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Mikes BBQ

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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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1356 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029-2299
+1 760-746-4444
09:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 23:00
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139 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived during Saturday night rush hour and were given the option for “counter service” rather than restaurant or bar service. It worked well for us since we were there for the food and did not mind simple tables and picking up our BBQ Brisket baskets at the counter when called. The food was ample enough that we seniors could... More 

Thank Roadrunner5527
Escondido, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It is first of all very noisy. The ribs I ordered were tough and not very meaty. We don't live far from the restaurant so it is convenient for us. The parking lot shares with many other stores in the shopping center so it is usually crowded. It is a get in line and order and then pickup our order... More 

Thank Scottielover5
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Mike's provides a broad selection of barbecued meats. I selected the brisket sandwich with the spicy dressing and barbecue beans. The portion was very large. The price a little high at $12.50. They also have a large selection of craft beer. Surely to meet anyone's taste. Very good overall, but not great.

Thank John F
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went here for the first time and I was so impressed... They have two sections to the restaurant- order and sit down side or the full service side. The full service has tons of TV's to watch any game, great selection of craft beers on tap, wonderful wait staff and excellent food... We tried a little bit of everything!... More 

Thank deesswim
Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband and I were very hungry after a round of golf and felt like eating BBQ. We could have tried Texas Roadhouse, but wanted to try a different place. We lucked out! Mike's had what we wanted; pulled pork sandwich and ribs with beer on tap, which was a dollar off since we were there for their happy hour.... More 

Thank Golfwithcats
West Covina
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Like most BBQ places you order and pick up. They make you feel welcome and appreciated right from the time you walk in the front door. The service is quick, very little time elapses from order to first bite. Very tasty sauce with generous helping of meat. Sides were also tasty. There are two areas to the restaurant, a bar... More 

Thank John C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went to mikes the first time yesterday and was not disappointed. We had a full rack of baby backs and huge (10 Inch) baked potato. Will definitely be going back.

Thank denise h
Long Beach, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had four adults and one child. Mike's has a great variety of BBQ and all different dishes were good. The best value was a quarter pound of hamburger with a drink and a side for children at $6.99.

Thank diana s
Fallbrook, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I hit Mikes twice this month since I was house-sitting in the area. I wish their draft beers were available while you wait for to go orders: they have a huge list which requires two kiosk/TV screens. Anyway, salad was fresh. There were no half-wilted anything in there. The pulled pork and the 51% sausage 49% chuck burger is unique... More 

Thank Feedbackart
San Diego, California
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Casual restaurant with good bbq. Enticing wood fire smells in the parking lot. Prefer the bar to the main dining room. Several overhead screens with sports. Feels clean and maintained. We like to share the ribs and chicken platter. Expect noise and activity. Family friendly. Take out available. Parking is easy. Available for group events. Full bar.

Thank SJR55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029-2299
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-746-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?