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The 5 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

Why not let Palo Alto’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 Palo Alto’s best BBQ. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

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L & L Hawaiian BBQ

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

If you travel further

Old Port Lobster Shack

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

Armadillo Willy's BBQ

American, $$, Los AltosAmerican, $$Los Altos
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Alice's Smokehouse

American, $$, Mountain ViewAmerican, $$Mountain View, Rex Manor
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

L&L Hawaiian Barbeque

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

Why is this list better than others?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Palo Alto and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

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