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Salinas City BBQ

700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
+1 831-758-2227
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (36 reviews)
“tri tip” (31 reviews)
“ribs” (36 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901-1460
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an extremely casual, good ol' boy establishment. Perfect place to get BBQ sauce on your hands and face. The ribs are sublime-falling off the bone, with a slightly sweet hot sauce. Beware, the hot-hot BBQ sauce will have smoke coming out of your...More

Thank DottieM218
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is in an industrial area. Parking available on the side street. We got one of the last available tables, lots of people came after us. The BBQ was delicious, the chicken a little bit overcooked. We probably could have shared one dinner as it...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We were hungry from a long day on the road. Hit this place around five on a Sunday. It was busy but we were seated quickly. Loved the option to sub a salad or baked potato for traditional sides. Tri tip and ribs were both...More

Thank gzgirl
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My First time Recommended By a few Friends I love the Menu so I wanted the Ribs. They Were Great Just the Regular order 4 pieces. They were very Tender. i had it with Baked Potato and their Ranch Style Beans. Im Going back to...More

1  Thank windos53
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is hands down the best BBQ spot in Salinas! Don't even think of going to Smalley's! It is just not the same as it was where Salinas City BBQ is now located...how ironic is that! One BBQ place takes the place of another! Salinas...More

Thank CentralCoastCAMissy
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A stop at Salinas on route from Santa Maria City to San Francisco presented an opportunity to have dinner at Salinas City BBQ. And what a fantastic dinner it was! It's a small restaurant with a laid back feel not close to anywhere in particular....More

Thank Jimmy_Lemon
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Needed a family meal to go and the huge smokers outside this converted house looked inviting and smells great as you arrive. There is no lot so you have to find a spot somewhere on the side streets to park. I got lucky and didn't...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Salinas City Barbecue latish on a busy Friday evening. Small, old-fashioned, homey atmosphere, packed wall to wall with families, couples, and friends. We were quickly greeted, seated, and offered the most popular drinks. I ordered brisket, homemade ranch beans, and a baked...More

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had driven many hours through Sunday traffic and checked Trip Advisor for restaurant suggestions and got this one. Their ribs and brisket were outstanding, as well as their homemade sides (coleslaw and potato salad) and their homemade berry cobbler. The service was great and...More

Thank LauranTony
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Brisket is the one item that sells out first, so get there before lunch for sure to stake your claim. The combo meals really are the way to go, and get the larger portions for 2-3 to share for sure! The beer options are super...More

Thank Kristina M
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Restaurant Details

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