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The 8 Best BBQ Restaurants Near San Carlos

Updated: October 6, 2021

San Carlos does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. Only San Carlos’s true masters have conquered BBQ so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sources for the list below. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

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3 Pigs BBQ

American, $$, San CarlosAmerican, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

Caribbean, $, Menlo ParkCaribbean, $Menlo Park, Belle Haven
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Capelo's Barbecue

Food Truck, $$, Redwood CityFood Truck, $$Redwood City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Grill House

American, $$, Redwood CityAmerican, $$Redwood City, Dolphin
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Old Port Lobster Shack

$$, Redwood City$$Redwood City, Woodside Plaza
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Windy City Pizza and BBQ

Pizza, $$, San MateoPizza, $$San Mateo, Aragon
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Armadillo Willy's BBQ

American, $$, San MateoAmerican, $$San Mateo, Mariners Island
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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L&L Hawaiian Barbeque

Hawaiian, $, Redwood CityHawaiian, $Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in San Carlos, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Find Me Gluten Free, TimeOut and Infatuation and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in Find Me Gluten Free - Most Celiac Friendly Restaurants San Mateo, California, TimeOut - The 10 best San Francisco food trucks and Infatuation - A Complete Guide To Eating In Palo Alto And The Rest Of The Peninsula. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    Experts would recommend a pink wine as a pairing to your grilled turkey burger, specifically Rosé because it battles the grilled flavours.

  • A next-level pairing for Pinot Noir

    When having pork, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Fun facts

  • The ideal pairing

    steak is often paired with tea, matching the fatty flavor of steak with the tannin-rich taste of tannin-rich.

  • A tasty history lesson

    The saucy chicken wing was only thought up in 1950s! We wonder what people ever did without some good saucy chicken wing in their lives...

  • The American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival

    Go check out the5 day barbecue cook-off competition at American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival! This event is held in October in Kansas City, definitely worth a visit!

Parking tips

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