Best BBQ Restaurants in Riverside

Looking for some great BBQ restaurants in town? Look no further than this list. Here are the best spots to enjoy a quality BBQ meal in Riverside. This weekend, treat yourself to something a bit out of the norm for you and your family. Indulge in some hearty and rich food!

Koreana Grill BBQ Buffet  
$$ · Korean Restaurant
Bright, no-frills venue offering all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ served buffet-style with table grills.
Address: 10051 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–9:30PM
Phone: (951) 688-9000

Gram’s Mission Barbeque Palace  
Informal restaurant serving Southern-style BBQ dishes, Cajun specialties & fried fish on Fridays.
Address: 3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM
Phone number: (951) 782-8219
Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Smokey Canyon BBQ  
Ribs, chicken & other barbecue recipes come with classic sides at this landmark for Southern chow.
Located in: Canyon Crest Towne Centre
Address: Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr #9, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone number: (951) 782-8808
Menu: smokeycanyon.com
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM

Best BBQ Restaurants in Riverside

Looking for some great BBQ restaurants in town? Look no further than this list. Here are the best spots to enjoy a quality BBQ meal in Riverside. This weekend, treat yourself to something a bit out of the norm for you and your family. Indulge in some hearty and rich food!

Gram’s Mission Barbeque Palace  
Informal restaurant serving Southern-style BBQ dishes, Cajun specialties & fried fish on Fridays.
Address: 3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM
Phone: (951) 782-8219
Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Smokey Canyon BBQ  
Ribs, chicken & other barbecue recipes come with classic sides at this landmark for Southern chow.
Located in: Canyon Crest Towne Centre
Address: Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr #9, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 782-8808
Menu: smokeycanyon.com
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM

Koreana Grill BBQ Buffet  
Bright, no-frills venue offering all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ served buffet-style with table grills.
Address: 10051 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–9:30PM
Phone: (951) 688-9000

Where’s your favorite place in Riverside to eat BBQ?

Best Family-Friendly Activities in Riverside

Looking for a family-friendly activity to do this weekend? Consider heading over to one of these kid-friendly spots in your city. Spending quality time with your family is a great way to enjoy your time off from work and ensure your children have some amazing memories with you.

Castle Park
Amusement park in Riverside, California
Castle Park, formerly Castle Amusement Park, is a 25-acre amusement park and family amusement center located in Riverside, California. Wikipedia
Address: 3500 Polk St, Riverside, CA 92505
Opened: 1976
Phone: (951) 785-3000

California Citrus State Historic Park
Museum in Riverside, California
California Citrus State Historic Park is an open-air museum in the state park system of California, USA, interpreting the historic cultural landscape of the citrus industry. Wikipedia
Address: 9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951) 780-6222

UCR/California Museum of Photography
Art institute in Riverside, California
The UCR/California Museum of Photography is an off-campus institution and department of the UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The CMP is located in the UCR ARTSblock, in Downtown Riverside. Wikipedia
Address: 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 827-4787

Which family-friendly activity will you choose to indulge in this weekend?

Riverside Bars: Drink at ProAbition This St. Paddy’s Day

Even if you aren’t Irish chances are you still celebrate the holiday (and why wouldn’t you because it’s amazing). St. Paddy’s Day is the perfect opportunity to hit a bar, make new friends and have a tasty of green beer. One of the best places in Riverside to enjoy the holiday will be the ProAbition Bar on Main St.

The location is typically a fun and friendly place to have a drink and the bar takes those sentiments even further during St. Patrick’s Day. Bar hoppers in the area love the ProAbition and claim “The service is friendly, attentive and reasonably fast. The menu is small but well thought out, and the dishes we have tried are always great”. But be sure to get there early on St. Paddy’s because the bar is expected to draw a crowd. Have fun and hopefully you find the luck of the Irish. 

ProAbition

3597 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone number (951) 222-2110

 

Take a Tour of the Mission Inn Historical Landmark

The Mission Inn is one of the oldest and most beautiful historical landmarks in the Riverside area. The Mission Inn is “comprised of four wings in a labyrinth of gardens, towers, arches, and winding stairways that encompass an entire city block.” The Mission inside features various pieces of art and artifacts bought by the Miller family from all across the world.

The Mission area dates back to the early 1870s and has since turned into a foundation with the goal of preserving and expanding culture and arts in the Riverside area. Hour long tours are offered multiple times a day, seven days a week and start at $13 per person, depending on the times and dates you show up. The tour is a great way to get a deeper understand of how the Riverside area developed during the industrial revolution and morphed into one of the most popular places to live in all of California. To learn more about this historic site, visit their website here.

Riverside Food: Best Reviewed Breakfast Spots

It doesn’t matter if you are a morning person or prefer to wake up after noon, because breakfast is still the most tasty meal of the day. Dining out at a great location is always a joy, so here is a quick look at two excellent reviewed locations to try in the Riverside area. Your stomach won’t regret it.

Kraemer’s Coffee Bistro

6734 Brockton Ave, Riverside, CA 92506
Phone number (951) 686-4400

Kraemer’s serves traditional American breakfast and coffee, but do so with careful precision and care that helps the place place hold a perfect 5 star rating on Yelp. Locals love the breakfast sandwiches so stop by on your way to work and pick some up!

Phil’s Cafe

8178 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA 92509
Phone number (951) 790-1396

Phil’s is another location with a traditional menu cooked to perfection. With a 4.5 star rating and Yelp reviewers who “love the breakfast burrito”, Phil’s is one of the many must-try locations in Riverside. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm.

Riverside Hiking: Where to be Active

The Mount Rubidoux Trail is the perfect trail to bring the entire family and even pets for a day of hiking and exercise with nature. The Rubidoux is nearly five miles of trails that travel alongside a creek, lush landscape and gorgeous mountains. The trail is open from 7am until sunset and free to the public.

Parking is free and plentiful, which makes the location a great place to enjoy the weekend with an early morning hike. You can even find a bench and have picnic with your family and watch the sun rise or set. The trail is located on Rubidoux Dr in Riverside. Have fun and enjoy your weekend fun. And be sure to bring the right equipment for your hike.

Mount Rubidoux Trail

Mount Rubidoux Dr, Riverside, CA 92501

Dine With Romance This Valentine’s Day

If you are looking to “wow” your date this Valentine’s Day, there is only one place to go in the Riverside area–Daune’s Prime Steak & Seafood. The location is a fine dining experience like no other and offers exquisite food, an elegant eating experience, and romance from top to bottom. Plates start at $60 per person, which can be a bit expensive, but if there was a time to spend a large amount of money on a meal, it’s during Valentine’s Day.

The restaurant is part of the Mission Inn Hotel, so for those really wanting to make the night special you can think about renting a room and turning date night into an two-day affair. Reviewers on Yelp call Duane’s “the best restaurant for all seafood and steak in the inland empire”. Here is some more information about the restaurant.

Duane’s Prime Steak & Seafood

3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone number (888) 326-4448

Riverside Fun: Two Places to Watch the Super Bowl

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl. Great if you are a Tom Brady fan, not so much if you hate the guy. Either way, you’ll need a place to watch the big game today, so let’s take a quick look at  two great places to try in Riverside. Remember, the game starts around 3pm.

Duke’s Bar and Grill

3221 Iowa Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone number (951) 248-1143

Duke’s has multiple TVs, great seating, and an even better food menu. The sports bar does get packed for the Super Bowl so either show up early, or make a reservation.

Buffalo Wild Wings

3775 Tyler Street, Riverside, CA 92503
Phone number (951) 351-2463

BWW is a classic spot to watch any sporting event if you are looking for atmosphere and passion. The location on Tyler street has loads of parking and excellent service. Again, BWW is a popular place, so get there an hour or two beforehand.

Attend a Concert at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium

The Riverside Municipal Auditorium doesn’t have a huge name or following but the location is a really good location to watch a concert in your city. The auditorium runs concerts on a weekly basis and will snatch up a large band every once in awhile. However, the schedule is always packed with entertaining options for people wanting a bit of nightlife in the City of Riverside. During the month of February the schedule will be jam packed with awesome bands and shows.

 

Tickets to the event fall in the $20 range and provides a bang for your buck. If you are a fan of Juicy J or want to see a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band, the Riverside Municipal auditorium is the place to be next month. Here is a quick look at the upcoming events.

 

Feb 2 7:00 PM Camila
Feb 3 7:00 PM Juicy J
Feb 10 8:00 PM Ramon Ayala
Feb 18 7:00 PM Red Not Chili Peppers

 

3485 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501