CatHead's BBQ

CatHead's BBQ

BBQ Joint · SoMa
1665 Folsom St (at 12th St), San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & Discover)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 253 votes

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  • What you need to know
    "Brisket, mac n cheese, and the little biscuits are all a must."(20 Tips)
    Phoebe V.
    "Mac n cheese, ribs, collard greens and biscuits"(8 Tips)
    Fabian E.
    "The habanero slaw, perfect kick to add to the mains!"(3 Tips)
    Jim H.
    "Pulled pork has amazing smoke ring and a personal favorite."(11 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • Southern food
  • pulled pork
  • collard greens
  • mac & cheese
  • ribs
  • biscuits
  • habanero slaw
  • authentic
  • mark mushrooms
  • casual
  • sweet tea
  • sandwiches
  • good for a quick meal
  • great value
  • potato salad
  • hidden spots
  • cozy
  • hidden gem
  • Vadim C.

    Really tasty and not expensive food, friendly staff, great music. The place feels authentic. Good selection of beers. Definitely seeing myself coming back.

    Vadim Chepuryaev · 2 weeks ago
  • Jason R.

    The portions are small, the brisket is fatty, and the biscuits are the size of mini muffins. Incredibly overrated.

    Jason Ray · October 27
  • hinyan w.

    Really good brisket and pulled pork. Very laid back environment. Parking outside being a bonus.

    hinyan wong · October 8
  • Vlad S.

    I love it. One of my favorites

    Vlad Saveluc · September 15
  • Dave C.

    Pork shoulder very good. Brisket enjoyable if not a little fatty

    Dave Cummings · August 24
  • Oystein E.

    Biscuit with the jam!

    Oystein Eftevaag · August 18
  • Jiexi C.

    Mmm delicious barbeque

    Jiexi Cao · August 10
  • Jole P.

    Solid soul food. The biscuits and sweet tea are amazing

    Jole P · July 28
  • Clare

    So good. Ribs and potato salad

    Clare · July 27
  • Q L.

    Brisket is very good. One of the best bbq places in SF.

    Q Lam · July 16
  • Ricky S.

    The pulled pork & ribs were very good. I called ahead for takeout and was treated well. I will be back.

    Ricky Sherrill · June 29
  • Chris R.

    Cola smoked brisket and mac'n'cheese is amazing.

    Chris Ross · June 21
  • Jared Z.

    Great veggie options, Makers Mark mushrooms or cornmeal crusted tofu. All the sides are veggie and almost everything is gluten free.

    Jared Zimmerman · June 11
  • Burke C.

    mustard slaw is dope. chili mac is almost too spicy but spectacular. pork shoulder is to die for.

    Burke Cates · June 8
  • Stephen G.

    St. Louis ribs are great here

    Stephen Gong · June 5
  • Mattthew M.

    Pulled pork - pick your preferred sauce. Great sides too.

    Mattthew Mattthew · April 30
  • Benjy W.

    Wow. My new favorite BBQ place in SF. I had the brisket, mustard slaw and collard greens and all were excellent. Will be back to try the rest for sure. And they deliver anywhere in the city!

    Benjy Weinberger · March 29
  • S_J L.

    Pretty good BBQ place in SF! Their huge biscuit is so yummy with butter n pepper jelly. st.Louis rip n coca cola smoked brisket were good :D

    S_J L · March 9
  • Luis Eduardo C.

    This is some serious BBQ. If you are into it or like the taste. You will love this place. It's authentic and a hidden gem in the city. The way BBQ should be done.

  • Kenneth G.

    Great bbq!

    Kenneth Grieb · January 26
  • SFGate

    This spot features house-smoked meats, freshly made lemonade and Southern-style sweet tea. Don't miss the sweet tea chicken ($7) or the Coca-Cola smoked brisket ($7). Read more

    SFGate · December 23, 2014
  • Caroline J.

    Smokin'. Must-haves = coca-cola smoked brisket, pulled pork & habanero slaw. Wash it down (and cool your burning palate) with cherry cider

    Caroline Jack · November 10, 2014
  • Phoebe V.

    Mac n cheese, ribs, collard greens and biscuits

    Phoebe Venkat · October 12, 2014
  • Steven L.

    Ribs. Meat fell straight off the bone, just how it should be. Sauced & was super tasty.

    Steven Lu · August 27, 2014
  • Fabian E.

    The brisket, and pulled pork... So juicy and tender, delicious! The habanero slaw, perfect kick to add to the mains!

    Fabian Erickson · August 26, 2014
  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    Get the brisket,Mac N Cheese and sweet tea.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · August 24, 2014
  • Ros H.

    Good for both eat in and take-away. The bulk boxes are a real party starter!

    Ros Hodgekiss · March 29, 2014
  • Scott M.

    Can't go wrong with the brisket! And that mac and cheese is amazing.

    Scott Marinoff · March 21, 2014
  • Doug B.

    Great BBQ for San Francisco - the brisket is done very well. The biscuits are HUGE. As in, "a meal in itself" huge. Totally worth it, though.

    Doug Baer · February 18, 2014
  • Juha-Matti S.

    It smells like BBQ, it tastes like BBQ so what's there not to like. Their coca-cola smoked brisket sandwich is awesome.

    Juha-Matti Santala · February 11, 2014
  • Benjamin E.

    Pulled pork can be salty

    Benjamin Evans · January 13, 2014
  • Benjamin E.

    18usd lunch menu is perfect for 2

    Benjamin Evans · January 13, 2014
  • Dionysis Z.

    Old style American county music

    Dionysis Zindros · December 19, 2013
  • Mary X.

    It was freezing inside the main eating area, please adjust the temperature!

    Mary Xu · December 8, 2013
  • Mary X.

    Ribs and brisket were good, but mac n cheese and potato salad were lackluster.

    Mary Xu · December 8, 2013
  • lethargicpanda

    Pull pork + Mexican coke made my night!

    lethargicpanda · November 24, 2013
  • Shonali B.

    If you like BBQ, you have to eat here. It's delish!

    Shonali Burke · November 13, 2013
  • Robert T.

    Seriously some of the best BBQ I've ever had. Every meat I tried had an amazing flavor. The collards were the best collards I've had in a very long time. I'm definitely coming back here.

    Robert Todd · November 8, 2013
  • jason m.

    Check the website for specials!

    jason moore · November 4, 2013
  • Jasmine A.

    great lamb shoulder sandwich, goes will with the green potato salad & red cabbage slaw.

    Jasmine Ali · October 31, 2013
  • Sean M.

    Get the pulled pork sandwich. Above par.

    Sean Marney · September 7, 2013
  • polynesian m.

    Ask for sauce on the side and enjoy some straight up protein but of course one has to taste the sauce!

    polynesian metal · July 21, 2013
  • Nessa  🌸💜🌸

    Surprisingly lean, the brisket is cooked to perfection.

    Nessa 🌸💜🌸 · July 2, 2013
  • Marlon E.

    Kudos to them making ribs right. Tender, fall-off-the-bone.

    Marlon E · May 27, 2013
  • Rafael M.

    Go for the two item combo, get the pulled pork and brisket with some collards and habanero slaw. You will not be disappointed!

    Rafael Morales · May 26, 2013
  • Jim F.

    Can't go wrong with nearly anything here. Ribs are the best.

    Jim Fazzone · May 26, 2013
  • Sion S.

    It's brilliant! You can it healthy or naughty. Clever and high quality.

    Sion Shankel · April 7, 2013
  • Xiang L.

    The food was absolutely delicious and authentic. The ribs i had reminded me of the salt lick in Texas. I loved the pickles that came with the combo. Get the collard green for the side!

    Xiang Li · March 30, 2013
  • Darren R.

    Coca-Cola Beef Brisket is damn good. Greens and Mac n Cheese are also great!

    Darren Riesz · March 26, 2013
  • Jim H.

    Pulled pork has amazing smoke ring and a personal favorite. The mini biscuits are awesome. But my personal favorite of ALL of the dishes are collard greens. Make ya wanna slap your mama!

    Jim H. · March 7, 2013

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