Bludso's BBQ
Los Angeles, CA
Slow and low, that’s how we roll
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Introduction

The legend of Bludso's BBQ begins in Corsicana, Texas, where the Bludso family has been perfecting the craft of slow-smoked meats for five generations. This East Texas-style of barbequing yields juicy, delicate, mouth-watering meats by using custom dry-rubs and cooking slow and low. A rare oasis of true southern barbecue in California, Bludso’s has become beloved by fans and praised by publications like The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and more!

About The Food

Bludso’s BBQ specializes in all the southern barbecue essentials: brisket, ribs, and chicken. All meats are seasoned with custom dry rubs and smoked slow and low for up to 14 hours. Using only smoke from whole logs of real hardwood, these meats come out of the slowcooker dripping with mouth-watering juices. It’s no wonder LA Weekly calls Bludso’s a “Dream come true.”

Meet The Owner

Kevin Bludso was born and raised in Compton, California, but he would spend every summer with his grandma in Corsicana, Texas. There he would work long, grueling hours on the Barbecue pits for his granny, Willie Mae Fields who owned a roadside barbecue stand there. Through those years, he honed his craft while swearing up and down that he was never going into the restaurant business. He even spent 15 years with the L.A. Department of Corrections, trying to hide from his true calling. But finally, the allure of smoke, meat and family heritage was just too much to resist. In 2008, Kevin opened Bludso's Bar and Que, right in the heart of Compton. It was quickly regarded as the best BBQ in all of Los Angeles. Now, with a beloved sit-down bar and restaurant on La Brea Boulevard and even an outpost in Melbourne, Australia, the Bludso's legend continues to grow.

Accolades

A favorite of the LA Times' Jonathan Gold, this Compton, Calif., restaurant specializes in Texas-style ribs from a recipe handed down by owner Kevin Bludso's great-great-grandfather. The recipes are a well-guarded secret, but the end result is world-class: smoky, sweet, and requiring a little tug to get at.

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USA Today

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Shipping Options

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Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

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Packaging & Delivery

All food from Bludso's BBQ is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

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