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Phil's BBQ

579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
+1 760-759-1400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef ribs” (26 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (23 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food at reasonable prices. Always a bit crowded, but if you have a long line try going to the bar if you can as they serve food there too.

Thank PeterLorenzo
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

If you're in the mood for Barbecue food this is the place to go. Fun, Clean and a good place too as a stopover.

Thank Boltman54
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to eat while in San Marcos. We were a arty of 6 and we all ordered different combinations. Everything was delicious !! We loved it so much that we purchased their BBQ sauce for ourselves. Fast, friendly service.

Thank kims1232015
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Do you like BBQ? And always are looking for the best BBQ around? Well stop looking. This is it!! Phil's BBQ. The food is above average and the portions are LARGE. There is no table service. You order at the counter and then find your...More

Thank wflovestotravel
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Service fast. Bus person extremely helpful. Gift cards make fantastic thank you gifts for excellent service or tips.

Thank gigi1shari2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Love their food, but the lines can be outrageous! Sometimes its best to call in an order, pick it up and enjoy this at home

Thank coley5454
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Pulled pork sandwich (very much recommend) and onion rings. Onion rings were a little disappointing - a little mushy. May have been because I was there when they had just opened for lunch. Excellent service and very friendly.

Thank David D
Reviewed 30 July 2017

BBQ food is above average. But, there is no table service. One has to stand in line, which is usually long and sometimes out the door, order their food from a cashier and then pick it up at the counter when ready. Seems to me...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend today for lunch. FYI, the entrance is actually on the right side. The front door is actually the take out/catering area. Once you enter, you follow the yellow feet prints on the floor to the large menu hanging on the wall...More

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were in Escondido this weekend and were craving some good barbecue after our movie. This place popped up with good reviews and it was on our way home so we settled on it. It's difficult to find a good barbecue spot that is worth...More

Thank Cris514
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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The San Diego site was featured on the Travel Channel's Man Vs. Food. Great food and interesting ordering/food pickup venue. All ages welcome.
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