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Phil's BBQ

3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
+1 619-226-6333
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beef ribs” (284 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (217 reviews)
“onion rings” (264 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
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Reviewed yesterday

Phil's isn't a small, mom and pop bbq joint...no. It's a big, high volume bbq venture that somehow manages to put out a good, consistent product that's worth coming back for. Prices aren't cheap...but the portions are good, and you will be full! I personally...More

Thank evanali2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been to Phil’s several times over the past 10 years. I would highly recommend using the side door to go straight to the bar to avoid lines and waiting.

Thank Hamdi K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a place to eat junk food. Sorry but if don’t care about your health and the planet this is a good place to go. Corn feed tons of sugar and fat

Thank Grace G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place, very good BBQ, reasonlable prices, great service the only downside is everyone wants to eat there and there is usually a long line outside. I love the baby back ribs and the onion rings.

Thank CesarVe
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hands down the best ribs rest in CALIFORNIA!!! This place is amazing, price, portion, flavor, staff, location, everything is outstanding. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed. Get there early (opens at 11am) if not you are going to be in line for 20-30 min, especially...More

Thank Fausto C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been going to Phil's since it was a crowded little joint in Mission Hills. He's all over San Diego County now but the food is just the same - delicious. What's the plus to this? Depends where you are in the county, you...More

Thank Neal J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great Atmosphere, good food. We arrived around 7pm on Sunday evening. There was a long line outside the building. We started just behind a sign indicating it is a 21-minute wait from this point. It actually took us about 35 minutes. The time in line...More

Thank WCPoet82
Reviewed 5 days ago

First timer at a bbq restaurant food choice excellent staff very knowledgeable which was a bonus for us, high quality food on offer with a good selection of drinks

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family loves Phil’s BBQ. We’ve been to both San Diego locations and they always have a line. But it’s worth it! Our family likes the boneless baby back ribs and chicken. We always grab a bottle or 2 of the BBQ sauce to bring...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a long wait for our flight and sent the time at Phils BBQ. The food was excellent and the bartenders Vince and Lupe gave us helpful food tips and made sure we had an excellent meal. I highly recommend Phils BBQ!

Thank Melissa R
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April 10, 2018|
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Response from ElFeliz | Reviewed this property |
It is, but when you say waiter service: not in the traditional sense, as they are popular and extraordinarily busy. Having said that, if you want another fountain drink, for example, you can flag a passing waiter and hope... More
Susan M
October 27, 2017|
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Response from yuniced | Reviewed this property |
I know that my office did have a catering order delivered. I don't know about individual orders. The website would have the answer.
November 5, 2016|
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Response from yuniced | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can request sauce on the side! Extra is better!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-226-6333
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At Phils BBQ we combine the best barbecue, legendary service, and the biggest value to create a fast, casual, and fun experience. Our baby back, beef, and chicken dinners all come with your choice of sides, our most popular are the fresh cut fries and colossal onion rings! The full service bar features the tastiest craft beer in SD and tickers surround the restaurant so you can keep up with all your sports. We also cater! Phil's bbq has been awarded best bbq catering in SD year after year.
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