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CatHead's BBQ

CatHead's BBQ

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Xiang L.
    Xiang LiMarch 30, 2013
    The food was absolutely delicious and authentic. The ribs i had reminded me of the salt lick in Texas. I loved the pickles that came with the combo. Get the collard green for the side!
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    Benjy WeinbergerMarch 29, 2015
    Wow. My new favorite BBQ place in SF. I had the brisket, mustard slaw and collard greens and all were excellent. Will be back to try the rest for sure. And they deliver anywhere in the city!
  • Luis C.heart icon on user image
    Luis CastroFebruary 9, 2015
    This is some serious BBQ. If you are into it or like the taste. You will love this place. It's authentic and a hidden gem in the city. The way BBQ should be done.
  • SFGate
    SFGateDecember 23, 2014
    This spot features house-smoked meats, freshly made lemonade and Southern-style sweet tea. Don't miss the sweet tea chicken ($7) or the Coca-Cola smoked brisket ($7). Read more
  • Will P.
    Will PowersOctober 31, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pulled pork in the city. One of only two smokers that the city has grandfathered in with permits... And the only one that's a BBQ joint!
  • Andrew G.heart icon on user image
    Andrew GiddensJuly 15, 2016
    Everything was wonderful. All of the meats had distinct and diverse flavors and textures. All the dudes were fresh and done to perfection. And the biscuit!Great BBQ overall!!
  • Robert T.
    Robert ToddNovember 8, 2013
    Seriously some of the best BBQ I've ever had. Every meat I tried had an amazing flavor. The collards were the best collards I've had in a very long time. I'm definitely coming back here.
  • WhiskeyAvengerheart icon on user image
    WhiskeyAvengerJune 17, 2018
    They have great sides. I usually go with Mac n cheese and collards.
  • Jared Z.heart icon on user image
    Jared ZimmermanJune 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great veggie options, Makers Mark mushrooms or cornmeal crusted tofu. All the sides are veggie and almost everything is gluten free.
  • Jim H.
    Jim H.March 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled pork has amazing smoke ring and a personal favorite. The mini biscuits are awesome. But my personal favorite of ALL of the dishes are collard greens. Make ya wanna slap your mama!
  • Dann
    DannSeptember 17, 2016
    I think their meat was in general good and I loved the unique spices in their meat. But, for me, the meat was a little bit dry and less juicy than I have expected from reading the reviews.
  • Paul d.heart icon on user image
    Paul de HalléDecember 6, 2015
    The coca-cola brisket and bbq beans are fantastic. Add to that some craft beers and excellent service, it's nuthin' fancy but it is damn good.
  • Vadim C.heart icon on user image
    Vadim ChepuryaevNovember 10, 2015
    Really tasty and not expensive food, friendly staff, great music. The place feels authentic. Good selection of beers. Definitely seeing myself coming back.
  • Margaux L.heart icon on user image
    Margaux LushingMarch 25, 2016
    Casual bbq spot serving my favorite naughty vegan dish: cornmeal crusted tofu smothered in bbq, baked beans and a habanero slaw.
  • Caroline J.heart icon on user image
    Caroline JackNovember 10, 2014
    Smokin'. Must-haves = coca-cola smoked brisket, pulled pork & habanero slaw. Wash it down (and cool your burning palate) with cherry cider
  • Chad B.heart icon on user image
    Chad BMarch 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious and serving is just right. Suggestion: for 2 people, order a 1 side BBQ plate and share an extra side. 😊😋
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    WhiskeyAvengerJune 15, 2018
    This place is virtually across the street from the Willows. Have some brisket and then head on over for a cocktail or a beer.
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    WhiskeyAvengerJune 15, 2018
    Get the brisket!
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon ClarkFebruary 16, 2012
    Former popup that has taken over a fantastic space. Great to see BBQ done seriously in SF. Also of note vegetarian sides and two main options (tofu and mushroom)
  • Frederic B.heart icon on user image
    Frederic BarthelemySeptember 30, 2016
    My favorites were the ribs, brisket, and slaw. Don't forget to add the sauce! Also: they do catering!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DupreeDecember 9, 2016
    Everything is awesome here. Try the specials. Come highly recommended by the staff.
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CoxNovember 4, 2017
    Ribs, chicken, brisket, pimiento mac n cheese, mini biscuits, baked beans, bbq portobello, fried tofu - everything.
  • Jinnie L.
    Jinnie LMarch 9, 2015
    Pretty good BBQ place in SF! Their huge biscuit is so yummy with butter n pepper jelly. st.Louis rip n coca cola smoked brisket were good :D
  • Liz J.heart icon on user image
    Liz JensenMarch 10, 2016
    BBQ plates come with a free soft drink which can't be upgraded to a beer. But if you want a beer instead, order a canned soda, pocket it for later, order your beer.
  • WhiskeyAvengerheart icon on user image
    WhiskeyAvengerJune 17, 2018
    Get your bbq to go and eat at The Willows with a tasty cocktail.
  • Adam K.heart icon on user image
    Adam K.April 18, 2017
    Brisket and ribs are the best. Also try the greens and biscuit.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerFebruary 18, 2014
    Great BBQ for San Francisco - the brisket is done very well. The biscuits are HUGE. As in, "a meal in itself" huge. Totally worth it, though.
  • Fabian E.heart icon on user image
    Fabian EricksonAugust 26, 2014
    The brisket, and pulled pork... So juicy and tender, delicious! The habanero slaw, perfect kick to add to the mains!
  • Rafael M.
    Rafael MoralesMay 26, 2013
    Go for the two item combo, get the pulled pork and brisket with some collards and habanero slaw. You will not be disappointed!
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillJune 29, 2015
    The pulled pork & ribs were very good. I called ahead for takeout and was treated well. I will be back.
  • Ewell C.
    Ewell CollinsSeptember 19, 2016
    Nice little "cutty" spot in the SOMA. First time in, I was welcomed with open arms and met with good vibes.
  • hinyan w.heart icon on user image
    hinyan wongOctober 8, 2015
    Really good brisket and pulled pork. Very laid back environment. Parking outside being a bonus.
  • Jole P.heart icon on user image
    Jole PJuly 28, 2015
    Solid soul food. The biscuits and sweet tea are amazing
  • Burke C.heart icon on user image
    Burke CatesJune 8, 2015
    mustard slaw is dope. chili mac is almost too spicy but spectacular. pork shoulder is to die for.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LuAugust 27, 2014
    Ribs. Meat fell straight off the bone, just how it should be. Sauced & was super tasty.
  • Q L.heart icon on user image
    Q LamJuly 16, 2015
    Brisket is very good. One of the best bbq places in SF.
  • Kurt N.heart icon on user image
    Kurt NelsonDecember 19, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Pimento mac & cheese makes this southerner happy
  • M M.heart icon on user image
    M MApril 30, 2015
    Pulled pork - pick your preferred sauce. Great sides too.
  • Jasmine A.
    Jasmine AliOctober 31, 2013
    great lamb shoulder sandwich, goes will with the green potato salad & red cabbage slaw.
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalJuly 21, 2013
    Ask for sauce on the side and enjoy some straight up protein but of course one has to taste the sauce!
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris RossJune 21, 2015
    Cola smoked brisket and mac'n'cheese is amazing.
  • Carina R.
    Carina RAugust 30, 2012
    They have the CatHead Biscuit.. It's $5, I don't know bout $5 by it is a good biscuit. BBQ Chicken n Brisket is yummy
  • Daveheart icon on user image
    DaveAugust 24, 2015
    Pork shoulder very good. Brisket enjoyable if not a little fatty
  • Darren R.
    Darren RieszMarch 26, 2013
    Coca-Cola Beef Brisket is damn good. Greens and Mac n Cheese are also great!
  • Ros H.heart icon on user image
    Ros HodgekissMarch 29, 2014
    Good for both eat in and take-away. The bulk boxes are a real party starter!
  • Shauna
    ShaunaNovember 16, 2012
    The pimento mac n cheese is pretty freakin' awesome. Not too dry not too soupy...perfect cheesiness.
  • Juha-Matti S.
    Juha-Matti SantalaFebruary 11, 2014
    It smells like BBQ, it tastes like BBQ so what's there not to like. Their coca-cola smoked brisket sandwich is awesome.
  • Benjamin E.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin Earl EvansJanuary 13, 2014
    18usd lunch menu is perfect for 2
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookie - Salty and delicious. Always save room for these treats!
  • Vlad S.heart icon on user image
    Vlad SavelucSeptember 15, 2015
    I love it. One of my favorites
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