Best BBQ in San Diego

Check out the top BBQ in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado
1. Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado
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46 local reviews
3302 32nd St, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 619-213-3765
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rosemary
This super popular outdoor BBQ place is just around the corner and it is a favorite with locals. They open at…
Sarah
Go for lunch or dinner - my favorite items are the brisket and pork ribs. Amazing Texas-style BBQ right…
Brianne
2 words... BRISKET SANDWICH. You'll have to visit this place yourself to get the whole vibe. It's AWESOME…
1. Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado
1. Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado
host-0host-1host-2
46 local reviews
3302 32nd St, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 619-213-3765
Rosemary
Rosemary
This super popular outdoor BBQ place is just around the corner and it is a favorite with locals. They open at noon and 6pm and sell…
Sarah
Sarah
Go for lunch or dinner - my favorite items are the brisket and pork ribs. Amazing Texas-style BBQ right around the corner, on 32nd Street. …
Brianne
Brianne
2 words... BRISKET SANDWICH. You'll have to visit this place yourself to get the whole vibe. It's AWESOME. BYOB (liquor store around the…
2. Phil's BBQ
2. Phil's BBQ
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59 local reviews
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 619-226-6333
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jen
Super good BBQ. Don't wait in line! Bypass the line by entering the restaurant and staying to the left side…
Karena
My favorite BBQ place. Easy to get to from Mission Beach via uber or taxi. In it's old location, the line…
Stephanie
While we see no reason to leave OB, a trip to Phil's BBQ is well worth it! Featured on 'Diner's Drive ins &…
2. Phil's BBQ
2. Phil's BBQ
host-0host-1host-2
59 local reviews
3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 619-226-6333
Jen
Jen
Super good BBQ. Don't wait in line! Bypass the line by entering the restaurant and staying to the left side and walking straight into the…
Karena
Karena
My favorite BBQ place. Easy to get to from Mission Beach via uber or taxi. In it's old location, the line would be out the door but for…
Stephanie
Stephanie
While we see no reason to leave OB, a trip to Phil's BBQ is well worth it! Featured on 'Diner's Drive ins & Dives' this eatery sees lines…
3. Iron Pig Alehouse
3. Iron Pig Alehouse
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45 local reviews
1520 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:30 AM
+1 858-412-4299
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jeremy
Texas style BBQ at the Beach - what more could you ask for? They opened in 2015 and offer a solid menu with…
Rich
Great BBQ and huge craft beer selection, right in your own backyard. Affordable happy hour specials as well!…
Mike
Upscale BBQ house by the water serves up straightforward meats & housemade sauce in a sleek setting.
3. Iron Pig Alehouse
3. Iron Pig Alehouse
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45 local reviews
1520 Garnet Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:30 AM
+1 858-412-4299
Jeremy
Jeremy
Texas style BBQ at the Beach - what more could you ask for? They opened in 2015 and offer a solid menu with good service and moderate…
Rich
Rich
Great BBQ and huge craft beer selection, right in your own backyard. Affordable happy hour specials as well! That BBQ smell will bring you…
Mike
Mike
Upscale BBQ house by the water serves up straightforward meats & housemade sauce in a sleek setting.
4. BBQ House
4. BBQ House
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20 local reviews
5025 Newport Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 619-222-4311
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Michelle
BBQ! REALLY good BBQ. Outdoor patio, great local vibe. TV's everywhere. Newport Ave. is the heart of Ocean…
Eric
Amazing BBQ, probably some of the best in the U.S. and I have had BBQ from all over and this place is great…
Jason
A great spot for smoked meat, ribs, chicken, cornbread, excellent BBQ sauce and more. Delivery available on…
4. BBQ House
4. BBQ House
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20 local reviews
5025 Newport Ave, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 619-222-4311
Michelle
Michelle
BBQ! REALLY good BBQ. Outdoor patio, great local vibe. TV's everywhere. Newport Ave. is the heart of Ocean beach.. there are lots of little…
Eric
Eric
Amazing BBQ, probably some of the best in the U.S. and I have had BBQ from all over and this place is great. Awesome atmosphere and beer on…
Jason
Jason
A great spot for smoked meat, ribs, chicken, cornbread, excellent BBQ sauce and more. Delivery available on Uber Eats.
5. Starkeys BBQ
5. Starkeys BBQ
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11 local reviews
3231 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
+1 858-488-2227
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Melissa
Steps away...Great BBQ sandwiches and delicious and cheap breakfast burritos. Plus, the Starkey's used to…
Ryan
Great BBQ and owned by a former tenant in our Surfcomber Vacation Rental. Just let Ryan or Becca Starkey know…
Charles
Full-service BBQ eatery with outdoor seating offering breakfast, meats, classic sides & beer on tap.
5. Starkeys BBQ
5. Starkeys BBQ
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11 local reviews
3231 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
+1 858-488-2227
Melissa
Melissa
Steps away...Great BBQ sandwiches and delicious and cheap breakfast burritos. Plus, the Starkey's used to live in Surfcomber I and are…
Ryan
Ryan
Great BBQ and owned by a former tenant in our Surfcomber Vacation Rental. Just let Ryan or Becca Starkey know you're 'One of the Neighbors'…
Charles
Charles
Full-service BBQ eatery with outdoor seating offering breakfast, meats, classic sides & beer on tap.
6. Phil's BBQ
6. Phil's BBQ
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9 local reviews
17051 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
(858) 312-6161
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Carolyn And Herb
The best BBQ restaurant in our area! The baby back ribs are second to none! You may have to wait for a while…
Yaya
Newly opened BBQ restaurant nearby - the most famous San Diego BBQ restaurant - get yourself a full rack of…
Donna
Best BBQ in town - see the pattern here? You will be smelling this when you get in and out of your car! Mmmmm!
6. Phil's BBQ
6. Phil's BBQ
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9 local reviews
17051 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
(858) 312-6161
Carolyn And Herb
Carolyn And Herb
The best BBQ restaurant in our area! The baby back ribs are second to none! You may have to wait for a while to get in due to its…
Yaya
Yaya
Newly opened BBQ restaurant nearby - the most famous San Diego BBQ restaurant - get yourself a full rack of ribs!
Donna
Donna
Best BBQ in town - see the pattern here? You will be smelling this when you get in and out of your car! Mmmmm!
7. Coop's West Texas BBQ
7. Coop's West Texas BBQ
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13 local reviews
2625 Lemon Grove Ave, Lemon Grove
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 619-589-0478
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rae
This local BBQ hot spot has placed as one of the top 50 BBQs in the world. It also receives rave reviews on…
Bertha
This is the real deal Texas BBQ. It is in the middle of nowhere, San Diego. I come here if i am in the area.
Elizabeth
By far the best BBQ in San Diego. If you eat meat, their pulled pork sandwich is to die for!
7. Coop's West Texas BBQ
7. Coop's West Texas BBQ
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13 local reviews
2625 Lemon Grove Ave, Lemon Grove
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 619-589-0478
Rae
Rae
This local BBQ hot spot has placed as one of the top 50 BBQs in the world. It also receives rave reviews on Yelp and Zagat.
Bertha
Bertha
This is the real deal Texas BBQ. It is in the middle of nowhere, San Diego. I come here if i am in the area.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
By far the best BBQ in San Diego. If you eat meat, their pulled pork sandwich is to die for!
8. Kansas City Barbeque
8. Kansas City Barbeque
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12 local reviews
600 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 619-231-9680
BarRestaurantFood
Cuong
The bar scene in Top Gun was filmed here. Beyond that nugget of interest, stop by and try their pork ribs…
Lauren
Where the Movie TOP GUN was filmed! Small bar, combined with a BBQ restaurant. Grab a beer and sit back
Jocelyn
The bar scene in "Top Gun" was filmed at this easygoing hangout serving hearty plates of BBQ & beer.
8. Kansas City Barbeque
8. Kansas City Barbeque
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12 local reviews
600 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 619-231-9680
Cuong
Cuong
The bar scene in Top Gun was filmed here. Beyond that nugget of interest, stop by and try their pork ribs with extra BBQ sauce!
Lauren
Lauren
Where the Movie TOP GUN was filmed! Small bar, combined with a BBQ restaurant. Grab a beer and sit back
Jocelyn
Jocelyn
The bar scene in "Top Gun" was filmed at this easygoing hangout serving hearty plates of BBQ & beer.
9. Phil's BBQ
9. Phil's BBQ
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8 local reviews
9816 Mission Gorge Road, Santee
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 619-449-7700
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Matthew
Legendary BBQ! There are multiple locations but this is only a 10-15 minute drive or a 30 minute Trolley…
Maura
Best BBQ in town. Must try the El Toro (tri-trip) sandwich
Victoria
Great BBQ. Can be very crowded on the weekends.
9. Phil's BBQ
9. Phil's BBQ
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8 local reviews
9816 Mission Gorge Road, Santee
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 619-449-7700
Matthew
Matthew
Legendary BBQ! There are multiple locations but this is only a 10-15 minute drive or a 30 minute Trolley (let's you off directly behind…
Maura
Maura
Best BBQ in town. Must try the El Toro (tri-trip) sandwich
Victoria
Victoria
Great BBQ. Can be very crowded on the weekends.
10. Mission Bay
10. Mission Bay
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126 local reviews
Mission Bay, San Diego
NeighborhoodPolitical
Kristy
There is a winding path on the east side of the bay with spectacular views & BBQ opportunities. You can find…
Michael
Very nice park on the bay. Less than 10 minute drive. Ample parking (except on holidays). Beautiful views, …
Dominic
Mission Bay park is another fantastic place to enjoy the beautiful San Diego sunshine! Trails are plentiful…
10. Mission Bay
10. Mission Bay
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126 local reviews
Mission Bay, San Diego
Kristy
Kristy
There is a winding path on the east side of the bay with spectacular views & BBQ opportunities. You can find rentals at the Hilton San…
Michael
Michael
Very nice park on the bay. Less than 10 minute drive. Ample parking (except on holidays). Beautiful views, outdoor fitness center,…
Dominic
Dominic
Mission Bay park is another fantastic place to enjoy the beautiful San Diego sunshine! Trails are plentiful and BBQ pits are available
11. manna BBQ
11. manna BBQ
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8 local reviews
4428 Convoy Street, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 858-278-3300
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Peter & Rosario
This is a fun and tasty experience. This too has a wait to it (line) but your hunger will be appeased very…
Jeff
All you can eat Korean BBQ! Great way to starve in the morning and end it with a food coma fashion!
JE & Mela
Tied for first place for Best Korean BBQ in SD. Fair warning, lines are out the door!
11. manna BBQ
11. manna BBQ
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8 local reviews
4428 Convoy Street, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 858-278-3300
Peter & Rosario
Peter & Rosario
This is a fun and tasty experience. This too has a wait to it (line) but your hunger will be appeased very quickly with all you can eat…
Jeff
Jeff
All you can eat Korean BBQ! Great way to starve in the morning and end it with a food coma fashion!
JE & Mela
JE & Mela
Tied for first place for Best Korean BBQ in SD. Fair warning, lines are out the door!
12. N.Y. Giant Pizza
12. N.Y. Giant Pizza
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4 local reviews
12812 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
(858) 538-6868
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Aliece Julie
They deliver, and check yelp for pictures! Super delicious and HUGE pizza, great for a party. Highly recommend…
12. N.Y. Giant Pizza
12. N.Y. Giant Pizza
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4 local reviews
12812 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
(858) 538-6868
Aliece Julie
Aliece Julie
They deliver, and check yelp for pictures! Super delicious and HUGE pizza, great for a party. Highly recommend the BBQ chicken and the white…