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Roadside BBQ

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5000 Northgate Dr # 135, San Rafael, CA 94903-6834
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

It took a while to find the place being as it is tucked away in the corner of a local mall - but if you are familiar then shouldn't be a problem. Fast food approach with reasonable food makes it the kind of place you'd go in if you're there but unlikely to drive out of your way for.

Thank Gus S
las vegas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We ordered the brisket sandwich and a side of mac and cheese. Normally barbecue sandwiches are pretty full. I was able to scrape off the thin layer of meat with my fork and eat it in 2 mouthfuls. The mac and cheese was in a little tiny pie tart tin. Obviously not freshly made. It was my first time and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I'm impressed. And surprised to find great BBQ in this area. The place is next Thursday Kohls in the mall, easy to find. Very helpful and friendly staff. Ribs were excellent. They offer a variety of sides. I'll be back.

Thank fprandy
Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great Food! Great Prices! We ordered the "Big Guy", choice of 3 meats, two sides and corn muffins (it fed two adults and a child!) The brisket and pulled pork and slow roasted for 12-17 hours and the tenderness and flavor says it all! Roasted chicken was moist and delicious. We'll be visiting again soon!

Thank CGA58125
Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Grabbed a take out meal from here. The server was helpful and the wait was quite short. The ribs themselves were superb, definitely recommended. Can't understand though, why collecting a takeout isn't discounted on the eat in price. Seems a bit of a con.

Thank Turnhill
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

No sauce needed for these short ribs that just fell off the bone although I did love the mild BBQ sauce. Great pulled pork too and BBQ chicken salad. This place needs to be a National Chain it is so damn good

Thank Jim K
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My spouse Jeff and I have eaten here before, typically we order, then go to the Mall to pick up a few things, then pick up the takeout. Last night, I called in an order for my friend and I, and Jeff picked it up on the way home. All three of us were delighted, impressed, and well fed.

Thank financegalsf
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I ordered the fried chicken, because it's the one food I will not cook at home. It was good, no complaints with three meaty pieces and a side of sweet potato fries - I was content. But... my husbands Pulled Pork sandwich was sad for 9.95, lots of bun but the amount of pulled pork was scant. For 9.95 it... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We went by for a early supper, we had the 2 meat platter with 2 sides. we had chicken and pulled port with mac and cheese and garlic fries. Everything was great, You place your order then grab a seat, they will bring it to you.

Thank firebear1961
Novato, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great classic bbq cuts with excellent sides, all put together in different sized meals for a good value. Make sure you try the different sauces, as each one fits the vast array of tasty dishes very well. Try to save room for pie!

Thank MattWMc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Northgate Dr # 135, San Rafael, CA 94903-6834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 4154797200

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