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Best San Francisco Barbecue Restaurants

From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in San Francisco.


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Brother's Korean Restaurant Korean
4128 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Korean barbecue and friendly service in the Richmond District. More...

Everett & Jones Barbeque #2 Barbecue
Quick Bite
1955 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
This local barbecue institution dishes up some of the best ribs, chicken, barbecued beef and links this side of Memphis. More...

Everett & Jones Barbeque Barbecue
Dining Room at Everett & Jones Barbeque, Oakland, CA 126 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
If you could have one last soul food dinner, you should choose to eat at E&J for its tender brisket. More...

4505 Burgers & BBQ Barbecue
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Dining Room at 4505 Burgers & BBQ, San Francisco, CA 705 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Follow your nose to this barbecue bonanza. More...

Jordan's House of Ribs Barbecue
Quick Bite
4004 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
A son continues his father’s tradition of serving soul-warming barbecue in this modest bar. More...

Juban Japanese
Kinokuniya Building
1581 Webster St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
A typical meal at this yakiniku restaurant involves diners grilling their own meats, seafood and vegetables on built-in table grills. More...

Memphis Minnie's Barbecue
Quick Bite
576 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Memphis Minnie's has been smokin' hot in San Francisco for more than two decades. More...

The Pub at Ghirardelli Square Barbecue
Dining Room at The Pub at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA 851 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Down-home cooking featuring barbecue and Southern dishes such as hush puppies and candied yams. More...

Southpaw BBQ & Southern Cooking Barbecue
No Rating
2170 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Southern-style barbecue and craft libations in the Mission district. More...

T-Rex Barbecue Barbecue
Dining Room at T-Rex Barbecue, Berkeley, CA 1300 Tenth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Fun, sophisticated, two-tier barbecue restaurant and bar that draws a very happy happy hour crowd. More...

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