouth tender and tasty. And the French bread they used for their sandwiches was outstanding!

Thank Pam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: 12098264300

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