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Abbey's Bar-B-Q

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9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
(858)279-RIBS
Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food but only so-so for BBQ Afficionados

Texas BBQ (as it is known in the community) is a family owned and operated restaurant and has been around for decades. In the '90s it was the Bible for BBQ and considered a real treat. Over the years, the quality has declined or perhaps we are more BBQ savvy. The restaurant, which is colorfully... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Lynn N
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Texas BBQ (as it is known in the community) is a family owned and operated restaurant and has been around for decades. In the '90s it was the Bible for BBQ and considered a real treat. Over the years, the quality has declined or perhaps we are more BBQ savvy. The restaurant, which is colorfully decorated in Americana, is focused... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm here pretty much once a week for some great barbecue near my office. The best is the brisket, but all the meats are great and slow smoked from very early in the morning. It can get really crowded at lunch, and it's certainly not an upscale atmosphere, but the food is great.

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El Cajon, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Meat was dry, BBQ too sweet. Cashier was not friendly. I mentioned the Abbeys real Texas BBQ on Miramar if the were the same the cahsier started running them down, not good when I feel they are the best in town to hear a competitor bad mouth them. Also had hotlinks and they were overcooked and dry Will not be... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were in San Diego for several days on vacation and one of the places we planned on visiting was Phil's to get some barbecue. Unfortunately we went on Monday and discovered they were closed. So we did a quick search and discovered Abbey's. So we drove over there. It is located in a strip mall and the interior is... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

After being in Texas for a few weeks, and sampling the best, I was not expecting anything comparable in San Diego. Don't get me wrong, this place was good.. but just Average by Texas Standards. The side dishes certainly WERE good, just fine by any standard. I had Brisket and it looked smoked a bit but didn't quite have the... More 

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I like going to this place for the pork sandwich, which is pretty good. The service is not very good and it's been closed a couple of times I went. The ribs don't look very good, but I haven't tried them. I give this place three starts for the inconsistency and service. The sandwich, coleslaw and fries are typically good.

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Escondido, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We were looking for somewhere to eat one afternoon and noticed Abbeys. My husband and I love BBQ so we decided to stop. The food was amazing! We shared the 3 meat deal with 2 sides. We had pork ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. We think the ribs are the best. We had fries and onion rings as sides. The... More 

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USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

A friend took me for lunch. What a pleasant surprise. I watched them preparing some of the different meats offered. All looked tasty. I settled on the brisket sandwich. The meat was lean and tender. The sandwich was pretty big. I chose fries for my side. (Could have been a few more fries on the plate). Warm bbq sauce was... More 

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New Bern, NC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Abbey's is in a small stip Mall and is hard to see from the main road. The GPS took me there for lunch and I had to kiss it when I left. I had a hard time deciding since the menue sounded so good. I ordered a dish with Brisket, pulled pork beans and rice. Very good, more than I... More 

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San Diego, California
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683 reviews 683 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
1,370 helpful votes 1,370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We went to Abbey's last week for some great BBQ. I actually bought a Groupon for this place many months ago but forgot all about it. It was expiring soon so I went with the family. The location isn't great and we'd probably never be in this area besides driving here to eat here. But glad we did. That's what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858)279-RIBS

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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