What is BBQ?

Barbecue and grilling are often confused because they both involve flames and cooking meat. Real old school barbecue happens when you place a large cut of meat or ribs in closed pit and let it cook indirectly (away from the fire) with the low heat and smoke of a charcoal and or wood fire.

Hobos BBQ
Pulled Pork

Our Love for Food

Life is short, so why eat bland FOOD? HoBo’s BBQ is a FOODIES dream, with a combined 30 years of culinary experience, allowing us to produce the BEST of the BEST BBQ that only Southern Californians deserve.

Using the finest quality smoker in the business we use an Ole Hickory Pits SSE, along with the finest meats like our Beef Brisket that is C.A.B. (Certified Angus Beef) its hard not to have a top-notch product. Our Veggies are always sourced locally first, and are hand picked each day before use. All of our side dishes are prepared fresh throughout the day using only the finest ingredients.

When is comes to smoking, we do it every day, and long days at that. We smoke our Briskets and Pork Butts for about 16 hours. They are hand rubbed with our own in house signature rub that incorporates 11 ingredients, which includes Cinnamon, Coffee and Chocolate. We do not serve the meals with sauce on them but we do offer several sauces that we make in house, we have the Natural, the Sweet Agave and the Tangy Chipotle.

If you prefer cafeteria slop that’s smothered in canned BBQ sauce so that you don’t have to taste the food, or if you prefer a POOR excuse for BBQ from a place that offers free items to get you in their door, well, you’re in luck, there are plenty of those places close by.

Instead, if you like FRESH food that is CREATIVE, and sets your pallet on edge, then HoBo’s BBQ is for you!



As a convenience, we offer home delivery through Eat24, GrubHub and UberEats.  If you choose to use one of these services, please understand, and remember 3 things:


  1. You are paying the delivery service that you order from, not HoBo’s BBQ.  Therefore, you will see a charge from them, not us.  If you are unsatisfied, in any way, you’ll need to discuss your issue with that delivery service, NOT US.  We are not able to access the delivery service’s software to assist with any matters.  So, if the delivery service’s prices are different than what our restaurant location prices are, that is something that you have already agreed to pay through the delivery service’s own terms and conditions.
  2. If you are having your order delivered, we normally ask the drivers to be at our location within 10 minutes after your order is placed. How many stops they make before they get to your exact location is something that we cannot control. As such, we cannot estimate how long the food will take to get to you.  Most delivery services will give you an estimate on delivery time, but regardless, Hobo’s BBQ cannot guarantee that your food will be piping hot by the time that it arrives.  Also, once the drivers receive a “pick ticket” to verify that the order is complete, they will then sign a receipt for us.  So, if you are missing something in your order, this is an issue that you need to take up with the delivery service in which you purchased the order through.
  3. We do offer a “call-in service”, in which you can call our location directly at 951.693.3227 and place an order for “pick up” with one of our servers. Payment over the phone will be required once the order is placed. With this type of order, we do have more control, and therefore can assist you much easier with any issues that you may have.