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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” (262 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (210 reviews)
“onion rings” (259 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-5129
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Baby back ribs and all the sides are delicious! This is the place to go if your craving bar b que! Highly recommend!

Thank reneem830
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We traveled from the UK to San Diego and Phil's was on our list of 'must do'. We were not disappointed! Big portions as you expect in the US, but so tasty & juicy. It's everything we had hoped it would be & we will...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I guess it depends on your taste buds or if you've never had superb barbecue before. People rave about this place so we decided to try it. We ordered pork ribs, chicken and beef. It was very dry, over cooked and the sauce was pretty...More

Thank Irene F
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This place has a long wait, but pretty good food (I've lived in Austin and not many other barbecues can impress!) Meat is moist, chop is a must try, the sauce is delicious, worth mopping up. Which brings me to the reason for taking off...More

Thank Pony101
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is the place to be for BBQ. I have never been disappointed. Great ambiance relaxed fun, great for a get together or riding solo on the bar. The menu is good pork beef chicken bbq, beans are awesome the coleslaw is ok the colossal...More

Thank seis1nueve
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I have been a huge Phils fan for over 10 years. I was a regular at the goldfinch location back before the sports arena location opened. Phils has never once let me down. The food is always amazing. I stick with the beef ribs and...More

1  Thank grand c
Reviewed 22 February 2016

They now have 3 locations with another one on the way! The pork BBQ ribs are cooked to perfection, and their house made sauce is excellent. The onion rings are good, just don't order them to go because they get soggy. If you don't want...More

Thank alevimana
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We came to have dinner. We actually went really late as there was a line outside the door earlier in the day! To our surprise ordering was quick, we got out food quick too! The food was quite delicious, they have several meats with bbq,...More

Thank Priscilla A
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I visited Phil's BBQ in San Diego Airport before departure. I had a sandwich with meat with potato salad. The portion was large and I could not eat them up. Good performance on cost.

Thank YacchanAmarone
Reviewed 20 February 2016

As a newly transplant to San Diego, one of the places I bookmarked before even moving down here was Phil's. 7500+ reviews, 4.5 rating. As the weekend rolled around and the GF visiting, we made our way here on Saturday afternoon. Parking was a breeze,...More

Thank Toa B
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Questions & Answers
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.
5 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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