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Blue Rock BBQ

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3001 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95124-2455
+1 408-978-2583
11:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not my favorite BBQ place in the area, but our boys like it. I find that you need to add quite a bit of extra sauce to fight the dryness. The staff is very friendly, efficient, and helpful. Their side of grilled veggies has asparagus, mushrooms, broccoli, and zucchini and is really good. The portions are large and... More 

Thank kawiwebwatcher
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I've been to a lot of BBQ restaurants and I don't know if I ever had "Tennessee Pulled Pork" before, but I didn't like it very much. I had a pull-pork sandwich w/o coleslaw, with 3 ribs and baked beans on the side. After taking a bite of the sandwich I added more BBQ sauce but it didn't improve it... More 

Thank MeAndTheLittleWoman
San Jose, California
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209 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

In a town where every other restaurant is currently offering 'pulled pork', there is only one place, in my opinion, that is worth visiting...and that is the Blue Rock BBQ. A small neighborhood restaurant in a strip mall, it offers authentic Southeastern BBQ with all the 'required' sides including some of the best tangy cole slaw. As for authenticity, where... More 

Thank HikingLee
Los Gatos, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended by an article in local publication so I thought I'd give it a try Quite disappointed! Ribs were dry and flavorless with very little smokiness Still looking for the 1970's Tony Roma's!

Thank CalifDoug
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places to go for a BBQ sandwich. There pulled pork I think is the best in the area. The owner and everyone there is helpful and very friendly. They make you feel very comfortable. Just writing this review is making me want to go get a pulled pork sandwich. If you have the opportunity... More 

Thank Artman23
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food was very good and ribs were tender. Atmosphere was a bit cold and unfortunately the utensils were plastic. Pricing is a bit high for the offerings. More of a cafeteria environment and a bit noisy. You ordered either a plate meal or sandwich from a menu on the wall. You then pick out a table and wait for your... More 

Thank hayescf
San Jose, California
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I live nearby in Willow Glen, and had never tried this place before, although it has been here for a few years now. I hoped that my experience would be extraordinary, but it was merely average. Cleanliness: great (the empty table had been cleaned!) Atmosphere: “industrial” nice Menu Variety: lots of options BBQ Sauce: tasty Food Taste: just OK I... More 

Thank Steve H
San Jose, California
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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I love BBQ and Blue Rock is the closest to my house. I have ordered from there several times and will continue to do so. Tri-tip: in my opinion the best item on the menu Brisket: Very good and smoky, but is usually chopped to much and not sliced enough. Good flavor though. Smoked Chicken quarter: very good flavor and... More 

Thank raider781
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Just had lunch at Blue Rock BBQ to test them out. I had their brisket plate along with two sides - Baked Beans and Mac & Cheese. The brisket was tender with a light smoke and a good home made BBQ sauce. The baked beans had a lot of flavor and were quite good. The mac & cheese was pretty... More 

Thank LocalPeddler
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is a quick place to go for BBQ. The food is pre-cooked and then reheated in the microwave with bbq sauce. We had the ribs and chicken but neither was that good. Way to much sauce. The side items were not that good either, hush puppies over cooked and dry. The people taking the orders were not very friendly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 3001 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95124-2455
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-978-2583

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