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“Smoked Meat”

Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar
Ranked #940 of 4,753 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California
1 review
“Smoked Meat”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Do you like your meat smoked...I'm talking wood smoked not boiled and slathered with BBQ sauce like that other place. Then Brazen BBQ is the place for you! The Owners Brad & John are always trying to step up their game and try new things...these guys have won awards for their Meat...just sayin' Did I mention they cater as well.

Advice from a regular:
*Must try The Big B, it's a ginormous hamburger with ham and queso freso made the way you want it...yes please
*The smoked chicken wings with no sauce are one of my favorites (I'm not a bbq sauce type of gal)
*You can never go wrong with the soft tacos, you can get chicken, brisket or pork or mix it up if you like (you get two)
*The California burrito with a twist....has brisket instead of Carne Asada. Not sure is on the menu but you can ask for it.

Great patio for people watching and you can even bring your well-behaved dog =)

Happy Hour 3:30 - 6:30 Monday through Saturday.
Sunday Funday
Happy Hour All Day Plus:
$3 Mimosas
$5 Brazen Mary's
$5 House Margs
Must try The Maria Michaladas...and if you're lucky enough you might even run into Maria herself.

Ask Grey the Head Bartender to mix you up something special with his mixologist skills...never disappoints.

And don't forget the Ambulance shot....$2 dolla, make you holla

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
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311 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Fun casual place”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

I liked the chili and had 2 types of BBQ -- st louis ribs and brisket -- both very good. Service was quick and efficient. One can sit outside and listen to the live music from the neighboring restaurant. Good beer list.

Visited November 2013
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Thank neur14
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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Kids may not like it.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

After spending a full day at the zoo, and checking into a nearby hotel late in the evening, the person at the desk recommended this restaurant.

It was late in the evening and close to the hotel making it convenient. It was a bit on the expensive side and I don't think the quality of the food was on par with the cost. Our kids didn't enjoy their meals.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank OutTouring
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Chester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great food lovely bbq flavour”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Service was fantastic we shared the bbq combo 3 meats plus 3 sides excellent value at 25 dollar's. Free parking is also provided

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank DiningExperience
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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Barbeque around”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We always go to Brazen for the barbeque. The sauces are wonderful, and we just can't help eating the brisket. A straight-forward good experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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