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Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Sacramento

4.2
4.2
503 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring authentic BBQ to Northern California. Our goal at Sauced is to provide excellent food with unmatched southern charm and ambiance. Axe cages, crafted cocktails, 40 beers on tap, 200 whiskeys, bourbons, scotches or ryes and of course our award winning bbq will surely get you Sauced.

For axe throwing reservations please visit www.saucedbbqandspirits.com.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (916) 400-4341

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Darren Riddiough

  • Catering

    Sauced BBQ & Spirits has many options for all of your catering needs. From large to-go orders to in-house banquets to full service catering, we can work within your budget to create a menu that will make your guests feel like they are right at home at a real southern bbq. Our Sacramento location can seat up to 300 guests in-house or up to 150 on our outdoor patio. https://www.saucedbbqandspirits.com/private-events/

  • Private party facilities

    Our Sacramento location can seat up to 300 guests in-house or up to 150 on our outdoor patio. https://www.saucedbbqandspirits.com/private-events/

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    J Street

  • Parking details

    Your best option for parking is in the parking garage directly next to 24 Hr. Fitness at 1020 7th Street between J and K streets.We validate parking for 2 hours. You will be able to redeem that validation with the barcode on the bottom of your Sauced receipt.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 503 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento

    Hot Spot

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  1. JL

    JodiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service2ambience3
    Food was fantastic, service was slow. Overall worth it for the delish food. Also , I must add that this is not a place for any conversation as The place is Very loud.
  2. TW

    Table4We

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Our four meals arrived before the appetizer, meal portions did not justify the inflated price, and the taste & appearance of our meals came across as though our food was prepared by a weekend warrior as opposed to a skillfully trained BBQ Chef. BTW, its very obvious that I am truly disappointed with the outcome of my expensive experience while dinning at this establishment, and you should also note that I'm leaving a few other unpleasantries out due to the lack of time and available space within this review. However, I'm truly looking forward to seeing what swift course of action is taken to acknowledge my concerns and the process to rectify this matter in a timely fashion.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    I’ve ordered the same dishes in the past & the quality was greatly diminished.. the Pork belly burnt ends were RARE & half fat..the cheesy Jalapeño grits were dry. The
  4. SM

    SavannahM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Literally the worst experience I have ever had dining out. The waitress was rude and completely inattentive. Took 15 minutes to even be greeted. Even longer to get WATER in the super hot and stuffy restaurant. Tables were not bussed. It was just a disgusting, dirty environment.
  5. J

    Josh

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service
  6. s

    sabs

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If I could give this less than one star I would. We sat at the bar and waited for 20 minutes there was about three people working the bar and not one person helped us. I would never go back. Too bad I really had heard great things about this place.
  7. JA

    JaneA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waiter couldn’t get order correct. Food was cold and came out at different times, NOT together. Prices way to high. Food tasted burnt. The dining room was way to loud. Tables are to small, we had 4 people. Mac and cheese was VERY grainy and cold. Ribs had to much fat. Hostess was abrupt and rude. Ax throwing just added to the noise. Coke was flat! We won’t be back and we won’t recommend the place. It was my daughter’s birthday, and the restaurant ruined her day. Your staff needs more training in customer service. Any your cooks need to be trained as well.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We came after we left a boat cruise It was for a friends birthday We enjoyed ourselves
  9. KL

    KLEXglobal

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good. Excellent waiter.
  10. p

    platners

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not our first visit to Sauced. We have been to their other locations many times. We were attending a concert next door to the Sac location. They were slammed due to the event and still managed to put out excellent food with great service. Everything from the drinks to the wait staff were fantastic.
  12. C

    Cheeseball

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Everything looked like such a chore for the staff. Nobody looked like they wanted to seat us, service was handed off to other servers a couple of times. Once we got our final server, he was great! Food was average. I think I'm a better BBQ chef than this place. The side and nachos were delicious but the pork burnt ends were hard as rocks and the brisket dry. The shot and beer special was the best thing about the place.
  13. C

    Cher

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We appreciate that they no longer have ax throwing during lunchtime hours (it now starts at 3PM)! Ax throwing was noisy when eating inside on a hot day.
  14. HM

    HarryM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Excellent location Excellent food Bad service- may be just we had that experience. Manager was good, server wasn’t. Overall we may not go back to this location due to service we got. Water wasn’t served after repeated requests Server was irritated all the time, didn’t like 2 people giving order, said just one person give order, very rudely. Will try his best to go past us without making eye contact or asking if we need anything or if we doing ok and made us feel unwanted guests. If you like BBQ- the food is amazing.
  15. JL

    JLWatson

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch for a coworker's birthday! The food and service were great.
  16. F

    Foodlover

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome BBQ treat! Burnt ends are awesome. Ribs on point. The cole slaw was crisp, fresh and tasty. Gotta come back with an empty stomach to try all the other good stuff.
  17. MT

    MarT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Our server did not smile, not once. Ordered the brisket burnt ends- very dry, some are not even chewable. My sons ordered the ribs, wings, and hamburger and the meat are just dry. My glass of white wine is old and stale. The cocktails are watered down, bland, and worthless. Finally, it's way too loud. The axe throwing gig is inside the restaurant, so the loud "thud" is very irritating. It's like being in a shooting range without earmuffs. For the prices of their food and cocktails, this restaurant is not worth it at all.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The food was good, but the service was slow and the axe-throwing noice was near unbearable.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We made a reservation and still had to wait about 25 min. The place was packed and had a lively vibe to it. When the food arrived, it did not disappoint! Delicious!! Worth the price in our opinion. Drinks were good! We signed up for an hour of axe throwing after dinner and had a blast competing against our friends for the best score. Would definitely return!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was loud inside and the service was slow. The food did not have much flavor and definitely was not the BBQ experience I was hoping for.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wanted to get out and it was a good choice. Sat outside, service was great and food was yummy bar b que and perfect for the Fourth of July!
  22. RC

    RubyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of thee best restaurant I’ve ever went to! Food was soooo good and delicious. Seasoned fries was hitting the spot. Our server was very friendly and was there every 10-15 mins to make sure everything was okay. For desert we had the fried Oreos and those were fantastic . 10/10 experience. They have Axe throwing, 30$ pp for 1 hour is a great deal. 100% would come again . All workers had great vibes.
  23. NR

    NathanR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food did not taste good. Service was not good at all. Refills not offered at all. Food was made incorrectly. Drinks poorly made, no garnishes on them and didnt taste correct.
  24. CF

    CarolF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    made reservations for my brothers bday. the whole family drove in from all over to attend. i called many times to check on food items and axe throwing. not once did they state or advise their air condition was out. we still tried to have a nice dinner. it was to hot we couldnt eat our food. we all were dripping with sweat. some of our party had to leave early because they were over heating and felt ill. the service was terrible. they never checked on us. i had to get up to go find our waitress to have drinks reordered. now we head of to the axe throwing to try but it was too hot. we made reservations online for a party of 7 for 1 hour. we could only mange to play for 15 minutes. we were all getting way to hot and felt ill. we asked if we could reschedule for a different day after the air condition was fixed. we were told no. we aske to get a refund. we were told no. this is ridiculas. we lost ou on $210 for axe throwing. ruined our family get together. worst bday ever.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great time we’ve been a few times in the past and like always the food and service was great
  26. A

    Avery

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The service was ok and the restaurant was nice. I didn’t love the sound of axes hitting wood constantly and the food was over priced and not very good.
  27. S

    Shirokuma

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The service was ok. Took a while to get our drinks. The Moscow Mule was in the wrong glass... Not the end of the world, but a sign. The food was luke warm. Brisket tasted good. The ribs were overcooked and tough. The wings were also overcooked. The Mac N Cheese was a big blob in the bowl, but it did taste good.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great ! I love this place . Definitely will be put in rotation.
  29. G

    Gina

    San Francisco

    110 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    AC was broken but they didn’t have fans on main floor and I had to ask to open windows. The food is pretty good, the service is poor at best.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sauced was a great choice to celebrate our daughter’s graduation
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service considering how busy it was. Great food and vibrant atmosphere.
  32. k

    katestea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Little pricy and the barbecue amount is a bit sparse for that price, but overall it was pretty outstanding. Staff was kind and very efficient. Barely any waiting before they offered you another refill or they brought you your food. Everything was delicious as well. Could not go wrong with what you ordered.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    It was 85 outside. The inside dining area is extremely hot, loud and crowded. The food is ok. I got the burnt ends banh mi and it was all grizzle. No real meat. The ribs, brisket and sides were good. Nothing spectacular but they were good. Service was ok.
  34. LR

    LiliR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Drink server spilled soda and water all over us. Shoes and pants sticky all day and all what was offered was a free appetizer. No towels no extra napkins until we asked for. Really bad service. No one whipped down the tables or anything.
  35. l

    larrys

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was not spectacular for the price. I ordered the burnt ends and they came out cold and was more gristle then meat. Our server was amazing though, only thing that made the experience enjoyable
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went to celebrate Father’s Day for the dads. Food was really yummy, service was good. We had a great time ax throwing. Our helper was really awesome
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Pricey but worth it. Family friendly. Definitely recommend if you want to have a good time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Fair warning for people… Good food but Horrible service. We came here for a late lunch expecting to have the same great food as the first time we came. Except it was not that. The service we received was awful, the waiter didn’t acknowledge us at all during our meal. I had to wave him down to get a refill, our bill, and Togo boxes. We would have expected that kind of service if the place was packed but it was not. Sucks to say I probably won’t be back anytime soon.
  40. HG

    HungryGirl

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    The restaurant had absolutely zero AC working. I asked the staff about this, and they said it was on. The entire restaurant was using their menu as a fan, it was also a day that was 96° outside. This is something that many people have reviewed and complained about.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Sacramento using the Order Online button. Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Sacramento also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 400-4341.

Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Sacramento is rated 4.2 stars by 503 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sauced BBQ & Spirits - Sacramento

1028 7th St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3400

Additional information

  • Cross street

    J Street

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Your best option for parking is in the parking garage directly next to 24 Hr. Fitness at 1020 7th Street between J and K streets.We validate parking for 2 hours. You will be able to redeem that validation with the barcode on the bottom of your Sauced receipt.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Darren Riddiough

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 400-4341

  • Catering

    Sauced BBQ & Spirits has many options for all of your catering needs. From large to-go orders to in-house banquets to full service catering, we can work within your budget to create a menu that will make your guests feel like they are right at home at a real southern bbq. Our Sacramento location can seat up to 300 guests in-house or up to 150 on our outdoor patio. https://www.saucedbbqandspirits.com/private-events/

  • Private party facilities

    Our Sacramento location can seat up to 300 guests in-house or up to 150 on our outdoor patio. https://www.saucedbbqandspirits.com/private-events/

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