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Baby Blues BBQ

Baby Blues BBQ

BBQ Joint and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Bernal Heights, San Francisco
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  • Go here. Experience the barbecue. It's worth it.
  • Miwa N.
    "Try the Baby Back Ribs And Beef Brisket - :) (via @Foodspotting)"(6 Tips)
    E W.
    "Ribs, cornbread, and mac/cheese (good cheeses, if watery) fantastic."(16 Tips)
    Seema K.
    "... collard greens, and corn bread are amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Mike M.
    "Try the XXX sauce and get ready for the "ring of fire.""(2 Tips)
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  • SFGate
    SFGateJanuary 28, 2015
    Stick to the meats at this down home BBQ spot, located at the base of Bernal Heights. Ribs, brisket and chicken are especially good. Read more
  • Ashok R.
    Ashok RajuAugust 7, 2014
    One of the best BBQ places I've been too! If you're looking to eat a lot of meat AKA gain mass AKA get HUGE - I highly recommend this place for post-workout.
  • E W.
    E WeeOctober 28, 2012
    Ribs, cornbread, and mac/cheese (good cheeses, if watery) fantastic. Brisket only ok. Great sauces (had all including the xxx) reasonably hot with good flavor. Portobello sandwich bit disappointing.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JonesJune 19, 2015
    The Houndog Brisket & Ribs combo with Mac & Cheese side was great. The best BBQ food I've eaten!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinnJuly 24, 2017
    Super friendly service. Good BBQ - coleslaw and Mac and cheese were very good. Pigs candy worth a try for a sweet spin on bacon.
  • Xian X.
    Xian XianNovember 19, 2012
    Baby back ribs & beef brisket. Tasty, but a bit dry. Go for the house BBQ sauce & the bbq shrimp.
  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoAugust 20, 2014
    This place has some of the service staff in SF! The food is actually as good as food from the south unlike other BBQ places in town.
  • Xian X.
    Xian XianNovember 7, 2012
    4 Grilled Tiger shrimp starter. Yummy- ask for the spicy remoulade on the side
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰October 1, 2012
    Ribs. Try all the sauces and lick your fingers. Get cornbread and smashed potatoes on the side. Wash down with beer
  • Trumer P.
    Trumer PilsSeptember 2, 2010
    We love the famous "hybrid" style of Baby Blues - Memphis-style ribs with a sauce that hails from North Carolina. Plus it's even better when enjoyed with a Trumer!
  • audrey y.
    audrey yApril 19, 2016
    Got brisket - it was cut with the grain, not against (50/50 chance of them getting it right :P.)They ran out of iced tea and lemonade at 7pm on a hot Saturday. Avoid the cornbread also.
  • Xian X.
    Xian XianNovember 19, 2012
    The platinum blonde waitress/bartender is really sweet! Friendly, unpretentious service here.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WalzApril 22, 2013
    Really tasty. Get the okra as a side. Sauces are amazing. Try them all and mix them too!
  • Kikithedinosaur
    KikithedinosaurOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beef brisket with homemade jalapeño vinegar is insane. Wash it down with an ice cold Shiner Bock!
  • Scott M.
    Scott MersyApril 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the blu balls (actual menu name "the Dylan" - meatballs with blue cheese embedded
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorJanuary 31, 2016
    Very good meat. Get a platter and share with someone. Friendly staff.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PaulNovember 27, 2013
    Pulled park with garlic vinegar and jalapeño ginger BBQ sauce is the jam
  • Dee B.
    Dee BeutelAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Leopard-woman is not a Leopard, but rather a Cheetah. In fact, her name is Cheetarah. This tip will make sense once she's your server; I promise.
  • Bobby S.
    Bobby SabnaniApril 6, 2014
    Memphis Ribs are great...try all the different sauces available to you
  • Xian X.
    Xian XianNovember 7, 2012
    Friendly service. Radeberger and Guinness on tap. Nice mellow vibe and lighting.
  • Seema K.
    Seema KumarJuly 14, 2014
    Mashed potatoes, beef brisket, collard greens, and corn bread are amazing!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LuoAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The okra is to die for. Also the hot sauces. 🔥
  • Miwa N.
    Miwa Nagamitsu AhlstromSeptember 16, 2017
    Try the Baby Back Ribs And Beef Brisket - :) (via @Foodspotting)
  • Eric G.
    Eric GelinasOctober 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great BBQ, Beer, and service. Very family friendly
  • Richard T.
    Richard TitusMarch 30, 2013
    Get some corn bread and the"Easy rider" beef brisket + pulled pork - the roll on home!
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa CNovember 4, 2017
    Great ribs in laid back setting
  • Mike M.
    Mike MartinezDecember 7, 2009
    Try the XXX sauce and get ready for the "ring of fire." The best lunch deals are on the back of the menu. $3 all you can drink sweet tea.
  • E.Z.E
    E.Z.EJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Alexia is the truth. Sit by the bar. Thank me later.
  • Paula W.
    Paula WilliamsonSeptember 14, 2010
    Great mac and cheese and beef brisket. There is also one in LA that has awesome appetizers
  • scott ..
    scott ...July 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The banana pudding is tremendous. It's not pudding on any airs.
  • Dean F.
    Dean FaustmanNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    On a date? Big Blue for two is just right. Wash down with multiple Shiners. Follow with multiple Tums. Life is good.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissMay 23, 2013
    Cycling cred, big meat and a what's-not-to-like wine list in one.
  • Rick V.
    Rick Von FeldtNovember 14, 2011
    Not Kansas City BBQ. Very Southern. Low smoke. You get to choose your sauces. Good spare ribs. Good greens. Potato salad was bland. Good sauces
  • Joanne
    JoanneJune 29, 2010
    When you order for take out make sure you ask for the XXX sauce..you only need one little container..beware.
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConstableMarch 4, 2012
    $2 for good beer, $1 for PBR during happy hour!
  • Xochitl C.
    Xochitl CApril 15, 2010
    Ate the Baby Back Ribs with some baked beans and collard greens. the greens were aight, but the rest was pretty damn good. can't wait to go back
  • Tomas M.
    Tomas MattiaMarch 14, 2015
    Feed bags and beer pitchers for 8 or more people.
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoNovember 11, 2016
    Delicious delicious ribs
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler ShewbertNovember 14, 2011
    The platters are massive. Service is friendly.
  • Vivian E.
    Vivian EscobarMarch 17, 2014
    Excellent!!! Food was delicious
  • Todd A.
    Todd AnthonyApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place to go on an empty stomach in town!!! Case in point....
  • Andy S.
    Andy StevensFebruary 11, 2012
    Google maps location is incorrect. Use the one on 4sq
  • Korin S.
    Korin SanchezOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The twosome is the best. With a side Caesar. Yum.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AndradeJanuary 31, 2016
    Get 3 meats and share them with your SO.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 1, 2014
    The chicken is AMAZING
  • Ke H.
    Ke HeAugust 14, 2012
    Bring your favorite guy here for some meatballs
  • Joe D.
    Joe DonleySeptember 25, 2014
    Smoked salmon was tasty.
  • Rocco m.
    Rocco munozJuly 5, 2010
    Sweet tea tastes stale compared to minnies. Everything else is great
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GöhlJanuary 12, 2015
    Wings, mac 'n cheese
  • Sven W.
    Sven Wagner-BoysenJune 2, 2014
    Just awesome BBQ!
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningMay 9, 2015
    Solid ribs.
  • Robert T.
    Robert TerlizziSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Thank the power behind the Universe for Baby Blues!
  • Lewis W.
    Lewis WallaceMay 14, 2010
    Go on Tuesday and listen to free country music.
  • George H.
    George HayesNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Cherokee Spike!
  • Kate B.
    Kate BrownMarch 24, 2010
    My neighborhood joint! This is an extension of our living room.
  • K S.
    K SDecember 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    order a platte if you're hungry the sandawhich is small
  • David M.
    David MazaNovember 5, 2014
    Just go to Chili's. Good service, but the food was lacking in
  • Rafi V.
    Rafi VJuly 11, 2010
    Good food best ribs I've ever had
  • Darien
    DarienFebruary 25, 2010
    Delicious downhome and affordable.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos ADJanuary 17, 2010
    Gotta luv the kool-aide!
  • Brittney G.
    Brittney GilbertJune 28, 2009
    They deliver. ribs. to your house.
  • Denise E.
    Denise EasterlingSeptember 27, 2015
    Really slow service
  • Chardmo
    ChardmoAugust 18, 2009
    get the yummy cheddah-ry mac-n-chez
  • Chardmo
    ChardmoAugust 29, 2009
    the shrimp po'boy rulz
  • Geoff S.
    Geoff StearnsJuly 15, 2009
    Banana pudding.
  • Jorge R.
    Jorge RamosNovember 23, 2014
    Las costillas !!! Yummi
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