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Barbecue Pit

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2388 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2103
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I grew up eating at the Barbecue Pit, it is a family tradition. Over the years it has not changed, why mess with perfection? The sauce is unique and addicting. I have loved it for 30 years and now when I go home I always make time to order my barbeque beef sandwich plate with fries. A trip home to... More 

Thank SheSoJourner
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219 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, just goid food. Reasonable prices for big plates of food. I like the beef and the ham and my boyfriend usually orders the beef ribs. No waiting, they carve meats right there in front of you. I recommend Barbeque pit.

Thank email4saundra1
San Diego, California
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625 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed meals here often and always felt a personal connection to the employees who treat customers like family. The price is right for plate lunch and dinners. Highly recommended.

Thank Walker S
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I can't believe I forgot about this place. Really good beef dinner plate. I love the slaw. Lots of food for your money. High quality. Great service. Nice interior. Plenty of parking. Oh yeah and some of the best desserts you can find. Boysenberry pie, don't see that very often. A must try if you are in El Cajon and... More 

Thank Robert C
San Diego, California
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625 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I stopped in to load up for the superbowl game with BBQ ham and pork ribs for the gang. Only about 6 people were in line buying mostly the terrific meal plates to eat right in the restaurant. The lady in front of me bought a bowl of split pea soup as a mid-afternoon snack. As you get to the... More 

Thank Walker S
San Diego
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188 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place has been in the San Diego area for many years and has continued in popularity. The food is basic, the service is fast and the prices are reasonable. This is not a fancy place but it is comfortable. It is and feels like a neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Jay A
Bend, Oregon
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Things have not change here (except the prices) for the last thirty years. And I love that! Best BBQ (wet-style) ever! You want good beef, ribs (both types), chicken, pork, you go to the Barbeque Pit. Sauce is still excellent. Beans are the best. I only wish they still gave you the roll and butter when you order the #1... More 

Thank Warren W
Rosemead, California
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, family own, love the pull pork sandwich, baked bean, macroni salad. Most folk today took out, line was out the door 6/5/15

Thank Rosemary R
San Diego, California, USA
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love good BBQ this was just OK for me. I am not a fan of cold food. To me BBQ should be fresh and warm.

Thank Sam S
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place is great. The same family owns it that started the restaurant eons ago down by the beach. My grandma used to work at the original one in pacific beach and they still use her coleslaw recipe. I get the ham sandwich I've been eating this my whole life. This is a stop every time I come back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2388 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-462-5434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?