Southern comfort at its finest. LA might not be the first city that comes to mind for good barbecue, but you’d be surprised at what the city has to offer. From old school style recipes to upscale dining, you’ll find plenty of brisket, pulled pork and ribs here along with hand-crafted drinks to wash it all down. Check out our top 5 picks of restaurants that serve the best BBQ in LA.
1. Bludso’s Bar & Que
This popular Texas-style barbecue joint in Mid-City serves a variety of family style meats and classic sides.
Location: 609. N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
2. Maple Block Meat Company
This restaurant and bar serves authentic wood smoked meats, specializing in brisket.
Location: 3973 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City, CA 90230
3. Baby Blues BBQ
Their award-winning BBQ includes Memphis-style ribs, Texas-style beef brisket and North Carolina-style pulled pork.
Location: 444 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA 90291
4. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Their newly-opened LA location is starting off on a good note with a 4.5 star rating on Yelp. They focus on farm-fresh ingredients, Southern cooking and hospitality. It’s the perfect place to treat yourself to an upscale BBQ dining experience.
Location: 8500 Beverly Blvd St 112 Los Angeles, CA 90048
5. Pearl’s Texas BBQ
The best Austin-style smoked meat that you’ll find in the arts district. Their brisket and short ribs are a must.
Location: 2143 Violet St Los Angeles, CA 90021