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Homestyle: This classic BBQ joint began as a tiny outpost on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice; now with four locations and a brisk catering business, it's a success story for BBQ masters/owners Rick McCarthy and Danny Fischer. You'll find all their top-notch offerings in either the Venice or West Hollywood outposts: Brisket, Tri Tip, Pulled Pork, Chicken and three kinds of ribs – Baby Back, Memphis Style and Texas Style. There's a whole "Family Style" section to the menu, taking all the guesswork out of ordering for newbies. Just bring all your friends and family along and order The Extravaganza (for $360), which feeds 15 to 20 people, and you'll get to try just about all the fantastic dishes that Baby Blues BBQ has to offer.

Best Restaurants: This classic BBQ joint delivers everything a true connoisseur of the smoker could ever want. What began as a tiny outpost on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice (visit that location, too) has turned into a four-restaurant and catering empire for BBQ masters Rick McCarthy and Danny Fischer. The spacious West Hollywood branch offers up all their top-notch smoked-forever favorites: Brisket, Tri Tip, Pulled Pork, Chicken and three kinds of ribs – Baby Back, Memphis Style and Texas Style. Four sauces (be careful of the XXX) are on the table to add even more heat. They'll smoke you up some catfish or shrimp too, throw in some sides like gooey mac 'n cheese, fried okra and amazing baked beans and make sure you've got a craft beer or a cool cocktail (we're partial to the Deep Eddy Vodka Ruby Paloma) to wash it all down. There's no more satisfying place for BBQ in this town – and we know, as BBQ mavens, we've made it our mission to try every single one.

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Local Expert Jenny Peters Says:

Homestyle: "Try all four of Baby Blues' famous barbecue sauces; we love the XXX, hot peppers combined with cool mango, pineapple and raspberry."

Best Restaurants: "Order the Blue Devil combo platter to try everything all at once. And don't forget the sweet potato fries!"

Best for Homestyle Because: One of L.A.'s best restaurants, Baby Blues BBQ is a down-home place where the smoked meats and side dishes combine into a sublime eating experience.

Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Without a doubt the best BBQ being smoked in Los Angeles, Baby Blues has a down-home vibe that keeps you coming back for more.

Main Menu

Regional Classics
Outside the Smoker
The Rib Picker
Family Style
A La Carte

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