CALL YOUR ORDER IN (805) 676-1905 (Ventura) (805) 815-3024 (Oxnard)

CJ’s barbecue has something for everyone. bbq with a southern flavor.
Restaurant Owner, Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson

ClassicBBQ Faves

Slow smoked and fire grilled
It’s time to experience true Southern style BBQ. CJ’s Barbecue was voted “Tastiest Restaurant in Oxnard ” by the VC Reporter. CJ’s has been serving delicious food to the community for over sixteen years; specializing in melt-in-your-mouth, true Southern BBQ. Each plate is prepared with in generous portions in a friendly, down-home atmosphere. You can count on fresh ingredients, prepared to order and made with love. We invite you to visit us at our Ventura or Oxnard location for great tasting BBQ & Brew. CJ’s Barbecue is all about quality food served hot off the grill.




Leave the cooking to us
Are you having a party and interested in catering? Well you’ve come to the right place! CJ’s Barbecue is the perfect solution to your special event catering. We offer catering packages excellent for corporate events, business luncheons, training sessions, weddings, graduations, neighborhood gatherings, dinner parties, church picnics and make your event one to remember. Treat your guests to authentic, Southern style BBQ slow smoked and grilled over an open flame. You will see why our delicious meats are what keep folks coming back. Learn more about all of our available catering options and contact us today!

  • The meats were tender and seasoned just right, the baked beans were smokey with a hint of bacon, truly a fabulous meal and great customer service, wouldn't hesitate to do business with CJ's again.
    Rachel W.
  • This is good Bar-b-Q! Good food, great service and reasonably priced. I love this for take out and have had large party orders from CJ's with rave reviews from my family and friends.
    Kristi N.
  • The food is great. The meat is perfectly tender. Mac & cheese wonderfully flavored even the butter for the cornbread is great. Oh and don't get me started on the fries...Saweeeeet Jesus, they're good!
    Michelle M.
  • Great local bbq, so glad to have this place near us. We enjoyed the fish tacos and the tri-tip. Service is great and atmosphere is family friendly casual. We were eating here once a week, fresh food and tasty sides.
    Kg H.
  • Best BBQ food in town. Service is also just as good. You cant beat the prices either. All in all I suggest going here if you haven't already. the tri-tip is smoked to perfection everytime.
    Cecilla L.