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“Fantastic BBQ, Friendly Staff, Terrific Mac and Cheese !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bulls Smokin BBQ

Bulls Smokin BBQ
1127 west morena blvd., San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-2855
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Ranked #93 of 1,072 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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156 reviews 156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic BBQ, Friendly Staff, Terrific Mac and Cheese !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We make sure we visit Bul's once or twice every trip to San Diego. This place is all BBQ, from the Salmon to the Pork, and everything in between ! The place is easy to find, right off I-5 near Mission Bay ( Not La Jolla) . It is a simple atmosphere but sparkling clean. The patio has the Biggest Screen you have ever seen for football and sports nights. I always enjoy the ribs, my friends have everything in between. The half chicken is great, the beef ribs full of meat and tender, the side dishes excellent. Cornbread muffins tasty and moist , coleslaw tricked out with almonds, but the Mac and Cheese worth the trip there by itself. I won't divulge the secret ingredient but once you try it you will never make your own without it ! The owner is gracious and always walking around giving out tasty samples, and on occasion you might find an oldie movie on the big screen. This is a terrific place , clean, reasonable priced, great food...and very friendly people.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Amazing food and fun atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

My husband, two children, and I loved it! We sat on the patio and enjoyed the great entertainment. When the food arrived we couldn't believe the huge portions. The ribs, salmon and sides were amazing! This will be our first stop on our Next trip to San Diego.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great BBQ, Even Better Mac and Cheese !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

This place is terrific, it's the real deal. The decor is "Texish" and there is an indoor as well as outdoor seating area. They offer a wide variety of BBQ items including chicken, beef, and pork, all very nicely done, with all the standard variations from brisket to bones. There is a nice selection of the standard side items including cole slaw, BBQ beans, and the best Mac and Cheese I have ever tasted...full bodied, great flavor, and a fantastic addition, CRUSHED CHEEZE IT'S on top ! Wow, Wow, Wow !!! They have all the right condiments including two types of BBQ sauce...Original, and Sweet...I wish they had a "spicy". The salad's pretty much suck like their $3.00 Ceasar, but who goes to a BBQ place for salad. We always stop here at least once when in SD and maybe twice. You should like it.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great family place to eat BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

The food was awesome. Great smoke taste to the meat. Not over powering or not to little. The owner of the place really takes his time to ensure the customers are enjoying the food and atmosphere. Really kid friendly, the owner walks around giving ballons and candy to the kids. I highly recommended this Bull's BBQ to every one.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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