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BBQ Restaurant Recommendations for 25th Bday Celebration? (Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Torrance, LA)

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xunkn0vvnx Mar 2, 2008 11:35 AM

I'm looking for a good BBQ restaurant recommendation in the Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Torrance, LA area.

It's for my brother's 25th Birthday Celebration to be held on a Saturday night. Can anyone recommend any good, affordable BBQ restaurants that can hold around 30 people? I'm thinking someplace similar to Lucille's BBQ in Long Beach. I would prefer it to be affordable around $10-17 a person.

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    justagthing Mar 2, 2008 12:40 PM

    Can you tell us if you prefer a place that focuses on sauce or smoke?
    If you like the smoked BBQ, then Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach is great, but a rather small place, maybe you could reserve the dining area, which may be able to accommodate that amount.

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      mlgb Mar 2, 2008 05:38 PM

      I just went to a birthday party at Lucille's, they set aside a room for 30-40 people. Don't know the cost but really they did a great job. Seemed like WAY too much food but these folks do tend to overorder. The family was happy to take home the leftovers. This was the location at the big Towne Center development near Carson and the 605.

      1. Tapeworm Mar 2, 2008 09:06 PM

        Depending on the individuals' appetites, $17 a head seems low. A rack of ribs at most BBQ joints are usually around $20 or so. Lucille's combos are around $25, but it is a ton of food and could probably feed two people.

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          nosh Mar 2, 2008 09:11 PM

          When is the party? Porky's is scheduled to open their new branch in the Long Beach area any time now. If it is anything like the original on Manchester in Inglewood, it will have great Q, big portions, and very reasonable prices.

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            justagthing Mar 2, 2008 10:28 PM

            Do you know where they will open, Porky's that is?

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              nosh Mar 2, 2008 10:32 PM

              According to the website, 937 Redondo Blvd, Long Beach. When I was at the Inglewood Porky's on Super Bowl Sunday, Vera (co-owner) said they were hoping to open the Long Beach branch in March.

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            smfoodie Mar 2, 2008 09:21 PM

            Not a big Lucille's fan. It's a little further, but what about Wood Ranch in Cerritos?

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              kevin Mar 3, 2008 08:19 AM

              If you go a little further south, you can hit up the santa maria bbq on beach blvd in the buena park/huntington beach adjacent area.

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              Oh Robin Mar 3, 2008 12:38 PM

              Maybe Johnny Reb's in Bellflower could accomodate you. Great fried chicken and pulled pork.

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              Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse
              16639 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

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                mpken Mar 3, 2008 10:37 PM

                Your friend will have to kiss the brass pig for his birthday if you go to Johnny Reb's, or a least they did that to people in the past. Funny stuff.

                Great fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, fried okra, and sweet potato fries. More of a southern/soul food type of place versus pure Q, but good nonetheless.

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                  Oh Robin Mar 4, 2008 07:45 AM

                  OMG forgot about that pig... great memories of my grandma doing the chicken dance on one of her birthdays there... ooh just remembered the great lemonade there and the fact that they serve RC cola on draft! Yum!

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                Axsanb Mar 4, 2008 07:47 AM

                Try Lou's BBQ on Brookhurst and also Smokin Joe's on Main street in HB.

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