Woody's Bar-B-Que

3446 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043


  • Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-1am
  • $, $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • No Alcohol
  • Catering, Family Style, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
As you blast down Slauson toward the Westside, Woody's Bar-B-Que is visible from a long way off, a white plume that looks from a distance as if it might come from a belching bus or a car fire, but quickly sorts itself out into a meat-fragrant cloud of woodsmoke. What you get here is, y'know, barbecue: crusty pork ribs spurting with juice; thick, blackened hot-link sausages with the chaw of good jerky; chewy, meaty little rib tips; giant beef ribs; and charred, only occasionally stewy-tasting, slices of well-done barbecued beef brisket that even Texans condescend to like. The sauce is one of the sweet brick-red kinds, hotly spiced with red pepper flakes, that you sop up with slices of damp white bread until all of it is gone, less a condiment than a way of life.

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