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Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar

441 Washington Street at 5th, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #986 of 3,981 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jan 31, 2012
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24 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Quality just okay, but thank g-d for the mac&cheese. Pretty good. My friend who had a meat dish said it was just okay.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

It takes a little searching to find as it doesn't have great signage, but it is definitely worth the search. Nice "bark" on the ribs and brisket and great flavor. Huge portions when you get a combo. Shredded pork was nice and juicy.

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Corona del Mar, CA
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338 reviews 338 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

I decided to give Brazen 4 stars (very good) rather than 3 (average), because it is better than average in my mind, but not quite very good. I decided to round up because I think as a new business, they deserve the benefit of the doubt, I had a combo platter with pork ribs, beef brisket and sides of fries... More

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