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Phil's BBQ

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579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA
+1 760-759-1400
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Description: The San Diego site was featured on the Travel Channel's Man Vs. Food...
The San Diego site was featured on the Travel Channel's Man Vs. Food. Great food and interesting ordering/food pickup venue. All ages welcome.
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Friends and I were visiting another friend who lives in San Diego, around lunch time she suggested we go to Phils bbq, as none of us had ever been there but we all liked bbq. There was a wait to be seated but the wait was sooo worth it!! Yummy, yummy for our tummy. ( the friend that suggested... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Friends and I were visiting another friend who lives in San Diego, around lunch time she suggested we go to Phils bbq, as none of us had ever been there but we all liked bbq. There was a wait to be seated but the wait was sooo worth it!! Yummy, yummy for our tummy. ( the friend that suggested Phil's... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've been to Phil's a few times and I have to admit we have not eaten in the restaurant saection. We like it more "private" so we go to the bar area.It is quieter and the staff is readily available to whip you up anything you want. We usueally have a sampler plate which is delicious and very filling. Or... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Phil's is awesome! Hubby and I go there about once a week. If you like Baby Back Ribs, then the Baby Back Rib tickler is the way to go...cheap, delicious and lots of food for the price. They are always friendly and fast!

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San Marcos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food is awesome, the prices are awesome. Can't be beat. I love the El Toro, the BBQ brougham, the ribs, everything. My wife loves the Chicken Tickler (for the now beef lover).

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Simi Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had been to the one in San Diego with its crazy line, so since we stayed in Rancho Bernardo on this trip, we decided to check out this location. We came late around 8:30 p.m. and there was no line. We got our usual ribs plate with two sides to share (with my husband) and it was enough food.... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place has the best BBQ in SD. We drive 25 min to hear despite another BBQ place 5 min away. Phil's is so much better than Lucille's. Love the baby back, large enough to share. Love the ginormous onion rings. We also go the hot links and so yummy. Get there before 6 and lines are not so long.

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DENVER, North Caroli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had pulled pork sandwhich very good the bbq sauce . Will come back oh and free soft serve ice cream awesome.

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is definitely great for families. I try to go a little earlier to avoid the rush but staff are super efficient and try to get you through the line as fast as possible.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Becoming our family favorite place to go whenever we’re in SD! Would love to eat through the entire menu! Haven’t been disappointed yet with anything. My favorite is the Rib-less dinner. Good portions, great sides, very reasonable prices. Family friendly, but BUSY place so go during not-so-busy hours! Can’t recommend enough! Wish they were in LA and Orange County!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is really good food with friendly service the ribs are really tender fall off the bone good sides nice bar area and outdoor seating worth a try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-759-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

The San Diego site was featured on the Travel Channel's Man Vs. Food. Great food and interesting ordering/food pickup venue. All ages welcome.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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