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The 9 Best BBQ Restaurants in San Jose

Updated: February 19, 2021

Finding the top San Jose restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the finest 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 with ease and spend less time deciding.

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Smoking Pig BBQ

American
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Gen Korean BBQ House

Korean
San Jose, North Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Back A Yard

Caribbean · $15 avg. main dish
San Jose, East San Jose
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Back A Yard

Caribbean
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

QPOT

Korean · $29 avg. main dish
San Jose, Evergreen
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

South Winchester BBQ

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

Blue Rock BBQ

American · $12 avg. main dish
San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Armadillo Willy’s Real Texas BBQ

American · $15 avg. main dish
San Jose, Almaden Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Smoking Pig BBQ

American
San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

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, Eater and CultureTrip and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - The 5 Best Spots To Score Barbecue In San Jose, Eater - Where to Eat Near Levi's Stadium and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Central San Jose, USA. 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.

Pick your dollar sign

Know what prices to expect in every neighborhood. Deal-seekers will love the lower prices at West San Jose, while those who love to splurge may enjoy what Downtown 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
Downtown$226
Blossom Valley$193
West San Jose$108

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