Phil's BBQ

BBQ, Bar
$ $
3740 Sports Arena Blvd (at Hancock St.)
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 226-6333
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm



  • 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.
  • Get the Dinosaur Sized Ribs -- mesquite-grilled to a smoky perfection and slathered in their secret BBQ sauce. - Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • be prepared for a long line
  • skip the line. go straight to the bar, take a stool, dine in and order a cold one.
  • A MUST to visit in San Diego!! They've got checkin, beef and veggie choices
  • Make sure you are hungry!
  • Make sure you get the baby back ribs, and don't wear white!
  • They serve you in bar. Skip the line;)
  • 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
  • Go to the bar, order from the bartender. Done & done.
  • If you can handle the long line, your taste buds will have the time of their lives! Amazing BBQ sauce flavor.
  • 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.
  • The Baby Back Ribs Tickler is the best deal on the menu! Ribs, fries, onion rings and coleslaw for six bucks.
  • Skip the long lines and order takeout. In and out in less than 10 mins.
  • Yummy! They put a lot of bbq sauce, so it's nice to order it on the side

Nearby places

7007 Friars Rd (Fashion Valley Rd)
1430 Union St (at W Ash St)
3245 Sports Arena Blvd (at East Dr)