By Merrill Shindler, Press Telegram
Rating: 3 stars out of 3
Hambone’s Bar & Grill on Belmont Street and Bellflower Boulevard in the heart of downtown Bellflower does an impressive job serving barbecue. It’s particularly impressive if you’re using Hambone’s for catering, as there’s a Four Meat Combination Platter served with five large side orders and a bag of dinner rolls that would probably feed a small wedding.
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Meat Weekend Winner
Posted by Erni Walker
Well, we did it. We put a lot of people on a bus and we took them to BBQ. 8 restaurants in 2 days did not kill anyone, but it did manage to take down a few good soldiers for the rest of the evening.
Meat Weekend was a flurry of giant bus, brisket, ribs, shouting, pinatas, and FUN. Somewhere in the midst of the meat haze, attendees even managed to vote for their favorites. We’re proud to announce the winner of the first-ever Meat Weekend Best of L.A. BBQ Award: Hambone’s Bar & Grill!
For videos, photos, and more info from the event, visit meatweekend.com. Or just watch this ridiculously short video of ridiculous people enjoying ridiculous amounts of meat…
Jeff F. – Bellflower, Ca
This place rocks! I finally made it in here for dinner with the family & it’s amazing. If you enjoy great BBQ, do yourself a favor.
I love bbq & there are a few places to get it in town. I just found a new favorite. Tri-tip, brisket, ribs, hot links….we tried it all and all of it was delicious. The owner and staff were incredibly polite and helpful. My daughter has a food allergy and they were glad to check a few things out for us.
Can’t say enough good things….we’ll be back soon.
Thank you Hambone’s!!
Jimmy K. – Lakewood, Ca
My oh my! The city of Bellflower keeps getting better and better. It’s like football in a way. When a sorry arse team finally gets some 5 star recruits! In this case, Bellflower is starting to get 5 star restaurants! First the Koo Koo Grill, Bellko Korean BBQ, & now Hambones Bar & Grill!
Now, the BBQ. Hambones nailed it with their baby back ribs! Sweet tangy meat that just falls off the bone! The briskets here are never rough or dry. The briskets here are tender and juicy. The mac & cheese is done right at Hambones. I’ve had mac & cheese at other neighboring BBQ joints, but those don’t cut it.
The staff are knowledgeable with the menu, friendly, and family-like. You can converse with them like no other. They also have a decent amount of flat screens for its’ size. You can choose to sit at the bar area and eat, while watching your game, or at the table.
The place is not that big, but the food will help you forget about that! This is the type of BBQ joint that I can used to. Sorry Lucilles, Johnny Reb, Chris & Pitts, & Newport Co. I am staying right here with Hambones.
Amanda G. – Pico Rivera, Ca
Food was delicious and the service was awesome can’t wait to come back this place kicks lucilles a**!! The ribs literally fall off the bone, the bbq sauce was delicious and the mac n cheese was awesome! Our server Kevin was great no complaints what so ever. We’ll definitely be back soon.
Clint G. – Downey, Ca
My favorite go to BBQ spot!
I’ve been going to Hambones for a few years, starting back at their original location on Alondra which I still go to.
Their BBQ sauce is a whisky sauce and it has the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and kick. The tri tip and brisket are melt in your mouth tender and so are the ribs.
One thing that really surprised me was that I took a friend here. I told the server he had not been here before and she offered him a few BBQ samples which he accepted. She even got some for me even though I had been there before. My friend was sold right away. So getting a sampler for free was quite awesome.
Also, if you check in on Yelp, you get 15% off your order.
Chris H. – Long Beach, Ca
I am a foodie who travels from place to place is search of great food. I can honestly say the hambones bar and grill have put the city of bellflower on the map.
I have come now twice and have brought two of the biggest good critics I know my mother and my girl friend. Both of them left with that happy ” I’m full of good food grin” you have after your last bite of a great meal.
The meat is seasoned and cooked to perfection. Falling off the bone tender. Melt in your mouth goodness.
Great service also. My waitresses Karen and Cecilia where two of the nicest waitresses that recommended great good choices.
This will be my spot every time I am in the city of bellflower FOR SURE!!!!!
Melissa R. – Long Beach, Ca
The food is amazing! Have not ordered anything I didn’t like. The cooks know what they’re doing. Staff is always friendly and quick. My favorite is the catfish po’boy with a side of Mac and cheese. Though their salad with house dressing (balsamic with Caesar) is also delicious when you don’t want a super heavy meal. Strawberry lemonade is pretty awesome too.
Jenna L. – Lakewood, Ca
I’ve been to this place twice and the food was amazing each time. The first time that me and my boyfriend went we did have to wait an unusually long time for our food, we were sitting at the bar and the bartender was super nice and apologizing saying they had a huge order to do. When I looked at the other half of the restaurant he wasn’t kidding! There must have been 25 people over there! Nonetheless the food was very good and the BBQ sauce was to die for! The second time we went the wait was nowhere near as long and it was still just as delicious as before. I will definitely be back!!