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CJ's Barbecue

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480 S Victoria Ave Ste B, Oxnard, CA 93030-8652
805 815 3024
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BBQ ribs, tri-trip and hot links were AMAZING. Great hole in the wall place. Prices reasonable, seating could be better.

Thank Staci B
Ventura, California, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

You wouldn't expect such good and authentic Southern barbeque along a busy street in coastal Ventura, but you won't want to pass this up. All the meats are delicious, from the tender baby backs to the tri tip, but what makes the meal are the sides. There are so many to choose from. So far, my faves are the collard... More 

Thank Ann M
Helsinki, Finland
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Not the type of place you stumble upon by any means. Would not have found it if a local hadn't provided me with the info. There's great stuff to be had here people and the Tri-Tip is especially tasty. Simple, affordable and friendly staff. I'd go back any day of the week.

Thank AndyLA76
Ventura, California
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This review is for the new CJ's BBQ locate in the Montalvo Square on Victoria Ave in Ventura. Being just openned there was a 45 minute wait, but being around true midwest and southern bbq this place is failing . The meat was bland and had alot of tough fatty pieces & seems they use liquid smoke instead of smoke... More 

Thank Brad M
Roseville, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Must go!!!! What do you get... a table, a seat, a roll of napkins, sauce choices and some of the best BBQ I have had. Been there on business and took the family on this vacation. Everyone came away loving the food. Everything is good and fresh - notice the BBQ pit in the parking lot. Then go to BJ... More 

1 Thank THEMKP
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Tucked away in a small shopping center, this inconspicuous little gem is a must dine for great BBQ. Don't over dress by wearing your Sunday's best or you'll make everyone uncomfortable and end up redecorating your duds with BBQ polka-dots! This is a very casual place that has very friendly and helpful employees. Since this was my first time, I... More 

1 Thank RktDogg
Bellevue, Washington, USA
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160 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We parked in the lot out back and as soon as we hit the aroma from the two smokers out there we knew were in for a good dinner. Must be CJ himself at the counter helping us sort through the menu and bringing out the food. Very good ribs, could eat a lot of them. Crowded tables, beer posters... More 

1 Thank Jeanne J
Caserta, Italy
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Simply the best BBq place I have ever been in my entire life (wood ranch is second). This food is just like eating Gods' food.

Thank IvanDC938
Oxnard, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I called the restaurant at 5PM Monday night and asked for "baby back ribs". A baby back rib is a full rib portion that weights between 1.75 to 2.5 pounds. They gave me 3-4 pound ribs which were not tender and when I called to get the right ribs they claimed that everyone liked their version of baby backed ribs.... More 

Thank Ric R
Oxnard, California
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180 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

their was a time when thier was like 4 bbq restaurants in the west oxnard area. this may be the last one standing. large menu options. tri tip good. serve beer here. they have big screen tv. service is good. southern style bbq with a west coast twist. when i get a tri tip sandwich, i get the suace on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 S Victoria Ave Ste B, Oxnard, CA 93030-8652
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard
  • Phone Number: 805 815 3024

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