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The 5 best spots to score barbecue in San Jose

The 5 best spots to score barbecue in San Jose
Photo: Q Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot /Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 22, 2019.

Need more barbecue in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue outlets in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Q Pot Korean Bbq and Hot Pot

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Topping the list is Q Pot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot. Located at 1610 E. Capitol Expy in Evergreen Central, the Korean spot, which offers hot pot and barbecue, is the most popular barbecue spot in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 2,688 reviews on Yelp. Dish up all-you-can-eat portions, try the starters or order a variety of chicken, beef, pork or seafood barbecue. The restaurant also offers a daily happy hour.

2. Smoking Pig BBQ

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Next up is San Jose - Northside's Smoking Pig BBQ, situated at 1144 N. Fourth St. With four stars out of 2,799 reviews on Yelp, the Southern and traditional American spot, offering barbecue and more, has proven to be a local favorite. Smoking Pig BBQ serves smokin' salads, sammys, meat combos and savory sides.

3. TAOB Pit Stop

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Parkview/Vista Park's TAOB Pit Stop, located at 484 Blossom Hill Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Latin American and traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and more, 4.5 stars out of 366 reviews. The quick-serve restaurant, which was established in 2017, offers signature sandwiches, combo plates, sides and teasers.

4. Gen Korean BBQ House

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Gen Korean BBQ House, a Korean spot that offers barbecue and more in North Valley, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 6,875 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1628 Hostetter Road, Suite F to see for yourself. The all-you-can-eat menu features chicken, pork belly, calamari, shrimp and more meats, plus mixed vegetables and gyoza.

5. Mesquite and Oak

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Over in San Jose - Northside, check out Mesquite and Oak, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 282 reviews on Yelp. You can find the traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and sandwiches, at 856 N. 13th St. Mesquite and Oak has a breakfast menu, sandwiches, meat by the pound, sides and tacos. The family-owned restaurant was established in 2017.


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