Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Diego

Expert recommended Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in San Diego, California. All of our barbecue restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


3750 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92110 Directions

Since 1998

Chicken Deluxe, Chopped Salad, BBQ Chili Nachos, Brisket, Fried Rice, Pork, Pit Plates, Broham, Chicken Breast, Beans, Fried Green Tomatoes, Bacon Deluxe, Burgers, Crispy Coleslaw, Harlem Potato Salad, Drinks, Chicken Wings, Fresh Fries, Homemade Sides, Salads, Pork Porto Sandwich, Quarter Rib Dinner, Sides & Pulled Chicken Cheesesteak

Phil's BBQ has built his foundation on consistency, quality, freshness, and robust and friendly service. It has been serving thousands of customers a day from a diverse clientele of skateboarders to Bentleys. Their teams are happy to caters to all your special events. The restaurant's biggest reason behind their success is their loyal clients who have supported. Phil's BBQ is to satisfy your cravings, and assisting customers has always been the number one priority. They offer for BBQ lovers across San Diego County have turned to fulfill a unique need. They are also serving in Point Loma, San Marcos, Santee, and Rancho.

Best BBQ by San Diego Magazine

Price: Starts from $4.50

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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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1127 West Morena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92110 Directions

Since 2009

BBQ Beans, Fried Rice, Chicken Deluxe, Pit Plates, Chicken, Chopped Salad, Potato Salad, Homemade Sides, Pork, Pork Porto Sandwich, Pulled Chicken Cheese Steak, Crispy Coleslaw, Burgers, Bacon Deluxe, Fresh Fries, Fried Green Tomatoes, Chicken Wings, Brisket, Chili Nachos, Pulled Pork Fries, Sides & Smoked Beef Brisket

Bull's Smokin BBQ specializes in real Carolina-Style slow-cooked meats and fast service. It has also featured the most substantial beef ribs in the world. Their teams are famous for their excellent smoked meats and gourmet sides. All their food is made in the restaurant, including their home-made to-die-for mac-n-cheese, Bull's Fries, Bull's Beans, and more. They offer happy hours deals start from Mon to Fri at (2:00 pm . 6:00 pm). Try their pulled pork, and brisket is smoked for 11-14 hours and chicken, and pork and beef ribs are smoked for 3 hours. Dog-friendly patio, outdoor seating, catering services, and take-out options are available. Reservations are accepted.

Price: Starts from $5.95

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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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8910 Troy Street, Spring Valley, San Diego, CA 91977 Directions

Since 2008

Troy Street Tacos, Pork Ribs, Chicken Plate, Combo Plate, Ribs, Pulled Pork Plate, Brisket Plate, Tri-Tip Plate, Chris Ello's Pulled Pork Sandwich, Smoked Brisket Sandwich, Jake Palet's Tri-Tip Cheese Steak, Tommy's Tri-Tip Sandwich, Mac and Cheese, Country Fried Steak and Eggs, Chipotle Black Bean Burger, Desserts, Beverages & Tri-Tip Salad

Cali Comfort BBQ is one of the highest-quality of BBQ restaurants in San Diego. Their pitmasters have dedicated themselves to the art of live-fire cooking. The Cali BBQ teams always treat you like one of the family. The barbecue all of their meats are seasoned with their specialty Cali Dry Rubs in the Ole Hickory Smoker with select California cooking wood. Savor their specialty sides wedding barbecue beans, beer-battered onion rings, and JalapeƱo cheddar cornbread. Free wi-fi, delivery services, take-out options, outdoor seatings are available.

Price: Starts from $7.99

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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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