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The 8 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Santa Clara

Updated: May 14, 2021

Finding the finest Santa Clara restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the best restaurants, we checked out 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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Andy's Bar-B-Que

American · $20 avg. main dish
Santa Clara
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Armadillo Willy's BBQ

American · $14 avg. main dish
Santa Clara
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

WingsDip BBQ Smokehouse

Santa Clara
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Smoking Pig BBQ

San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mesquite & Oak

American · $12 avg. main dish
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Back A Yard

San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Grill Em Pizza & Sports Bar

Pizza · $11 avg. main dish
San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Sunny Island BBQ

San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Santa Clara. 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 Feastfox. For example, we considered 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 as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Rosé with your grilled turkey burger

    The acidic flavors in Rosé makes it a great pink wine to pair with grilled turkey burger.

  • The perfect match for your bulgogi

    Experts suggest pairing a bulgogi with a glass of Chilean Shiraz, a popular red wine.


  • A traditional dish

    Have you ever had a tasty bulgogi? Well it’s an absolute classic in Korea!

  • An iconic duo: tea & steak

    Experts recommend pairing steak with tea to complement the food’s fatty flavor with the tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

  • National Chicken Wing Day in The United States

    Looking for an excuse to have chicken wingfor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? National Chicken Wing Day, celebrated every July 29, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much chicken wing as you can handle!

Parking in the area

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