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 pretty mundane. But the food was great. We ordered the three-meat sample plate with two orders of beef ribs and one order of brisket, plus two sides. The ribs were big and meaty with great flavor. The meat came off the bone really easy and was very tasty as was their house sauce. The brisket was some of the best we have ever had. The pieces were big and juicy and tasted great. Many times I have had brisket that was cut thin so that it would be tender, but this was really thick and was super tender and juicy. The sides of fried okra and macaroni salad were very tasty. The cornbread was delicious. We just wish we had a BBQ place like this near us at home. We would be there all the time. The place is not big on atmosphere, but very big on portions, taste and flavor. Would highly recommend it. Maybe next time we are in San Diego we will try Phil's or maybe we will just go back to Abbey's for some great barbecue!
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