Named the #1 Restaurant in San Diego.
— Urban Spoon
Your first bite of Phil’s award- winning barbecue brings visions of a honey-sauce brush and hickory smoke.”
— Sign On San Diego
Being acclaimed as the best barbecue restaurant in San Diego says volumes.”
— San Diegan

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Renowned San Diego BBQ pit master, Phil Pace, features his highly awarded, grilled baby back ribs, beef ribs, chicken, and sandwiches. San Diego Magazine has named Phil’s BBQ the best BBQ in San Diego 10 years running. Phil’s masterful cooking process starts with his flavorful spice rub and basting sauce (both top secret recipes). He then gently smokes the ribs and chicken, until they are fall-off-the-bone tender. His “magic” ovens impart an intense smoked flavor favored by the ten thousand satisfied guests dining at his restaurant every week. More than just a great cook, Phil works hard to create the “Phil’s Experience.” He playfully describes the experience as organized chaos. His loyal customers know better, as his staff focuses on creating a positive experience for each individual guest. Extensively involved in the San Diego community, Phil’s BBQ has contributed over half a million dollars to local children’s charities over the past fifteen years.

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