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Shorter's Rib Pit & Catering

16 E 9th St, Tracy, CA 95376-4028
+1 209-839-2290
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
1 Apr 2018
“Decent BBQ next to Bowling Alley ”
7 Jun 2017
“Great food with Glacial Service”
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16 E 9th St, Tracy, CA 95376-4028
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My friend recommended this place, which has been around for 20 years. We ordered 3-meat combo with 2 sides, decided to try the ribs, brisket and tri-tip with coleslaw and collard greens. The ribs were definitely my favorite, the brisket second and the tri-tip not...More

Thank Meng Yan L
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The ribs, the brisket, the tri-tips are all excellent. I would have given the place 5 stars except I think I aged noticeably while waiting for the food. There is only one waitress/food preparer/cashier/call taker so you will definitely wait, and wait, and wait, because...More

1  Thank Larry S
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The place is attached to a bowling alley but don't let that fool you. The brisket was the awesome! The sauce is great too. Looking forward to going back to try more.

Thank rmkahn
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The food is excellent especially with the personal touch added by the owner. The place is noisy so it is best to take the food out.

Thank Al B
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Five stars for food that tastes like it came from dad's backyard smoker, mom's fridge, and grandma's oven. I picked up take-out on a Friday night -- my first time at Shorter's since their move to East Street. I recently moved a few blocks away...More

Thank pamelafrog
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Best BBQ in town! Dave's BBQ sauce is yummy! Great service and very family oriented. Love the coleslaw and don't go without trying Mama Shorter's Peach Cobbler!

Thank DEBDEB507
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We used to go to Shorter's when they were downtown. When we saw they were going to open at the bowling alley we were very excited. After their 'soft opening' at the bowling alley I went and ordered 3 dinners to go. I had to...More

Thank deborahd459
Reviewed 17 April 2015

There are plenty of good, though average, barbeque places. We're from TN, so we know. Shorter's Barbeque and Catering in Tracy, CA, is OUTSTANDING! Just got back from lunch there (my second time there). I had the tri-tip sandwich, and my wife and son had...More

3  Thank larrrock
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Great small family BBQ place. Love the whope family. Love the dinner dances when they have them! They have a killer spicy spaghetti. Love the cobbler they make. They have a great lunch meun as well as dinner. Im personally not a fan of chicken...More

1  Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 16 November 2013

One of the best BBQ places in North America, an I've been to quite a few. Three of us had the lunch ribs, tritip, and chicken. All superbly smoked, fall-off the bone, and the sauce was just ther right spice. Our fingers stilled smelled of...More

2  Thank DAN C
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Address: 16 E 9th St, Tracy, CA 95376-4028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tracy
  • Phone Number: +1 209-839-2290
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