2023 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

Best 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 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area , presented in alphabetical order.

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Baby Blues BBQ
Baby Blues BBQ serves up Memphis ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more. See More
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CatHead's BBQ
Classic barbecue dishes with a fresh twist in the SoMa district. See More
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Everett & Jones Barbeque #2
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
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
Follow your nose to this barbecue and burger bonanza. See More
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International Smoke
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
Memphis Minnie's has been smokin' hot in San Francisco for years. See More
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Southpaw BBQ
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Southern-style barbecue and craft libations in the Mission district. See More
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