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Salinas City BBQ

700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
+1 831-758-2227
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (57 reviews)
“tri tip” (36 reviews)
“coleslaw” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This food is to die for. funky old house with a great wait staff. In the best tradition of southern Bar-B-Que

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank aronermd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this amazing BBQ spot our way to Paso Robles through Yelp. Definitely exceeded our expectations- highly recommend. We shared the three meat combo with a hot link. The cornbread is incredibly delicious. Our favourite were the ribs - don’t miss out

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pavand
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this one! The bbq is the best ever. The bbq steak salad is my favorite and enough for two.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 274gaylet
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We visited Salinas BBQ on a Saturday night, were seated right away, and perused the menu to choose our dinners. We ended up trying the ribs, the brisket, and a brisket salad. One of us opted for a beer from their selection. Our overall assessment...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This was our last stop on the drive home and it was awesome! Talk about comfort food. Service was very friendly and fast. They were sold out of the pulled pork by 11:30am, so we had the Tri Tip Sandwich and the St. Louis ribs;...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 125tessar
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The BBQ from this restaurant is very good. The brisket and pulled pork are amazing. This is a must try for anyone traveling thru the Monterrey county area.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Daryle B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Not much ambience at this place, but BBQ is good. I prefer the meat plate vs sandwich (a little too "bready" for my taste).

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank X881YNjohng
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It is worth a visit. I found the ribs may need more time, however it was good. The staff was welcoming.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lance P
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Here for business for the week and after reading some reviews, decided to check this place out. It is a hole in the wall place, not in the greatest area of town, but once inside, the food was awesome. Being from out of State, was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank BillY540
Reviewed 30 June 2018

My brisket was OK, but still possessed a large amount of unrendered fat. The ribs likewise could have used some more time, and the bark was underdeveloped. The beer selection is good. My younger son did not like his pulled pork, but mostly because of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Chris L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-758-2227
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