Abbey's Real Texas BBQ


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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

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Promotional value expires Sep 18, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only, not valid for takeout. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only at Miramar location. Not valid for daily specials, family special, sampler special, a la carte items (meats by the pound, whole slabs of ribs, or whole chicken), or Happy Hour specials. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12 for $20 worth of Texas-style barbecue, valid Monday–Friday after 3 p.m. or anytime on Saturday or Sunday
  • $25 for $40 worth of Texas-style barbecue for four or more
  • $12 for $20 worth of Texas-style barbecue, valid any time
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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 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.

Customer Reviews

1064 Ratings

Glad to see they are doing great in their new location. We've been fans of their delicious BBQ for years, Delicious!
Beth L. · 7 days ago
The food was amazing and the service was great. Super friendly and helpful staff.
Brittany L. · October 15, 2016
Staff always super friendly, very fast service and quality food - We love this place!!
Marta H. · October 14, 2016
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    6904 Miramar Rd.

    Suite 211

    San Diego, CA 92121


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