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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this BBQ heaven online from reviews. We ordered the #1 sampler, beef brisket, ribs, chicken, cornbread and our sides of bean and rice and orka. As you enter the aroma of bbq fills the room. All our food was delicious. Although it seemed...a little high priced, the two of us couldn’t finish the platter that came out. We took the remainder with us for a snack later tonight. Regardless, the flavour and ambience is well worth the price. The owner’s son was super friendly and proud to carry on this family restaurant. We will absolutely return without hesitation next time we visit San Diego. Thank you, your newest fans from Canada, Mark & Rachel.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

When my friend and I arrived, we weren’t sure the best way to order, to sample everything, and Mari, the young lady working at the order counter made a very specific suggestion that turned out to be fantastic. We had a sampler platter with four...different types of barbecue meat, with two of their homemade sides and Texas toast and it was superb! It was obvious that Mari really enjoys working there and pointing customers in the right direction.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022

Was looking for some TX BBQ and stumbled upon this place. Went in for lunch with my son and we got a combo plate with brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs. All were fantastic, but the brisket stood out. Sides were also very good and...good variety. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

I tend to judge BBQ first by the aroma (or lack of), then by the taste. Abbey’s hit the spot with my delivery order of brisket, potato salad and rice. After a long, tiring flight from Virginia on a short bidness trip, knew I wanted...something I would recognize…decided to give Abbey’s Texas BBQ the chance to excell….they sure did! Great taste, portion size and sauce to compliment the meat without overpowering….strongly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

Super fresh, delicious, fast service, incredible staff. Brisket had a good char, chicken was moist, cornbread was like cake!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Best Texas style bbq in the nation ! Great food , great service and great shiner Bock Texas beer . They also have great happy hour (1/2 price appetizers and $1 off value priced beers ) . Their catering and delivery services , which we...used previously were awesome ! I highly recommend this 37 year old mom and pops establishment!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Best Texas style bbq restaurant I’ve had outside of Texas ! The brisket is the best and their pork and sides are awesome! Very nice clean rustic atmosphere that’s very reminiscent of a Texas bbq . Good draft beers ; nice chips and salsa bar...!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

From the moment I walked in the door, I could tell this place was not your run of the mill establishment. Even amongst barbecue places, Abbey's has a relaxed charm all its own. The seating is what you'd expect from a roadhouse cafe. Nothing too...fancy or modern, and plenty comfortable to enjoy my meal in. The hardware looked used, but clean and well taken care of. But enough about furniture and decor, lets get to the eats! After placing our order, I was happy to find that there were chips and sauces available to snack on. The sauces were good and the horseradish is really something special. After the order arrived, I made note of the portion sizes. Not incriedibly generous given what we paid, but still a good amount of meat nonetheless. The meat was tender and juicy, the fibers readily stripping apart. The ribs were heavenly and my favorite out of the lot. My friends loved the hot links, which really do kick. The coleslaw is heavenly and made on-site. Service was attentive and hit all the marks. Overall, I look forward to coming back sometime soon. If you're ever passing through Miramar, hit this place up and see for yourself how Abbey's does barbecue. I only take one star off because there was a fair deal of fat present on a couple cuts.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

This is the WORST bbq I’ve ever had. Honestly feel bad the people of Texas are associated with this place, they don’t deserve to be disrespected like that. This place is serving food that I’d have to think twice about serving to my dog. Read...the yelp reviews and read Mattie’s response to the people who leave who don’t like the food. He can’t handle a negative review which is why I decided to leave a review on all the sites.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

If you are looking for authentic Texas BBQ, then look no further. This hole-in-the-wall place has great food. The former Texan friend of mine vouched for the the 'cue as being "exactly like it is in Texas". The beef brisket is moist and flavorful, and...Abbey's lightly dresses the brisket with sauce, but they provide squeeze bottles if you want to dress it up even more. Honestly, though, I thoroughly enjoyed the brisket exactly as it was served; no extra sauce required. The brisket had a nice Smokey aroma and flavor. And the air has a slight aroma of barbecue smoke. Not enough to be irritable, or bothersome, but when you leave, you may notice a smokiness lingering on your clothes. Not that it's a bad thing; I rather enjoy it, actually! The various sides are good, too. The coleslaw is crisp and crunchy, sauced with a light and flavorful dressing; not overly sweet or tangy. The onion rings are crisp, and had plenty of onion. The baked beans are on the sweet side, but not cloyingly sweet. The complimentary chips and salsa are a nice touch. I've been here twice, and will continue to come back.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great ribs, great pulled pork. If you want really good traditionally smoked non-chain restaurant BBQ then this is the place. Small mom and pop BBQ joints tend to have some variation in quality of food, but this place doesnt. Some places you get something a...bit different every time, but not here. Their quality and flavors are very consistent and very good. The guys working the counter are always very friendly as well. This is my favorite BBQ in sand diego county.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

First time visitor... Enjoyed a rack of baby back pork ribs with onion-rings and the mac salad. The ribs were a stand out with great smoked BBQ taste, just the right juiciness and pull-off-the-bone tenderness. While the sides were good, the meat was the standout!...When I go again I'll likely ask for the sauce on the side.... the meat was that good. Nice they have pickles, marinated onions and jalapenos as you like. The food came quickly and it's nice they have complimentary salsa and chips while you wait. Mark, the owner’s son, explained the care and time they put into the BBQ, was welcoming and made sure I was satisfied with my meal. I recommend Real Texas Abbeys BBQ!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The chicken melts in your mouth! Delicious! Went there with a wedding party, and really enjoyed it. Would like to go back again.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Had the 'small' sandwich...was plenty big enough for me, and with the battered fries..a great meal for a great price. And because I was there just before 6, $1 off the local beer (Shiner pint draft, only $3.99). Sports on the big screens, and with...a super hot BBQ sauce option (in the red bottles above the condiments cart). We totally enjoyed this relaxed, casual place. The pulled pork was in big tender chunks (not shredded). Lots of daily specials as well. Highly recommend for casual, affordable, and delicious meal.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

We stopped here for dinner on a Saturday night. Great choice! We both had the brisket sandwich which was tender and flavorful. Good size portions (not skimpy, not enormous, but appropriately generous). Even the Caesar salad side was fresh and larger than a normal side...salad. Fries were hot, fresh, crispy and seasoned. Corn on the cob was likely from a warmer, but we did have dinner less than an hour before closing time. But the reason to go to a BBQ place is the meats. The brisket was tender and not fatty. I enjoyed the BBQ sauce as well. A nice balance of spice and sweetness. And the staff were very nice. Patient, helpful, and engaging. We will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Real Texas Abbeys BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3