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Phil's BBQ

579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
+1 760-759-1400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (26 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (29 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing ribs and great service: Food: Fall off the bone back ribs with a very flavorful sauce is a must try! Side veggies had a good variety and cook well but not over done. Service: Very friendly. Ask if we had ever been there and...More

Thank Denis D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had BBQ pulled pork and it was good as expected. Phil's had a very good reputation as a BBQ and my single experience there confirmed that they deserve the 4-5 stars. If you don't have a favorite non-franchise BBQ joint, you are safe with...More

Thank xhotelcritic
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Whenever I come to California to visit my grandkids, we always make sure to eat at Phil’s. The food is excellent, the portions are beyond generous, and the staff is fun and friendly.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great Barbegue. Real smoked meat with lots of choices. All food is consistently good. Family style options. Lot of sports in tv (quiet). Interactive owners will always assure good food and make you feel welcome.

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

First off I have been overly spoiled with BBQ experiences from Texas through the south and Carolina’s, so if your going to be more than average you gotta have your A game! SoCal is an area that does not have much of a BBQ market...More

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Love Phil's but why do I have to ask for a knife? Would have told this to Phil's directly but the website has no "contact us" there. Give us a knife with our fork.

Thank CARedflame
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The food is great. The Service is top notch beginning with the greeting, the order taking, and ensuring that everything was going great for us. Two of us spilt the full rib rack and two sides. The other two spilt the $9.99 large pulled pork...More

Thank MN_TravellerMsp
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Phil's BBQ is something of a legendary chainlette in San Diego, and I noticed on the map that one was just down the way from a shop we were patronizing on Grand Avenue. This is not the original store, and it is in a strip...More

Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This restaurant is known for its BBQ Ribs but they offer chicken also. My fiends say they love it because the give you lots of meat and Sauce! I personally liked the Chicken and asked for lite sauce (as don't cover it with sauce....just a...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This place is always busy because the food and customer service are consistently good. We had a great time! We were with friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. This place is terrific!

Thank Holly P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: 579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-759-1400
  • 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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