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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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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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34 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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kearny meas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

this is the best bbq in san deigo. stop in at abbeys real bbq and you can try it yourself. best pulled pork and fried okra and sweet tea, yea sweet tea.

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Additional Information about Abbey's Bar-B-Q

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

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