BBQ Restaurants in Carlsbad


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  • Guahan Grill
    Guahan Grill doesn't just use its food to give diners a taste of Guam's cuisine. Instead, it tries to give them a small taste of the island lifestyle. Owner Carlsky Quichocho hoped to share his passion for his home, so he assembled a team that would commit to creating the recipes he grew up loving, as well as a few contemporary renditions of those favorites. Barbecued meats appear prominently throughout the menu, as do dishes with distinctively tropical ingredients, such as the shrimp saut?ed in coconut milk and the platter of fried spam and portuguese sausage. To accompany this hearty, casual cooking, the restaurant offers a selection of beers by the pint or the bottle. Beer in hand, it becomes that much easier to relax amid Guahan Grill's island-themed decor. Artwork depicting palm trees adorns one of the sunset orange walls, and the entire bar is built from sturdy bamboo stalks. To keep the vibe even more mellow and laid-back, the sound system plays a steady stream of island music and recorded lectures explaining the complex intricacies of applying for a home loan.
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    4259 Oceanside Blvd.
    Oceanside, CA US
  • That Boy Good
    That Boy Good BBQ in Oceanside, CA is proud to have been named Best New American restaurant in 2014. With an extensive menu of tasty barbecue and side dishes, the restaurant strives to give its customers great service in a welcoming atmosphere, along with delicious food at a reasonable price. The menu is widely varied and includes all the standard favorites and many other entrees, side dishes and desserts. Their blog, TBG Beer Program, introduces customers to new and exciting facts about beer. They feature happy hour on certain days of the week that usually run from 2pm to 6pm. A menu favorite is the chicken and waffles and they also serve up fresh fried catfish with all the fixin’s. They offer catering for special events, weddings, corporate gatherings or any type of celebration. Choose from platters or meats by the pound. Chef Mark Millwood creates a taste sensation for every palate serving southern-style barbecue daily.
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    207 North Coast Highway
    Oceanside, CA US
  • Smokey J's Pit Bar Bq
    For classic barbecue, head to Smokey J's Pit Bar Bq in Oceanside's Fire Mountain district. Dieters beware — Smokey J's Pit Bar Bq does not offer low-fat cuisine. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Smokey J's Pit Bar Bq has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Take it nice and easy at Smokey J's Pit Bar Bq, where casual dress is the rule of the day. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Smokey J's Pit Bar Bq. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
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    2251 South El Camino Real
    Oceanside, CA US
  • Famous Dave's
    Famous Dave’s dishes out a hearty menu of downhome barbecue drawing on founder Dave Anderson's 25 years of culinary exploration and experimentation. Diners can kick off the carnivorous carnival with buffalo-style shrimp ($9.99) sporting spicy cornmeal breading and tiny Bills jerseys. To sate hungrier stomachs, pit masters slow-smoke ribs over smoldering sweet hickory fires to create the Big Slab of 12 ribs ($22.99). After first passing through a sauce-slathered shrink ray, Dave’s BBQ Buddies ($9.99) offer bite-size versions of the restaurant’s most popular sandwiches, including Georgia pork, Texas brisket, pulled chicken, and hot link sausage. Afterwards, a lineup of sugary treats, such as Dave’s famous bread pudding smothered in pecan-praline sauce and vanilla-bean ice cream ($6.99), pleases even the sweetest of teeth. The laidback barbecue mecca also keeps eyes and ears entertained with its playful décor and blues- and klezmer-spiced soundtrack. Diehards can join Famous Dave's P.I.G. Club, designed to keep members current on the restaurant's happenings via email.
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    303 Vista Village Dr
    Vista, CA US
  • Brett's BBQ
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Brett's BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in Encinitas. Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both. With Brett's BBQ's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Take the kids along too — Brett's BBQ is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Brett's BBQ. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Brett's BBQ patrons come in casual attire. If time is of the essence, Brett's BBQ's take-out option may be a better fit. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Brett's BBQ's tasty dishes at your next party. Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot. Brett's BBQ makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Brett's BBQ.
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    1505 Encinitas Blvd
    Encinitas, CA US
  • Mike's BBQ
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Mike's BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in Escondido. Dieters beware — Mike's BBQ does not offer low-fat cuisine. The bar at Mike's BBQ is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Mike's BBQ. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Mike's BBQ. Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Mike's BBQ, you can surf the web and get some work done. Come order a flavorful feast at Mike's BBQ, and sit outside if it's nice! The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. Can't get enough of Mike's BBQ's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Mike's BBQ is centrally located near many parking lot options. A typical meal at Mike's BBQ will set you back less than $30.
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    1356 W Valley Pkwy
    Escondido, CA US
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