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Jul 25, 2001 03:04 PM

Bobby's Backdoor Cajun BBQ

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I'm a huge fan of BBG beef, Ribs, Links etc. I've tried Everett and Jones and was rather disappointed. I've been to Flint's, but it's just too inconsistent. Memphis Minnies in the city cooks great meat but their sauce lacks something. I've heard of a place called Bobby's Backdoor Cajun BBQ in San Pablo which sounds good but is in a pretty dodgy area, is it worth it? Or does anyone have any other favorites?

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  1. Haven't eaten there, but one of my favorite local bands, Gator Beat, is scheduled to play there August 30. Sounds like a winning combination.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      Shepherd B. Goode

      Bobby's is a good experience--acceptable b-b-q in a great hangout. For total 'cue, though, check Ernie Good's at 24th & MacDonald in Richmond. A worthy heir to the mantle of the Flint's of the 70's or the Carmen's of the 90's. Their brisket is marbled just right, the ribs are meaty and chewy, the links are coarse-ground the way I like 'em, and the sauces are tasty and authoritative. They will also do slabs.

    2. Bobby's has a great feel but I was somewhat disappointed in the food. My memory is a bit foggy but I think the chicken was a bit dry. The sauce was pretty good and the ribs were our favorite. Didn't care for the Boudin - go to Taylor's Sausage in Oakland for that. They have some great music there and it really feels like another world in there. I don't think the neighborhood is that "iffy" Go and give it a try.