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1127 west morena blvd., San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-2855
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Among the best ribs in San Diego

Very good bbq in San Diego. Nice italian family owned restaurant. Service was excellent, prices are good. We had the full rack ribs, it was absolutely delicious, meat quality is very good, excellent onion rings. Good parking possibilities and no queue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
kata_karoly
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Debrecen, Hungary
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Debrecen, Hungary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very good bbq in San Diego. Nice italian family owned restaurant. Service was excellent, prices are good. We had the full rack ribs, it was absolutely delicious, meat quality is very good, excellent onion rings. Good parking possibilities and no queue.

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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Was recommended by some San Diego relatives and it was a pleasant surprise in in a town not known for great BBQ. The owner graciously allowed us to try several different meat dishes and and sides as we had a hard time deciding what we wanted. The beef ribs and brisket were incredibly tender and tasty, and the sauces provided... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was within walking distance of this place on business, and it was recommend to me by the people I was working with. First time I went, I ordered the 1/2 rack pork spare ribs. They were really good, in my opinion among the best ribs I have ever had. Fries were very good as well. I went again 2... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You must find the time to come by and eat here! The food is amazing and the staff is excellent! There is an outside area that is dog friendly. There are so many choices and the sauces are so good.

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Redding, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visiting with my son and we ended up here. Quaint little whole in the wall place that smelled great from the outside. Enter through the double swinging bar room doors. Place is very small with 3 tables inside and patio seating outside. The prices were reasonable and believe worth every penny. I had half chicken, beans and corn muffin. My... More 

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hidden gem of a barbeque joint is vastly under-rated in my opinion. The food is excellent and, unlike most BBQ places where you get what you get in terms of spice-i-ness, Bull's serves you three different in-house BBQ sauces to try: mild, sweet, and hot. I'm a spicy food wimp, so it's really nice to be able to choose... More 

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La Jolla,CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You can smell the smoke from this wild west-themed bbq restaurant from a block away. The place is basic and plates and utensils are plastic. The decor is western kitsch and includes a large black bull statue at the door, photos of John Wayne, and lots of western memorabilia. The Cowboy hat wearing waitresses are friendly and solicitous, service was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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479 reviews 479 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Excellent excellent excellent! I honestly thought this place was better than Phil's! Everything was so delicious. All the sauces and the meat was just so tender just falling off the bones. I love how dog friendly they are and how they give your dog a bone!! My dog looooved it! If you check in on Yelp 3x you get a... More 

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San Diego, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Only been once and ate pork ribs, caesar salad, slaw, fries and cornbread. The ribs are very good - smoky. The dry-rub is great so the ribs are not covered in sauce. There are at least three proprietary BBQ sauces, all tomato based. The sauce with garlic is the spiciest. The original is not too sweet but a little on... More 

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Riverside, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It is not in La Jolla, about 18 min from La Jolla. It is closer to the hotel circle hotels and old san Diego than La Jolla. Close to Downtown and Marina Hotels too. I was weird to see the saloon style entrance, but inside has a nice ambiance. indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor seating is Dog Friendly, Love my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1127 west morena blvd., San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (619) 276-2855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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