Pasadena >Food & Dining > Hutch's Barbecue
390 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110134.149282 -118.141909
Neighborhoods: West Central
Good place to get BBQ – My experience with Hutch's BBQ was a pretty good one - they offer a variety of BBQ meals which should satisfy anyone's appetite. The Jamaican Jerk chicken was quite good but the ribs won me over. Finally - something as simple as egg salad was just great at Hutch's. It's a quaint building right in between a courthouse and a huge modern hotel but the food definitely stands out. The prices are a little high for regular dinner but you can get a great deal on weekends when they serve an all you can eat buffet.
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a little treasure in old town – a small house converted to a bbq churnin' eatery. good stuff. the oxtail was quite good as well as the baby back ribs - the meat came right off the bone. the best part was the egg salad and the roasted garlic potatoes - YUM! jerk chicken was pretty good - tender and not overly sauced. plus the chef/owner was a hella cool jamaican mon!
Great food and great people – We initially were skeptical, but thought we would look at the menu. It turned out to be great food with genuinely friendly service. The BBQ chicken sandwich was fantastic, and the Jamaican food was spicy and tasty. Though the beer selection was small, they assured us they were adding to it. They also validated for parking (which is sparse in the area). All in all, really great food for a reasonable price. Definitely worth a try.
Jamaican, not BBQ – It would be a great idea if the ownership would change the name to Hutch's Jamaican Food. Most of the menu is Jamaican with just a few bbq items.
We thought we were going to a bbq place and ended up being disappointed
BARBEQUE THIS AIN'T – Briefly, this was a very sorry dining experience. My wife and I had undoubtedly the worst & chewiest excuse for barbeque we've ever had. We stayed at the Westin Hotel next door & should have dined in the hotel restaurant. They need to remove the word "barbeque" from their name.
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT – Heard about this place several years ago & wish I hadn't. I was really disappointed in the quality of barbeque served. There was no discernible smoke flavor in the meats like all good barbeque restaurants have. It was just meat with some sauce on top. The meat didn't have the smoke ring that I equate with good barbeque. The place was empty, had no atmosphere but most importantly, the food was poor.
A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT – This used to be a pretty good place. WHAT HAPPENED? No atmosphere & really bad BBQ. No smoke ring, bland flavor and a weak sauce. I hadn't been there in 10 yrs. Really has changed for the worse since then. WILL NOT RETURN.
Just Keep on Moving – I have to say this is one of the hole in the wall places, I DID NOT ENJOY. The menu lacks variety and it's quite pricy for not up to par to a nice restaurant.
The food was filling up it was not good. The Beef stew was bland and I could probably have gotten the same value at a Denny's.
Looking for a hole in a wall joint...This isn't the place to stop by.
Forget Old Town for BBQ! – In a town as big as Pasadena, I knew there had to be good barbeque somewhere, but I was repeatedly disappointed each time I went to Old Town or South Lake Avenue in search of some good ribs. Then, I found Hutch's.
Here is some fine eatin'! The portions are generous, reasonably priced, and the atmosphere -- complete with sawdust on the floor -- is unique and enjoyable. So stray off the beaten path, and find real barbeque to fill your belly!
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