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The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Figuring out which ones are San Francisco’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we examined 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 place

4505 Burgers & BBQ - San Francisco

American · $15 avg. barbeque
San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Baby Blues BBQ

American · $21 avg. barbeque
San Francisco, Bernal Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Memphis Minnie’s

$12 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5


San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Hing Lung Company

San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Broken Record

San Francisco, Crocker Amazon
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

SF Honey Pig Korean BBQ

Korean · $25 avg. barbeque
San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5


American · $21 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Hawaiian Drive Inn

San Francisco, Excelsior
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0


San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 31320 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from Hoodline, 7x7 and TimeOut and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. Yes, we even looked at Hoodline - Where there's smoke: San Francisco's 4 top spots for inexpensive barbecue, 7x7 - Barbecued: The 9 Smokin'est BBQ Joints In San Francisco and TimeOut - The best barbecue in San Francisco to pull this list together. 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 enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Pick your dollar sign

Know what prices to expect in every neighborhood. Deal-seekers will love the lower prices at Portola, while those who love to splurge may enjoy what Central Richmond 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
Central Richmond$214
Bernal Heights$211
Inner Richmond$198
North Panhandle$151
Presidio Heights$141
Nob Hill$105
South of Market$102
Central Sunset$103

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