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The 6 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Pleasanton

Updated: December 10, 2021

Send your taste buds on a trip with BBQ styles from St. Louis to Texas at these Pleasanton BBQ spots. After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Pleasanton’s best BBQ. 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

Buckhorn Grill - Pleasanton

American, $$, PleasantonAmerican, $$Pleasanton
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Hawaiian Grill Express

Hawaiian, $, DublinHawaiian, $Dublin
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Livermore

American, $$, LivermoreAmerican, $$Livermore
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

The Riata Diner & Tavern

American, $$, LivermoreAmerican, $$Livermore
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

American, $$, DublinAmerican, $$Dublin
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Emil Villa's Hickory Pit

American, $, LivermoreAmerican, $Livermore
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate this list?

Choosing the right spot for Barbeque can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 Pleasanton restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 2955 top lists and articles from the likes of . The spots that made the cut have been featured in . We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Barbeque connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best Pleasanton Barbeque.

Frequently asked questions

Ramen 101, Gobi Mongolian Grill, and Buckhorn Grill - Pleasanton are the highest-rated barbeque spots for take-out in Pleasanton.

Gobi Mongolian Grill, Buckhorn Grill - Pleasanton, and California Pizza Kitchen at Stoneridge Shopping Center are the highest-rated spots for barbeque delivery in Pleasanton.

There are 9 barbeque spots in Pleasanton.

Ramen 101, Gobi Mongolian Grill, and Xushi Bento House have outdoor seating and barbeque in Pleasanton.

Gobi Mongolian Grill, Buckhorn Grill - Pleasanton, and California Pizza Kitchen at Stoneridge Shopping Center are the highest-rated vegetarian barbeque spots in Pleasanton.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • The perfect match for your grilled fish steak

    Experts recommend pairing a grilled fish steak with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Rosé with your grilled turkey burger

    A glass of something that battles the grilled flavours should be what you pair your grilled turkey burger with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a pink wine like Rosé.

  • Pinot Noir with your 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 ideal pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating steak, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice tea.

  • Ready for some ribs?

    The Hog Challenge Amateur Eating Competition in The United States is where Matt Stonie ate a crazy 71 ribsof ribs.

  • Celebrating a love for chicken wing

    Want to indulge in some amazing chicken wing? Join the celebration of The United States’s National Chicken Wing Day held every July 29.

Parking info

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