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City Barbeque

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5025 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107
619-222-4311
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 17
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent bar b que

A bit cramped inside but the ribs rank near the top of my list of comfort food. The 3 ribs and 2 piece chicken combo with two sides will have you stuffed. They have seating outside which is desirable me. Very friendly staff!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
John G
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Rawlins
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Rawlins
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A bit cramped inside but the ribs rank near the top of my list of comfort food. The 3 ribs and 2 piece chicken combo with two sides will have you stuffed. They have seating outside which is desirable me. Very friendly staff!

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bbqhousesd, Owner at City Barbeque, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Awesome hole-in-the-wall place to eat. Fast service, amazing food, great prices. Enough to share, portions are big so go hungry...you won't be disappointed.

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bbqhousesd, Owner at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I ordered the half chicken and baked beans and a salad! The good was awesome! Big servings and the chicken just fell off the bones . This is a must stop next time we go to Ocean Beach. Friendly people working there as well

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I had driven over to Hodad from Imperial beach for a hamburger and was put off by the extra long line there. Well it is the first day of 2015 and not everything is open. When I glanced down the street I saw their sign it was decided to give them a try. O.k. to order a burger in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

So phil's BBQ was shut?? We decided to take a punt and go here and thank god we did! My husband and I had the southern (I had steak and he had pulled pork) both amazing! My 3 boys had the sausage sub,BBQ roast pulled pork sandwich and kids roast chicken slider! Clean plates all Round! Think we may be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

These guys rock. Totally taken back by the quality of their ribs and such a friendly environment. Went to Phil's BBQ couple of days after and were disappointed as these guys set the benchmark too high. Next time in San Diego I'm jetting back in for a double serving!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We are from Australia and we stumbled on this place through Trip Advisor as was the only one open on a Monday night. We drove out and order ribs and few other things for the kids. The staff were so humble and nice we felt very welcome and looked after. These were the best ribs i have had in the... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here after a night of drinking. I love BBQ...and this was a wonderful surprise. I had the California BBQ made with pork (I'm from the east coast). My friend (he's from Portland) had his made with beef. This was a nice way to end the evening.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I love BBQ so when we first pulled up I was a little worried . But whe I got my plate of ribs and tasted them well let me tell you I was like NICE these ribs are so tasty and tender and they also make there own sauces from original to spicy my favorite was the spicy my wife... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Best barbecue I've had in a while. Definitely try the Mac-N-Cheese. It gets a little loud and it's awfully small, so you may want to take your food to go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5025 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: 619-222-4311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?