3055 La Cienega Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions 9023234.030508 -118.372332
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Found something alive in my Beans! Rhymes with broach – Once you find a rch in your beans, game over. I don't care how famous the bbq is -- there's baby blues in venice that's fantastic, and guess what? No rchs!
best bbq in LA – I don't write reviews on sites, whether ive had the best or worst food or service. i felt compelled to write this review, however, because JR's is excellent. the meat is fresh and slow-cooked to perfection. the spicy sauce is hotter than hell, but they put it on the side. they have sweet tea and excellent desserts. for other restaurants which have glowing reviews that drop the names of managers or the line cooks, it is obvious that the management writes the reviews themselves. But for J Rs, the hype is real. try it.
best pork ribs – JR's is a homey place that serves bbq really, really well. as soon as you walk in, you can smell that smokey-ness, which permeates the room. you know that they mean business.
let me start with the service. Robert (the "R" in JR") is part owner and part chef of this hole in the wall (his mom is the other hald). He takes pride in his cooking and it shows. He will also personally sit you and take your order and is more than happy to chat with you about bbq-ing, his travels (which he loves to do), and his mom's cobblers.
on to the food. we ordered a full slab of baby back ribs between 2 people. the meat was tender and lean. none of that fatty stuff. it was so good. then, the sauce. it was so smokey and red and rich. we tried both medium and spicy. i was more partial to the smoky while my friend was partial to the medium. either way, can't really go wrong.
Robert also suggested that the regular pork ribs should be tried -- so he gave us a sample. while the regular ribs were good, i found the baby back to be more tender. but that was just me. both were excellent.
we each ordered 2 bowls of mac n cheese -- which were served piping hot, and not too strong -- a good complement to the ribs.
finally, we had the peach cobbler a la mode, which was divine. the dough was flaky, the peach was sweet and the pie had a touch of cinnamon.
it does get crowded during the lunch hour. so go right at noon or around 1 to avoid the wait.
the bill for all that was $46.
Average BBQ, Decor rates a zero out of 10 – I really wanted to like this place. I was happy to hear about it since there seems to be a shortage of BBQ restaurants in the area. Unfortunately, I've had better. The food was OK. I ordered the brisket. It came thinly sliced and swimming in a bath of BBQ sauce (too much). I ordered the medium sauce which was on par with what most places would call "hot". The sauce wasn't bas but the meat itself lacked flavor and was too fatty for my taste. The beans weren't bad. The french fries were actually potato wedges and were decent. I got my meal to-go and I am sure glad I did. To say this place is a dive would be putting it mildly. It's like a shack with a bunch of cheap tables and chairs. This place probably hasn't been freshed up in the last 30 years. I picked up my food around 6:30pm and there were only two tables seated in the whole place - not usually the sign of a great restaurant.
For really good, authentic southern BBQ, try Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ in Van Nuys. It's the best around. If you want something closer, the Santa Maria BBQ Company on Washington Blvd. in Culver City isn't bad.
Amazing BBQ, Great Service – This place is amazing. The first time I ate there the owner guy upon finding out I was a first timer and was having trouble deciding, brought me out a sampler plate with all of the different kinds of meats! It was almost big enough for a full meal! I love this place and go there every time I'm in the area. Get the pork shoulder, it's incredible
This is good, authentic barbecue. – I try to go to JR's as often as I can-- this place serves real barbecue. I love the smokey flavor of their meat and their down home side dishes. The pork ribs are my favorite. There's a big old counter for communal eating and a seperate little room with a few individual tables. Service is super casual and super nice. And their selling their sauce in jars now, too!
Sauce and beans are great – I agree Phillips rules. Quality of meat has declined here. The beef ribs were just not beefy enough a la a Lucilles
rude and unmannered – I actually like the food there, and I ordered a platter and they made an error in my order. The man on the phone was not very gracious. If he had simply taken responsibility for the error and apologized instead of arguing with me, it would have been fine. Instead, he lost a good customer. I have also sent many people there and will cease to do so. Don't bother going there. There are other good barbeque places.
Best BBQ in Los Angeles!! – We discovered JR's BBQ after moving to the westside. I love BBQ, and have tried many of the spots around town. But I'd have to say, hands down, JR's is the best! My favorite is the combo - chicken/pork ribs, bbq beans, mac + cheese. The meat is tender and falls off the bone. The baked beans are amazing. A little bit sweet, a little bit smoky. Have talked to the owner to find out what the secret is. He'll only say that it's a 'family recipe'. If you want great BBQ, friendly service...this is the place to go.
Editorial Review – This neighborhood barbecue joint offers comfort food favorites from family recipes like ribs and mesquite-grilled chicken and brisket, even hamburgers.
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