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Gus's Barbecue

808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-799-3251
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
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Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the barbecue chicken. The meet was tender and moist, just right. There was too much sauce for my taste. The French fries were ok. I did not care for the rice and been side. The place in noisy and the background music was...More

Thank Ghassan R
Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is our neighborhood restaurant that has never let us down. Food is consistently good, service is friendly. Our fave is the baby back ribs and the tri tip. Their sides are amazing as well. We like the collard greens and creamed corn, rice, and...More

Thank EmmaPange32
Reviewed January 27, 2016

I grew up in South Pas and Gus's has always been there. I took my son here for his 26th birthday because he wanted BBQ and I haven't been here in so long, not since the new owners took over. The BBQ is pretty good...More

Thank #1LakerDad
Reviewed January 21, 2016

This was by far some of the best barbecue that I have ever had. The service was excellent and the restaurant was very clean. I will be back.

Thank Nanette J
Reviewed December 25, 2015

We were searching and searching for a place to have a drink, when I suddenly espied Gus' Bar. We parked and were in there like a flash. Actually, although it was Christmas Eve, it was busy....however the manager was charm itself, and offered us a...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed December 11, 2015

We had attentive, quick service for our party of six. The BBQ ribs and chicken were perfect. Everyone left full and satisfied.

Thank dfodor
Reviewed November 26, 2015

Gus's BBQ is a long-time gem in South Pasadena. They seem to do everything well but their beef brisket is my favorite. Many of us who smoke meat at home can do a pretty good job with baby back pork ribs but beef brisket is...More

Thank VetteGuy
Reviewed November 24, 2015

As a native midwesterner, I appreciate good beef and pork BBQ and recognize it having been done right when I taste it - and this place is fantastic! I've had the short ribs, tri-tip, and pulled pork and every one of them were cooked to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Went to Gus's Barbecue in South Pasadena for a family dinner. With plenty of drinks and food we had a great night. We both had Gus's famous hamburger and the remainder of our family sampled other of Gus's culinary delights. So when we were looking...More

Thank Sydneysida
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Gus's has been So Pasadena's tried and true eatery for decades. New owners several years ago and made is even better - their BBQ Shrimp salad is a winner - every time. Wish they had more non-meat choices, though.....(reason for the 4 stars)

Thank SusanB933
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
    (Mission Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gus's is located only a couple of blocks from the South Pasadena gold line station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-3251
  • E-mail
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