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Phil's BBQ

3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
+1 619-226-6333
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (269 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (213 reviews)
“onion rings” (259 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice food and they truly make it worth the money. Ambient environment. There was several items to choose from but my appetite wasnt as filling. I would only reccomend if you are willing to spend some Big bucks

Thank wooddagreates
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have not visited Phil's in a number of years, so I was brimming with anticipation. However, while exiting my plane, my stomach dropped as I noticed a Phil's BBQ spot inside the airport! Had Phil's begun franchising? Was his original spot on Sports Arena...More

Thank ElFeliz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Exciting to go like a rock concert people waiting in line to go in. Blues music playing . Any Texan or someone from South will be blown away this California place. You get in and greeter seats you . You then go to counter order...More

Thank kayakPhil
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter's boss recommended this place to us and we were pleased. I recommend the Toro fries and the boneless riblets they were very good. The prices are reasonable.

Thank caroleet2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason why Phil's is always crowded. The food is inexpensive and the portions are HUGE. I am a big eater but if you put one of their Broham sandwiches and a Small order of fries in front of me, I will have...More

Thank BeawChan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best BBQ in California. I am originally from the South and really enjoy good BBQ, which is a problem to find in California. This place has fantastic ribs. The chicken is solid as well. They have some very good draft...More

Thank Richbcad
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite crowded here and for good reason. If you decide to go to a bar, you'll get full service and good selection of draft beers. Beans are great as side.

Thank JiriK74
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent BBQ Chicken and Beef Ribs with sides. Kid friendly with a hand washing station that the little ones can reach way to go! Kids Menu with real chicken nuggets.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is popular so expect to wait in line a bit. Cafeteria style where you step up and order and most of the food is ready already. Lots of different options which is nice because I chose the spicier meats while my wife likes...More

Thank Kiersten A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always packed, so expected top notch BBQ. Ribs were tender, but had no smokey flavor. The only flavor came from the sauce which was good. Cole slaw very good, beans average, baked potato nicely cooked, but steamed in foil so no crispy...More

Thank kay k
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Susan M
27 October 2017|
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Response from yuniced | Reviewed this property |
I know that my office did have a catering order delivered. I don't know about individual orders. The website would have the answer.
6 November 2016|
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Response from yuniced | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can request sauce on the side! Extra is better!
Sue P
13 January 2015|
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Response from yuniced | Reviewed this property |
I've been to the Sports Arena and Santee locations. The San Marcos is a new one for me. They are all worth going too!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-226-6333
  • 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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