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Phil's BBQ

17051 W Bernardo Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127-1457
+1 858-312-6161
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
“cole slaw” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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17051 W Bernardo Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127-1457
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After driving past this place a few times, I decided to give it a try after a hard day work. It’s a great sportsbar with the food and drinks. The ribs had an good taste and the staff was very helpful, and not that typical...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm told that this is the best place to get BBQ in San Diego and I believe it. I at with family and tried the ribless, chickless, ribs, and smoked sausage. All were good. The BBQ sauce is awesome. The food was served quickly. The...More

Thank kimcheeboy
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I had only eaten here once before and it was excellent....this trip, not so much, although their sauce is really very good. I just wanted a quick sandwich and a drink and opted for the Tri-Tip Sand. Ample amount of meat and sauce but the...More

1  Thank Rogeopirate
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Came here for lunch and enjoyed their tri-tip sandwich. plenty of parking. nice staff. lots of sports playing on hd.

1  Thank Manny L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Just a drive-by lunch after a business meeting, and saw it on the side of the road. I was most pleasantly surprised! They actually have a small, quarter rib plate to keep the diet in control (though they load that with the same heaping pile...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Phil's BBQ is the most popular BBQ restaurant in San Diego. They always have big lines to get in. However their BBQ is only ok. They don't really smoked their near and just put a lot of sauce on top

Thank gzau
Reviewed 14 September 2017

BBQ does not get any better than this. Talk about getting your money's worth, be careful about how much you order, the servings are huge. And I have tried the chicken, baby back ribs and the pulled pork. ( Not all at once of course)...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It's not a San Diego trip without Phil's bbq... Every time I make it to San Diego I get Phil's, and every time it makes me happy. I stick with the ribs, either beer or pork. I get the fries, and I put on vinegar...More

Thank grand c
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you are not a BBQ fan, this place is not for you! The baby back ribs are some of the best that I have had, and that includes Kansas City, Texas, Memphis and North Carolina. A full rack (12-14) is enough for two adults,...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Phil's has the best ribs on the planet. The chicken is also great. The ambiance is very casual so perfect for that last minute let's get something to eat.

Thank Frederick M
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25 February 2017|
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Response from williamn179 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure I was driving from Vegas to Mexico and just stopped for the food and thought it was super great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 17051 W Bernardo Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127-1457
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Bernardo
  • Phone Number: +1 858-312-6161
  • E-mail
At Phils BBQ we combine the best barbecue, legendary service, and the biggest value to create a fast, casual, and fun experience. Our baby back, beef, and chicken dinners all come with your choice of sides, our most popular are the fresh cut fries and colossal onion rings! The full service bar features the tastiest craft beer in SD and tickers surround the restaurant so you can keep up with all your sports. We also cater! Phil's bbq has been awarded best bbq catering in SD year after year.
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