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Barbecue Cuisine at Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.


63% of 495 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

The family at this barbecue hot spot cooks beef brisket for 18–24 hours in a cast-iron smoker and makes Texas-style side dishes in-house

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 10th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for a la carte items or happy hour specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy the Picassos of the pit with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of Texas-style barbecue for two or more
  • $25 for $60 worth of Texas-style barbecue for four or more

The menu includes barbecue sandwiches with chicken or sausage hot links ($6.89) and plates topped with beef ribs ($23.99), pork ribs ($21.99), or both ($24.99).

Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ

After moving to San Diego in 1987, Matt Shlemon walked into a Texas-style barbecue restaurant, and was floored by the smoky flavor. Convinced that this was the best food he had ever tasted, Matt scribbled a number onto a napkin, offering to buy the restaurant right then and there. The best part? It wasn't even for sale. Regardless, the ensuing hours of negotiations paid off, and the Shlemon family soon found themselves with a Zagat-rated eatery.

To prepare for the monumental task of recreating a region’s iconic cuisine, Matt and his wife, Athena, traveled to roadside barbecue joints throughout Texas to ask patrons for their thoughts. They learned numerous tips and tricks during this sojourn, many of which they incorporated into their business. Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ's signature beef brisket, for example, slow cooks for 18–24 hours inside a hand-built, cast-iron smoker from Texas, which the Shlemons stoke with a mesquite, green oak, and Red Hots, the candies that never stop burning. Elsewhere, they cook the brisket with the fat-cap for holding in the flavor. And, like any good Texan cookbook, the menu makes room for everything from pork spareribs to sausage hot links, as well as housemade side dishes.

The Texan and American flags proudly hang over the counter, and the walls’ collection of longhorn skulls, wooden wagon wheels, and Texas license plates evoke even more of the Lone Star State’s character. Black-and-white checkered cloths adorn each table, helping catch any stray morsels of sauce or homemade coleslaw, and adding to the distinctively down-home ambiance.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


This restaurant has character, personal and friendly owners

Chris H., 9/15/12

I had the sampler platter and highly recommend it. Everything was cooked perfectly.

Howard Kirshner


63% of 495 customers recommend

  • “Beef briskit is to die for! A real must try!!”

  • “Come hungry, they have large portions! ”

  • “the brisket is outstanding”

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    6904 Miramar Rd.

    Suite 211

    San Diego, California 92121


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