This place is all about the ribs, with choice of Memphis-style or Baby Back. And, for the non-carnivorous people at the barbecue restaurant, blackened catfish, shrimp and salmon are all on the menu in various forms.
12 Essential Bay Area Barbecue Joints
Nothing generates a debate more than the discussion of barbecue. There are so many regions, cuts of meat, and variables like sides and sauces — it’s a genre of food fraught with disagreement. And naturally, the Bay Area has plenty of barbecue experts (according to our request for readers’ favorite spots) and a whole bunch of disagreement on who does or does not have the best smoked meats around.
Form your own opinion at one of these 12 spots and let us know who we missed along the way. But no matter your barbecue allegiance, grab a beer, platter of smoked meat, and plenty of wet naps for a saucy excursion.
#1 Gorilla Barbecue
This Pacifica barbecue spot is a destination for many Bay Area ‘cue fans, offering tender brisket, spicy links and tangy barbecue sauce near the coast. It tends to draw a line to it’s tiny space (that has no seating) but there are plenty of trails and picnic spots nearby— just don’t forget to snag a wad of napkins on the way.
2145 Cabrillo Hwy
Pacifica, CA 94044
San Francisco, CA 94110
Source: SF Eater