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Sam's Barbeque

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1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128-3507
+1 408-297-9151
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Bay Area,CA
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This place gets busy so get there early for parking. The outdoor covered area has room to accommodate larger parties. The onion rings were good! When you bit into them, the onion didn't slip out.

1 Thank CARoute66
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

My family and I love this place. A typical "hole-in-the-wall" kinda restaurant with amazing dishes. We came here on a regular basis, when we lived in CA, because it was just that good. The ribs are by far my favorite. I usually go for fries and garlic bread as the two sides. But let's talk about the ribs. It is... More 

Thank antifreund
Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty BBQ joint. Ribs are meaty and fall off the bone. I've also had the pulled pork and it was delicious. Sauce is boss here, so lay it on thick. Not overly sweet or smoky, but flavorful. Prices are average to slightly above average. Half slab is about $18 and full slab about $25. Portions are large, so split... More 

Thank BeachRayz
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best BBQ I've had since visiting Texas. Good prices and the food was perfect. The ribs are meaty and fall off the bones. The beef sandwich was so tender and full of flavor. A must go if you love BBQ.

Thank COLE M
San Jose, California
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Been around a while, been there three times, usually with a small group. Has two eating areas, one has live music (C&W, Bluegrass). The inside area is quite, and has a train running around the top of the walls. Good variety of BBQ meats, tasty. Order at counter, and delivered to your table. The counter usually has a line as... More 

Thank TrailWalker408
Colorado Springs
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We were brought here by our friends and really expected more. The portions were huge. However both my ribs and my husband's (On a Saturday, not very crowded) had over cooked dry half slab of ribs. The other issue we had was the outside table was right under a speaker which made it hard to have a conversation.

Thank parodyqueen
San Jose, California
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's been many years (as I moved away) but this place still rocks! Recognized several of the staff, and felt the nostalgia of the funky dinning room, complete with Western decor and an elevated model RailRoad track. It's the BBQ Meat that brings back the regulars and delights the visitors! Also, for me, the thick cut fries. I think they're... More 

Thank Peter S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I met a friend here while on business travel a few weeks ago. It's a very unassuming place all around, but they do have some pretty good bbq. You order at the counter, take a number, and the bring your food out to you. The portions are fairly large, so be prepared to ask for a doggy bag!

Thank Rob W
Aurora, Ohio
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here many times and have always been satisfied. The service is particularly good. We had occasion to be at a party catered by Sam's last night and they did a great job.

Thank Chandler E
Tel Aviv, Israel
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128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My colleagues took me for some great ribs, on my business visit, promising it was a place I had to visit. I'm not much of a fast food eater, but was promised again this wasn't that kind of place. Boy were they spot on. The old venue's menu was impressive, with all sorts of meats and side dishes. The place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128-3507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-297-9151

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