Porky’s BBQ: Southern Charm in Downtown San Pedro

Article written by guest writer Ramon Raya – a Banning High School intern with International Trade Education Programs (ITEP).

If you’re looking to have some good Southern style BBQ and don’t mind getting your face a little dirty, then swing on by Porky’s BBQ located at 362 W. 6th Street in Historic Downtown San Pedro. The BBQ restaurant brings a little Kansas City culture with its artifact-filled decor to its astounding food.

It includes picnic tables, booths near the windows and a patio so you can enjoy some nice ribs under that Californian sun. It truly is the best BBQ in town!

Porky’s is open 7 days a week and includes a delivery service to convenience those who want delivery but are tired of that same old Pizza.

Not only is the food top quality, but all meats are always slow cooked over hickory wood. That fall-off-the-bone tenderness and smoky flavor will have you asking for seconds every time. Check out some of Porky’s signature southern dishes below.

Popular Menu Favorites at Porky’s

pulled pork

A BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich in all of its sloppy glory.
It is one of the most popular items on the menu and sure to be your next favorite.


With the ribs being slow-cooked over hickory wood daily, there’s no wonder it slides right off the bone. Covered in delicious BBQ sauce and available with one of Porky’s signature sides, you will always leave with a smile on your face. Kudos to the man in the kitchen!


A burger this big was meant for those who like a good challenge, literally.
Weighing in at 1 pound, not only is this burger enormous but delicious as well.

fried chicken

The classic Chicken and Biscuit will never disappoint.
Just try Muggies Golden Fried Chicken and you will see why it continues to satisfy after so many years.

 Porky’s BBQ: A Fun Place To Dine With The Family

patio Porky’s BBQ is one of only two restaurants on Historic 6th Street that offers outdoor dining.
You can enjoy California’s year round sunshine on Porky’s patio while sipping on some authentic iced tea.


 When it’s too hot to enjoy Porky’s outdoor patio, dine inside.
The décor inside the restaurant is really unique, with a lot of southern charm. Plus, there’s air conditioning!

Visit Porky’s BBQ Today! 

362 W. 6th Street (Between Mesa St. & Centre St.)

 Open 7 Days A Week!

Mondays – Saturdays 11 AM – 10 PM

Sundays 11 AM – 9 PM

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Mishi’s Strudel: A Taste of Hungary in Downtown San Pedro

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Grab your newspaper (or Kindle), a friend for good company and go experience a charming European style café in the heart of Downtown San Pedro. Located at 309 W. 7th Street, Mishi’s Strudel Bakery & Café offers the flavors of Hungary with a traditional homemade touch.

The café offers a wide selection of treats and meals that can satisfy every kind of appetite. Some of the items that you can feast on include savory or sweet strudels & crepes and traditional Hungarian specialties such as Goulash and Beef Pasta.

If you’re looking for an American breakfast, they can whip up some eggs & bacon too! Mishi’s also just started serving empanadas, a Latin American favorite.

Mishi & Aniko Schueller, the owners of the café, have been serving the San Pedro community since 2007. You truly feel at home when you step into this café, as everything is made with a personal touch. Check out some featured favorites below!


Decadent Desserts For Your Delight 

banana cream strudel

Mishi’s just debuted their new Banana Crème Strudel. Drop everything and go get one of these. You won’t be disappointed! Want a super sweet treat? Get any strudel a la mode with French vanilla ice cream.


Also new to the café is the Cherry & Poppy Seed Strudel. Every strudel at Mishi’s is made Hungarian-Austrian style: a light crispy flaky pastry with a crust wrapped around various delicious fillings that can be either sweet or savory.

Indulge Your Savory Side


The Hungarian Goulash Stew is a popular favorite. The ingredients include beef, bacon, green peppers, potatoes, garlic, onions and a pasta garnish with a side of French bread.


Another savory dish – The Works crepe. Ham, spinach, mushrooms & cheese. It’s a filling way to start your day!

Coffee, Tea & European Drinks

Mishi’s has a great selection of unique beverages including Italian Soda, European Iced Coffee and Republic of Tea teas. You can also get your standard black coffee or hot chocolate. The café gives back to the community by serving Air Roasted Black Coffee, which gives 10% of their profits towards training at-risk youth & creating jobs in inner cities.


  Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mishi’s Strudel

Mishi’s is offering a special Mother’s Day Mini Tea Brunch from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Sunday, May 10th! The brunch includes scones, sandwiches, desserts and a tea pot. Prices vary depending on the plate that you order. Be sure to make your reservation early, give them a call at 310-832-6474.

Visit Mishi’s Strudel Bakery & Café Today!

309 W. 7th Street (Between Mesa St. & Centre St.)

 Open Tuesday – Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM

Friday – Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM    Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM

Closed Mondays

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Healthy, Fresh Organic Cuisine at NUDA Juice & Wellness Shop


Summer is right around the corner! Need help getting your body vacation ready? Nuda Juice & Wellness Shop in Historic Downtown San Pedro is here to help fuel your body with the right kind of healthy foods. NUDA is a 100% organic plant based company that serves organic, raw, cold pressed juice, fresh smoothies, gourmet raw vegan cuisine, meal plans, juice cleanses and so much more! This quaint organic café opened its doors at 407 W. 6th Street in Downtown San Pedro in November 2013. Here’s a breakdown of some of the awesome products & programs that they offer:

What You Can Order Inside the Shop

One-of-a-Kind Smoothie Bowls

A NUDA Smoothie Bowl consists of your favorite smoothie topped with raw vegan dried fruits, nuts & seeds. It’s kinda like an acai bowl, kinda like a smoothie with granola on top! Plus, the shop has free Wifi. You can surf the net while enjoying your fresh smoothie.

Transcendent Treats


Living. Activated. Un-Baked. The Transcendent Treat Collection is the creation of Stacey Jackson, NUDA’s Raw-Vegan Chef.  All ingredients are raw & in their natural living state (the way mother nature intended). Jackson centers her products around this motto:  “When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.”  – Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb.

Raw Vegan Cuisine

pad thai vegan
 Treat yourself to some wholesome vegan cuisine inside the shop, such as this delicious Pad Thai. It won’t leave you feeling tired like traditional carb-loaded noodles. Plus, you can enjoy it guilt free!

Healthy Programs That NUDA Offers: Local Organic Produce Delivery

NUDA has teamed up with Beach Greens to help San Pedrans & South Bay Residents receive weekly farm boxes of organic, locally grown produce. Beach Greens delivers the custom boxes every Wednesday to NUDA. Visit the Beach Greens website, select the box you want and enter NUDA as the delivery address.

Beach Greens is currently offering $10 off of your first order! Just enter the coupon code: NUDA

NUDA Also Offers Meal Delivery to Your Door Step!

Looking for a customized meal plan? NUDA offers 100% Organic plant based meals delivered to your door step! Everything is organic, soy-free, gluten-free, casein-free, & dairy-free. It’s an indulgent detox without feeling deprived.

Get Healthy and Visit NUDA Juice & Wellness Shop Today!
407 W. 6th Street (Between Pacific Avenue & Mesa Street)
Open Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM     Saturday – Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM

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 Parking Options:


  • City Parking Lot at 6th Street & Mesa Street
  • Metered Parking on 6th Street; free after 6 PM
  • Riding the free downtown trolley bus? Get off at the 6th & Mesa Stop

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