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We hope you enjoy our true southern style bar-b-que, prepared the old fashioned way since 1954. Our meat is slow cooked in a bar-b-que pit, using local pecan wood. We prepare our sauce, salads and beans fresh daily. Our homemade sourdough cobbler is a little slice of history, courtesy of a recipe from an old cattle drive cook! ​
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed April 4, 2020

We ate here while visiting Carlsbad and we ordered take-out. The kids like their meals, but I thought the BBQ was just ok. The sausage was good, but the brisket was very fatty. I also did not care for the beans or the potato salad....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Very small portions here - had about 5 french fries, side salad was on the same plate as other food, mixed chop meat was very salty, pulled pork was very fatty, rolls were cheap grocery store type. Only good food were the ranch beans. Would...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

We at here twice during a recent visit to the area. The twice thing is rare for us as we usually try new places, but we really liked the Red Chimney. Why did we like it? Nice decor, clean, friendly and efficient staff, fresh-cooked food,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

Their bbq is very good, the green chili cheese burger is one of my favorites! The service is second to none in Carlsbad! We have been there quite a few time now since October, it’s getting to be one of our favorite regular stops! Also,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

So glad we went! My husband loves bbq so we like to find local bbq places when we travel. They had the BEST bbq chicken, hands down, I remember ever having. It was delicious!! The sides were great as well. Our server Jasmine (I hope...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

The green chili cheese burger and smoked Mac and Cheese were very good. We also had the nacho appetizer. Everything was good and our server was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

We had the brisket sandwich and ribs. Very happy with both. Smoked Mac and cheese side is a must have!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020

Great atmosphere, busy local place. Try the stuffed avocado appetizer and the apple cobbler, they were really good. My husband loved his ribs, my turkey and meat were a little dry.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

The Red Chimney is a great place for dinner with or without others. I was on my own and was welcomed warmly and well taken care of. The next table over had 7 people from three generations, and was not the only table with multiple...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

The food , service and atmosphere are all included in the word"TERRIFIC! A great place to take the family and enjoy a tangy barbecue treat! The service is always great and the food is out of this world. Have known this place for over 30...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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bassman3
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Response from Edgar T |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. We would be happy to have your group. A reservation would be recommended for a large party. Please contact me; Edgar Torres @ 760.413.6375 Thank you
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