Sure, Memorial Day is right around the corner, but we’re claiming today, May 16th, National Barbecue Day, as the unofficial start of summer. Now, if you’re not ready to bust out the Weber on this meat-lover’s holiday, we understand — so, here are five joints serving some of the best barbecue in San Diego according to your homies at YEW!
COOP’S WEST TEXAS BBQ
2625 Lemon Grove Ave. Lemon Grove, CA 91945
For a genuine Southern dining experience, check out Coop’s West Texas BBQ in Lemon Grove. Piles of Texas-style BBQ including ribs, brisket and jerk chicken served with homestyle side dishes. No frills, no thrills, just great food at great prices in a chill environment.
IRON PIG ALEHOUSE
1520 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
THAT BOY GOOD
207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
GRAND OLE BBQ Y ASADO
3302 32nd St, San Diego, CA 92104
Hailed as San Diego’s best barbecue spot since opening three years ago, Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado serves kick-ass Central Texas-style BBQ and Argentinean grilled meats in a relaxed outdoor space in South Park. Even cooler, they just started construction on Grand Ole BBQ – Flinn Springs. A small community in El Cajon, the new location will serve BBQ, steaks, burgers, chili, pies, and tons of beer and cocktails with live music, horseshoes, and indoor and outdoor seating. Opening this summer.
CALI COMFORT BBQ
8910 Troy St. Spring Valley, CA 91977