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Posted by RedFlint on 12/16/2011
Excellent food; friendly working class atmosphere; know what you want, order, pick it up and enjoy! Otherwise don't waste their time, or my time and get out of the way. I love this place! I know this may sound harsh, but this is not about being fawned over, comfortable booths or fake atmosphere. It is what it is, raw, unapologetic, honest, real food, served with home-style love from the blue-collar streets. Give it a try! You may find a new home.
Posted by anynomous. on 01/28/2011
I used to go here because it was local...I watched an observed the treatment of customers as a few years went by. The BBQ was good, the service poor ..the sweets excellent at all times! There is order here! I was reminded of Seinfeld....if you do not know the drill heaven help you! Soup Nazi episode. BBQ Nazi.:) Order your food, hold onto your ticket ask no questions, no small talk get out!LOL try it you make like it! and I.....Depends on what you get...I have never gone back personally..No BBQ for you if you get it wrong really. People watch place for newbies
Posted by BBQ Fan on 01/17/2009
I went to Jaybee's today to try their bbq for the first time. I am a competitve BBQ'r so I know good Q. This was mediocre at best. I order a small party platter so I (and my family) could try some of all the meats. I ordered it with sauce on the side so I could taste the food. I started with the ribs. The ribs were over cooked and a bit dry. There was no seasoning to be found. Not to great. I then had the sliced beef. I must admit it was one of the better sliced beef portions I have had of all the bbq places I have been to in Los Angeles. It was very tender but i don't think Jaybee's uses even salt and pepper on anything. The hotlinks were average and nothing to write home about. The chicken was the same way. The baked beans (pork n' beans with some meat in them) were typical as was the potato salad. I guess Jaybee's depends on having sauce over everthing to give it's food flavor. It really needed some help!! The sauce was average, nothing inspiring. Not the best and not the worst BBQ place in L.A. If you are not, local no need to make the drive. Almost forgot about the service! the woman behind the counter did not give me a "ticket" with my number on it only my credit card receipt. When I picked up my food and she asked for the ticket I informed her I did not get one. She wanted to argue with me that she gave it to me and I must have misplaced it (I had on gym shorts with no pockets so it could only have been in my hand!). I guess the customer is never right at this place! No need for me to go back.
Posted by Marco on 11/18/2008
Unlike her brother's place in Memphis (Interstate BBQ), this joint offers a more limited menu, but delicious BBQ ribs and chopped beef all the same. Their chicken, sausage, rib tips and pork shoulder was not as good and the sides leave a lot to be desired. Forget about customer service at this place and say hello to staff bickering as if this were some sort of low budget soap opera and get ready for a l-o-n-g wait. Regardless, it's worth waiting for that nicely smoked slab of ribs slathered in their tasty mild BBQ sauce. Also, buy the chopped beef by the pound, forget the sides, go home and make your own sandwich. For the price, this is one of the best places for BBQ ribs and chopped beef in town.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/03/2008
I am very picky about bbq. This is the best bbq I have ever had. The sauce is excellent, and the sauce is what makes this place unique from the rest. Yes, this place is in the middle of nowhere, and the wait is long,but the bbq is worth it. I have no compliants about the service. It is what it is.
Posted by purplekyss on 06/10/2008
I grew up going to Jaybees when his dad was the cook... now some 40 plus years later I come from 100 miles away. Yes the place is stuck in a little shack in the middle of the hood but it's worth every bite. No one does it better. Try the cakes..... to die for!
Posted by Memphian on 05/22/2008
This is in response to the previous negative review. You have to get to know Jay Bees. It's a small A frame at a weird location in a rotten part of town - what's not to like? There is a line out into the parking lot to get into the cramped area where you place your order by shouting through the bulletproof glass partition, so when that guy called in they probably didn't have time for polite discourse. But the 'Q'.... (not queue, Barbecue!) is outstanding, best in L.A . IMHO. I found out about it from some of my LAPD and Sheriff buddies - as in eat where the cops eat. I recommend the ribs and brisket especially. The sides are kinda uninspired, but i do like the beans with big chunks of BBQ in 'em. Oh, and your fork is hidden inside the little paper bag with your napkin and white bread :)