Best BBQ in Monterey Region

Check out the top BBQ in Monterey Region, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Aptos St. BBQ
1. Aptos St. BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
8059 Aptos St, Aptos
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-662-1721
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
John
With great beef, pork, chicken and even bison bbq options, a wide beer selection, and live blues, Aptos St…
Lisa
Excellent Texas-style BBQ with live blues almost every night. Casual setting with a huge selection of beers of…
Laura
The smoked BBQ is the best and the portions are large enough for two meals. If you like craft beer there are…
1. Aptos St. BBQ
1. Aptos St. BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
39 local reviews
8059 Aptos St, Aptos
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-662-1721
John
John
With great beef, pork, chicken and even bison bbq options, a wide beer selection, and live blues, Aptos St. BBQ is TripAdvisors #2…
Lisa
Lisa
Excellent Texas-style BBQ with live blues almost every night. Casual setting with a huge selection of beers of tap. Get there early to get…
Laura
Laura
The smoked BBQ is the best and the portions are large enough for two meals. If you like craft beer there are over 30 taps, including local…
2. Crow's Nest Restaurant
2. Crow's Nest Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
135 local reviews
2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-476-4560
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Teri
FOOD PLUS --- FREE BEACH BBQ PARTIES... Everyone welcome, and no cover! 5:30 - 8:30pm Every Thursday evening…
Paul
Thursday evenings on the beach all summer: live music (free), BBQ, including a veggie burger option, beer,…
Ryan & Anna
Best view in Santa Cruz. Great food. Some very cool local functions (Sunday evening comedy nights, Thursday…
2. Crow's Nest Restaurant
2. Crow's Nest Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
135 local reviews
2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-476-4560
Teri
Teri
FOOD PLUS --- FREE BEACH BBQ PARTIES... Everyone welcome, and no cover! 5:30 - 8:30pm Every Thursday evening on the beach --- live…
Paul
Paul
Thursday evenings on the beach all summer: live music (free), BBQ, including a veggie burger option, beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Inside,…
Ryan & Anna
Ryan & Anna
Best view in Santa Cruz. Great food. Some very cool local functions (Sunday evening comedy nights, Thursday evening beach BBQ in summers)
3. Corralitos Market & Sausage Co
3. Corralitos Market & Sausage Co
host-0host-1
16 local reviews
569 Corralitos Rd, Watsonville
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 831-722-2633
Grocery or supermarketStorePoint of interest
Martin & Anne Marie
Great sausages made on-site. Perfect for the BBQ! Also features small grocery. Closest grocery store to the…
Bob
Great meat market for the BBQ dinner.
3. Corralitos Market & Sausage Co
3. Corralitos Market & Sausage Co
host-0host-1
16 local reviews
569 Corralitos Rd, Watsonville
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 831-722-2633
Martin & Anne Marie
Martin & Anne Marie
Great sausages made on-site. Perfect for the BBQ! Also features small grocery. Closest grocery store to the hacienda.
Bob
Bob
Great meat market for the BBQ dinner.
4. Trail Dust BBQ
4. Trail Dust BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
6 local reviews
17240 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(408) 776-9072
Meal takeawayBarLiquor store
Ariadne
Great place if you're looking for a casual restaurant that serves great BBQ.
Alex & Amber
Excellent real smoked bbq & beer selection. Love the firebird sandwich.
Denise
Best local BBQ in Morgan Hill, very casual, craft beer only.
4. Trail Dust BBQ
4. Trail Dust BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
6 local reviews
17240 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(408) 776-9072
Ariadne
Ariadne
Great place if you're looking for a casual restaurant that serves great BBQ.
Alex & Amber
Alex & Amber
Excellent real smoked bbq & beer selection. Love the firebird sandwich.
Denise
Denise
Best local BBQ in Morgan Hill, very casual, craft beer only.
5. Lovers Point Park
5. Lovers Point Park
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45 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Paul
This is a park where a lot of wedding photos are taken. Beautiful scenery and good place to rest up or BBQ…
Marci
This is a perfect spot for family BBQ & picnicking overlooking Lover's Point Beach.
Hayley
Great beach, safe for kids, great park to BBQ
5. Lovers Point Park
5. Lovers Point Park
host-0host-1host-2
45 local reviews
Paul
Paul
This is a park where a lot of wedding photos are taken. Beautiful scenery and good place to rest up or BBQ picnic.
Marci
Marci
This is a perfect spot for family BBQ & picnicking overlooking Lover's Point Beach.
Hayley
Hayley
Great beach, safe for kids, great park to BBQ
6. Sid's Smokehouse
6. Sid's Smokehouse
host-0host-1host-2
6 local reviews
10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-662-2227
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
C
Great BBQ ribs. Big screen tvs if you want to catch the game
Scott
BBQ. Lots of delicious meat.
Joe
Ribs & BBQ, 5 minutes away
6. Sid's Smokehouse
6. Sid's Smokehouse
host-0host-1host-2
6 local reviews
10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-662-2227
C
C
Great BBQ ribs. Big screen tvs if you want to catch the game
Scott
Scott
BBQ. Lots of delicious meat.
Joe
Joe
Ribs & BBQ, 5 minutes away
7. Hog's Breath Inn
7. Hog's Breath Inn
host-0
9 local reviews
San Carlos St, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 831-625-1044
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Saul
BBQ Open late Owned by ****** Clint Eastwood Not Fancy cool outside fire pits, nice to enjoy a drink and chat
7. Hog's Breath Inn
7. Hog's Breath Inn
host-0
9 local reviews
San Carlos St, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 831-625-1044
Saul
Saul
BBQ Open late Owned by ****** Clint Eastwood Not Fancy cool outside fire pits, nice to enjoy a drink and chat
8. Pixie Deli
8. Pixie Deli
host-0host-1
19 local reviews
111 Venetian Rd, Aptos
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 831-688-1115
Meal takeawayStoreRestaurant
Judith
BBQ Tri Tip and Chicken, next to the Beach - Very Friendly folks
Lynn
Great BBQ tri tip and chicken
8. Pixie Deli
8. Pixie Deli
host-0host-1
19 local reviews
111 Venetian Rd, Aptos
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 831-688-1115
Judith
Judith
BBQ Tri Tip and Chicken, next to the Beach - Very Friendly folks
Lynn
Lynn
Great BBQ tri tip and chicken
9. Mission St. BBQ
9. Mission St. BBQ
host-0host-1
6 local reviews
1618 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-458-2222
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Todd (And Javi)
Want BBQ? At this place they grill up meat every day in their big smokers. The tri tip is awesome!
Adam
Great beer, great bbq.
9. Mission St. BBQ
9. Mission St. BBQ
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6 local reviews
1618 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 831-458-2222
Todd (And Javi)
Todd (And Javi)
Want BBQ? At this place they grill up meat every day in their big smokers. The tri tip is awesome!
Adam
Adam
Great beer, great bbq.
10. Cole's Bar-B-Q
10. Cole's Bar-B-Q
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3 local reviews
2590 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 831-476-4424
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Ken & Brigit
Excellent BBQ everything. Enjoy! Very close to the house.
Jocelyne
If you love yummy BBQ food go there! Outdoor seating.
10. Cole's Bar-B-Q
10. Cole's Bar-B-Q
host-0host-1
3 local reviews
2590 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 831-476-4424
Ken & Brigit
Ken & Brigit
Excellent BBQ everything. Enjoy! Very close to the house.
Jocelyne
Jocelyne
If you love yummy BBQ food go there! Outdoor seating.
11. Toro Park
11. Toro Park
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5 local reviews
501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
(831) 755-4895
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
David & Dona
Mountain Biking! Jogging, Hiking in Beautiful Steinbeck Country. Wild Flowers in the Spring. Cows,…
Deborah
Close to home. Biking and hiking trails, camping, BBQ and pickniking.
11. Toro Park
11. Toro Park
host-0host-1
5 local reviews
501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
(831) 755-4895
David & Dona
David & Dona
Mountain Biking! Jogging, Hiking in Beautiful Steinbeck Country. Wild Flowers in the Spring. Cows, pastures. Places to picnic and BBQ. …
Deborah
Deborah
Close to home. Biking and hiking trails, camping, BBQ and pickniking.
12. Corral Market & Deli
12. Corral Market & Deli
host-0
2 local reviews
2 Corral De Tierra Rd, Salinas
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
(831) 676-3806
Grocery or supermarketFoodStore
Carolyn & Dutch
Great BBQ and tamales as well as micro brew and wine selection. It's our local market!
12. Corral Market & Deli
12. Corral Market & Deli
host-0
2 local reviews
2 Corral De Tierra Rd, Salinas
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
(831) 676-3806
Carolyn & Dutch
Carolyn & Dutch
Great BBQ and tamales as well as micro brew and wine selection. It's our local market!