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Abbey's Bar-B-Q

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9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
00:00 - 23:59
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

For lease sign up... Place is closed. Drove from Del Mar to find it closed at 2AM. Disappointing. Great review and states that its open 24 hours but save your self the disappointment and find another 24hour spot.

Thank Hamdi K
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Best beef bar-b-q sandwiches in town! I've eaten lunch here many times. During lunch rush, there may be a wait, but the food is wonderful, worth the wait!

Thank SteveK619
Alpine, California
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259 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times. One of my favorite meals is the Cowboy Rice Bowl. It's a bed of rice, covered in beans with two types of meat. I put in extra barbecue sauce and it is awesome. The staff is very friendly and the food served quickly. The seating is almost picnic type, lots of large tables and... More 

Thank 10ringtraveler
San Diego, CA
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Food very good. Generous servings. Order at the counter and then go get your food. We got a coupon to try it. Chips were stale. Good value for BBQ.

Thank pchampion25
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Texas BBQ (as it is known in the community) is a family owned and operated restaurant and has been around for decades. In the '90s it was the Bible for BBQ and considered a real treat. Over the years, the quality has declined or perhaps we are more BBQ savvy. The restaurant, which is colorfully decorated in Americana, is focused... More 

Thank Lynn N
San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I'm here pretty much once a week for some great barbecue near my office. The best is the brisket, but all the meats are great and slow smoked from very early in the morning. It can get really crowded at lunch, and it's certainly not an upscale atmosphere, but the food is great.

Thank Rob S
El Cajon, California
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104 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Meat was dry, BBQ too sweet. Cashier was not friendly. I mentioned the Abbeys real Texas BBQ on Miramar if the were the same the cahsier started running them down, not good when I feel they are the best in town to hear a competitor bad mouth them. Also had hotlinks and they were overcooked and dry Will not be... More 

Thank Mike M
Chandler, Arizona
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We were in San Diego for several days on vacation and one of the places we planned on visiting was Phil's to get some barbecue. Unfortunately we went on Monday and discovered they were closed. So we did a quick search and discovered Abbey's. So we drove over there. It is located in a strip mall and the interior is... More 

Thank azdodgerfan
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

After being in Texas for a few weeks, and sampling the best, I was not expecting anything comparable in San Diego. Don't get me wrong, this place was good.. but just Average by Texas Standards. The side dishes certainly WERE good, just fine by any standard. I had Brisket and it looked smoked a bit but didn't quite have the... More 

Thank Booogiemann
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

I like going to this place for the pork sandwich, which is pretty good. The service is not very good and it's been closed a couple of times I went. The ribs don't look very good, but I haven't tried them. I give this place three starts for the inconsistency and service. The sandwich, coleslaw and fries are typically good.

Thank Daniella A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858)279-RIBS

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?