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Gram's Mission Barbeque Palace

3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
+1 951-782-8219
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I got the sausage and greens; it was good. It was convenient to my stay at the Hyatt; if I stayed there again, I would eat here again.

Thank santabarbaraserenity
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I’m frequently in the area of Main Street downtown Riverside and I have to say that the BBQ smells coming from Gram’s are mouth watering. I decided to give the food a try one evening and parked in the back parking lot. The area behind...More

1  Thank Gwen C
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It was very good! Authentic home coming, just like Grandma made it! The pork ribs were tender, the greens (with a little cabbage in it) and potato salad like a yummy Sunday dinner! Definitely worth trying it!

Thank Clarice77
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

So the food here is comfy, tasty and just darn good. So good that I ate here 4 meals out of the 5 days I was in Riverside for work. Tried most of the meats and they were all great bbq. But the brisket and...More

Thank TheGatesClan
Reviewed 23 May 2017

ordered the fish dinner for take out....45 minute wait and it was not that busy...got home and it was the wrong order !!!! cold ribs and very small bland sides....not happy at all ....go to DAVE's and get some real barbeque food

Thank Al G
Reviewed 26 March 2017

In the early 90's, I was lost in Riverside and needed lunch. I found a small BBQ shop, with phenomenal food. The sauce is robust, not too sweet. Years later, I was at the Riverside Convention Center and walked down Main Street. A familiar aroma...More

Thank jdalpert
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I agree with the average of Trip Advisor reviews - about a 3.5. The portions are very large so share a meal. I got the red snapper dinner and shared it. We both had plenty to eat for about $15. I chose the Mac and...More

Thank EHPhxAZ
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very nicely done traditional BBQ items. I have been there on several occasions. The inside seating is more informal. This is not a dress up place. Portions and selections were good. Consider this African-American standard fare. While my family and friends have never been mistreated,...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have seen this place grow for many years now! Great food if you like barbecue and reasonably priced. Always good conversation with the management! Great people and great food! Good location at the end of the walk through mall area of downtown. Great ambience...More

Thank suzansuz4sure
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I'm from the South and I think I know BBQ, which is why I am skeptical of anybody's attempt to do it in California. But Gram's is the real thing. I had a pulled pork sandwich with potato salad on the side. The sandwich was...More

1  Thank SoCalAstronomer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2836
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-782-8219
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