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The 7 Best BBQ Restaurants In Bakersfield

Updated: July 7, 2022

Send your taste buds on a trip with BBQ styles from St. Louis to Texas at these Bakersfield BBQ spots. Only Bakersfield’s true masters have conquered BBQ so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sources for the list below. If you are after grilled corn or pork ribs then no one does it better than these BBQ spots.!

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ

$$, Downtown$$Bakersfield, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Bakersfield, CA

    Three Best Rated
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 top spots in downtown Bakersfield

    Hoodline, 2019

Salty's BBQ & Catering

American, $$, BakersfieldAmerican, $$Bakersfield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Bakersfield, CA

    Three Best Rated

Martin's Meats & Catering

$, Downtown$Bakersfield, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Brooklyn BBQ

$$, Bakersfield$$Bakersfield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

American, $$, BakersfieldAmerican, $$Bakersfield
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Bakersfield, CA

    Three Best Rated

Champs BBQ

American, $$, BakersfieldAmerican, $$Bakersfield
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

La Cabana

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$Bakersfield, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Barbeque craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We analyzed 89 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline and Three Best Rated, 2074 Bakersfield restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in downtown Bakersfield and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Bakersfield, CA. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

Kalbi King Korean BBQ & Sushi is the highest-rated barbeque spot that is good for a date night in Bakersfield.

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ, Firestone Grill, and Crazy BBQ are the highest-rated barbeque spots that are good for groups in Bakersfield.

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ, Firestone Grill, and Nov’s Soul Spot are the highest-rated barbeque spots for take-out in Bakersfield.

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ, Firestone Grill, and Nov’s Soul Spot have outdoor seating and barbeque in Bakersfield.

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ, Nov’s Soul Spot, and Crazy BBQ are the highest-rated spots for barbeque delivery in Bakersfield.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    To elevate your grilled turkey burger experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.

  • Pair Sauvignon Blanc with pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    A pork ribs with a barbecue rub can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Sauvignon Blanc. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its acidic.

  • The perfect match for your bulgogi

    Experts suggest pairing a bulgogi with a glass of Chilean Shiraz, a popular red wine.


Factoids about Barbeque

  • A perfect match: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    The popular drink The Arnold Palmer Cocktail is made by mixing some lemonade into tea. People will usually pair this with Southern barbecue.

  • The world record from South Korea

    A little chili pepper string never hurt anybody! The size of the longest chili pepper string might surprise you, coming in at 4,576 feet 9 inches! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • The history of saucy chicken wing

    The saucy chicken wing was only thought up in 1950s! We wonder what people ever did without some good saucy chicken wing in their lives...

Parking information

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