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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%
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“beef ribs” (285 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (221 reviews)
“onion rings” (269 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing!!!!! Had the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and pasta salad. All amazing. I’m pretty picky and don’t like many coleslaw but this one was great! Highly recommend

Thank dolla1519
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You sign up for your Phills Email Club and you can go on your birthday with an ID so no waiting in long lines. Great food and no waiting. It was an awesome experience and the food is out of this world!

Thank marcugart
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go to the front of the line and ask to sit down in the bar area. This area has tables/booths and has a server come to your table for your order. The server delivers your meal to your table. The line outside is usually for...More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The sauce that is put on the meat is amazing! The portions are pretty good size. They have this good deal for like $7.00 2 onion rings, fries, coleslaw and meat or chicken. The prices are decent. I love it here!!! Worth the wait.

Thank 49maganb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s worth the waiting !! The line goes fast. Beef ribs are delicious 😍 the best bbq restaurant in this whole world.

Thank Ahmad T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been too all the Phil's locations in San Diego and surrounding areas. Their Ribs are fantastic. The Tickler's are a great buy, but if you want a lot of meat, go for the whole rack. Tickler's only have 3 ribs. We often buy...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best BBQ we had. It’s convenient the way food is served and fast. Many items on the menu to choose from at a reasonable price. Will definitely be back!

Thank G W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gotta have 'em. Try the beef ribs. They are tender and delicious. The macaroni and potato salad was tasty. I had the chicken, it was tender. Hubby chose here and it was a great idea.

Thank Yvette F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really can't put into words how much I enjoyed Phil's BBQ. We were here twice while in San Diego and I genuinely am devastated that we live so far away (Ireland) and can't eat here more often. The best BBQ food I've ever eaten...More

Thank TomTTT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the ribs with onion rings And ordered the half chicken as well We had kids with us, they had chicken pieces with fries, but i don’t recommend for children under age of 8 who are picky eaters..as they don’t have kids menu Aside...More

Thank oruba88
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from Tone M | Reviewed this property |
It’s always busy, unless you call in your order and take your food to go.
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
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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