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Salinas City BBQ

700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
+1 831-758-2227
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (37 reviews)
“tri tip” (36 reviews)
“coleslaw” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
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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

1  Thank Tessa R
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.

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).

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.

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

1  Thank Bill Y
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

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This was the place to get BBQ but we were disappointed last week. The side dishes were OK but have never been really good. The ribs were got on take-out were not fully cooked. Nothing fell off the bone. We put the left-over ribs in...More

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had business lunch here. Always great food. Chicken was delicious and smokey. They have hot BBQ sauce and fire BBQ sauce which they keep in the back for a good reason, ask for it and they will bring it out.

Thank Travler831
Reviewed 6 June 2018

What a blast, to find an off-the-beaten-path place like this one. My husband had a combo plate with 3 meats: tri-tip (juicy, tender and flavorful) Brisket, (Yummm!!!) and something else. I don't remember, because I was busy with the best half-rack of baby-backs that I've...More

Thank foxtrot711
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is a wonderful, away from the maddening crowd place...one without any parking challenges. There were eight in our party and our waitress took all our different orders without writing any notes or asking anyone to repeat. Then when she served the food, each and...More

Thank ltaku
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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