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Locations

Open All 7 Days!

Kent, WA 98032 | Get Directions

6621 South 211th St Suite 106
Tue - Sat 11:00am - 8:30pm
Sun - Mon 11:00am - 8:00pm

Lakewood, WA 98499 | Get Directions
6111 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW Ste A
Tue - Sat 11:00am - 8:30pm
Sun - Mon 11:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Closures:
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving

About BBQ Pete's

BBQ Pete's was designed to be a friendly BBQ place with counter-style “sudden service” having a higher level of quality and professionalism. Every day, we fire up the pit with Pacific Northwest Alderwood and smoke our meats low and slow. We cook from our original recipes and seek out the best possible ingredients - for every layer of the operation.

BBQ Pete's history begins in 1972 when Pete created the first restaurant in Tacoma. In 1976, the operation expanded to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Since then, eating at BBQ Pete's Log Cabin every September has become an annual tradition for many. Pete retired from the restaurant business in 1995, but the Fair operation remained in the Peterson family all along.

Pete's son, Ryan, got his first “real” job at age 16 as a dishwasher at The Keg in Federal Way. Then, while studying at the University of Washington, he worked front of house at Ivar’s and then in the kitchen at Anthony’s. Ryan began forming his vision to bring BBQ Pete's back home again. He travelled throughout the American Barbecue Belt, attending competitions and connecting with some of our country's greatest pitmasters and restaurateurs. Ryan still goes on annual barbecue expeditions around the country. His early inspirations were from Central Texas. More recent influences are coming from the Kansas City style.

In 2008, Ryan founded a new era and doors opened in Kent. BBQ Pete’s was born again. Every year since has been a record breaker and volume has quadrupled. Our family is blessed with good folks on both sides of the counter. We are very grateful.

While barbecue sauce runs thick in his veins, Ryan is equally passionate about creating a great business operation. His goal is the process: "Constant Improvement." He is always working on projects to take the quality of the operation to new levels. When Ryan isn't working on the business, he enjoys time with his lovely wife and their two children, hunting ducks with the three generations of Petersons, and strumming his six string.

About BBQ Pete's

BBQ Pete's was designed to be a friendly BBQ place with counter-style “sudden service” having a higher level of quality and professionalism. Every day, we fire up the pit with Pacific Northwest Alderwood and smoke our meats low and slow. We cook from our original recipes and seek out the best possible ingredients - for every layer of the operation.

BBQ Pete's history begins in 1972 when Pete created the first restaurant in Tacoma. In 1976, the operation expanded to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Since then, eating at BBQ Pete's Log Cabin every September has become an annual tradition for many. Pete retired from the restaurant business in 1995, but the Fair operation remained in the Peterson family all along.

Pete's son, Ryan, got his first “real” job at age 16 as a dishwasher at The Keg in Federal Way. Then, while studying at the University of Washington, he worked front of house at Ivar’s and then in the kitchen at Anthony’s. Ryan began forming his vision to bring BBQ Pete's back home again. He travelled throughout the American Barbecue Belt, attending competitions and connecting with some of our country's greatest pitmasters and restaurateurs. Ryan still goes on annual barbecue expeditions around the country. His early inspirations were from Central Texas. More recent influences are coming from the Kansas City style.

In 2008, Ryan founded a new era and doors opened in Kent. BBQ Pete’s was born again. Every year since has been a record breaker and volume has quadrupled. Our family is blessed with good folks on both sides of the counter. We are very grateful.

While barbecue sauce runs thick in his veins, Ryan is equally passionate about creating a great business operation. His goal is the process: "Constant Improvement." He is always working on projects to take the quality of the operation to new levels. When Ryan isn't working on the business, he enjoys time with his lovely wife and their two children, hunting ducks with the three generations of Petersons, and strumming his six string.

Locations

Open All 7 Days!

Kent, WA 98032 | Get Directions

6621 South 211th St Suite 106
Tue - Sat 11:00am - 8:30pm
Sun - Mon 11:00am - 8:00pm

Lakewood, WA 98499 | Get Directions

6111 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW Suite A

Tue - Sat 11:00am - 8:30pm
Sun - Mon 11:00am - 8:00pm

Holiday Closures:
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving