2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Orange County (CA) Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Orange County (CA)

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Orange County (CA), presented in alphabetical order.

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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
Agora Churrascaria
13/20
Brazilian barbecue served tableside by “gauchos”; beware the ample buffet beckoning to spoil the carnivorous feast. See More

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Beach Pit BBQ Newport-Mesa
12/20
Family-friendly Newport Beach-Costa Mesa barbecue eatery. See More
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Beachwood BBQ
14/20
Fine-dining chef brings delectable barbecue and innovative Southern-inspired dishes to a quaint seaside beer bistro. See More
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Famous Dave's
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Famous Dave's offers St. Louis-style pork ribs, beef brisket, chicken and more on Jamboree Road. See More

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Grasslands Meat Market BBQ & Churrasco
13/20
No-nonsense Anaheim barbecue and churrasco hybrid offers plenty of ways to indulge your carnivorous side. See More
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Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
12/20
SoCal chain serving up hickory wood-smoked barbecue, Southern specialties, house-made desserts and live blues. See More
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Meat Up BBQ
13/20
The group behind popular mobile kitchen The Viking Truck bring eclectic barbecue and craft beer to Placentia. See More

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Memphis Cafe
13/20
Southern soul food for the OC hipster set. See More
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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
13/20
With an all-American menu and signature dishes, this restaurant is a solid choice for OC barbecue lovers. See More
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