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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 #85 of 1,261 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Debrecen, Hungary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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476 reviews 476 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Additional Information about Bulls Smokin BBQ

Address: 1127 west morena blvd., San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone Number: (619) 276-2855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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