Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in San Francisco

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in San Francisco

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in San Francisco on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#18. Seoul Garden

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Korean, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 22 Peace Plz, San Francisco, CA 94115-3611
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#17. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (304 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 201 S. 3rd Street Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103
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#16. YakiniQ BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1640 Post St Fl 2, San Francisco, CA 94115-3604
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#15. Beque BBQ Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1581 Webster St b/t Post St & Geary Blvd Japantown, Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115-3638
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#14. Cheung Hing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Barbecue
- Price: not available
- Address: 2339 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122-4239
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#13. Jang Soo BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6314 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-1824
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#12. Pete's Barbeque

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: not available
- Address: 2399 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1813
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#11. The Pub

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Pub
- Price: not available
- Address: 851 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1102
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#10. Smokestack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2505 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-3112
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#9. Wooden Charcoal Barbecue House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-2906
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#8. The Pub at Ghirardelli Square

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (538 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 851 Beach St At Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA 94109-1102
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#7. Brother's Korean Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4128 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3102
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#6. International Smoke San Francisco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 301 Mission St Millennium Tower, San Francisco, CA 94105
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#5. Han II Kwan Korean Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1802 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-3131
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#4. Baby Blues BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3149 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4503
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#3. Espetus Churrascaria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (328 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1686 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
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#2. Memphis Minnie's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (136 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 576 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3407
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#1. 4505 Burgers & BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 705 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1503
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