Fat City Brew & BBQ

1740 Pacific Ave, Stockton
(209) 323-4920

Recent Reviews

MeMe B.

I was home and decided that I didn't want to cook. I looked up some places on yelp because I didn't have any particular thing to eat in mind. I stumbled on this place and thought I would give it a try. The prices and the reviews seemed good so I was feeling good about trying. Unfortunately, the food did not meet my expectations. I ordered about an hour before closing. I purchased the half chicken combos for myself and my husband. When I got home, my husband went to open his chicken and it was underdone with still some red blood. (I don't have good luck here in Stockton with chicken) I immediately called the restaurant to inform them of the situation. I gave them 2 stars because they reimbursed me for my order after I informed them of what happened. I had high hopes, but was unfortunately not satisfied.

Leanne Rutherford

Always friendly service with a smile and some of the Best BBQ in town. Don is creative when it comes to new items, such as the recent Donut Burger. Sweet and Savory all in one!

Ricardo V.

Straight from the Bay! Just moved here ... we have many choices in the Bay. We ordered the rib sandwich's......1 with house potato salad and the other with onion rings. On point...bbq sauce was great! The potato salad was old fashion ... with that southern taste. Onion rings were tasty but the ribs....on that soft bread.... as New Yorkers say forget about it! We were impressed... welcome to the neighborhood! BTW from my experience all Yelp likes to do is post negative reviews and sweat the owner to remove them!

Tom L.

Excellent food. The tritip is amazing. So juicy and tender with such good flavor. Wow. The ribs is equally as good. Their Frog sauce is killer. Fat City is easily the best BBQ in the area. The clowns who leave bad reviews about this place probably think Dickey's is good BBQ. They're clueless. I've been here several times and it's been 5 stars every time. These people have it figured out.

Jasmine M.

My mom comes here a few times a week, that's how good it is. Pulled pork sandwich is my fave and their bbq sauce is really good. Very friendly staff and good prices for bbq.

Maria E.

Just what we were looking for in sandwiches! My hubby had the tri tip and I had a pulled pork. Juicy and had some sort of dressing on top maybe it came from the slaw but it was gooooood! They came with a variety of sides but we got the potato salad. Also had a good beer selection. We will definitely go back!

Aminah H.

Ordered here via door dash. My husband and I ordered the tri tip sandwich and the rib sandwich. We thought those sandwiches would be good choices based on the reviews. In all the photos posted by customers as well as the company the rib sandwich had sauce and was meaty.the rib meat in the sandwich looked and tasted like a mcrib from mcdonalds which is not a good thing. It came super dry hardly any sauce and the coleslaw was straight watery. The tri tip was the worst part. It was raw in some parts of the meat and over cooked on other parts. To top it off the meat was bland. Im not a snob when it comes to bbq even the worst can be saved with a good helping of sauce! But this was just bad! Neither sandwich had sauce.It is clear that this place is not consistent with the quality of food.Im not from the area and maybe stockton has a different idea of good bbq. I was very surprised and disappointed at the good reviews. My tip to restaurant would be to research bbq and try again!

Ethereal V.

I ordered some delicious mind blowing food. I got home as quick as I picked up devoured these tasty delicious delightful treats..thanks

Raquel M.

Fat city is a must try! I ordered the Junk tots and Harley Fries but the star of the show was the Chicharrón. Omg! The chicharron was still popping it was so fresh. I had a 15-20 minute drive home and those hot crispy pork skins didn't even have a chance. Lol So please do your self a favor and order you some chicharron. Great job Fat City I wish I had a picture but like I said I ate them so fast they didn't have a chance

Jody S.

I love I can get my burger in a lettuce wrap and they care about my dietary restrictions,(not the norm for most bbq restaurants). That's what make this place special and a favorite in my book!!! Thanks for caring and for making tremendous food! Your burgers rock!!!

Mykale R.

Man I'm so happy I get to give my city a good review. Their food is so bomb. Like every time my out of town people ask me where to eat , ima say FAT CITY BBQ . I always say it's Stockton there's no good food here. I got this through DoorDash and it was HOT, like I was in there having dinner. Man flavor so bomb quality is amazing cooked to perfection . Man it's good GO EAT IT !! I only gave 4 stars cause I ain't done eating yet .

Pamela L.

Love their meaty St Louis Ribs which simply fall of the bones! Order some today during our stay at home pandemic. Comes with 2 sides & muffin. Good value & so delicious! We have never used take out but it was quick, hardly any wait! Fair prices also! Give them a try. Fantastic

Randy T.

Amazing Staff and Amazing Food. The best BBQ in town. Got the full rack of ribs, coleslaw, baked beans..and the Chicken wings, and sliders. Support the Small Businesses. And Support Fat city

Shirley I.

Today~uncertain times~ Fat City~a blessing to us, especially now. We drove from Lodi to Stockton to pick up our to-go order. It was easy AND DELICIOUS. Thank You! We will be back!

John Lopez

Bbq and beer , Great meat and great sauces , many beers on tap and a friendly staff and happy atmosphere.

Cindy Preslar

Really fun place. Great staff, and 31 beers on tap. I even got a bottle of their fantastic Rob's Frog Sauce to take home with me. We will definitely be back when we come through this area.

Tina Wells Lee

After completing domestic chores, we love to sit at the bar and drink a couple of brews. Best choices in town with the best brisket I have ever eaten.

William Board

I've been to a lot of BBQ joints and mostly leave saying "I could've cooked this myself" , but this place was different. For starters a great choice of IPA beers. The employees were engaging and friendly. We had a brisket sandwich, which my girl loved. I had a 2 meat combo..Ribs and chicken. The ribs were tender and good , but to me the star of the meal was that damn smoked chicken. AMAZINGLY tasty and good..not dry at all... probably the best smoked chicken I ever had. Will be back for sure.

jim wangberg

A delightful place with extraordinary food. 9 of got mostly different stuff and it was all good. Going back some day. Out of towner. Visiting.

William B.

I've been to a lot of BBQ joints and mostly leave saying "I could've cooked this myself" , but this place was different. For starters a great choice of IPA beers. The employees were engaging and friendly. We had a brisket sandwich, which my girl loved. I had a 2 meat combo..Ribs and chicken. The ribs were tender and good , but to me the star of the meal was that damn smoked chicken. AMAZINGLY tasty and good..not dry at all... probably the best smoked chicken I ever had. Will be back for sure.

Scott Colagrossi

Great First Time Experience!!!

Douglas Martinez

two days ago was the first time we visited this excellent restaurant. But It is obviously not the last time. We had a good time with the good service, with the great dishes and fine drinks and with the modest pay. We will definitely go back there in a short time.

Dawn cannon

First time here and I'm in love!! I had the brisket sandwich and it was fantastic!! I decided on the Mac and cheese for my side, great choice!! Amazing choice of beers on tap, I had a pineapple IPA!! Our server, Scott, was super!! He was attentive, friendly, and just a sweetheart!! I highly recommend this place! I plan on coming back!!

Andrew M.

St. Louis style ribs cooked to perfection. I loved everything I tasted. Salad, Mac n cheese, corn-muffin and a half rack. Sampled all the sauces. The hot reserve was my favorite with the mango/habanero my second favorite. I rarely give 5 stars but this place earned it. Family owned and I met the cooks wife. Very friendly and humble about earning customers through a good product. Rare these days, sadly. But alive and well here! Congrats!

Traysee F.

This place has been on our must go to list for a long time. First, let me just say we totally appreciated how clean the restaurant is. The natural light is amazing as you don't normally don't have that. The service is so great, super nice staff. But the food OMG. Brisket, brisket, brisket Mac and cheese, loaded tater tots, oh my! Definitely coming back and I recommend everyone try it!

Joe Berg

This spot is worth trying. They serve large portions for convenient rates. Regularly well kept and with awesome vibes. Would recommend to others.

Jeff R.

Wow! Incredible find here on the Miracle Mile - some of the best BBQ I've had outside of the South! You MUST go "Pit Master's Choice" - the loaded ribeye "tachos" were amazing, and the sandwich of pork rib meat, hot link, ribeye, onion rings and cheese was ridiculously good. I'll be back soon, and you should be, too!

Herbert Rogers

Awesome and yummy food, I loved the ambience the spot has, and the employees were very nice. I will definitely eat here again.

Kris N.

I'll admit when I came here the first time for restaurant week in 2019 I was not impressed one bit. I thought they were a 3 AT BEST. But this year they made up for it. This year I saw they were participating for restaurant week again. I came to visit 4 days during restaurant week 2020. Each day they did something different. The days I came they did a "Texas Platter," candied bacon, burnt ends and today giant beef ribs. Their Texas style ribs and pulled pork were on point, the burnt ends were delicious and the beef ribs were juicy and flavorful. The ribs sold out within 30 minutes of opening. Goes to show how good they were. Don't get me wrong it's not the best BBQ I've ever had but for the price, portions and the area it's really good. Glad I gave them a 2nd chance this year. I do not regret it one bit. On that note, if the owners see this can you guys get burnt ends on the permanent menu?!

Kris A.

I'll admit when I came here the first time for restaurant week in 2019 I was not impressed one bit. I thought they were a 3 AT BEST. But this year they made up for it. This year I saw they were participating for restaurant week again. I came to visit 4 days during restaurant week 2020. Each day they did something different. The days I came they did a "Texas Platter," candied bacon, burnt ends and today giant beef ribs. Their Texas style ribs and pulled pork were on point, the burnt ends were delicious and the beef ribs were juicy and flavorful. The ribs sold out within 30 minutes of opening. Goes to show how good they were. Don't get me wrong it's not the best BBQ I've ever had but for the price, portions and the area it's really good. Glad I gave them a 2nd chance this year. I do not regret it one bit. On that note, if the owners see this can you guys get burnt ends on the permanent menu?!

Rochelle Tan

Good food and reasonable price. Great servera. But slow in serving the food

Christiane Highfill

First time here. I had the sliders - tri-tip, pulled pork, and chicken - and house fries. Delicious! My husband had the half slab of St. Louis ribs and those were super good. Flavor was yummy and meat was tender. Rob's Frog Sauce in various flavors and heats are on the tables for customer use. I had a great experience and look forward to going back.

Sean M.

First and foremost, the food is out of this world good! Brisket is definitely on point as well as most of the smoked meats. Friendly staff! That's the good part! Here's the bad part The prices are simply too high to justify going here more often! With drink included my total came to $20+ that's including the tip. I had the pulled pork junk nachos in fries with a fountain drink. Perhaps my biggest complaint is sort of a housekeeping issue. There is absolutely NO reason why I am being asked to provide a tip when the only service being rendered at the time is the taking of my order. In my view this is INCREDIBLY tacky and presumptuous! After dining i called back to complain about this only to be told by the staff that the manager is out. I WILL ABSOLUTELY NEVER pay for food at this establishment again. Great food! Low class payment system!

Erica Thomas

This place is fantastic! The pulled pork, chicken and tri tip are delicious. The beer selection is local yet comprehensive. I love their BBQ sauces too. Well executed BBQ and brew joint and a great addition to Miracle Mile.

Maria L.

Outstanding customer service. Plus the food was on fire. I had the tri tip sandwich it was delish. Coming back with the family.

Matt B.

Wife and I stopped by here on Sunday for lunch. We had not Been here before so thought we would give it A try. We ordered the chicken sliders and the pulled pork nachos. Had to send both back because they were not hot at all. The pulled pork lacked flavor. It kinda reminded Me of pork that liquid smoke had been used on. The staff was very friendly and did not Hesitate sending our food back. We just wanted hot Food and even the replacement food lacked this.

Randy Chew

I really wanted to love this place. They were out of multiple meats when I visited and it was 6 PM. on a Friday. However what I did order was of high quality. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste and quality so I will try this place again. Not sure if it gets busier but it was empty this night. If the food continues the be as good as my first experience I'll go regularly. Nice place.

Santiago M.

This place is legit. They have great service and great food. Everyone is smiling and I love there daily specials. Actually, I'm trying to go through their menu and I'm halfway there. Haven't had a bad meal yet. This place is priced Right for good BBQ. Thank You Fat City.

Janette M.

First time here.. WILL BE BACK with the crew... Great service!!! Words do not do this post justice. Just come in !!!

John Gilgert

Meat was good, side dishes were not. Prices were high. Would definitely eat the brisket or pulled pork again, but probably won't go out of my way to come back.