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Nathan's Smokehouse - CLOSED

524 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7014
+1 619-544-1524
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
May 22, 2013
“Hidden gem”
May 22, 2013
“Great little bar and restaurant.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
524 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7014
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We found this bar/restaurant just wandering around downtown San Diego after a Padres game. Many pluses at this establishment. Wide selection of beers on tap. Good range of spirits. Tried the tri-tip and the ribs. Both tender and juicy. Very pleasant staff. Highly recommended!

5  Thank Brad L
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We found this great little bar after a Padres game. We were greeted as soon as we sat at the bar. We were just going in for drinks and then noticed the menu. The bartender suggested the tri-tip. This was excellent. Very tender and juicy...More

3  Thank wynonna98
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The best ribs in San Diego...they truly were fall off the bone. Value for money can't be beat. Would go back in a heartbeat.

2  Thank patrick d
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Looking for a place to eat in downtown San Diego .especially on a budget.. then there was a man flipping a sign pointing to Nathan's Smokehouse I had the pulled pork with slaw on top it was good and tender. And it did not cost...More

1  Thank Robin D
Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

We checked this place out as it was near to our hotel. Friendly service and food was was served quickly. Good choice of beers/ale. Porked pork sandwhich was really nice - not the best we have had but quite good value. Good place for a...More

1  Thank 186299Richard
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The food was served fast and tasted good. You probably are not going to San Diego for BBQ but if you have the urge, I would try Nathans.

Thank Mark V
Reviewed July 20, 2012

First of all, all the indoor seating was filled, so we had to eat outside. This is usually fine, but the outside seating was similar to that of a mid-west church ice cream social. The chairs were rickety, the tables dirty, and the ambiance non-existent....More

Thank Mrs_Kenobi
Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

I stumbled across this place walking from my hotel. I saw smokehouse and had to try it. I am sort of a bbq snob and have been painstakingly smoking my own meats for well over 15 years. I decided to try the pulled pork platter....More

Thank corvette_johnny
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Stopped by on a whim while in town for a conference. Ordered the BBQ beef ribs, which were well smoked and moist with very little fat. Service was good: attentive but not intrusive. Their prices were reasonable for the Gaslight area, and they had just...More

Thank MarkTampaBay
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Nathan's was our first meal in SD. The barbeque really had a great smoke to it and was tender and juicy. A good selection of beers. Good prices - especially for the Gaslamp. Will be back!

Thank lckycnck
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  • Address: 524 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-544-1524
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