Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ Opens First O.C. Location at The Market Place

Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ, a Memphis-style barbeque restaurant specializing in authentic southern recipes with a Southern California taste, has opened its first Orange County location on the Tustin side of The Market Place. Based in Carlsbad, Joey’s is known for its award-winning baby back ribs, slowly smoked brisket and pulled-pork and free-range hand-pulled barbeque chicken.

Started in 2005, Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ is owned and operated by Joey Maggiore, as well as Los Angeles Lakers star Luke Walton and Director of Business Development Chris Walton, who have been involved in the expansion of the company.

The Market Place location offers a full menu of Joey’s favorites. Barbeque lovers can enjoy signature items including their award-winning baby back ribs, the Luke Walton Ragin’ Cajun Burger, barbecued chicken, brisket and tri-tip sandwiches and the alluring Smokin’ Cobb salad, with moist pulled pork and barbecued chicken. Meats and sides, like sweet-potato fries, onion rings or hush puppies are available a la carte as well.

In the spirit and culture of fresh Memphis-style barbeque, all hamburger meat and ribs derive from 100% snake-river Kobe beef and the free-range chicken is hand-pulled to provide guaranteed quality and satisfaction. A variety of dry rubs and sauces are made from secret family recipes and are available at the condiment bar. Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ also serves domestic beer on tap along with red and white house wines.

Joey’s menu includes family packs as well as kids meals, and also offers take-out and catering services. Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ is open Monday through Friday from 11a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The restaurant is located near the Edwards 6/ Tustin at 2933 El Camino Real, and can be reached at (714) 544-4106.

Other new stores opening soon at The Market Place include an expanded and relocated Bath & Body Works, which will open later this month, and PetSmart opening in October.

The Market Place, owned by The Irvine Company, is located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway and Jamboree Road in Irvine and Tustin. The Market Place offers
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The Irvine Company is a privately held company based in Newport Beach, California. The company’s retail portfolio includes Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place and 36 neighborhood and community centers.