Cat Heads BBQ
1665 Folsom Street (Near 12th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Why did we dine here? – Cat Heads BBQ was a pop-up that has morphed into a permanent restaurant in the former Big Nate’s BBQ location. We are being BBQ fans, always on the lookout for new openings.
Insider Tip – Sandwiches are cost-effective.
Cuisine – BBQ
Location – San Francisco SOMA
Opened – 2011
Service – Cat Heads BBQ is a order and serve yourself place. The food came fairly quick.
Verdict – Cat Heads BBQ serves up solid renditions of classic dishes. Fellow barbecue fans should give this a try in addition to all standby Memphis Minnie.
Any place with Cornmeal Crusted BBQ Tofu on the menu is vegetarian friendly!
Cat Heads BBQ Signature Dishes – Brisket, Pulled pork
Cat Heads BBQ’s Menu is pretty straightforward. Sandwiches, combo plates, sides, and meats.
Cat Heads BBQ Food Picks:
Two Mains w/ Two Sides ($18) with:
Slow Smoked Pulled Pork Carolina style contained lots of loose, smoky, meat threads full of tangy flavor.
Coca-Cola Smoked Brisket was marinated for two days and smoked for nine hours was extremely tender, with rough cut chunks of meat.
Their Mustard Sauce is a blend of mustard, black pepper, and cider vinegar. We liked it better than the barbecue sauce.
Cat Heads BBQ Sauce is a Ketchup based sauce, mixed with brown sugar, molasses, and cider vinegar. Was okay, not excellent.
Collard Greens are classicly flavor sides. A nice way to balance out the calories.
Pimento Mac and Cheese had a slight zesty twinge to it, along with lots of rich cheese flavor.
Watermelon Sweet Tea ($2) tasted more like watermelon juice than ice tea.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)