South Side BBQ Company

About us

South Side Barbecue Company–owned and operated by Pat and Brigitte Joyce–brings together a combined 70 years of experience in all facets of the food service industry. 

The goal of South Side Barbecue Company is to provide the best barbecue possible using the skills and knowledge they have earned over the years.

South Side Barbeque Company utilizes a custom-designed 24-foot food truck fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Combine vast experience with the best equipment available, and Southside Barbecue Company will provide an over-the-top experience for any occasion.

Since April 2002, Patrick Joyce and his wife Brigitte have owned and operated The 17th Street Cafe, located in the heart of Pittsburgh's bustling South Side. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in 1986, Pat became the head chef at 17th Street Cafe, running the kitchen from 1986 until 1994, transforming this quaint neighborhood eatery into the well-known and popular Cafe it is today. Between running the kitchen and ownership, Pat experienced other culinary adventures and purchased the 17th Street Cafe in late 2001 when owners Sam and Patty Deross decided to retire, and contacted Pat's father Phil Joyce, and asked him if "Pat was ready yet." Pat and Brigitte became the new proud owners and took over daily operations in April 2002.

The 17th Street Cafe became a destination known for its outstanding food and service. In 2015, 17th Street Cafe became the South Side Barbecue Company.

All of the food truck and catering menu items for South Side Barbecue Co. were tested and honed to perfection at the restaurant and enjoyed immensely by our regular patrons.

SSBBQ provides "slow and low" Southern cooking on the road, exposing Pittsburgh to smoked delights such as ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and brisket. Our full spread can be found by viewing The CarnivoreMobile Menu. Our trademarked Bar-Ba-Cone was featured on Pittsburgh Live. And check out Munch Goes to South Side BBQ Company from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.