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2625 Lemon Grove Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (Formerly Barnes BBQ)
619.589.0478
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best san diego bbq

I've been here several times and Coops always satisfies. True bbq, not just something thrown a grill like the big place here in San Diego. My favorite is the brisket.If you have the room try the peach cobbler-yummy Worth the drive from anywhere in San Diego. Why go to Texas when Coops is in my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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bonita, ca
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bonita, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been here several times and Coops always satisfies. True bbq, not just something thrown a grill like the big place here in San Diego. My favorite is the brisket.If you have the room try the peach cobbler-yummy Worth the drive from anywhere in San Diego. Why go to Texas when Coops is in my backyard.

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Federal Way, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Maybe I hit them on a bad night... But nothing here was fantastic like in Texas. I got a two meat combo with brisket and the homemade sausage made only for Sunday. I also got two beef ribs my sides were red beans & rice and candied yams. I was not a big fan of the sausage while the beef... More 

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El Cajon, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have had lots of bbq from lots of places but Coops is the best by far in San Diego. Great pork sandwiches mac n cheese is fantastic slaw redbeans and rice. O so good its making me drool. I will be back

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San Diego, California, Usa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my wife and son. We have tried BBQ resteraunts all over San Diego and Coop's is by far the best! My wife is from Texas and there is no fooling her when it comes to brisket.... Portions - average Quality - Superior Atmosphere - small but all about the food Staff- friendly Here is the deal: if... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Found Coops BBQ on Trip Advisor, decided to give it a try. What a great find. Like another reviewer, We usually eat BBQ at Phils, but Coops is a cut above. The pulled pork was to die for, tender and smoky. The baked beans were too good. Can't wait to take my son for ribs. Great music selection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you're in the San Diego area you must go here and get barbecue!! The pulled pork is amazing. Great staff and ribs were delicious. Barbecue had that amazing smoky flavor. Yummy!

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I used to swear by Phil's, but after trying Coops, I think this might be my go-to BBQ in SD! A regular recommended the jerk chicken so we tried it as well as the brisket and ribs. The smoky flavor and sauce were phenomenal. The beans were excellent too. Well worth the drive from La Jolla.

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Lemon Grove, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The meat just melts in your mouth and the smoky flavor and sauce are to die for! We usually get take-out. I love the beans too.

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Chula Vista, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Coops BBQ does it the right way... slow cooking in a pit, no BBQ sauce added to hide the meat flavor... the sides are delicious (don't forget to try the red beans & rice!)... and the desserts, especially the peach cobbler, end your meal the right way!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's on my very short 'Best Of' list, and Coop's West Texas BBQ easily has a spot. It's well off the beaten path, but worth a visit for some savory eats and warm hospitality. It was a great experience when I first visited Coop's a few years ago after they opened up shop and it's still great today. I ALWAYS... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2625 Lemon Grove Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (Formerly Barnes BBQ)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lemon Grove
  • Phone Number: 619.589.0478

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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