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The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in Oakland

Updated: February 19, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Oakland’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the top restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect restaurant

Vegan Mob

American · $15 avg. main dish
Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Horn Barbecue

Oakland, Clawson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Bowl’d BBQ

Korean · $13 avg. main dish
Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Smokin Woods BBQ

Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Burma Bear

Asian · $9 avg. main dish
Oakland, Lakewide
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Ohgane Korean Restaurant

Korean · $28 avg. main dish
Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

iLava Hawaiian Barbecue

Oakland, Fremont
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Stay Gold Deli

American · $15 avg. barbeque
Oakland, McClymonds
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5


Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Everett & Jones Barbeque

American · $14 avg. main dish
Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 31320 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Infatuation and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. Don’t bother looking for Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Top BBQ Joints in San Francisco/Bay Area, Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings and Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Nowwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Save or Splurge?

Know what prices to expect in every neighborhood. Deal-seekers will love the lower prices at San Pablo Gateway, while those who love to splurge may enjoy what Laurel has to offer. Knowing the average price of 1 plate barbeque will help you know what to expect next time you dine out.

NeighborhoodAve. price for 1 plate barbeque# Barbeque shops
Redwood Heights$161
Pill Hill$151
San Pablo Gateway$121

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