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“Great southern food in California” 5 of 5 stars
Review of That Boy Good

That Boy Good
207 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
+1 760-433-4227
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Ranked #9 of 303 Restaurants in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Description: Welcome to That Boy Good a Southern BBQ Joint in the heart of downtown Oceanside! We pride ourselves on fresh food made daily from scratch. No MSG's or can products in our kitchen! Chicken and Waffles and Fried Delta Catfish are some of our specialty items, but our BBQ is the best you will find West of the Mississippi! Come in and check us out and see why the locals crave our BBQ! Hope to see ya soon!
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Description: Welcome to That Boy Good a Southern BBQ Joint in the heart of downtown Oceanside! We pride ourselves on fresh food made daily from scratch. No MSG's or can products in our kitchen! Chicken and Waffles and Fried Delta Catfish are some of our specialty items, but our BBQ is the best you will find West of the Mississippi! Come in and check us out and see why the locals crave our BBQ! Hope to see ya soon!
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great southern food in California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Chicken and waffles were excellent and the pulled pork was incredible! If you are in the San Diego area its well worth the short drive to Oceanside.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Pleasant Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

After reading numerous reviews we knew we had to try it during our visit to Oceanside. They were out of the catfish - and I really wanted the catfish. Three of us had pulled pork platter, one had pulled pork sandwich. Started with chicken/waffle appetizer - very good. Platters of food were huge - fed three for dinner at restaurant, brought home at least 2 lbs of meat and sides and fed four for dinner the next night with MORE leftovers and we are all big eaters. Has mac&cheese (good), cole slaw (good), greens (ok). If we ever get there again we'll be sure to order and share. Saw four girls splitting the chicken and waffle meal and they had leftovers.... Service was good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oceanside, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Do yourself a favor and give this place a try! Great food - pulled pork is awesome, cornbread is moist and tasty, coleslaw and french fries are yummy!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Encinitas, CA
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“The chocolate chip waffle ice cream sandwich might make you melt!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Came here for a later lunch and although BBQ dishes aren't my first choice, this was quite the adventure!

Hubby and our friends all ordered the pulled pork sandwiches which come with one side. The fries are shoestring size but are more "natural" (skin on) and very tasty. One of our friends ordered a side of mac&cheese and i had a bite of that.. mmmmm good!!!

I ordered the Cornbread Breaded Delta Catfish. I wasn't expecting it to be "fish stick"-like, so that's not really what I was wanting, but let me tell you.. the cornbread breading was amazing and delicious! It made the meal not as greasy as your usual breaded fish sticks. And the flavor was really good, especially when dipped in the tartar sauce, which was their own special mix. Very tasty indeed!

We decided to share one order of dessert, which the waitress said would be fine for the four of us.. I had to tell her my disappointment over the incorrect assessment that this one amazing dessert would be share-able between four chocolate and ice cream lovers (of course,... I said with a smile and a twinkle in my eye). The chocolate chip waffle ice cream sandwich was A-MAZING! The waffle was toasty and slightly crispy on the outside (freshly made), but so amazingly soft and chewy to bite into. And the chocolate chips were so aromatic and melty... mmmmm... It came with two scoops of ice cream and we ordered one of each choice (vanilla bean and butter pecan)... SOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOD!

The only problem is that we should have ordered two of them! haha...

Ambiance is southern style with neat decor to look at.. It's not a fancy place, but it certainly is a fun one to share a meal in! Family friendly.

This place is near downtown Oceanside, off the 101 and walking distance to many cool shops and other places!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Have just returned to the hotel and felt we had to review immediately. The bar / restaurant isn't anything to write home about decor wise but this just adds to the stripped back feel of everything. The food was fantastic we went for the stripped pork and you won't be disappointed. Truly great food with to die for deserts!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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