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City Barbeque

$$ - $$$
Ocean Beach
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5025 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3009
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to find. The staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable considering the location (only a rock throw away from the beach). A plateful of meat and a pint costs 20-22 bucks including taxes. A great place to stop by before hitting the waves at the beach.

Thank Aleksi H
Mollet del Valles, Spain
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a hamburguer and Half Chiken with 2 sides each. Very tasty meat and not too spicy. I recommend you to share dishes because everything is huge. Good location near by the beach.

Thank Alberto G
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139 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Called in on spec for lunch. BBQ joint, choose, pay at the counter they bring to you. Brisket sandwich was lovely, as were the chicken sandwich and black angus burger. Staff were a good laugh and the lady taking care of the beers knew her stuff. Shame we had to run as I could have made an afternoon of it!

Thank grubhound
Upland, CA
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and was blown away at how good this BBQ was! I had the pork rib/wing combo plate - 3 large meaty pork ribs and 4 chicken wings (choice of FOUR sauces, I opted for BBQ), Mac n cheese and garlic toast (you could pick 2 sides from several different choices) for $13! It was soooo good... More 

Thank whiningyapper
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had the ribs, onion rings, and cole slaw. The onion rings were probably the best part. Very tasty and appropriately salted. The ribs were pretty good, but I would expect the person whose job is to cut the meat for the plates would have learned how to cut ribs, instead of chopping through the bone with every one. The... More 

Thank Brandon H
Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Friendly Laid Back Atmosphere, I had the Barbecue Pulled beef Sandwich. It was very tasty. Nice Place to go to relax, especially during Happy Hour. Over All Food Was Good. I wouldn't Take children there in the evening but lunch time would be Kid Friendly .. I would go and have a bite to eat here again.

Thank Erika231682
bbqhousesd, Owner at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person. More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

$2 Bud Light during happy hour, $2 off most apps and wings. We enjoyed our ribs and wings (Lemon Pepper)...and our Bud Light. Service was good, and it was nice to watch all the people walk by on the street. It had a good mix of locals and tourists. I would return if in town!

Thank Andrea D
Mount Vernon
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Name of the restaurant is Bar-B-Cue House. Great service and wonderful food. We had ribs and wings with choices of sides, we had fries and house salads. Ribs were very tender and moist and there is a variety of sauces from mild to hot. Ordered naked wings so we could try different sauces and they were very well seasoned, crisp... More 

Thank 1952Kim
Tucson, Arizona
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587 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

I'm not a BBQ fan as I usually hate the tomato based sauces, but the garage doors were rolled up and the bar was lively so I wandered in for a beer. Found an open seat left at the bar and found also that I had just missed the end of Happy Hour. That's what I get for wandering up... More 

Thank vagabondginger
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

The BBQ House OB has been serving up in house smoked BBQ for over 20 years. They just expanded their location to include 20 craft beer taps a full bar and great outdoor seating. Dog and kid friendly. The Sloppy Joe Southern style is my favorite.

Thank GaleForce01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5025 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: 619-222-4311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?