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“awesome ribs”
Review of Phil's BBQ

Phil's BBQ
Ranked #26 of 4,749 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For the past 17 years, BBQ lovers across San Diego County have turned to restaurateur Phil Pace to satisfy a singular craving: mesquite-grilled baby back ribs, beef ribs, chicken and sandwiches. Serving thousands of customers a day from a diverse clientele of skateboarders to Bentleys, Phil has built his foundation on consistency, quality, freshness, and friendly service. "We thrive on providing each guest with the 'Phil's Experience', which basically comes down to organized chaos," laughs owner Phil Pace. "The biggest reason behind our success is our loyal customers who have supported us and waited in line for a taste of BBQ for the past fifteen years. "Since opening its doors in San Diego in 1998, Phil's BBQ has served over one million pounds of BBQ sauce (enough to fill Shamu's tank).
Colchester, Canada
1 review
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“awesome ribs”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

great rib sauce...amazing amount of food...huge rack of ribs
awesome onion rings
very busy but worth the wait

Visited February 2013
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“Worth the wait in line”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Phil's rocks. We love this place and we find it worth the wait even for take out. Definitely a hit. We took our food to go and had a great BBQ picnic at a park. I love that you could also buy the dust for our own cookouts.

  • Visited August 2012
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San Diego
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“Avg BBQ”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

I think it is good BBQ for San Diego but overall it lacks. I have had better BBQ in many places but if somebody asked me where to go for BBQ in San Diego I would point them here.

  • Visited May 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Love the BBQ”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Who doesn't love a good BBQ? I sure do! This is the best BBQ place in San Diego - hands down. They have an excellent selection of different types of BBQ meats. There is a big crowd always, but that's ok, because the food is worth it. THeir special brewed sauce is amazing. The ambiance is worth it, and so is the food.

  • Visited September 2012
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San Diego
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“PHIL'S BBQ”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

The best BBQ in San Diego. Excellent selection of all kinds of BBQ meats.
Always a crowd and wait can be frustrating but worth it for the food. Price seems a little on the high side, but again, worth it

Visited November 2012
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