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Lightnin' Jack's

4705 Clairemont Dr, Clairemont Town Square, San Diego, CA 92117-2740
+1 858-270-8227
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good7%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Barbecue, American
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LOCATION
4705 Clairemont Dr, Clairemont Town Square, San Diego, CA 92117-2740
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1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This small business BBQ is the gem of Clairemont Town Square. Located at the corner next to the Reading Theater. This walkin has a varied menu of well made meats, chicken and sides. The BBQ has a smokey and moist taste with generous potions at...More

Thank Stacheck
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This hole in the wall, next to the Town Square Cinemas, offers good BBQ and gives a 10% discount to movie ticket holders. The ribs tend to be greasy, but the other choices are ok.

Thank Darrell92104
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

There is nothing fancy about this place. You order at the counter. Food is brought to you on disposable plates. But the food is outstanding. Best BBQ beef around. Sandwiches come with one side. I always have the Cole slaw, although the fries are great...More

Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Located in San Diego's Clairmont area . You have movie theaters and other food choice in this mall. I had the sampler platter which has good variety of meats from the menu, Pork and beef ribs, 1/4 chix and a spicy link. The sides were...More

Thank SoCalSydney1362
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Very overpriced for the quality and quantity! Mushed, bland potato salad. 'Home style' fries were mostly dry end pieces. Ordinary, plain side dishes. Dry, thin hamburger patty. Pulled pork was stringy with dry, brittle pieces and fat-not good cuts of meat. Fried okra, slaw and...More

Thank lannytops
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Beer on tap, fresh made barbeque, and outdoor dining with a movie theatre next door. What more can I say?

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We were visiting my mom in San Diego and she said we had to go get barbecue sandwiches. Having lived in the south for many years, I have had a lot of barbeque and was somewhat skeptical. I was surprised by the large amount of...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Place used to rock when it first opened. Now it's so bad they don't even give you a pickle with your BBQ and the quality has definitely slipped. It's still edible but not a place we crave like we used to when it first opened...More

Thank R P
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Wow my husband and i went here and were pleasantly surprised very good value for money. Left feeling very satisfied. Found this place after arriving at Phil's BBQ and it was closed as it was Monday. Great friendly service from the counter guy! If I...More

Thank Marglovestravelling
Reviewed 26 April 2013

We ordered the special of the day, pulled pork sandwich with fries & coleslaw. The wife got fried okra too. Gotta say, since we lived in North Carolina for 10 years, we are spoiled on great pulled pork. So, we hesitate to order it from...More

Thank Brad F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 Clairemont Dr, Clairemont Town Square, San Diego, CA 92117-2740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-270-8227
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