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Award Winning BBQ & Craft Beer

Breakfast 7am-11am | Lunch/Dinner 11am-9pm

Every day

7 am


9 pm

or sold out

Closed Thanksgiving
& Christmas


Mission St

Santa Cruz, CA


Mission St Takeover

Join us for a special Tap Takeover event at Mission Street BBQ!

Date: Thursday, June 20th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
Location: Mission Street BBQ

Featuring Brews from Promised Land Brewing:

  • Lonely Feeling (West Coast IPA) – 7.2%
  • Stratacaster (West Coast IPA) – 7.7%
  • Land of Plenty (Raspberry Sour) – 8.0%
  • Diamond Blonde (Blonde Ale) – 4.7%
  • Brews & BBQ (Amber Ale) – 6.0%

Special Highlights:

  • Meet the Head Brewer: Chat with Alex Seaborne and learn about the craft of brewing these exceptional beers.
  • Live Music: Enjoy the electrifying sounds of T-Bone Mojo as they perform live throughout the evening.
  • Raffles & Giveaways: We’ll be giving away exciting prizes every hour!

Enjoy a night of great beer, delicious BBQ, live music, and fun giveaways. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event!


Celebrate the 4th of July with our custom BBQ packs! Choose your preferred meats and sides, and don’t forget to include a salad and dessert.

Patriotic Pack (feeds 2-3) $70
Choice of 3 meats, 2 pints of sides, half loaf of garlic bread

Freedom Feast (feeds 4-5)  $120
Choice of 3 meats, 3 pints of sides, loaf of garlic bread


We’re more than just your go to spot for award winning BBQ and craft beer.  We’ve got live blues 7 nights a week and a seat at the table waiting for you.  So come grab a beer, or a whole BBQ spread, and join us for some soulful blues and good times.


At Mission St Barbeque, we’re proud to support student success with our “Outstanding Student Award” program. We offer special certificates for teachers to give their star students, rewarding them with a free kid’s meal and drink to celebrate their hard work. It’s our tasty way of saying ‘well done’ and fostering a love for learning in our community.

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New Item: BBQ Mac

We have a new dish in the kitchen- BBQ Mac! Your favorite Mac and Cheese topped with any smoked meat of your choosing and served with garlic bread.  A hearty dish that’s like a little gathering of all the best stuff on one plate.

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Throughout the year we partner with local schools, clubs, youth sports teams, and PTAs to help give back to our community. Fundraisers are easy to set up, fun to attend, and stocked with delicious BBQ for everyone to enjoy.

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Introducing Real Smoked Rewards

Award winning BBQ with perks, what’s not to love? Surprise birthday gifts, first dibs on holiday preorders, smokin’ deals and so much more.

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It’s another great day to be together

When the beer is cold and the pits are hot, people tend to gather. That’s a truth as old as time, and one that’s near and dear to our hearts. Grab a friend, a beer, and a seat, and join us in celebrating the power of fire and time in the most authentic way possible.

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Mission Street BBQ is the best smoked BBQ in Santa Cruz County. No doubt nothing can compete..brisket is so tender, so juicy..The mac & cheese and the beans are to die for.. they really know how to do it.

Johnny P.

June 23'

Just look at the BBQ smokers in the parking lot...take in the unmistakable aroma of slowly cooked meat. This place is legit!

Jerome M.

June 22'

Mission St. BBQ puts every single place I've eaten at in my 55 years to shame. We got the Brisket, Pulled pork, & hot links & every single bite was a transcendent experience.

Frank G.

Frank G.

We regularly drive 45 minutes to Santa Cruz to get take out here despite there being plenty of BBQ locally..Best potato salad I have ever had

Cori G.

Cori G.

This place has some of the best brisket I've ever had. The chicken is also great! I'm also a sucker for good garlic bread & this place delivers!

Colby J.

Colby J.

Awards & Best Of's

Santa Cruz Waves, 2020

Wedding Wire