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Meat Up BBQ

1450 N. Kraemer Blvd. (Yorba Linda Blvd.) Send to Phone
The group behind popular mobile kitchen The Viking Truck bring eclectic barbecue and craft beer to Placentia.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Meat Up BBQ, Placentia, CA

Meat Up BBQ Restaurant Review

: A corner of a strip mall in Placentia may seem like an unlikely place for a successful food truck to hit the brakes and set up a brick-and-mortar operation. But the crew behind the popular mobile kitchen The Viking Truck has landed at such a spot, and they’re making it work with a casual, unfussy joint built on eclectic barbecue and local craft beer. Groups of guests flock to the bar to grab whatever regional suds are on tap and take in a game, although Ducks fans should be advised they’re entering Kings country. They can pair up whatever brew they partake of with a heaping starter like the smoked wings or the indulgent barbecue-rubbed fries topped with pulled pork and mac ‘n’ cheese. Barbecue here is an equal opportunity situation; the usual suspects are represented, from the Carolina-inspired pulled pork to the St. Louis-style spare ribs that tend to sell out by night’s end. Those who want the meat between bread can sink their teeth into a burger or a sandwich like the Greek-style tri-tip.


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