Gram’s BBQ Restaurant

& Catering in Downtown Riverside

Bunch of BBQ Family Pack 3


Plus Seafood, Burgers,
& Mobile Catering

Welcome to Gram’s BBQ, your go-to destination for authentic Southern smoked barbecue right in the heart of Riverside.

Nestled conveniently near you, our family-owned BBQ restaurant and catering service offers a mouthwatering array of smoky delights, from tender ribs and juicy brisket to flavorful pulled pork, all slow-cooked to perfection.

At Gram’s BBQ, we’re not just about serving meals; we’re about creating unforgettable experiences.

Our Riverside, CA BBQ Legacy

You may remember us at Gram’s Mission BBQ. A few years ago we removed the “Mission” from our business name, now it’s just “Gram’s BBQ”.

Gram’s BBQ was founded by my father Robert Bratton in 1987 in downtown Riverside directly across from the Mission Inn Hotel, which is the reason the restaurant was called Gram’s Mission BBQ.

His parents’, Josie “Gram” & Pete Bratton along with 7 kids migrated from Rock Hill, S.C in 1956 to the Riverside area when he was just a teen.  After many years of living a hard knock life, Robert changed his life into the restaurant business and named it “Gram’s” after his mother.

He then developed the award wining barbeque sauce, a blend of family recipes, daily freshness, and southern flare to a community he loves, Riverside!

– Benita Bratton, Owner & Pitmaster




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Our Food

Dive into the heart of Southern comfort at Gram’s BBQ, where every bite tells a story of tradition, passion, and the savory secrets of Southern barbecue.

Our menu is a smorgasbord of smoky delights, featuring tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs, succulent pulled pork, and juicy brisket that’s been slow-cooked to perfection.

Each dish is lovingly prepared using our signature award-winning barbecue sauce, infusing a burst of flavor that dances on your palate and leaves you craving more.

At Gram’s BBQ, we’re not just serving food; we’re serving memories, crafted with the finest ingredients and a pinch of Riverside charm.

From our hearty sides to our famous BBQ plates, every meal is a celebration of the rich culinary heritage that Gram and Pete Bratton brought from Rock Hill, S.C., blended seamlessly with the vibrant spirit of Riverside.

So, pull up a chair, get comfortable, and let us treat you to an unforgettable barbecue experience that feels like home.

A Riverside Tradition

Our recipes are based on our family’s southern cooking tradition. Our flavors are straight out of the south and made fresh daily. Most importantly we still cook like our Gram’s… with love!

Our Latest Post

The Story of Collard Greens: A Soul Food Staple at Gram’s BBQ

Nothing screams Southern comfort at Gram’s BBQ quite like our beloved collard greens.  This leafy green has nestled its way into the hearts of our patrons, not just as a side dish but as a meaningful slice of culinary heritage.  At Gram’s, collard greens do more than...


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Gram’s BBQ

3527 Main Street

Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 782-8219