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The 7 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Santa Clara

Updated: October 10, 2022

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

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.

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