2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

Top BBQ Joints
in San Francisco/Bay Area

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 San Francisco/Bay Area, presented in alphabetical order.

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Baby Blues BBQ
12/20
Baby Blues BBQ serves up Memphis ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more. See More
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CatHead's BBQ
QB
Classic barbecue dishes with a fresh twist in the SoMa district. See More
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Everett & Jones Barbeque #2
QB
This local barbecue institution dishes up some of the best ribs, chicken, barbecued beef and links this side of Memphis. See More
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Everett & Jones Barbeque
13/20
If you could have one last soul food dinner, you should choose to eat at E&J for its tender brisket. See More
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4505 Burgers & BBQ
QB
Follow your nose to this barbecue and burger bonanza. See More
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International Smoke
14/20
The result of this team works: chef Michael Mina and celebrity cook Ayesha Curry are a winning melting pot. See More

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Memphis Minnie's
QB
Memphis Minnie's has been smokin' hot in San Francisco for years. See More
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The Pub at Ghirardelli Square
13/20
Down-home cooking featuring barbecue and Southern dishes such as hush puppies and candied yams. See More

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Rusty's Southern
No Rating
Southern food and barbecue in the Tenderloin. See More
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Southpaw BBQ
No Rating
Southern-style barbecue and craft libations in the Mission district. See More
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