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Bludso's BBQ

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BBQ Joint$$$$
Compton
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  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    Whatever you order, it will arrive steaming in a take-out box with slices of bread thoughtfully wrapped in paper towels. You can feast on it at one of the patio tables or you can hurry home to eat. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    Bludso’s has been the definitive standard for Texas-style barbecue in LA for years, mainly on account of its meltingly tender brisket which when fresh out of the smoker is nothing but pure meaty bliss Read more
  • Char W.
    Char WilliamsNovember 28, 2014
    Really good BBQ!!! Call first and also place your order before going because the line can get really long & they get so busy they actually run out of food often times. Definitely a must try- worth it!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    Their brisket is a paradigm of meat, beef that disappears so quickly that if it weren't for the feeling of satisfying fullness you might swear that you had less eaten it than dreamed it. Read more
  • Chris A.
    Chris AppleJune 8, 2014
    This place is awesome!! Don't let the line scare you away, it is well worth the wait. We waited for over an hour just to order, and I have no complaints! But calling ahead is recommended. YUM!!
  • Francisco F.
    Francisco FavelaJuly 2, 2013
    Love the bbq from the chicken to the brisket everything is so good I recommend getting extra sauce the prices are a little expensive but for good Q its totally worth every cent.
  • LAist
    LAistAugust 1, 2014
    It was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, so you know it’s legit. They’ve opened a spot on La Brea now that serves alcohol, but if you want the original, head to Compton. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistAugust 1, 2014
    Bludso’s is a great place to get all kinds of barbecue, like brisket and ribs, but their chicken sausage and hot links are perfectly spicy and delicious. Read more
  • Silver D.
    Silver DanielsApril 7, 2014
    The brisket is ridiculously delicious!! But call and order first because the line is always out the door. Just to show you how amazing their food is. #Yum
  • April H.
    April HicksAugust 9, 2014
    Tonight was my first time here and it was delicious! Rib dinner w/ Mac n cheese and greens was great. Philips and woody's ain't got nothing on them. Worth the drive.
  • Dee D.
    Dee DeeJanuary 21, 2016
    First time here! We bought the smallends, brisket, and homemade links; tasty! Definitely coming back! Take out only Tues.-Sun.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    Even folks with the strongest of wills are unable to drive back up the 710 without sneaking in a few bites from the box warming the passenger seat. Read more
  • Natalia
    NataliaJune 26, 2011
    OMG! I've died and gone to BBQ HEAVEN! Get the sampler. It feeds 4 full grown men and you will have left overs for lunch the next day. My mouth is watering while I type this...
  • Joann L.
    Joann LopezAugust 22, 2015
    The ribs are off the hook. They are my absolute favorite! The pulled pork sandwich is good too and it's massive.
  • Jada Pada
    Jada PadaAugust 14, 2012
    Take out only; no sit down area but it's so worth it. Brisket, ribs, mac n cheese....EVERYTHING was so good.
  • Christina D.
    Limited soda selection. They run out of meat. Customer service is bad. Street parking. No tables. All orders are to go. Average meal is $15- $20. BBQ today was very good though. Just go for the food.
  • Jon F.
    Jon FerraraNovember 10, 2015
    Long way but worth it. Try the 2 meat special lunch. Pleanty of food to share with someone else.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Most of Bludso's barbecue is sold to go, but five will get you ten that your order never makes it out of the parking lot. Read more
  • Eddy S.
    Eddy ShaoAugust 7, 2014
    Brisket is very tender and yummy. Good portion too.
  • Taryn S.
    Taryn SmithJuly 5, 2015
    Everything there the best food I ever had.yall need to go there tomorrow.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DonnellyFebruary 24, 2016
    I'm only a fan of their ribs, but I drive an hour each way to get them because they are that good.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    One of LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants of 2015. Read more
  • Davin E.
    Davin EmmonsAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Doesn't matter what you order because its all good. The staff treats you like family.
  • clarence c.
    clarence chaneyDecember 17, 2014
    good to try if you have not then you are missing out on some good BBQ - Clarence Chaney
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.April 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best food in Compton & regionally known as a top BBQ place! No sit down area, take out only.
  • Jeanie C.
    Jeanie ConnerAugust 21, 2012
    Try the brisket, it's the favorite bbq item we Texans love to eat!
  • Midtown Lunch LA
    Midtown Lunch LAMarch 10, 2012
    Ask for your sauce on the side (so you can really taste the magic!)
  • E L.
    E LSeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early or else you'll be waiting in line for awhile.Hours:Mon CLOSEDTue-Thu 11 am - 8 pmFri-Sat 11 am - 9 pmSun 12:30 pm - 7 pm Read more
  • Payman B.
    Payman BahmaniFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I prefer the ribs over everything else. And check your order because they ALWAYS forget to include something.
  • Aireen R.
    Aireen RomeroDecember 14, 2013
    When you get your order is like hitting the lottery. Amazing BBQ!
  • Pattie
    PattieJune 9, 2012
    Get the Sampler. Feeds a crowd and it tastes Fabulous!
  • Lynnia P.
    Lynnia PhillipsJuly 20, 2014
    The chicken links are so good and the sauce is sooo yummy
  • Josie Q.
    Josie QuinnOctober 31, 2015
    Their peach cobbler is amazing.
  • Cory L.
    Cory LeeNovember 13, 2013
    Very friendly service! Tasty food.
  • Francis
    FrancisNovember 24, 2009
    Order the pulled pork and beef brisket. Hot! And ask for extra sauce on the side. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KwonSeptember 17, 2011
    Talk about a hole in the wall kinda joint! Take your food to go!
  • Your Boy Rue
    Your Boy RueJanuary 21, 2014
    Get a #24 also know as Your Boy Rue combo
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieAugust 21, 2016
    Brisket! All day!!!! Errr day!!!
  • Paul N.
    Paul NarvaezJanuary 1, 2013
    Beef brisket with all the sides.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Bludso's BBQ as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VillagranaMarch 10, 2013
    Call in your order for quick pick up service
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JonesApril 5, 2014
    Don't forget the peach cobbler!
  • Harold M.
    Harold MacKenzieSeptember 26, 2012
    Beefs ribs are sold only on weekends :(
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2010
    Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Lula C.
    Lula CarterNovember 15, 2014
    First time here
  • Sebastian M.
    Sebastian MontoyaFebruary 16, 2011
    Owner is from Texas....no I know it's sooooo good in the hood!!!!!
  • Teresa B.
    Very good BBQ!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BettsMay 26, 2013
    Very good ribs
  • Seandee G.
    Seandee GaydenJuly 16, 2014
    Tender meat♡
  • ShellShell R.
    ShellShell R.May 26, 2013
    It is very,very good!!
  • Vince K.
    Vince KatoAugust 10, 2013
    Closed for the weekend until Tuesday August 13th for the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob SheafeMay 31, 2016
    Sign on door said they'd be open on the 31st and they were closed
  • Nick R.
    Nick RobinsonFebruary 22, 2010
    Be a man and get the Texas Sampler. Eat it for 7 days.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JJuly 4, 2015
    Not taking anymore orders for July 4th weekend 2015
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