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The 7 Best BBQ Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

Why not let Oakland’s pitmasters delight you with BBQ styles from West Texas, Kansas City, or South Carolina? After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Oakland’s best BBQ. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

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Horn Barbecue

ClawsonOakland, Clawson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Vegan Mob

American, $$, LakeshoreAmerican, $$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

Fruitvale StationOakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

iLava Hawaiian Barbecue

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

Smokin Woods BBQ

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

Champion Smokehouse

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

Everett & Jones Barbeque

American, $$, Produce & WaterfrontAmerican, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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  • Visit Oakland

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    Visit Oakland

How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Eater, Infatuation and Visit Oakland and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now, Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings and Visit Oakland - Where To Get Soul Food In Oaklandwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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