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Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar

#852 of 3,868 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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441 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-2111
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Everett, Washington
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

On a visit to San Diego we tried this place three years ago and really enjoyed it. On this trip I ordered the combo brisket and barbecue ribs. The service was quick and the order didn't take very long. I also have the mashed potatoes and red beans and rice side. The first thing I noticed was that the ribs... More 

Thank silvertips2015
Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Open air restaurant in downtown San Diego with its own parking lot. Lots of yummie smokehouse meat in my "Smokehouse Salad." They accommodated my gluten-free need but still served salad with onion straws so it had to be remade $9.99. My husband had the Brisket sandwich with onion straws $9.99. It was okay. Didn't like having to swat away flies... More 

Thank Chipsters56
Los Angeles
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189 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Everything about their food is amazing--from the moist meat, to the delicious sauces and rubs. Their sides are yummy, too. The restaurant decor is wonderful.

Thank Lynnbrownstone
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food was fantastic! The location was across from the hotel and there are other restaurants and bars located in the area.

Thank johnmK4883LR
Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I usually don't care for BBQ but I tried Brazen once, mostly thanks to the way it smelled, and now I go every time I'm in San Diego. I highly recommend the brisket, but my favorite is the tri-tip. My husband is all about the pulled pork, and we both love the B.R.A.G. sauce (I even have a bottle in... More 

Thank JupiterCherry
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant atmosphere was great. The outdoor seating was nice with a great View. The beef brisket was very tender and moist and you was able to add your own sauce which made it excellent. The chili with the beans and brisket was on point. The ribs were so tender that the meat fell off the bones. The toast was... More 

Thank David G
Piedmont, California
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Menu said that the Texas brisket was "juicy" - not! Plenty of meat, but it was very lean and required quite a bit of chewing and sauce to eat it. Mashed potatoes were good.

Thank PiedmontWalker
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice bbq, quick seated service, we had a mixture of chicken, pork, brisket along with Texas toast and cornbread. The food was quickly served and full of flavour. I wasn't a big fan of the toast but the pulled pork was delicious. Easy to find and park. Highly recommend, reasonably priced too.

Thank JimUtd
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Had wings and meat combo. All was lovely. Tri Tip was great as were the links. BBQ sauces were really good. Nice friendly service. Sat on the patio watching the world go by eating great smoked meats.

Thank Richard H
San Diego, California
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364 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

the service was very good clean inside and the food was good had the brisket and some ribs and both were good

Thank randy7496

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 441 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-2111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-816-1990

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