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Hot City Barbeque & Bistro

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1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
+1 209-826-4300
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Los Banos
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Not only does Hot City have a friendly and helpful staff, their food is very tasty and the portion sizes are large.

Thank Aundre G
Los Banos, California
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I have had lots of different BBQ around the world and nothing compares to hot city tri tip. You see the food being cooked right at the entrance. We have also used their catering several times and have gotten lots of compliments. The party packs are the best bet for a group. Hot City never disappoints.

Thank Blanca D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food is so delicious. Our main drawback is the "dining" experience. Tables are cramped in there and it's very loud and uncomfortable.

Thank pamelachavez
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I have been working in the area for some time and have really been missing my grill and smoker. I noticed a sign along the main thoroughfare directing customers to its "off the beaten path" location. They are only open Friday through Sunday and have been waiting for a time to try it. I had the 2 meat combo dinner,... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The plan was filled with locals when we came in around 7pm -- always a good sign. We were welcomed into the door by the staff who had just finished working the BBQ. You go up to the counter, order your food, sit down, and they bring it out to you. They had already run out a pork ribs and... More 

Thank boston-tech-guy
Los Banos, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Try the spicy barbecue sauce. Tri tip and rib great. There beans and coleslaw are a must. Have to get there on time they run out of ribs fast.

Thank Bajafishing
San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

the best BBQ place in California. Period. Tri tip is great, baked beans are great, potato salad is great, garlic bread is great

Thank KarenBSF
Los Banos, California, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Really enjoy the food here. Have ordered things for special occasions as well. Like the hot barbeque sauce. Had a special smoked ham for Christmas from them that was fabulous.

Thank Judy I
Los Banos
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Stopped in on a Friday for a quick lunch. Had a pulled pork sandwich and coleslaw with my husband. We shared it and it was delicious and plenty for two.

Thank 217cathrinew
Prunedale, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Don't ever judge a book by its cover. Just because this place is small doesn't mean it lacks in the quality in taste. The staff here are the nicest people I have ever met in my entire life. The only thing that I can say bad about this place is that the parking is very limited and they are only... More 

Thank Valerie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: +1 209-826-4300

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