Famous Phil’s B.B.Q Opens in Rancho Bernardo – San Diego

By Kira Burks

Phil’s B.B.Q, the #2 rated YELP restaurants in the nation, known for their delicious ribs, chicken, sandwiches, and signature B.B.Q sauce, just opened a new location in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego. This top rated BOE fourth district restaurant has received countless awards including best sandwich on the west coast by famous TV food show, Man vs. Food. Phil’s, a San Diego B.B.Q institution since 1998, has served over one million gallons of Phil’s B.B.Q sauce and is still counting.

Phil’s B.B.Q is known for satisfying its customers’ hunger, but here are six tasty facts about Phil’s that the community will love.

  1. 150+ new jobs: Phil’s will add over 150 new jobs (with great benefits) at the Ranch Bernardo location.
  2. Phil’s believes in sustainability: The new location has LED lighting, 100 percent energy star compliant appliances, dual glazed windows, and a beautiful water tower that is used for water reclamation.
  3. Charity comes first at Phil’s: Phil’s has contributed over one million dollars to various charities in the communities they operate in for over the past 17 years, including over $80,000 in 2015 alone for the Big Brother Big Sisters of San Diego County. Phil’s supports other charitable organization such as Rady Children’s Hospital, and is also dedicated to opening a horse rescue ranch as well.
  4. Great taxpayers: Phil’s new Rancho Bernardo location is expected to generate over five million dollars annually. As a destination restaurant, Phil’s attracts customers from across the world, which will help generate more tax revenue for City of San Diego roads, schools, and the community.
  5. Phil’s Loves Local Craft Brew: Phil’s B.B.Q loves to stock its bar with local craft brews and wines from the area it operates. So if you are in the downtown San Diego area you can taste downtown breweries and in Ranch Bernardo bar expect to taste some of North County’s finest brews.
  6. Phil’s loves selfies: Phil’s new location has a cool selfie station were you can take countless selfies and post them to your Facebook and Twitter. I got a chance to take one, so when you’re there too, make sure you check it out!

Vice Chair Diane Harkey was proud to have her staff celebrate Phil’s amazing grand opening, alongside the Rancho Bernardo Business Association and the San Diego Padres’ Pad Squad. Vice Chair Harkey is committed to returning the gold to California by making it easier for businesses to operate in the state. If you run a business in California, we are here and ready to provide you concierge level service. E-mail Vice Chair Diane Harkey directly at or call 949-724-2578.

Image of a barbecue sandwichTV Show Man Vs. Food Rated Phil’s B.B.Q the Best sandwich on the west coast


Founder, Phil Pace, with Vice Chair Harkey staff.

Phil Pace poses with Harkey staff.Founder, Phil Pace, with Vice Chair Harkey staff.

Ribbon cutting ceremony in Rancho Bernardo.Phil Pace cuts ribbon at new Rancho Bernardo location on April 25, 2016

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