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Smoked Easter Hams

Pre-ordering now open – we will sell out

Every day

7 am


9 pm

or sold out

Closed Thanksgiving
& Christmas
plated three meat meal with chicken, brisket and ribs


Aptos St.

Aptos, CA


Corned Beef Specials

Pre-ordering begins March 1st.  We will sell out!

Reg: $15.75 | Lrg: $21.75
Reg: $17.75 | Lrg: $24.50
2lb corned beef, 2 pints of sides, 1 loaf of garlic bread $79
Lb: $32 | Half: $19.50

Reserve your smoked Easter Ham

Share our delicious smoked ham with your loved ones this Easter.  Topped with a mustard molasses glaze with notes of orange, clove and ginger.
Limited quantities, we will sell out!


Holiday Specials

Good Vibes and soulful blues

We’re more than just your go to spot for the best BBQ in Santa Cruz county.  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.

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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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Our Newest Sensation: The BBQ Spud!

Imagine a colossal 1.25-pound baked potato loaded with your choice of 1/4 lb of smoked meat, melted cheddar cheese, and topped with sour cream and fresh green onions.  That’s the BBQ Spud.  Your favorite comfort food with a BBQ twist.  It’s not just a meal, it’s a bona fide feast!

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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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We’re looking for MANAGERS

Take a moment to see why our employee benefits are the best in town. Know someone in the industry who might be interested in joining our management team? Learn more and apply on our website.

$80,000 – $95,000 a year | Full-time

Quarterly incentive plan w/potential to earn up to 20% of base salary
Medical & dental insurance with a generous company contribution
401(k) option with company match
PTO starting at 15 days per year with buy back options
10 paid holidays per year
Company sponsored life insurance
Competitive compensation
Phone allowance
Dining discounts

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Aptos Street BBQ Gear

Eat Local & Gear Up!

Stay warm and cozy this Fall while telling the world just how much you love your local BBQ joint.  Come on down and explore our new tops, bags and drinkware available for purchase – and proudly show off your love for Aptos St. BBQ!

Awards & Best Of's

best of santa cruz county award

Good Times

award from wedding wire for 2020

Wedding Wire

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Business Insider

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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Fab food with such a chilled vibe. Got the kids soccer team here..sat outside. Loved the pulled pork. The kids devoured the ribs. All the meats are great. The beer variety was awesome. We'll be back.

Aparma G.

June 23'

Not too many bbq joints outside Texas tend to impress me with their brisket...well Aptos St BBQ breaks that rule!! Perfectly done and served on a beautifully grilled piece of bread. The potato salad was on point and the little pile of pickled onions and jalapeños was perfect!!

Bobby M.

March 23'

Stopped here on a whim on our trip from Georgia. We have had a lot of bbq in the south. This is some of the best bbq we have ever eaten!

Paige H.

June 23'

A fantastic spot for barbecue in the Aptos area. Whether you're looking for a lively outdoor seating or a cool live band to jam to while you enjoy your bbq, there's something here for everyone. The selection is awesome.

Sandra N.

June 23'

For date night we decided to go to Aptos St. BBQ and let me just say, BOMBBBBBB... Perfect summer evening! Also the beer bar had a really good selection, a lot of different beers on tap! I even got to have options on sours which usually never happens! We forsure will be going back!!

Sandra R.

June 22'

Oh, mama. It was a meat bonanza, each item with its own special flavor and appeal. The ribs were meaty and juicy, bronzed with sauce. The tri-tip, tender but with a bit of chew, was cooked just right. And I loved the fall-apart pulled pork and its ridges of crackling-rich crust.

Ann Parker

Santa Cruz Sentinel

The tri-tip, in particular, is delicious. The first time I had it—fat slices piled into a split bun like ciabatta—its flavor, juice retention, and the elastic pull of its grain astonished me.

John & Chris May


This restaurant is a real gem, and definitely worth making a special trip to experience.

Sebastian Frey

Aptos Community News

The meat was cooked to perfection, almost melting into the fresh garlic roll. I could go on and on, relying on metaphors and analogies to get my point across to you; but instead I will say this: go get it.

Staff Writer

Santa Cruz Waves