Gus’s celebrates the culinary traditions of the South, serving up fresh and inventive takes on regional Southern fare while bringing the roots of true Southern hospitality to the West Coast. Everything from our rubs to our sauces are made from scratch daily — meats are seasoned overnight, then smoked to perfection over whole pecan logs. The result? Mouthwatering goodness. So stop on by, it would be our honor to serve you. Cheers!
Gus’s has been serving real pit BBQ and true Southern hospitality since 1946. Our story began when a band of pioneering relatives, Gus, Jack, and Mike, left their family-owned bar in Cleveland and headed west on Route 66, sampling some of the best flavors that the American South and Midwest had to offer. The trio ended up in a little town called South Pasadena, where they bought a diner called Hamburger Mac’s and launched their dream of bringing BBQ to the West Coast. Today Gus’s remains a tribute to Southern life, where family, tradition and celebration are of the utmost importance.
Find them at:
808 Fair Oaks Ave.