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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (30 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (17 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 2 days ago via mobile

We had the happy hour menu, served between 3 pm and 6 pm at the bar or in the patio, great value, good size portions if you are an European and good service.

Thank Johan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two couples went here on a Saturday night. If we didn't have a reservation, we would have waited a long time. The place was really busy. The four of us each got something barbecued differently, so we could see the variety. Everything was great &...More

Thank lynndds
Reviewed 3 December 2017

When you have a craving for BBQ this is the place to go. A very popular place in So Pas, always crowded. We go early to avoid a wait. The combo plates are an excellent value, especially the fried chicken and rib combo, a half...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

It had been 55 years since I have been to Gus's. Back then, my father had a business nearby and then moved it to East Pasadena. This was his hangout and I remember coming in as a lad, sitting in a booth and ordering hamburgers....More

Thank JohnGalt2
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Took friends there for lunch, we had a great time, everything on the menu is excellent and the service is great. They have a Sunday Brunch that I will be going to soon!!!

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

BBQ rib was very good and meaty...great bbq sauce and house wine is a good pairing for it...Friendly Service and easy free parking

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Lunch at Gus’s BBQ “since 1946”. Excellent Meat & Potatoes joint if you are into Meat & Potatoes. Loved it. Just a cool old established restaurant in Pasadena.

Thank BingCh0w
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Had a craving for BBQ and found this restaurant only 5 minuttes away from my hotel. Got a Combo og Brisket, Baby Spare Ribs and Pulled Pork. As sides Mac and Cheese plus some Mashed Potatoes. This with a glas of draft Blonde Beer. Surely...More

Thank Lars P
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on my mother in laws recommendation. I thought I'd been to all the old joints LA had to offer, boy was I wrong. This place is unassuming from the entrance and check in area. In fact they have a counter with...More

Thank DKS44
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

When I want BBQ I go to Gus's. The place was renovated but the food is as great as ever. I had the Texas Brisket Sandwich which is terrific, with the sweet potato fries made all the better by dipping them in Gus's special BBQ...More

Thank Skyros7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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