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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” (285 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (219 reviews)
“onion rings” (267 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

We always have to stop at Phil's BBQ while visiting in San Diego, and sometimes we do get it to go depending on the wait. Now when we go to Petco park for a game...we always have to stop by Phil's which is also inside...More

Thank Sherie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best BBQ in San Diego is worth the hour long line ! My second visit to Phil's and my family's first, Everyone loved it. A great , broad menu at reasonable prices-that;s why there is an hour wait. Try .the backribs / chicken combo....More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know some great BBQ restaurants in San Diego, and Phil's is definitely one of them. The one issue I have with Phil's has always been the crazy line to wait to be seated. So, the other day for lunch, I went with someone new...More

Thank LovinSanDiego
Reviewed 1 week ago

When our family gets a craving for barbecued ribs or chicken we head straight to Phil's BBQ! Yes, the lines are long but would you rather go to a restaurant with very few customers? The lines are long because the food is definitely worth waiting...More

Thank larson7555
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply, the best barbeque we have ever had. Friendly staff, good service despite a big crowd, and good value for the money. LOVED IT.

Thank Pam And John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch on a weekday and avoided any lines. Very good BBQ. Huge portions. Make sure to try the onion rings.

Thank milkergirl1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was happy to find this place with a simple online search in San Diego. I was there in the middle of a World Cup match, the place was crowded but found an empty seat at the bar. Nice TVs, and the service was just...More

Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have anything against this place, I just think it's overrated. It's expensive, the lines are always long, and the food isn't that great. The one redeeming quality of Phil's is the staff. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. I love pulled...More

Thank kd_sachi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to jimmy and your staff for making our business supper memorable. We had a large party and upon arrival were greeted, shown to our reserved table and then our orders were quickly taken all at once so we could eat together. The bbq...More

Thank Jobo14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. The line is long but they get you through fast so dont be discouraged when you see the line wrapped around the side of the building

Thank Jon H
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from S L | Reviewed this property |
It might be a further drive but suggest you try the one in Santee, there is always less people there.
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.
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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
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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