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The 8 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Santa Clara

Updated: October 6, 2021

Why not let Santa Clara’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 Santa Clara’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 spot

Andy's Bar-B-Que

American, $$, Santa ClaraAmerican, $$Santa Clara
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Jose Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Armadillo Willy's BBQ

American, $$, Santa ClaraAmerican, $$Santa Clara
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

WingsDip BBQ Smokehouse

$$, Santa Clara$$Santa Clara
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Smoking Pig BBQ

American, $$, San JoseAmerican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 Best Spots To Score Barbecue In San Jose

    Hoodline
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Jose Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Mesquite & Oak

American, $$, San JoseAmerican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    The 5 Best Spots To Score Barbecue In San Jose

    Hoodline

Back A Yard

Caribbean, San JoseCaribbeanSan Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Grill Em Pizza & Sports Bar

Pizza, $$, San JosePizza, $$San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Sunny Island BBQ

Hawaiian, San JoseHawaiianSan Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Santa Clara. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Hoodline and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Hoodline - The 5 Best Spots To Score Barbecue In San Jose and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Jose Area as we sourced this ultimate list. 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Rosé with your grilled turkey burger

    The acidic flavors in Rosé makes it a great pink wine to pair with grilled turkey burger.

  • The perfect match for your bulgogi

    Experts suggest pairing a bulgogi with a glass of Chilean Shiraz, a popular red wine.


Factoids

  • A traditional dish

    Have you ever had a tasty bulgogi? Well it’s an absolute classic in Korea!

  • An iconic duo: tea & steak

    Experts recommend pairing steak with tea to complement the food’s fatty flavor with the tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

  • National Chicken Wing Day in The United States

    Looking for an excuse to have chicken wingfor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? National Chicken Wing Day, celebrated every July 29, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much chicken wing as you can handle!

Parking in the area

Getting a good parking spot in Santa Clara can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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