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The 6 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

Berkeley does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. Only Berkeley’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.!

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Smoke Berkeley

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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Horn Barbecue

OaklandOakland, Clawson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

    San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation

Vegan Mob

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation
  • Eater

    The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now

    Eater

Ruby Q Smoke Fusion

OaklandOakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

iLava Hawaiian Barbecue

Hawaiian, $, OaklandHawaiian, $Oakland, Fremont
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Smokin Woods BBQ

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 Berkeley restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Infatuation. Yes, we even looked at Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now and Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

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