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Apr 15, 2008 12:11 PM

Andy's BBQ in Fountain Valley

I stumbled across this while browsing the SF Boards, where Andy's BBQ first location is in Santa Clara. It seems they opened up a 2nd location in Fountain Valley at the beginning of this month, at the old Chris and Pitt's location. Found an article in the OC Register confirming this.

Anybody been there yet?

Andy's Bar-B-Que
15975 Harbor Blvd.
Fountain Valley, CA
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-10pm
closed Sundays

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  1. This place is unreal- soo good we had a new girl pack our to go order and she forgot the bbq sauce and I think we finished before we even missed it..that's how great the seasonings were on the meat soo good!
    you must try their homemade peach cobbler yum and double yum..
    Leaves Chris n' pitts in the dust...
    PS the bbq sauce is sold there too we had to buy some once we tasted it yum!

    1. Mistake on my original post, meant to say that Andy's is closed on Mondays.

      Drove by it last weekend. I'll probably visit in the next week or two.

      1. Thanks for the tip. My parents live around the corner and I've tried Chris n Pitts several times in the past but really didn't care for it. Will definitely try Andys this weekend when I'm visiting them.

        1. Sounds interesting. What're they known for (ribs, brisket, sausage, etc.)? What's up with no pics on the website?

          1. I just tried it for lunch today, full review coming, but suffice to say it was a Disappointment. :(

            Wonginator, Tulsa Rib and Chicago's Best in the OC are still much better, as well as great BBQ places up in LA like Jaybee's (for some items), Baby Blues, heck even Lucilles was better than this place.

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            1. re: exilekiss

              Exilekiss, sad to read about your disappointing experience at Andy's BBQ. I try to avoid new places in the first month so that they can work out any issues with food and service. That's why I haven't visited yet.

              I look forward to reading your review to see what items you got that were disappointing.

              1. re: Wonginator

                A co-worker and I tried Andy's BBQ for lunch today, and we thought it was good, but nothing great.

                I got the 2-item combo platter, hoping to get some beef ribs, but there weren't any on the menu. Since Exilekiss reported the baby backs and pork spareribs being subpar, I opted for the brisket and pulled pork, with fries on the side.

                The brisket was just OK, a little bit chewy on some pieces, but others being tender and flavorful. The pulled pork was more tastier and tender, I enjoyed these pieces. The fries were very good, being perfectly crisp on the outside, and having the right amount of softness on the inside. The garlic bread was also good, with mine not being as overly buttered as Exilekiss reported in his review.

                While I had a good meal, there was nothing overly impressive or spectacular that makes me want to add this to my restaurant rotation. Lack of beef ribs on the menu is a negative for me, and the brisket wasn't good enough to be a substitute.

                I might visit again if I'm nearby the area, but it's not worth making the drive to visit Andy's BBQ if you live further away. Chicago's Best baby backs are still the best in the area, and Tulsa Rib and Joey's Smokin' satisfy my needs for beef ribs.

                1. re: Wonginator

                  Thanks for your report Wonginator.

                  Sorry to hear about the brisket as well. In the end, the other OC BBQ restaurants mentioned more than exceed what's at Andy's BBQ and makes it not worth a drive out.