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Phil's BBQ

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579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
+1 760-759-1400
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four recently went to Phil's for dinner for the first time. Despite the long line to order at a counter, we enjoyed our food very much. The service was somewhat inconvenient as we had to go to the bar to order beers and then were unable to get a second round from our waiter. He said we'd... More 

Thank Maui2014NMR
Vista, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff is very kind, helpful, can i get you anything service. i like that! ***Plus when i order food to go (picnics at the park), they put food in large containers family style and let me assemble so pulled pork sandwiches are fresher instead of soggy.

Thank Sylvia M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Bar B Q Ever. People are Great, Managers like Danny are the Best. In fact all the Managers are Great. We eat at Phil's at least once a week and take home twice more. Lob you Phil

Thank Lee T
Orange County, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I'll make my review short and simple. THE BEST BBQ PLACE IN SD!!! All of their meat items are really good, moist and yummy,make sure to order their Colossal Onion Rings as well, its very genormous . my personal tip ; skip the line and go straight to the bar , a server would be happy to help you right... More 

Thank eatcooktravel09
Vista, California
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch today with a couple buddies. The food was BBQ at it's best. They offer Beef, pork and chicken and it's all very good. I would recommend the Chicken, very flavorful and moist. Very good service and friendly staff!

Thank rrosol
Perris, California
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Was here for lunch with a co-worker. Was pretty good. Got the boneless rib and chicken combo. Which is awesome that they removed the bones. They only have ribs and chicken. And only one kind of BBQ sauce. But it was good. I had the coleslaw and potato salad as side. The coleslaw was great. The potato salad ok. BUT..... More 

Thank Rebecca A
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We eat at Phil's frequently and have never been disappointed. There price are reasonable especially considering the size of the portions which are always huge. If there is a drawback it is the noise. Because of the way the tables are set up and the layout of the eating area, it is very loud and you have to raise your... More 

San Marcos, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had Phil cater our 4th of July celebration and everyone loved the food. The Baby Back Ribs are delicious!

Thank Diana T
Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A guy wearing a manager label on his tshirt kept taking walk ins with To Go orders ahead of customers who were in the line before the new people walked up to place a To Go order. That and his "so what? That's how we do it! " attitude chased us and other customers out to find other places to... More 

Thank prevere
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you cant be in the South... be at Phil's. They are always good- hot food, good sides, and a nice restaurant. Good for kids and families

Thank Michele G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?