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The 6 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Menlo Park

Updated: October 6, 2021

Menlo Park does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Menlo Park’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

Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

Caribbean, $, Menlo ParkCaribbean, $Menlo Park, Belle Haven
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

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If you travel further

Capelo's Barbecue

Food Truck, $$, Redwood CityFood Truck, $$Redwood City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut

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3 Pigs BBQ

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

The Grill House

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

L&L Hawaiian Barbeque

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

L & L Hawaiian BBQ

Hawaiian, $, Palo AltoHawaiian, $Palo Alto, Barron Park
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Menlo Park, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of TimeOut and Infatuation – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like TimeOut - The 10 best San Francisco food trucks and Infatuation - A Complete Guide To Eating In Palo Alto And The Rest Of The Peninsula. 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. 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

  • The perfect match for pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    Experts often pair pork ribs with a barbecue rub with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair grilled turkey burger with Rosé

    To elevate your grilled turkey burger experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.

  • 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.

Did you know?

  • A must-visit festival in Kansas City

    Kansas City celebrates American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival in October, an event you should be sure to visit. Go check out the 5 day barbecue cook-off competition!

  • A day about chicken wing

    National Chicken Wing Day - have you ever heard of it? Well you better be ready to enjoy it if you’re in The United States on July 29.

  • 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...

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