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The 7 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Temecula

Updated: May 2, 2022

Temecula does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. Only Temecula’s true masters have conquered BBQ so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sources for the list below. Visit any of the shops on this list for spectacular pulled pork, baby back ribs, and a side of collard greens.

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

The Smok'd Hog

American, $$, TemeculaAmerican, $$Temecula
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Duke's Mesquite Broiler

Mexican, $, TemeculaMexican, $Temecula
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Texas Lil's Mesquite Grill

American, $$, TemeculaAmerican, $$Temecula
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Maybells BBQ

$$, Murrieta$$Murrieta
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Calhoun's Texas Barbeque

$, Murrieta$Murrieta
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Big Island BBQ & TEA House

Hawaiian, $$, MurrietaHawaiian, $$Murrieta
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

RJ's Sizzlin Steer

$$, Murrieta$$Murrieta
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Choosing the right spot for Barbeque can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 10624 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Temecula and 264 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in . We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Texas Lil's Mesquite Grill and Dickey's Barbecue Pit are the highest-rated barbeque spots for a pick-up order in Temecula.

DPoong Korean BBQ, The Smok'd Hog, and Duke's Mesquite Broiler are the highest-rated barbeque spots for dinner in Temecula.

There are 7 barbeque spots in Temecula.

DPoong Korean BBQ, The Smok'd Hog, and Duke's Mesquite Broiler are the highest-rated barbeque spots for take-out in Temecula.

DPoong Korean BBQ, The Smok'd Hog, and Duke's Mesquite Broiler are the highest-rated barbeque spots to get a quick lunch in Temecula.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled turkey burger with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.


  • The perfect match for beef burger

    Experts recommend pairing a beef burger with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Pinot Noir and pork


    When considering what goes best with pork, we recommend a glass of Pinot Noir, it truly complements the dish as it highlights the richer flavours of the meat.


Fun facts about Barbeque

  • The traditional bulgogi

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In Korea, bulgogi is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

  • A must-visit festival in Los Angeles

    Calling all the Barbeque lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Barbeque in The United States? We are already planning our next trip.

  • Expensive taste

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

Parking tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Barbeque spot.

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