Celestino’s makes the best jerky in-house, in a ton of different flavors, says cdmedici. They have venison and buffalo in addition to beef.

The beef jerky at Gem’s, swears Funwithfood, is killer good.

Mealcentric’s favorite jerky is at 99 Ranch. Spicy and moist (but not moist enough to be gross–it’s dried meat, after all), it’s super-tasty even if it does look kinda hairy around the edges. Brand name unknown; it comes in a distrinctive red Ziploc bag with black writing on it.

A couple other jerky specialists come recommended: Patty’s House of Jerky (several kinds of meats, including several flavors of beef jerky) and Auntie Dee’s jerky store.

Celestino’s Meat Market [South OC]
270 E. 17th St. # 16, Costa Mesa
949-642-7191
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Gem Meats [North OC]
3125 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton
714-996-3363
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99 Ranch Market [San Gabriel Valley]
771 W. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park
626-458-3399
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99 Ranch Market [San Gabriel Valley]
140 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel
626-307-8899
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99 Ranch Market [San Gabriel Valley]
8150 Garvey Ave. # 121, Rosemead
626-573-3699
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99 Ranch Market [Pasadena-ish]
1300 S. Golden West Ave., Arcadia
626-445-7899
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99 Ranch Market [Inland of LA]
1625 Azusa Ave., Hacienda Heights
626-839-2899
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99 Ranch Market [Inland of LA]
1015 Nogales St., Rowland Heights
626-964-5888
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99 Ranch Market [East San Fernando Valley]
6450 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys
818-988-7899
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99 Ranch Market [South Bay]
1340 W. Artesia Blvd., Gardena
310-323-3399
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99 Ranch Market [Artesia-ish]
17713 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia
562-865-9899
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99 Ranch Market [South OC]
15333 Culver Dr., Irvine
949-651-8899
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99 Ranch Market [South OC]
5402 Walnut Ave., Irvine
949-651-8888
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Patty’s House of Jerky [Inland of LA]
32692 Ortega Hwy., Lake Elsinore
909-609-3106
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Auntie Dee’s Jerky [South OC]
211 Avenida Del Mar #A, San Clemente
949-768-0102
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