Grill House at Big Ben

ig Ben’s is a 65-year-old grocery outlet famous for its carnitas tacos. A disastrous 2013 fire was good luck for us. They did an ambitious rebuild with a fabulous new deck, and tacos of every kind to munch on it. Good filler: The Big Ben ($5.99), with carnitas taco, steak fries, cheese, sour cream. Or three for $4.99. Fish, shrimp tacos ($2.97 each), or adobada ($1.66) and birria ($1.99) tacos are always reliable. But the best time has to be sunset, when happy hour (3-6pm daily) delivers “street” (meaning smaller) tacos for 99 cents.

  • Prices: Chicken adobo, $7.95; kung pao chicken, $7.95; BBQ ribs, $9.95 half rack, $18.95 full rack; rotisserie chicken plate, $5.95 quarter chicken, $6.95 half chicken; bacon burger (with fries), $6.99; Big Ben Pulled Pork “burger” sandwich, $7.95; Mediterranean salad, $5.95; chicken skillet, $7.95; beef skillet, $8.95; fish skillet, $8.95); tacos, carnitas or chicken, $1.66 (happy hour, 99 cents)

  • Hours: 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. seven days

  • Buses: 929, 932, 955

  • Nearest bus stop: E. 8th Street at A


Day Hours
Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine American, Barbeque, Seafood
Price range of entrées $6 - $10
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room Yes
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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