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Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar

#711 of 3,794 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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441 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-2111
619-816-1990
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
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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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Chipsters56
Los Angeles
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177 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Lynnbrownstone
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank johnmK4883LR
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank JupiterCherry
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank David G
Piedmont, California
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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.

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Thank PiedmontWalker
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank JimUtd
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Richard H
San Diego, California
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310 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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?