Aptos BBQ • Best BBQ Around

This winter our friends from San Francisco drove down twice just to eat at Aptos BBQ with us.  These same friends have tried lots of BBQ in San Francisco and say they love the smokey flavor at Aptos BBQ.  They even claim that they haven’t found anywhere else in the Bay Area that can get that smokey taste in their meats.  Their favorite … the smoked tri-tip sandwich. Both times when we finished our meals our friends bought more meat to take back for lunch-time sandwiches for the next week.

At Aptos BBQ you order at the counter and take a seat in the southern style dining room (with live music each night from what I hear). They do have sides such as the potato salad, baked beans, and coleslaw that are also tasty. One of the best things about their sandwiches is that they serve them on garlic toast!  In addition they have craft brews on draft with lots of tasty choices.

8059 Aptos St  Aptos, CA 95003


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  • Hello:

    Mission Street BBQ on the westside of Santa Cruz is my favorite restaurant in town (same owners and restaurant as Aptos BBQ). I LOVE their Brisket Sandwich. It is delicious. We order all of the sides: Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, and BBQ Baked Beans. Every night after 6pm they have live Blues. This is the perfect place to take my family as it is loud (from Blues Music), they have great food, and great beer. People don’t get upset about two crazy toddlers at this casual, awesome restauratnt.

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