Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants in Los Angeles

Mount Malindang Pork Ribs & Riblets at The Park’s Finest
Mount Malindang Pork Ribs & Riblets at The Park’s Finest | Photo by Joshua Lurie

No matter what anybody claims, grilled meat is not barbecue. Other restaurants call items BBQ when the meat has clearly been roasted. Barbecue requires slow-cooking meat with wood smoke until the protein becomes infused with flavor. With that in mind, here are 10 of the best smoke-buffeted stops in Los Angeles.

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532 S. Olive St.
90013 Los Angeles , CA
Free
13539 Ventura Blvd
91423-3825 Sherman Oaks , CA
Pricy
324 South Hill Street
90013 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
609 N. La Brea Ave.
90036 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
811 South Long Beach Blvd
90221 Compton , CA
Moderate
5242 Van Nuys Blvd.
91401 Sherman Oaks , CA