Phil's BBQ. What a different style of bbq. It's not Texas, it's not Memphis, it's San Diego style! My friends first told me about this a couple of years ago, and ever since I first tried it, I never gave a review/blog on it, so this is the perfect time. This place is big, and yet still gets a long line outside of the door that it eventually curves outside and ends up being near the store next to it. It's just that good! It looks like a more BBQish style (if there is a such thing) with wood tables, wood decorations, Americana kinda feeling. The workers are quite nice and helpful if you have any questions about the food, but as for me, I knew what I wanted before I even got to the restaurant.
Right when we got there around 11:30am (Opened up at 11:00am), there was already a line outside the door. When I asked one of the workers, she was telling me that the line was already long before they even opened! Truly a masterpiece! As you go through the line, you happen to see the menu above so that you can prepare yourself prior to the order. The menu and pricing is below:
I would say their specialty here is the ribs. I always make sure I get the baby back ribs. For this time, I also tried the "El Toro" which has thinly sliced grilled Tri-Tip in it and hella dredged in their house bbq sauce. Also, you can't forget about those Colossal Onion Rings. They are quite the treat. The food is below:
One word, BOMB. These were quite a surprise in your mouth. If I had to describe the taste of their sauce, it would be more tangy sweet sauce. It was really something. The tri-tip was thinly sliced and yet, quite juicy. The sauce was absorbed into the bread and made the sandwich soo messy that I used up a ton of napkins. Hahaha. The ribs were amazing! They would easily fall off the bone, and had that smoke ring that was desired. I even prefer the chard taste of the bbq, which gave it a smokey taste. Yummers! The onion rings, the one thing I was craving for a long time was good. Kinda of greasy, but good. If I was right, I think they are more on the sweet side than other onion rings, and they weren't bread crumbs for the batter. They were more flour, if anything. I would definitely recommend this place, but I personally, wouldn't eat here all the time because I wouldn't want to ruin the taste of it for me. It is definitely a place worth coming to multiple times a year, or if I could have that for parties....ohhh mannnn. Come on out to Phil's BBQ where you will definitely leave full and happy!
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