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Woody's Bar-B-Que - 20 Reviews - 3446 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA - Southern Restaurants Reviews - Phone (323) 294-9443

Woody's Bar-B-Que

3446 W Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294-9443
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Woody's Bar-B-Que - Los Angeles, CA


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I know Bar-B-Que and I really liked the place. Who ever wrote the review about no smoke wasn't where I was. I ate at the Ranco Cucamonga location and I not only smelled the smok...


This has always been a hot spot for good food and sometimes a little bit of entertainment. It is in La after all.

What Happened to the food at Woody's 9/19/2011

I have been going to Woody's since it opened in the 70's.It was my favorite place for hot links.The last two times I've been there the food was not very good! Something has changed the links were NOT smokey at all. the ribs also were Not smoke tasting.the HOT bbq sauce was very mild.I go to woody's five or six times a year! It's a 40 min drive.I'm going to give another woody's a try One try only!So sad that my favorite seems to be gone from my life.the help barely spoke english at no.1after 40 yrs I have to find another bbq place for me and my friends . more

First Impression Disappointment 5/24/2009

I have lived in Leimert Park near Woody's Bar-B-Que for over a decade, finally I tried to test their food and when I placed a phone call to check on today's menu, I was treated with the utmost rudeness and lack of courtesy.\r \r It is incredible to think that during such tough economic times any business owner and their representatives would treat a neighbour in this manner.\r \r I took my business to Mr. Cecil' s in West Los Angeles, where the phone service was not only outstanding, but they took my order and advised that my order would be ready in 15 minutes. They were quite nice when I requested they delay their promptness to at least 30 minutes since due to the distance, I needed time to run down the 10 FWY to pick up my dinner for celebration of Memorial Day.\r \r In the future, I hope the Woody's Bar-B-Que organization take the time to polish their customer service skills and their treatment of new potential customers. Pros: Near my house Cons: Poor telephone service and treatment of customers more

Improving 12/12/2008

I first tried Woody's in 1991. My boyfriend at that time and I went and picked up some BBQ there , yuck ,yuck and more yuck I did not like it at all. I tried it again years later and it was still not good to me . Two\r weeks ago my hubby brought some home and the ribs were screaming the links slamming and the cobbler alright. I am going to try them again. The tender ribs and the spicy links were so seasoned to perfection. Pros: The area is very seedy. Cons: Nice employees and great links. more

The Nastiest BBQ I have ever had......EVER 11/6/2008

I live in the North Bay of California, but I visit L.A often. On this particular visit I really wanted some BBQ. I was driving down Labrea on my way to Yogurtland when low and behold a BBQ spot called Woody's. I pulled into the parking lot whipped out my laptop and Googled the establishment. There were a lot of good things said about the resturaunt so I said ""hay I'll give them try"". Why didn't I save my money. When I got into the resturaunt I started asking the cook questions on how their food was prepared, he said ""your not from out here"", I said no I'm from the North Bay, he said ""don't trip cause our BBQ is better than any Flints or Everts and Jones"" (which along with CJ's BBQ, Bobby's Cajun BBQ, and Lucilles BBQ are some of the best in the Bay), I said "" I can't wait to taste this"". I could have waited two or three life times and I would have been happy if I never would have tried this food. The BBQ was very salty and that includes the meat and the sauce, and it wasn't vey tender. The potatoe salad was gross and tasted like it came from a container you would buy at a grocery sore, the beans just sucked, they were salty and tart, and the peach cobler was the worst I have EVER tasted it was tart, I mean hello peach cobler should be al least a little sweet. If they want to know how to make a REAL peach cobler they should holla at Mrs.Wilkins(my Mom), Mr.Edwards(my father in law), House of Soul in Vallejo,CA, Nelly's Soul Food Kitchen in Oakland, CA or any of the BBQ joints I listed above. So Overall the food was horrible and so salty I couldn't really eat it. So before they stake the claim of being the best, they should really try the rest becase any place I listed on this reveiw taste a million times better than Woody's. Take my advice save your money. Pros: The cashier was nice Cons: The food is way to salty. more

Friendly service and quality meat 2/8/2008

Friendly service and quality meat. I just wish there were more smoke on the meat. Unlike some posts, I saw and smelled the smoke from the brick chimney at La Brea in Inglewood location and wondered why more wasn't on the sliced beef I had ordered. Mac Salad was great and I'll try the chicken or ribs with slaw next time. Service was exceptionally good and the place was very clean. Pros: Clean, friendly, quality/fresh food Cons: need more smoke on the meat more

It is real Bar-B-Que and I know it. I saw the smoke and the pit 10/31/2007

I know Bar-B-Que and I really liked the place. Who ever wrote the review about no smoke wasn't where I was. I ate at the Ranco Cucamonga location and I not only smelled the smoke but was invited in to see the pit. It is done with Red Oak and that is that. The meat was tender and smokey. I have lived in Memphis and Nashville and trust me I eat Bar-B-Que everywhere and it is good. I prefer vinegar base the best with red peper, however their sause was good. The best corn on the cob I have out in years. The slaw was the best.\r \r Yes, I love dry, wet, and the greatest is white pulled pork. \r \r I perfer to eat my barbque with a sause that will make you head sweat. I am going to go for the catfish next. The people there were the best as well.\r Pros: Great price and fresh food. The people were the nicest. Cons: Not a fancy place, but most real good Bar-B-Que isn't more

Just not BBQ 9/17/2007

It's not that the flavor is bad...for what it is. It's just that the name say's Bar-B-Que but it does not even come close to being BBQ. The only thing their food and BBQ have in common is that they start with meat...well I guess Woody?s uses meat. more

nice food, but please read.......... 6/24/2007

I cook real southern BBQ and have eaten the best...from Kreutz Market, Louis Mueller, Salt Lick, Iron Works (Texas), to Gates in K.C, to Wilber's and Piggy Park in S. Carolina, to Skyline in N. Carolina...Dreamland in Alabama to Rendevous and Cozy Corner in Memphis. I know BBQ. Ok, first question about Woody's....where is the huge woodpile? Look for it...where is it? BBQ is one thing and one thing with HOT SMOKE FROM WOOD in an enclosed cooker...period. I love grilled meat, but it's not BBQ. I love boiled and broiled's not BBQ. Most places bake their meat, and then finish it on a grill with a ton of sauce that disguises the un-BBQed meat. Most joints you come across do this. If you are serving lunch and dinner, you are using, at minimum, 3-4 shopping carts full of wood a day, everyday. WHERE IS THE WOOD. I'm sorry, but you have been hoodwinked, conned, cheated. Another question...why is there no smoke comming from a chimney...ever? *waiting*...yup, not BBQ, in any way. Ask to see their smoker.....if they dare to open the door on it...why, there is no smoke coming out....suprise! I can't take my visiting southern relatives to any of these joints, except JR's, because they get downright offended, and let it be known. If you really like Woody's (and Phillips), then by all means, go there. I might suggest you try JR's on La Cienega, just south of Washington In Culver City. Then you will know... Real smoked meat and sauce that is not candy-sweet. REAL Memphis BBQ. ....thank me later, friends :-) Pros: generally nice folks and yummy side the slaw. Cons: this is not wood..where's the woodpile? Where's the smoke? Well??? more

Absolutely the best! 3/28/2007

I love,love, love this place. This is handsdown the best bar-b-que. I haven't lived in the area for about 6 years but whenever I am on this side of town I make it a point to pick up food from Woody's. Pros: Great food and VERY reasonable Cons: side items (i.e. potatoe salad) are a little suspect more

Best barbeque in the city, Avoid during rush hour 8/3/2006

I've been telling people about Woody's for years. Whenever I have the tast for barbeque I head south for this establishment. While the neighborhood is not the best, I've never had any problems and have seen all races there. On New Years, we always get one of there trays which lasts three to four days. The prices are excellent. Parking is poor during rush hour because street parking is limited. Call in your order and usually it'll be ready for you except for holidays because the place is generally packed. but believe me, the wait is worth it. more

What a Tasty Treat!!! 4/30/2006

The area is not a place to be after the sun sets. However, the food was so darn good. The rib tips were so meaty, tender and flavorful. The sliced beef was equally tasty. The restaurant was very easy to get to pending you don't mind being in south central L.A. The inside is like a prison with a bullet proof (I assume) glass barricade at the counter. The workers were EXTREMELY friendly and efficient. Parking was decent and was just adjacent to the restaurant. Plenty of meat selections and other side dishes to choose. The prices were exceptionally well and the ""dinner portions"" were enough to feed two. You won't be disappointed, so check it out! Pros: BBQ Sauce, Meaty Portions, Friendly Staff Cons: Limited Parking, Small Waiting Area, Area of town more

woody's 4/1/2004

terrible location but best bbq in la sits in a run-down strip mall in south central la anything but fancy describes this place but the q is excellent more

BBQ in tha HOOD! 2/13/2004

I absolutely LOVE the food at Woody's!! The have the BEST BBQ Beef sandwiches - OH MY GOD!!! I can't rave about them enough. Although the sides could stand to be ""beefed"" up in size, because it's barely enough to get you excited...but the food is GREAT!! This isn't a ""sit down and dine"" spot...just a neighborhood ""get your food to go"" spot. I've had food catered for a party and it was a huge hit! The lunchtime wait might be a bit of a hassle...and even if you try calling ahead, that might not be cool either...just go there...sniff your way to the smell of the sauce! It's just west of'll love it! Pros: Inexpensive, Decent parking Cons: , sometimes crowded more

Disappointing 3/8/2003

We went in with high expectations. Woody's was recommended by friends and we had heard of the reputation - the best barbecue in LA. Well, if this is the best barbecue in LA then I'm moving to Memphis. While we enjoyed the rich, smoky flavor of the beef tips and chicken, the ribs were too moist - almost stewed, and the links had too much filler. The sauce was tangy but could have used a little heat, nothing special really. Woodys is OK barbecue, but we were expecting mind-blowing barbecue, especially considering how expensive it was. If somebody bought it for us, we would eat it, but we're not spending our own money again. Pros: parking, Friendly Cons: Expensive, Not all that great more

Real Southern Que here, baby! 9/2/2002

This is the best authentic ""que"" in LA! You want real slow pit smoked meats, then this is your place! PS This is in a poor neighborhood! But worth it!!!! Pros: Real Que, Ribs, Smoked Meats Cons: Horrible Location more

Authentic Southern BBQ 8/13/2002

The only place in LA - that I know of - that makes real, old fashioned, homemade links. The chicken links are the BEST!!! They have another location on LaBrea & Market in Inglewood. Food is consistent in both locations. Pros: Authentic, Homemade, Open late Cons: Slightly sketchy nabe, Worth the wait, Take out only more

10 8/8/2002

What can you say? It's Woody's. I've been going to this place since I was a kid. No seats. No reservations, just pick up your food and go. more

awsome 7/31/2002

good place for the workplace to order for their potlucks more

mmmmmmmmmmmmm 7/26/2002

This has always been a hot spot for good food and sometimes a little bit of entertainment. It is in La after all. more

Not the Weakest Link 5/14/2002

There are 3 stands in the L.A. barbecue pantheon: Phillips (get the pork ribs), Woody's (hot links) and Gadberry's (Texas-style beef). more
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  • The Scene
    Just a block away from the corner of Slauson and Crenshaw, this takeout-only shop is smack-dab in a commercial neighborhood. Casually dressed local folks line up to place their...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Fri-Sat: 11am-1am, Sun: 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-11pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Park Mesa Heights, South LA