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Joey's Smokin Barbeque - CLOSED

6955 El Camino Real, Vons Shopping Center, Carlsbad, CA 92009-4141
+1 760-929-1396
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good16%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
3 Oct 2012
24 Aug 2012
“Joey's smokin barbecue is just that - SMOKIN'”
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6955 El Camino Real, Vons Shopping Center, Carlsbad, CA 92009-4141
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Joey's is good but not great. I use it for take out. Mixed bag: Memphis ribs +, pulled pork ++, baked beans ++, fries --. Ribs are often too fatty and skimpy on the meat side. Counter service is fine; never eaten in, so don't...More

Thank TominCA
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Best Barbeque I have ever tasted and that includes Memphis, Tennessee! I am from the midwest and traveled to Carlsbad for business. I had a most delicious and productive lunch there. The food was delicious; the menu quite extensive, including health choices for those so...More

1  Thank christie992
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Great BBQ as well as a Bistro Heart Healthy Menu. Great choice of how you want to eat every day. Pulled Pork is one of the best in the US from what we hear. Staff is friendly and works hard. Comedy night has professional comedians...More

Thank RamJetCarlsbad
Reviewed 17 February 2012

The brisket here is really good. The servings are quite big, so go hungry.

1  Thank Kay S
Reviewed 13 February 2012

My wife and I stopped here to eat while vacationing. The staff was not friendly and we felt an inconvenience. The food was not terrible but it's worth missing it. If you want real BBQ find a Famous Dave's or Lucille's.

Thank Robfriv
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We ate here while vacationing in the area. The food was good and the prices were good for the amount of food they gave, but the service was lousy. The waiter never mentioned their specials, which we overheard from the other waiter at a table...More

1  Thank mellot
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Great job Doc. Amazing B.B.Q.cant wait to try the rest of your menu.Great favors wonderful Baby backs, we"ll be back again and again. Looking forward to your breakfast dishes, remember clean the plate they see before they eat, favor, color texture, that's cooking folks and...More

1  Thank rodney p
Reviewed 8 December 2009

Went in laterr at night and the bbq was good not terrific but certaintily not bad just average. Would not hurry here but if in the area it is a good chocie.

1  Thank Stevied888
Reviewed 21 August 2009

great spot -- eat outside. had the same thing both times: a full slab of baby back ribs and stone ale to wash it down.

1  Thank ryan88nyc
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Reviewed 14 March 2009

Great place for lunch.

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  • Address: 6955 El Camino Real, Vons Shopping Center, Carlsbad, CA 92009-4141
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-929-1396
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