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920 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3524
619-477-2244
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An Institution in National City!

I've been eating at the Barbecue Pit since the. 50s and the food has been consistently good for over 50 year. It's the best BBQ place in NC. It is family owned. They have beef, ham and ribs that can be ordered as sandwich plates or meal. You can have two sides which can be baked, beans, cole slaw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
yeguerrero
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Bonita, California
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Bonita, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been eating at the Barbecue Pit since the. 50s and the food has been consistently good for over 50 year. It's the best BBQ place in NC. It is family owned. They have beef, ham and ribs that can be ordered as sandwich plates or meal. You can have two sides which can be baked, beans, cole slaw, or... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good home style meals. Great ham, Beef and Pork ribs, chicken. Sides are mac salad or cole slaw. Clean, including bathrooms. Nice staff, friendly. One of my favorites in San Diego. Try the beef ribs, they are really good.

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Chula Vista, California
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64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My family didn't eat out much when I was a kid but my mother (as a treat) would bring home 1/2 beef and 1/2 ham with sides of cole slaw and beans (and the ever present side of sauce).We wolfed it all down, with no leftovers. My grandfather used to eat there for lunch several times a week for years.... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This place has been here so long that we remember coming here 30 years ago. We went back recently and they still serve a fine barbecue sandwich for a great deal. Some of the sides and desserts are standard cafeteria fare, but the cream pies are excellent.

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La Jolla, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This place is definitely the best BBQ in San Diego. I know Dick's BBQ has huge lines but to tell you the truth the sauce they use is not very good and there meet just isn't smoked to perfection like it is at this place. This place has been around since the 1940's in San Diego and they used to... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The aroma is delightful and the barbecue sauce authentic. It makes my trips to San Diego well worth the drive!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

Not a BBQ person but the MR loves it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

family fav!

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

This is my family's BBQ place. It probably isn't the most authentic BBQ, but it is delicious and thus my favorite

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 920 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3524
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: 619-477-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?