Naples Rib Company near The Crest apartments in downtown Long Beach

What’s Smokin’ in Long Beach? Best BBQ to Try Now

Long Beach is smokin’ with great BBQ joints near The Crest, offering grilled goodness from Classic American to Texas-style, Cajun, and more! Many of these establishments are family-owned, so you have an opportunity to support local Long Beach businesses while enjoying some of the best BBQ around. Most menus offer vegetarian options, such as salads and other meatless sides. Check their websites for takeout, delivery, and patio dining details.

Wood Salt & Tavern  4262 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

Get a whiff of this! Brand new to Long Beach, Wood & Salt Tavern is opening for outdoor dining on their expansive terrace, sidewalk, and newly built back patio. From the same folks who brought you Rasselbock German Kitchen & Beer Garden, this friendly new neighborhood spot offers fish, seafood and meats from their wood-fired grill, along with homemade pasta and shareable appetizers. Stay tuned for more details HERE

Q Smokehouse  300 S Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

Inspired by the BBQ flavors of the South, Q Smokehouse aims to bring flavorful, quality BBQ with a healthy flair to Long Beach, while adding a fun, energetic destination to The Pike. But Q Smokehouse isn’t for meat lovers only – they have some great vegetarian choices such as jackfruit sliders, that taste very similar to pulled pork. Gluten-free options are offered as well. Q Smokehouse is open for dining on their enormous patio. Takeout and delivery also available.

Beachwood BBQ and Brewing  210 E 3rd St. Long Beach, CA 90802

Located in the Promenade, Beachwood BBQ and Brewing is open for outdoor dining on their spacious patio. All meats are slow-smoked, dry rubbed, and succulently seasoned, allowing the true meat flavors to stand alone. They proudly make all their appetizers and entrees from scratch, prepared to order. Beachwood BBQ and Brewing also offers local delivery and beer to-go.

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ  Long Beach Marina 6257 E 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ has been a family-owned BBQ joint since 1999. Lucille’s founder Craig Hoffman perfected his culinary skills by spending several years on a tour of Southern BBQ. The road trip took him from the Carolinas to Kansas, Texas and Tennessee, and just about everywhere in between. Along the way, he discovered the secret ingredient – friendliness.  Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ is open for patio dining, takeout and delivery.

Robert Earl’s BBQ  703 E Artesia Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90805

Voted the best BBQ in LA and Orange County by LA Weekly, if you’re looking for smokey sweet barbecue with homemade sides and great service, Robert Earl’s BBQ is your kind of place. Since 2013, Robert Earl, his wife and son have tempted Long Beach residents with aromatic pecan wood smoke from their custom barrel set-up. With award winning brisket, ridiculously tender ribs, and extraordinary macaroni & cheese, Robert Earl’s BBQ will have you coming back for more.

Naples Rib Company  5800 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

Naples Rib Company is open for outdoor dining with socially distanced table seating. Enjoy full dinner and bar menus, along with Happy Hour specials. Founded in 1984, Naples Rib Company is family-owned and operated by the Ursini family. Naples Rib Company values local involvement and is dedicated to giving back to the community that has been so good to them over the years.

Twins Smokehouse BBQ  1555 W Willow St. Long Beach, CA 90810

Twins Smokehouse BBQ is open for takeout. This popular local joint slow smokes their meats to perfection Louisiana Style, with their blend of signature seasonings and sauce. The BBQ ribs, beef brisket, chicken and links are sure to tempt the taste buds of any slow smoked BBQ connoisseur, with signature sides that appeal to health and humane-conscious meat eaters. Twins Smokehouse strives to ensure that all ingredients meet a high standard of quality you can trust.

Louisiana Charlie’s  429 Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802

Louisiana Charlie’s is open for phone-in and pick up. This Mardi Gras-themed hangout offers BBQ & Cajun-style mains, plus cocktails. The menu features mesquite BBQ slowly smoked to perfection, such as tri-tip, spare ribs, alligator, baby back ribs, catfish, shrimp, and other New Orleans specialities. Desserts and sweets include their famous bread pudding, sweet potato pie, 7up cake and other Southern delights.

The Corner 10th’s BBQ  3200 E 10th St. Long Beach, CA-90804

The Corner 10th’s BBQ is a store on 10th St. and Obispo Ave. in Long Beach. Their motto – a good day is a day that begins with BBQ, the smells of hickory, applewood & pecan get into your soul – pretty much says it all. The Corner 10th was founded in 2017 with the idea to bring some good BBQ to serve the Rose Park neighborhood, where you can meet your friends by saying ” Meet me at the corner 10th.” They recently added a breakfast menu. Order ahead for pick up.

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Naples Rib Company

Photo #2: Wood & Salt Tavern

Photo #3: Q Smokehouse

Photo #4: Beachwood BBQ and Brewing

Photo #5: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ

Photo #6: Robert Earls BBQ

Photo #7: Naples Rib Company

Photo #8: Twins Smokehouse BBQ

Photo #9: Louisiana Charlie’s/Shoreline Village

Photo #10: The Corner 10th’s BBQ