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“Excellent BBQ, go early, they run out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Aptos Street BBQ

Aptos Street BBQ
Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: http://www.aptosstbbq.com/
santa cruz, ca
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ, go early, they run out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

The good: I love their BBQ chicken. And they finally have it down with the beans and cole slaw. Nice people working there, fast service. The bad: You to stand in a separate line to order & pay for beer (no fun when it's crowded). Sometimes the music is TOOOOOO loud. We go for the food, not the atmosphere.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Soquel, CA
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious and Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I loved the fact that they incorporate such a great music scene, great beers, and fantastic BBQ all into one killer package. I came here after a visit to Santa Cruz Mountain Naturals, so that I was extra hungry and happy when I showed up!

Visited April 2014
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best BBQ around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

One of the best BBQ places on the coast. They are small and when they have live music its a bit too loud if you sit inside. And yes, they run out of food so don't go too late at night. Pulled pork goes the fastest.....so get there early!

  • Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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190 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“So good they were out of food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

The food is prepared fresh, so get there in time to get your BBQ, They also have homemade desserts. Good for in house or take out. The Ribs and Hotlinks are great, as well as the tri-tip. They have a good seating area in and outside as well as local entertainment in the evening.
They have a bar to help wash down your BBQ,

dont wait to late to go, they do run out of food, but they are upfront and advise what they have left before you order, Enjoy, finger licken good!

Visited December 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Amazing BBQ and Beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

All I can say is... I can't wait to return!! This place has the most amazing BBQ I've had in a while.. Ribs are my fav. The pulled pork is tasty too, and the tri tip is tender and flavorful. The beer selection is phenomenal. (30+ on tap, with some local choices too!) On a nice day, you could easily come for lunch, hang out (assuming you have good company!) have some beers in the pm, and then still be there for dinner. Their sauce is great, a bit sweet, with lots of flavor.. and the ribs are extra meaty (st louis style).

Visited December 2013
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