Beach Pit BBQ

Nominated for: BEST Barbecue

Beach Pit BBQ 1676 Tustin Ave Costa Mesa CA (949) 645-7427

Owner Tim DeCinces says: The Beach Pit BBQ will bring a little bit of the South to the Newport/Mesa area. Throughout eight years of professional baseball, I was able to see many parts of the country and taste the various culinary cultures of our country. I fell in love with not only the taste, of true, wood smoked southern BBQ, but also the hospitality and comfort that came with it. While Southern California truly is a melting pot of cultures and we can sample authentic cuisines from around the globe usually right down the block, I was struck, however, with the lack of true, wood smoked southern BBQ. Most places that call them selves BBQ or rib restaurants bake or boil their products. That's because of the skill, preparation and care it takes to wood smoke meat sometimes up to 24 hours. As opposed to baking or boiling meat and then smothering it with sugary sauce, the smoking process gives the meat a distinct taste whereas the sauce on top merely accents the rich flavors folded into the meat.

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16 Tips from Voters

Bayleigh R. on September 30, 2013

MMM love this place.

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Emily H. on September 30, 2013

Love the Mac & Cheese!!

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Ryan M. on November 6, 2012

something about the BBQ sauce... I just can't get enough.

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Kirsten R. on October 26, 2012

Great ambiance

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Kathy B. on October 10, 2012

Yup Yup!

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Tara N. on October 8, 2012

Rad place!!

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Stefanie W. on March 16, 2011

Soooo awesome BBQ sandwiches and love their atomsphere though!

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Hannah M. on March 11, 2011

I can't pick out one thing as the best because its all so good!

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Candice D. on March 10, 2011

hands down

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