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“Great BBQ”
Review of Phil's BBQ

Phil's BBQ
Ranked #28 of 4,776 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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).
Miami,Fl
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We tried Phil's BBQ because of Trip Advisor.The food was very good.The portions were large.
We went early on the day we arrived in San DIego,So,we were not bothered with any lines.You place your order,pay,then sit down.When your number is called you get your food.
A few days later,we were in the area and saw a line to get inside. It is good BBQ....We're glad that we tried it....

  • Visited April 2013
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Tampa, FL
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“Tons of Food!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

The portion for the tri tip sandwich was more than I could eat (especially since a trip to Extraordinary Desserts was in my immediate future). I've had better BBQ, but I had to go to Texas to get it. The signs indicate they routinely get large crowds here--they tell you the wait time from certain points outside!

Visited April 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Best BBQ. Very casual. Love this place.”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

You order at the counter then pick up. The pulled pork is amazing. The ribs are delish and plentiful. Yummy BBQ chicken. The onion rings are to die for.
Great bbq. Go hungry.

  • Visited May 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Great BBQ”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Long lines - but line moves fast and the food is great. Not dining atmosphere - just eating. Prices are good. So many things to eat.

Visited July 2012
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Massachusetts
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“Heaven for carnivores”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Oh dear Lord in heaven. Yes, it's usually mobbed, with a line out the door. (Tip: takeout will get those delicious ribs into your mouth far more quickly.) Yes, it's not some secret hole in the wall. Is it authentic BBQ? Hella yes. Messy, mouthwatering, and you can smell it from the Kobey Swap Meet. It's a San Diego must, if you are a fan of getting your hands and face dirty on smoky, sexy BBQ.

  • Visited July 2012
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