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4705 Clairemont Drive, Clairemont Town Square, San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 270-8227
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English first
San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beer on tap, fresh made barbeque, and outdoor dining with a movie theatre next door. What more can I say?

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were visiting my mom in San Diego and she said we had to go get barbecue sandwiches. Having lived in the south for many years, I have had a lot of barbeque and was somewhat skeptical. I was surprised by the large amount of meat on the sandwich and the excellent texture and flavor of the pulled pork. The... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Place used to rock when it first opened. Now it's so bad they don't even give you a pickle with your BBQ and the quality has definitely slipped. It's still edible but not a place we crave like we used to when it first opened up.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Wow my husband and i went here and were pleasantly surprised very good value for money. Left feeling very satisfied. Found this place after arriving at Phil's BBQ and it was closed as it was Monday. Great friendly service from the counter guy! If I lived in San Diego I definitely keep returning :)

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the special of the day, pulled pork sandwich with fries & coleslaw. The wife got fried okra too. Gotta say, since we lived in North Carolina for 10 years, we are spoiled on great pulled pork. So, we hesitate to order it from any restaurant away from the Carolinas. But, it sounded good & looked good as I... More 

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Foley, Alabama
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Thought Phil's had the only good barbeque in SD. Boy was I wrong. Discovered this place when looking for a place that would sell BBQ by the pound since Phil's would not.. Found it hidden away beside all the other food places in Clairemont Town Square. Had been to the movies many times right beside it but had never noticed... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

In addition to the awesome pulled pork sandwiches, with your choice to have the slaw inside the sandwich(the best way) or on the side, you have to try the Jack's famous bolt burger with a hot link and bbq sauce; yummm. I also love the not so usual rib tips, fried okra and hushpuppies.

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San Diego, California
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14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

It's just a little Mom & Pop place in the food court at Clairemont Town Square, but this is the BEST BBQ in San Diego. Great rib tips, fantastic burgers, and did I already mention the best pulled pork sandwich? Daily specials include one of their favorites with a drink and giant Texas fries for the cost of the sandwich... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

very very good for quick bbq

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Additional Information about Lightnin' Jack's

Address: 4705 Clairemont Drive, Clairemont Town Square, San Diego, CA 92117
Phone Number: (858) 270-8227
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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