Located in Los Coyotes Center, Bigmista's Barbecue is a traditional bbq spot headed by the esteemed Pitmaster Neil "Bigmista" Strawder.


The Sammich Shop opened in November 2014 and is located in what is considered east Long Beach. Since then, People's Choice Champion, Bigmista, has continued to serve up brisket, ribs, pastrami and other smoky goodness to young and old, hip and geek alike. They operate on the Texas tradition of WHEN IT'S GONE, IT'S GONE. If you try calling during regular business hours and no one answers, it's because they have a line of folks that wouldn't appreciate you cutting in after they've waited so patiently.

Bigmista's offers communal seating inside and a few single tables on the outside. BBQ in and of itself is a labor or patience. Meat is carved to order so whether it's a half pound of brisket or a whole rack of ribs, it's not cut until you order, so give us time to get it right. We don't want to serve you anything but the best. This is not fast food folx.

The juicy morsels of beef, pork and poultry are seasoned with our own rubs (Chicken Scratch - Bitchin' Beef - Perfect Pork). It's so tender there are no words… Real food is the name of the game and we want to serve something that makes you think of food, family and fun.

Bigmista's started it's smoky journey on the California bbq competition circuit in 2006 and still competes even now. After earning awards and request for food, in November 2008, Neil & Phyllis decided to sell at farmers markets in around the Los Angeles area. And the rest, as they say, is history.



(562) 425-4BBQ


SammiCh Shop

Bigmista's Barbecue & Sammich Shop
3444 N Los Coyotes Diag
@ Palo Verde
Long Beach, CA 90808


T-F 11:00a–6:30p
Sa 11:30a–6:30p
Su 11:30a–5p

Morning Wood

Bigmista's Morning Wood
4331 E Carson Street
@ Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808


M-F 6:30a-2p
Sa Coming Soon

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Sammich Shop

The bread for our sammiches is a labor or love just like our meats. We don't buy pre-packaged dough that we just pop in the oven. We make our dough fresh throughout the day so like our meats, when it's gone, it's gone.

The menu at Bigmista's is a-la-carte because we want you to be able to build the meal you want without being charged extra for substitutions and whatnot. We also know sometimes it's just about the meat.

Check out our online Square Market to place an order for pick up at the Shop. We limit the day and times for ordering because we don't want to have to cancel your order if we run out of something or close early due to selling out. We'll do our best to have your order ready within 30 minutes. Again, if we're busy in the store we may not see it as quickly as you sent it.

All prices are subject sales tax



If you can't make it to us for your barbecue fix, let us bring some REAL. GOOD. MEAT. to you. REALLY, we don't mind. We even got you covered on the extra stuff  like plates, chafing sets, etc. Check out our Delivery FAQ for more info. If you don't want to read all that stuff, then Let's Talk so we an get you sit-chu-ma-waited with some food, and you can take care of the rest of your day. If you already have some of the particulars, go ahead and fill out our Request Form and get the ball rolling.

Just tell us where to BRING IT and WE WILL

$350 Minimum for deliveries - Minimum 3 pounds on any meat