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Phil's BBQ

3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-226-6333
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef ribs” (255 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (201 reviews)
“onion rings” (294 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Claims to be the best in Sandiego, Its not bad but if this is the best BBQ in SanDiego I feel sorry for Sandiegans. Group of friends tried everything on the menu. Potato salad bla, beans soso, Tritip dry, Beef ribs tough, Pork ribs were...More

1  Thank David d
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Very friendly staff, amazing BBQ. Clean, nice atmosphere. Before you enter Phil's they have their menu ,so you see what they have before you go inside.enjoyed ourselves, we will definitely be back.

Thank littlemiss41
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Attended a party in the Midway area event center. Food was excellent, facility very nice, staff accommodating.

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 21 December 2015

My wife and I took 2 adult sons here after a plane flight. We got both beef and baby back ribs. food was really good and we had to get to go boxes. The only problem was that when we needed to use restroom before...More

Thank gottcoke
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Great place to eat. The food is definitely a winner with me. Recommend anyone looking for good bbq to go there for lunch or dinner. You won't be disappointed.

Thank James D
Reviewed 21 December 2015

All I can say is people who like the taste of vinegar or tobasco in their bbq will love this place.....I'm use to bbq that use hot peppers to heat up the sauce. Went in because of the reviews and was very disappointed. I don't...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

The line to wait to get into the restaurant can sometimes be upto a 45 minute wait or longer and the line wraps around the building. I personally dont mind because the food was great and i love their bbq sauce. I like that they...More

Thank Senia0306
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Although I'm not ordinarily fond of places where you order your food at the counter, Phils has to be the exception. The food was totally delicious, and servers were attentive and responsive even though the place was packed. Both pork and beef ribs were tender...More

Thank Uphilldeb
Reviewed 17 December 2015

If you are craving some good barbeque in San Diego, definitely visit Phils for some nice tasty barbeque. Great for family, friends and work setting. Always have the welcome feeling to this restaurant that you don't get from other restaurants.

1  Thank lednerg
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

I was thinking Phil's bbq was another bbq restaurant only, I was wrong. My family was really satisfied with all the meat we ordered. Food is yummy, reasonable price.Excellent food!!!

1  Thank LynetteH712
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Questions & Answers
6 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
I would think that you could request them without sauce
Sue P
14 January 2015|
Response from HereIGoJJ | Property representative |
Hello Sue! We have three locations in San Diego county: Sports Arena Blvd (Point Loma/ Midway area), Santee (East County), and San Marcos (North County.) You can find out more information and addresses on our website. Thanks!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-226-6333
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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).
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