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Aptos Street BBQ

) #2 of 51 Restaurants in Aptos €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
8059 Aptos St, Aptos, CA 95003-3986
+1 831-662-1721
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (31 reviews)
“potato salad” (15 reviews)
“tri tip” (36 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
8059 Aptos St, Aptos, CA 95003-3986
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Found this gem on the Internet. We went for dinner about 7pm and it was pretty busy. It comes very recommended by the locals. Atmosphere: casual, with live music most nights. Blues the night we went. Lots of 4 seat tables and about 4 outside...More

Thank dep9130
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Tri Tip sandwiches, bbq chicken sandwich, brisket salad, and chicken salad. Out of this world good! Seriously! I've had bbq all over the country and this is about as good as it gets. The sauces are terrific too! We had the beans,...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, ribs, brisket, chicken! Go early on the weekends, they tend to sell out of the popular items.

Thank Brenna W
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Ribs did not fall off the bone and silver skin still attached. Brisket was sliced paper thin to compensate for being not tender. On the bright side the meat was seasoned well and sauce and sides were good. This place reminds me of a chain...More

Thank tyler p
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you idea of good food includes tofu infused with bean sprout oil topped with granola you're going to hate this place. If however your tastes run to large portions of smoked meat washed down with craft beers while listening to live music, you need...More

1  Thank pacair
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great service in a fun and lively environment..especially when they have one of their great blues bands.My favorite is the brisket or pork. Like the chicken but skin is a wee bit tough but flavor terrific. Beans and salads all solid.Beer selection is terrific and...More

Thank nholleran
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great music, best beer selection in the county, and good ole BBQ. What more could you want? An absolute jewel with the live local music.

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great takeout or sit in. some of the best BBQ in N Cal. long roasted and tastes like it. If you get there between 5 and 8pm, some of the best blues and live music as well- becoming a SRO type spot rapidly. Get there...More

Thank Skip H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to pick-up some great barbecue! Located just off US 1 in Aptos, California this place cooks some great ribs, chicken and pork! Small dining area with great atmosphere featuring live entertainment on the weekends! Full bar area with plenty of hard liquor as...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Our family went last week. Note that we needed 3 high chairs, they only have 2 and no booster chairs. We made do. Got there early for dinner to move tables together. The place is small and homey. We ordered The Big Onion which is...More

Thank Debbi H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8059 Aptos St, Aptos, CA 95003-3986
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-662-1721
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