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The 8 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Emeryville

Updated: October 6, 2021

Send your taste buds on a trip with BBQ styles from St. Louis to Texas at these Emeryville BBQ spots. Only Emeryville’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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Pig in a Pickle

$$, Emeryville$$Emeryville
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Horn Barbecue

OaklandOakland, Clawson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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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


$, Oakland$Oakland, Highland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Smoke Berkeley

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

Champion Smokehouse

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Brookfield Village
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Emeryville. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Emeryville, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Rosé with your grilled turkey burger

    When considering what goes best with grilled turkey burger, we recommend a glass of Rosé, it truly complements the dish as it battles the grilled flavours.

  • A next-level pairing for Prosecco

    Experts often pair grilled fish steak with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Sauvignon Blanc and 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.

Interesting facts

  • Overpriced, much?

    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?

  • A must-visit festival in Kansas City

    You will not regret going to see the 5 day barbecue cook-off competition at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival. It happens every October in Kansas City!

  • A killer pairing

    steak is commonly paired with tea, matching the fatty profile of steak with the tannin-rich taste of tannin-rich.

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