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Robert Earl's BBQ

703 E Artesia Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90805
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  • Tues, Thur 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun noon-6:30 p.m.
At Robert Earl's BBQ in Long Beach, the ribs, pulled pork and brisket are among a long list of sinful specialties. The vegetarian sides (you'd swear there was bacon grease in the greens) come included with most meals. So skip the lines at Bludso's and, in addition to competition-worthy, Texas-style BBQ, you'll be rewarded with the option of wolfing down one of Robert Earl Jr.'s signature "golden nugget" desserts: a scoop of banana pudding atop a pan-fried piece of cornbread.

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