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920 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3524
+1 619-477-2244
09:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We tried the ribs mac cheese coleslaw baked beans & pulled pork sandwich. It's worth the amount & fair prices. Sweet tea is good as well plus customer service was pleasantly great. We will be back when in town again. Thank you staff 👍👍

Thank SanditheJedi
Spring, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for delicious BBQ. They serve extra sauce warmed and the sides are delicious; love the coleslaw . Hubby had pork ribs and I had 1/4 chicken. Both done to perfection. This is not a fancy restaurant but clean and comfortable. You get a good amount for the money spent."

Thank Judy W
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I used to eat at bbq pit in the 70's in the old building. The building is nice and clean but doesnt taste the same. Still good just not great.

Thank lucyupmeyer
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I am a San Diego native and have been coming here for 30 years as a child with my parents. Now I usually come with my Mom and my own Daughter. The last 4xs have been horrible and I won't make it a fith. Today I ordered a hot link sandwich and a beef sandwich, almost 13.00(no drinks or sides)... More 

Thank Julianah M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My fathers favorite place for BBQ beef ribs. It's affordable and quick service line. They don't accept credit cards. Country style setting.

Thank Janice K
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Been eating at BBQ Pits in San Diego since the 1950's. The food is simple and just plain good. I wish they had more restaurants around town. Nothing fancy, just really good barbecue and more.

Thank eegnor1
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Seems like you're eating in a school cafeteria. Terrible atmosphere and worse food. They have something called a "BBQ Beef Sandwich", whereby they slice off roast beef full of gristle and cover it in bad BBQ sauce. I couldn't even finish it, and I'm not too picky.

Thank IMjoeB1335
Chula Vista, California
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Wow. I was raised in National City and I had never stopped. Do I regret it!! The environments is somewhat like a cafeteria. The BBQ ribs are made while you order. You can smell the smoker and the BBQ. Those ribs were juicy, and the meat was tender and let's not forget that BBQ sauce made fresh. Fresh corn bread... More 

Thank hac0y7
Bonita, California
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

I've been eating at the Barbecue Pit since the. 50s and the food has been consistently good for over 50 year. It's the best BBQ place in NC. It is family owned. They have beef, ham and ribs that can be ordered as sandwich plates or meal. You can have two sides which can be baked, beans, cole slaw, or... More 

Thank yeguerrero
Tehachapi, California
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418 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Good home style meals. Great ham, Beef and Pork ribs, chicken. Sides are mac salad or cole slaw. Clean, including bathrooms. Nice staff, friendly. One of my favorites in San Diego. Try the beef ribs, they are really good.

Thank Frank S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3524
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-477-2244

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