San Diego, CA

This is the Best Barbeque Local in California and Maybe Even in the US, According to Yelp Reviews

Diana Rus
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With over 15,000 total reviews on Yelp and 9363 out of them being 5 stars reviews, Phil’s BBQ is the best-reviewed barbeque restaurant in San Diego and in California.

Phil's BBQ is a barbeque restaurant that was founded by Phil Pace. Its first store opened in 1998 in San Diego's Mission Hills neighborhood.

They've subsequently grown to four restaurant locations, with new sites at San Diego International Airport and Petco Park. The restaurants have garnered positive feedback in terms of both reviews and success.
Phil's BBQPhoto byPhil's BBQ/Facebook

Since 1998, BBQ lovers across San Diego County have turned to restaurateur Phil Pace to satisfy a singular craving: mesquite grilled baby back and beef ribs, chicken, and sandwiches. Serving thousands of customers a day from a diverse clientele of skateboarders to Bentleys, Phil has built his foundation on consistency, quality, freshness, and friendly service.

The Phil's experience and menu remain characterized by the friendly atmosphere, great food, and large quantities.

Phil has built his foundation on consistency, quality, freshness, and friendly service.

"We thrive on providing each guest with the 'Phil's Experience', which basically comes down to organized chaos. The biggest reason behind our success is our loyal customers who have supported us and waited in line for a taste of BBQ since '98." - Phil Pace


3750 Sports Arena Blvd San Diego, CA 92110


For more than two decades, BBQ fans in San Diego County have come to restaurateur Phil Pace to satiate a single craving: grilled ribs, chicken, beef, and sandwiches. Phil's BBQ, beloved by locals and visitors alike, is the most award-winning and talked-about BBQ in San Diego.

Phil does not come from a long line of Barbeque experts. Instead, he created a top-secret recipe for BBQ rubs and sauce from scratch, following his father's advice to only cook what he knows best and treat staff like family.

Phil has been a fast-casual eating pioneer since the first restaurant opened, offering San Diego residents and people that come from other states what they want, delicious BBQ. Taking care of consumers, satisfying their appetites, and supporting them has always been the top priority.
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My name is Diana Rus, and I'm a Romanian content writer with a passion for exploring the world and sharing my experiences with others. I studied Marketing at University and have a master's degree in Marketing Research. My true passion lies in writing, and in my articles, I share my thoughts and ideas on a variety of topics, including interesting places from the US and around the world, history, and important events.


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