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Mikes BBQ

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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1356 Wesy Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
+1 760-746-4444
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 23:00
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mike's provides a broad selection of barbecued meats. I selected the brisket sandwich with the spicy dressing and barbecue beans. The portion was very large. The price a little high at $12.50. They also have a large selection of craft beer. Surely to meet anyone's taste. Very good overall, but not great.

Thank John F
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went here for the first time and I was so impressed... They have two sections to the restaurant- order and sit down side or the full service side. The full service has tons of TV's to watch any game, great selection of craft beers on tap, wonderful wait staff and excellent food... We tried a little bit of everything!... More 

Thank deesswim
Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband and I were very hungry after a round of golf and felt like eating BBQ. We could have tried Texas Roadhouse, but wanted to try a different place. We lucked out! Mike's had what we wanted; pulled pork sandwich and ribs with beer on tap, which was a dollar off since we were there for their happy hour.... More 

Thank Golfwithcats
West Covina
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Like most BBQ places you order and pick up. They make you feel welcome and appreciated right from the time you walk in the front door. The service is quick, very little time elapses from order to first bite. Very tasty sauce with generous helping of meat. Sides were also tasty. There are two areas to the restaurant, a bar... More 

Thank John C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went to mikes the first time yesterday and was not disappointed. We had a full rack of baby backs and huge (10 Inch) baked potato. Will definitely be going back.

Thank denise h
Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had four adults and one child. Mike's has a great variety of BBQ and all different dishes were good. The best value was a quarter pound of hamburger with a drink and a side for children at $6.99.

Thank diana s
Fallbrook, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I hit Mikes twice this month since I was house-sitting in the area. I wish their draft beers were available while you wait for to go orders: they have a huge list which requires two kiosk/TV screens. Anyway, salad was fresh. There were no half-wilted anything in there. The pulled pork and the 51% sausage 49% chuck burger is unique... More 

Thank Feedbackart
San Diego, California
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146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Casual restaurant with good bbq. Enticing wood fire smells in the parking lot. Prefer the bar to the main dining room. Several overhead screens with sports. Feels clean and maintained. We like to share the ribs and chicken platter. Expect noise and activity. Family friendly. Take out available. Parking is easy. Available for group events. Full bar.

Thank SJR55
Escondido, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you've been to one barbecue place you've been to them all, it seems. Very similar to Phil's but without the long wait in line! I've never had a meal that was bad, but i've also never been wowed by anything, either. Good and prices are ok.

Thank PCHelp4U
Escondido, California
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

As you park your car, you can already smell the woodfired BBQ in the air. Casual restaurant and you order first and then pick up the food when they call your number or name. BBQ chicken and ribs are excellent. We often take out food and they do provide phone ahead ordering for take-out. They also have a banquet room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 Wesy Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-746-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?