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The 7 Best BBQ Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

Why not let San Jose’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 San Jose’s best BBQ. If you are after grilled corn or pork ribs then no one does it better than these BBQ spots.!

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Smoking Pig BBQ

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

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    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, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$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, DowntownCaribbeanSan Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Grill Em Pizza & Sports Bar

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

Blue Rock BBQ

American, $$, Cambrian ParkAmerican, $$San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sauced BBQ & Spirits - San Jose

American, $$, West San JoseAmerican, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

South Winchester BBQ

American, $$, West San JoseAmerican, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. 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. These spots have been featured in 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. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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