What's not to love about this place? Amazing BBQ, good drinks, and no stuffy restaurant atmosphere to make you worry abound getting sauce all over your face! Phil's is just amazing very simple bbq that will have your mouth watering and you dreaming of more. It's been featured on shows like Man vs. Food and won best in the country awards, and it deserves all the praise. Anything is good, though I must say the pulled sirloin steak sandwich and plain old ribs are my favorite, and I love the potato salad! The onion rings are absolutely to die for, but the portions are pretty big so don't afraid to share with friends! You really can't go wrong at Phil's, go back several times and try something different every time!
I will recommend though, that you do take out if you are not great at standing in lines. The line at Phil's can be HUGE and I'm pretty sure they don't do reservations as it's not a sit down place. The staff is very efficient and really nice, but so many people come to eat at Phil's and it's a cashier line and pick up service that the line can take up to an hour or two. As a local my recommendation is to look up the menu online and call it in. They have special pick up parking spots and a separate line which takes minutes to get through. You'll be glad you ordered out when you get all the dirty looks from people who have been in line for an hour and you just walk in and out with your food. Be warned though, you can't be clever and order out and then stay at the restaurant. They have a stict policy about this and will firmly ask you to leave, as to avoid a riot from those outside. So order out, and head to the beach or something for a picnic, any local from SD will look at you in envy as you gobble down your BBQ with loud yumms and oh my gods.