If doing BBQ, there are only two options are far as I'm concerned:
1) Peg Leg Porker: http://peglegporker.com/
No idea how crowded it is on a Friday night, but I love the place. The dry ribs are fantastic and all the sides are solid. Also has a bar.
2) Edley's: http://edleysbbq.com/
It's all the rage right now, and it's really quite good. But, since all of the hipsters in town have dubbed this the best bbq on the planet, it tends to be pretty...