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Bear Pit Bar-b-que Restaurant

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North San Fernando Valley
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10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91345-1410
+1 818-365-2509
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Burbank, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The Bear Pit is a classic, unpretentious, comfortable spot with excellent food and good service. It's one of my all-time favorite restaurants. I grew up going to the one in Glendale, which sadly is gone now. Thankfully, we still have this one! It's good for families, groups of friends, or with anyone. If you are in the area; DO NOT... More 

Thank Melody C
Los Angeles, CA
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I stopped at the Bear Pit Bar-B-Q for lunch with a co-worker and we chowed down on the ribs and other Bear Pit favorites. I had the Ham Sandwich and Beef ribs and it really hit the spot. The beef ribs came dry to the table and then you apply BBQ sauce to your own liking. Personally I don't like... More 

Thank Dwayne R
Stockton, CA
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had lunch here a year ago when we were in the area and felt it was definitely worth another visit on this trip and we weren't disappointed! Their beef brisket is delicious, as well as their ham! And their ribs are to die for!! The staff were very attentive and friendly. Definitely someplace we will return to again when... More 

Thank WanaBinHawaii
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here numerous times. The food is always properly prepared and the staff checks on us periodically. I have no complaints and will eat here again. The bathroom has been remodeled and is nicer than a previous visit.

Thank Checker55
San Francisco, California
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145 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I grew up in the neighborhood and the BBQ odors wafting from the Bear Pit were quite and only a memory - I never dined there until this year when some of our 40 year old high school reunion attendees decided to catch up here the day before. The food was quite good - and they provide separate checks for... More 

Thank 1SFOSO
San Fernando
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Baby back ribs are the best I have found anywhere in the United States, only problem, for a full rack of baby back ribs for one person it costs '"$35 to get out the door. I love em but Bear Pit loves em more. If you have plenty of money it is a good buy.

Thank Theale H
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

For this being Los Angeles and not really being known for BBQ this is a place I have to go grab a meal when visiting. I have to say I'm not really a huge fan of BBQ but will tolerate it whereas my wife lives for it. Have had sandwiches of brisket, pork and turkey here, really good coleslaw and... More 

Thank Dano S
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great place to go for the most unique BBQ pork sandwich. Served on garlic toast, with their own special BBQ sauce, it's a taste that will keep you coming back. Very friendly atmosphere with great service, worth it EVERY time!

Thank carl c
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Had the beef ribs with Shirley's new fashion bbq sauce. Very filling with each rib cooked at a different level of redness, from medium rare to medium well. Would go back again and again.

Thank edwardh39
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A family favorite for 50 years! Casual family dining that is consistently great. Portions are generous. Be sure and try the garlic bread... oh, and the bbq beans.. and of course, the ribs. Ah heck- it is all good!

Thank Dj R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10825 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91345-1410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > North San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: North San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-365-2509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?