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“Its just good simple food”
Review of Baby Blues BBQ

Baby Blues BBQ
Ranked #59 of 10,036 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Venice
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Its just good simple food”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is great American food, not pretentious, good portions, spot on vibe and enough interesting things on the menu to make it unique - supported by the American BBQ classics.

The Shrimp was one of the best tastes I've had in the States. And the desserts were seriously good.

Would go back and recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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Yountville, California
Level 4 Contributor
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Yes...BBQ in LA”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have been here a ton of times and am always happy with the fantastic homemade quality of the food. Portions are huge, so plan on taking food home with you. Service is always solid and it is a very laid back location, so t-shirts and jeans are in order. The sauces are from mild to hot and you add them yourself and the banana pudding is great. I know BBQ in LA is hard to find, but on the westside especially there is nothing better.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank ArthurAdam
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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Needed some "Q"”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

There are not a bunch of good bar-b-q joints in LA, so this place fits the bill nicely. Off the beaten path and always crowded, Baby does a very good job with the meats. I have had brisket, ribs (both Memphis and baby back) and the pulled pork. All very good. The sides are good, but the mac and cheese is the best. The real winner is the sweet potato cornbread thing....Oh baby blues, you have me at that. So good I could just have that.

Parking can be tough and I always look on the side streets. If your visiting, the neighborhood looks worse than it is. But, watch your belongings in the car...hey! Its Venice.

Service is hipster and good. They know whats good, so ask and listen. I sometimes don't and always regret it.

Good solid spot.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Peterisacksen
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Racist and overrated.”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I dont know whats all the fuss about this restaurant. I think its just okay, not that great or as great. Or maybe it was the service i received that made it such a bad dining experience? Aside from having my plates and utensils thrown to the table when giving them, the food came out almost after an hour long... Are you serious??? Even i dont have to wait that long in Le Bernadin, NY! Oh wait up, the other latter guests that came after us got their food first! Hmmm... Never coming back! Or i'd rather go to the hollywood branch.

  • Visited August 2013
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north grafton, MA
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26 reviews
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“Great BBQ food.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Loved the place! We tried ribs, chicken, pulled pork everything was great! Place looks very authentic and southern. Price was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Alex_frog77
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