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Aptos Street BBQ

8059 Aptos St, Aptos, CA 95003-3986
+1 831-662-1721
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (35 reviews)
“tri tip” (39 reviews)
“potato salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8059 Aptos St, Aptos, CA 95003-3986
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually went in for take out for Super Bowl Sunday. The kitchen usually seems disorganized when they are busy, but it was also not so good at a quiet time. The excellent bar tender did help me eventually. At home, the food was just...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There isn’t a thing on the menu I wouldn’t try! The brisket is popular and great, ribs to die for, pulled pork is great, Tri tip and more! The sides are delicious and I love their barbecue sauce! You can get take out which works...More

Thank Spark0655
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves Aptos BBQ. We love the 3 meat combo and the tri tip or chicken salad. The sides are all good as well. Make sure you try the pulled pork with hogwash sauce. Order early as they do run out of things. We...More

Thank heintaylor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crowded, good music, food expensive, bread and burns bad. Lots of beer choices. Not much 💺 nag for prime to mes

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Order at counter, but food delivered to table. Great variety of choices, BBQ delicious but not overly spicy. Quick ordering and serving.

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The local standard for old fashioned sticky BBQ. Live music often found here. If you want smoked ribs without all the sauce I prefer Sids down the street.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I get the idea and what they are aiming at but the actual reality was somewhat disappointing. Extremely slow, small portions, tasteless and to cap it all the band made it impossible to talk. Couldn’t hear a word. Maybe a one off bad night but...More

Thank Jfdbuflop
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The bbq is quite good (though not something to drive way out of the way for). What is really great is the huge selection of draft beers - craft beers - from local breweries. That, and the option to sit outside on a quiet side...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I was very happy when this place opened 10 or so years ago, because I finally had a "go to" BBQ place. Not a lot of competition for good BBQ in Santa Cruz county...same can be said for burgers (but that's another review). Aptos Street...More

Thank gerryv59
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We eat here often- actually we take out the food. The ribs are phenomenal- the brisket great - and a good ale toon of beer while you wait. They have music every Saturday night too.

Thank Spark0655
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8059 Aptos St, Aptos, CA 95003-3986
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-662-1721
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