Phil's BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for a Barbecue in San Diego.

1. Phil's BBQ

9.3
3740 Sports Arena Blvd (at Hancock St.), San Diego, CA
BBQ Joint · Midway District · 446 tips and reviews

Jeremy P.Jeremy Pritchard: Hands down the best BBQ in town...Broham Sandwich with the Coleslaw on the bun + onion rings and a cold bottle of Lost Abbey...amazing!

Edward A.Edward Aguilar: Must try the Best of Both - Pork Ribs & Chick-Less. I ordered mine with the sauce on the side. But the sauce is awesome, too!

David S.David Sternlight: Some of the best beef BBQ and sandwiches on the West Coast. Worth a trip from Los Angeles. To avoid long lines, call ahead for take-out and make a picnic.

BBQ House is one of The 15 Best Places for a Barbecue in San Diego.

2. BBQ House

9.0
5025 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA
BBQ Joint · Ocean Beach · 35 tips and reviews

Sara S.Sara Skowron: So yummy! Some of the best ribs I've had!!

S_J L.S_J L: pretty good BBQ place ;P beef ribs n southern style pork were delicious. it was my first time trying the sloppy joe burrito n it was pretty tasty♡

Evana R.Evana Rüt: In love with their ribs, also their Californian style burger with pulled pork is worth to try!

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3. Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

8.7
3302 32nd St (at Thorn St), San Diego, CA
BBQ Joint · North Park · 10 tips and reviews

Tina S.Tina S.: Brisket, pork, chicken.... it's all yummy!

Ryan F.Ryan Ford: Best BBQ is SD. I really like the brisket. And it's BYOB.

Roger M.Roger Ma: Brisket, beef ribs, lamb shoulders....they are all so damn good! 👌

Jeong Won Korean BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for a Barbecue in San Diego.

4. Jeong Won Korean BBQ

8.7
4690 Convoy St (at Engineer Rd), San Diego, CA
Korean Restaurant · Kearny Mesa · 28 tips and reviews

KoKo S.KoKo SD: Get the marinated beef short ribs!

Sarah P.Sarah Pattynama: Beef brisket, green veggies, and bean sprouts--all my favs!!

Em Pinky D.Em Pinky Dang: By far the best Korean BBQ we've ever experienced. Top-notch service and friendly environment, the food selection at the buffet line to pick your own meat and side items was amazing quality.

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5. Taegukgi Korean BBQ House

8.7
7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #501, San Diego, CA
Korean Restaurant · Kearny Mesa · 29 tips and reviews

Steve L.Steve Leonard: Try the Kalbi (BBQ beef short ribs). You won't be disappointed.

Maad A.Maad Alhudairy: Bring your appetite!! I had the beef brisket and was absolutely fantastic. Service here is so phenomenal!!

Alex W.Alex Wrecks: Trendy decor and music, although the layout reminds me of pig feeding troughs. Marinated pork ribs and beer lava lamps are awesome. There's tons of parking and its across the street from karaoke

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6. Iron Pig Alehouse

9.0
1520 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA
BBQ Joint · Pacific Beach · 10 tips and reviews

SalSal: The meat of the sliced brisket is super tender! All my friends were super happy with the meat here

Nick O.Nick Olas: Brisket. That is all

R. N.R. Nightfox: Pulled Pork is amazing, friendly staff and great beer selection

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7. CUCINA urbana

9.5
505 Laurel St (at 5th Ave), San Diego, CA
Italian Restaurant · Park West · 151 tips and reviews

Nicole L.Nicole Lingner: THIS IS MY FAV PLACE IN THE COUNTRY. It all works, knowledgeable staff, ambiance...food! Must order: Polenta of the day, chicken liver pate, short rib pappardelle, bittersweet chocolate budino, yum! Read more.

Steven Y.Steven Y: Wine bottles at retail plus $8 corkage fee; mushroom and fennel sausage pizza with truffle oil, short rib tagliatelle, strawberry tiramisu are awesome

Michael N.Michael Newton: Short rib pappardelle is excellent. Also great shrimp puttanesca and my favorite wine pricing method!

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8. Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

8.8
7510 Hazard Center Dr. Unit 215, San Diego, CA
BBQ Joint · Mission Valley East · 16 tips and reviews

Beran Y.Beran Young: All of the barbecue is excellent here!

Marie G.Marie G: Carolina ribs, mac n cheese, sweet corn. Sit in bar area!

Robert H.Robert Hernandez: Beef barbecue

Phil's BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for a Barbecue in San Diego.

9. Phil's BBQ

8.9
17051 W Bernardo Dr (Rancho Bernardo Road), San Diego, CA
BBQ Joint · Rancho Bernardo · 7 tips and reviews

Greta M.Greta Marsh: Baby back ribs, grilled corn, macaroni salad

Luis B.Luis Bernal: ribs were great

Joey H.Joey Hernandez: biggest of all the Phil's spots in San Diego. love their ribs. beans and Mac salad are delicious as well!!

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10. Petco Park

9.4
100 Park Blvd (at Tony Gwynn Dr), San Diego, CA
Baseball Stadium · East Village · 229 tips and reviews

Ryan W.Ryan Wolf: Randy Jones BBQ sliced brisket sandwhich, get it and make sure to add more BBQ sauce!

MarkMark: Get a Randy Jones BBQ sliced brisket sandwich (w/ extra sauce) in center field. Go to the Hall Of Fame Bar in left (if it's a blowout) & the Ballpark Brews stand on the first base side for good beer.

Brett D.Brett Domue: Get the El Toro from Phil's BBQ in left field. Huge, great deal, and tastier than at the restaurant!

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11. Great Maple

9.0
1451 Washington St (btwn Lincoln & Cleveland Ave), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · University Heights · 106 tips and reviews

Kris V.Kris Viesselman: Beef brisket hash is an incredible hangover cure

Jeremy J.Jeremy Jacobowitz: Fantastic brunch!! Worth the wait for sure! Love the bloody Mary options! The smoked brisket hash is the perfect brunch dish! Too many things I have to go back and try!

Jeremy J.Jeremy Jacobowitz: Perfect brunch spot!! Loves the number of bloody Marys, and the smoked brisket hash is what brunch is all about! Too many things I have to go back and try!

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12. Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

9.2
2202 4th Ave (btwn Ivy & Juniper St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Park West · 55 tips and reviews

The Bailey Gardiner TeamThe Bailey Gardiner Team: The crispy BBQ pork tacos are fantastic

MontroAcademy.comMontroAcademy.com: Short Ribs entree is delicious. Plus the double baked potatoes is out of this world

Jen J.Jen Johnson: Love pretty much everything about this place! Try the Braised Bacon-Green Apple Salad and Crispy BBQ Braised Pork Tacos. Read more.

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13. Carnitas' Snack Shack

9.5
2632 University Ave (at Oregon St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · North Park · 180 tips and reviews

Martin L.Martin Lindsay: Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich - Pork three ways: breaded cutlet, fried; succulent pulled pork; crispy bacon; all in one sandwich!

John D.John Diaz: The pulled pork sandwich was amazing. 3 kinds of meat? Fabulous.

Tyler T.Tyler Tremelling: Ribs on a bed of tots... Who could ask for more..?!

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14. Searsucker

8.9
611 5th Ave (at Market St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Gaslamp · 235 tips and reviews

Morgin S.Morgin Soulds: Best pulled pork sandwich ever hands down! Must try!!

Cherilyn C.Cherilyn Collins - Accounting/Bookkeeping: The BBQ sandwich is great or anything with their BBQ sauce on it!

astamiastami: Seriously amazing food. Loved the short ribs, shrimp and grits, beef tartare, and the pork belly... and I ain't a pork belly kind of girl.

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15. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station

9.1
2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116 (at Simms Rd), San Diego, CA
Brewery · Naval Training Center · 180 tips and reviews

Allan D.Allan Dean: Recommend the Boar Ribs with Kimchi; very flavorful.

Walter C.Walter Crittenden: The pulled chicken & wild boar BBQ sandwich was amazing!

Curtis M.Curtis Mori: Red Wine Braised Short Rib was awesome!