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.
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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!