Phil's BBQ

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3740 Sports Arena Blvd (at Hancock St.)
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 226-6333
Tue–Thu, Sun: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
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Get the Dinosaur Sized Ribs -- mesquite-grilled to a smoky perfection and slathered in their secret BBQ sauce. - Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
Travel Channel
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 16:43
be prepared for a long line
Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 18:08
Enjoy the gorgeous San Diego weather and snag a table on one of two outdoor patios!
Visit San Diego
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 14:48
skip the line. go straight to the bar, take a stool, dine in and order a cold one.
Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 17:39
Get the El Toto. It's a char-grilled deli sliced tri-tip topped with special BBQ sauce on a bun. As seen on Travel Channel's Best Sandwich in America.
Travel Channel
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:45
The BBQ here knocked my socks off. Figuratively, of course. Now, during a 1983 trip to Salvador, Brazil, I tasted BBQ that literally knocked my socks off. But there were also voodoo doctors present.
The Most Interesting Man in the World
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 20:00
Go to Phil's BBQ and eat an entire rack of baby back ribs. Roll yourself out of there.
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 10:53
Seriously the best onion rings around! Small is more than enough to share with 2 other people
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 20:26
Don't wait in line. Check the bar for available seating and if there ate empy stools BYPASS THE LINE and go straight to the bar to order food.
Monday, March 15, 2010 - 10:55
Go to the bar, order from the bartender. Done & done.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 13:23
Skip the long lines and order takeout. In and out in less than 10 mins.
Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 19:01
Food here is awesome. Everyone knows that. But they've also got the coolest hand-dryers in the bathrooms. They dry your hands up in a jiffy after washing all the BBQ sauce off 'em.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 22:47
Best BBQ in San Diego hands down!
Friday, October 29, 2010 - 16:08
skip the beef ribs, go straight for the pork
Friday, January 8, 2010 - 11:30
A MUST to visit in San Diego!! They've got checkin, beef and veggie choices
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 19:54
Make sure you are hungry!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 16:28
Make sure you get the baby back ribs, and don't wear white!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 16:50
They serve you in bar. Skip the line;)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 18:39
If you go to Phil's and the line is too long here is what I do. Call from the menu at the front door. They will tell you 20 min, but wait 5 and walk into the pickup line, pay and get your food. Gre
Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 20:45
I grew up in the South and had all kinds of BBQ. I did not think you could have such flavourful beef ribs in San Diego. Service is fast but go during off hours to avoid waiting in a long line.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 08:14