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Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar

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441 Washington Street at 5th, San Diego, CA
619-816-1990
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum!

I had the French toast and my daughter had a burger? I love the location, lots to walk around and do! Great food, good music, I enjoyed it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2014
Jennifer M
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Chandler, AZ, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Service was good, waited on quickly and friendly. Food was on the warm/cool side and some flavor, not that full smokey flavor. Sides were pretty good(cole slaw, beans and mashed potatoes). Would I eat there again?... Probably, if I didn't have to go out of my way.

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Walked here from our hotel. Were seated outside. It took about 10 minutes before we were waited on. We ordered 3 meats and 3 sides to share. The brisket was very tender. I didn't care for the pork or the chicken - just a little bitty piece. The sides were really small as well. I would probably not go back... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I met some friends here for cocktails and appetizers; we sat outside. The staff were quick and friendly, always checking on us. The appetizers were awesome, everyone was very happy to the menu selection. Our favorite cocktail was the cucumber martini... fresh and delicious

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Chandler, AZ, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the French toast and my daughter had a burger? I love the location, lots to walk around and do! Great food, good music, I enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My friend and I eat bbq every weekend. We love to try different bbq joints. We live in Arizona.This one was rated highly but, I was skeptical. I ordered the combo platter. I got the ribs and tri tip. Both meats were very good. They have 2 sauces. I loved them both and mixed them together also. I got the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Walking into the Brazen BBQ we were first met by the great aromas of smokiness and warm friendly greeters. We were seated immediately in the bar area by the nice looking host. Drink orders were taken right away and provided quickly. I ordered a slider trio of chicken, pork & beef. All very nicely done. The side of Mac and... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I'm a local Hillcrest resident for many many years where restaurants come and go overnight. Since Brazen BBQ has now been here for a while, I thought I'd finally try it. Out of both curiosity and hunger I dropped in on an average Tuesday night. I selected the Smoked Pork Loin Dinner. The plate had 3 generous slices of fruitwood... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Do you like your meat smoked...I'm talking wood smoked not boiled and slathered with BBQ sauce like that other place. Then Brazen BBQ is the place for you! The Owners Brad & John are always trying to step up their game and try new things...these guys have won awards for their Meat...just sayin' Did I mention they cater as well.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I liked the chili and had 2 types of BBQ -- st louis ribs and brisket -- both very good. Service was quick and efficient. One can sit outside and listen to the live music from the neighboring restaurant. Good beer list.

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Regina, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

After spending a full day at the zoo, and checking into a nearby hotel late in the evening, the person at the desk recommended this restaurant. It was late in the evening and close to the hotel making it convenient. It was a bit on the expensive side and I don't think the quality of the food was on par... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 441 Washington Street at 5th, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-816-1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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