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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

OK, what's the deal? I finally find this Fantastic BBQ only blocks from my house, and like the Q Junkie I am, I get hooked on everything on the menu. For the last 18 months I go at least once a week for my Q...fix. Then one day the Pig Pushermen are gone, vanished, leaving a lot filled with empty tables & benches where I use to sit stuffing my face on the Best Pulled Pork & Tri-Tip sandwiches in San Diego, The big BBQ smokers now sit cold & lifeless...The Heat is gone and I'm so sad & confused. Where have the Q Boys gone?...What done happened? There's a rumor now floating in the air where there used to be the punget smell of BBQ that Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado has closed only temporarily to remodel & expand. OK, that's all well & good, but in the past 4+ months I've seen no movement...no worker Bee's swarming around to make things new & better. The " Anticipation Is Getting Me Down"... as Carly Simon once sang. Yo, Q Boys!....What's the DealeO?? Stop jerkin my heart & taste buds around and get your pig butts back to 30th Street....We hardly knew Ye before you left us Porkless. Just gimme some kind of sign....something we can hang on too...Hope for the future... Pleeeze!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Come casual and prepare to dig in to some great food. You can smell the BBQ on the days they are open--Wed-Saturday 12 noon to sell out; Dinner 6pm to sell out; and on Sundays they only serve lunch. I had the pulled pork, the...Peruvian white beans and the coleslaw. You can buy by the pound or buy sandwiches. There were 3 of us so we bought a pound and split everything. Smoked lamb, hot links, ribs and other Central Texas type stuff. Enjoy. I didMore

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

This family style BBQ "joint" has outstanding BBQ, especially for San Diego. I lived in Memphis and grew up in Texas, so I know good BBQ. They're open from 12 til. Till they run out of food. There's no real restaurant, just picnick tables with...family style seating. The menu is handwritten on a big roll of paper. Everything I've had is great but l loved the beef ribs. Just seasoned with salt and pepper with chimichurri sauce available. On sundays they have an Argentina menu and no pork ribs.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across Grand Ole bbq by accident and then looked it up on Facebook and Trip Advisor and saw the great reviews. The reviews were spot on! The brisket, pulled pork and turkey were incredibly good. The sides were plentiful and really good (potato...salad and cole slaw). We were greeted by Tod who was so nice and helpful, and bar service was provided by Christian who was fun and covered the whole place. The atmosphere is casual and all seating was open air although some was covered. We went early and got in line to wait for it to open. When the food is gone, it’s gone.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This place was the best BBQ I have had in San Diego so far. The food was great, bringing in your own beer was fun, and the atmosphere with the live band made it an even better experience. The only reason I give this place...a 4 is because I believe there should be people telling you what food is running out before it is completely gone. We made a long line and where not able to try the ribs which were the reason why I went there in the first place. The brisket and pulled pork were outstanding.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

While talking with a friend over lunch at UTC, going over our recent trip to Austin and the great BBQ that we always have when there. The gentleman sitting next to me apologized as he interrupted and said there are a couple great places here...in San Diego that rival Texas BBQ. I asked him how he could evaluate what good BBQ is and, he said he is a BBQ contest judge, going all over the states judging BBQ contests. With two new barbecue places to try, I selected Grand Ole BBQ y Asado as a the place to try first. I went on July 4, and was pleasantly surprised to see their Texas style broilers out front where the briskets, ribs, sausages, and other meats are cooked. I was also pleasantly surprised to see a nice long line waiting to order. Several BBQ joints in Texas close when they sell out of their food, as does the Grand Ole BBQ, a good sign my opinion. I ordered the chopped brisket sandwich and a sausage, and my wife ordered a quarter pound of sliced brisket with three pork ribs. Our sides were there regular coleslaw and Peruvian white beans. We enjoyed all of our items with the exception that the sliced brisket was a little dry and without much flavor. Another great thing about this place, is that you can bring your own beer and drinks onto their patio to have with your BBQ. As there is one other BBQ place we will be trying (name being withheld until I can compare them), I will go back to this one as I did enjoy the food and atmosphere as it reminded me a lot of Texas barbecue.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Smoked Texas BBQ in San Diego. As a native Texan, now living in San Diego, I have longed for Texas style BBQ without having to fly back to Texas. I found it! This place offers the best BBQ, smoked to perfection. Yes, the lines can...be long and yes, they will run out of selected meats but it's worth the wait. I have eaten hear many times and I have learned, arrive early to get choice meats. I usually arrive 30-40 minutes before opening. They allow you to bring your own beverage (B.Y.O.B.). Having a couple of beers while waiting in line w/ friends helps pass the time. The brisket and beef rib bone are my favorite. The meat is sold by the pound and can get pricey, but work the cost. The side dishes, bean, coleslaw, and potato salad are all very good. I highly recommend this place...see you in line.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

I am not a fan of standing in line only to reach the counter and told they just ran out of turkey. The place had only been open for 45 minutes. Not the best first impression. However base on the lines and the reviews I’m...willing to give this place another try. Hopefully I don’t leave hungryMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I came here the other day and it was amazing. Very simple and informal but does an amazing pulled pork and BBQ.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 7, 2018

If you love pure BBQ delight, this is the place! Simply delicious and everything you could want in BBQ. We went on a Saturday, just after they opened and the line was not too long, the food was absolutely the best BBQ I have found...yet. Tender, juicy, smokey and satisfying - and I am very picky when it comes to BBQ so believe me, this place has the best you will find, but get there early, they do sell out fast!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Grand Ole Bbq y Asado is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5