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Bulls Smokin BBQ

1127 west morena blvd., San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-2855
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Ranked #79 of 1,274 restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
Top Contributor
412 reviews 412 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I thought this place was better than Phil's. Not only was the food terrific but the service was too. I have to point out that the location is FAR from La Jolla.

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Wa. State
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food was good, not Texas good, but good. (I will say the coleslaw with candied pecans was wonderful, I could have made a meal of a pound of that) The group was uniformly satisfied with the food and the server was very nice. Worth a trip if you are craving some BBQ and can accept a couple of steps... More

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