Gus's BBQ

Address Email Website
626.799.3251Book a Table Online
Service Areas: South Pasadena

Gus's BBQ Lunch Special - Get 10% off your Bill!

Come in Monday-Thursday from 11am-3pm


and receive 10%off your total bill!

Join us on Sundays from 11am-4pm for a Southern Style Brunch!

Come and enjoy our Sunday brunch, including $5 Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's!

Full Menu served also!

Welcome to Gus's BBQ

A Pasadena Landmark for over 60 years!

Rated by ABC's Channel 7 as one of the top BBQ Joints in Southern California.

Gus's offers all of the regional BBQ classics:
Beer Braised Texas Brisket,
St Louis Style Rubbed Spare Ribs,
Memphis Style Baby Backs
and Carolina Pulled Pork.

But we're not just BBQ! From our Gourmet Burgers to our signature Entree salads, unique appetizers, salads and soups, our extensive menu offers something to satisfy every palate.

Book a table online now with

How it all began.

In 1946, relatives Gus, Jack and Mike left Ohio and headed west on Route 66 sampling the flavors of the Mid-West and South along their way. Driven by their love of down-home cooking, their intention was simple: open up a restaurant that they could call their own.

Their trek ended in Southern California where they settled in South Pasadena, Gus's BBQ was born and quickly became a South Pasadena Landmark.

Continuing the tradition, new owners and brothers Chris and John Bicos, who also own and operate The Original Tops in Pasadena, have stuck to the two main principles that this landmark was built on: exceptional service in a family-style environment, and a cooking philosophy that uses only the freshest ingredients.

Everything from our sauces to our rubs is made from scratch in our kitchen, the way Gus intended! Our BBQ is seasoned overnight, slow smoked, then slow cooked using our signature hickory and applewood blend. The result is BBQ that is fork tender and full of flavor!

Do you love this place?

Become a fan and put your stamp of approval on their product and/or service.

Fans (7 of 7)view all fans