Best BBQ Joints in CA, Zagat BBQ Survey

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Zagat has released its Barbecue Survey as the brand hit the road for a month-long road trip to discover the best BBQ joints around the country. 3 of top picks from California joined us live with a taste of their delicious specialties.   According to a recent survey by Zagat, foodies will go the distance for great barbeque. Almost half (42%) of those surveyed said they would be willing to drive several hours for great barbecue. 19% said they would even get on a plane and fly to a destination just to eat it. 9% would camp out at 6am and wait until lunch for a seat to get their bbq fix. For more information on Zagat and their BBQ survey, you can visit their website. For more information on the restaurants featured in the segment, see the details below.


Hitching Post II

406 E Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427

(805) 688-0676


Monday - Friday 4–9:30PM

Saturday & Sunday 3–9:30PM


The Bear and Star 

2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441

(805) 686-1359



Hours: Daily, 7am - 9pm


Bludso's Bar & Que

609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 931-2583


Monday - Friday  11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PM

Saturday               12–10PM

Sunday                   12–8PM