I think Phil's BBQ has some good menu items. Good grilled chicken, ribs, pulled pork sandwiches are okay... Great seating area in the back is its major plus. What I'd like to clear up for the good people of San Diego is this: Phil's BBQ is NOT BBQ. Barbecue, my friends, is low and slow smokin' with tenderness and lovin'.
What Phil's does is lightly smoke their ribs in some back room until its an ugly grey colour, then take it out front to be grilled and slathered with an obscenely hot and sweet glow in the dark red bbq sauce. To those of us who have experienced good low and slow BBQ in Bandera, Texas, Carolina mustard based Q or Memphis' best rib, I think you all know what I'm talking about. To those of you who don't know, then yes, try Phil's... then take a drive up the Five (I-5) to Encinitas when you've got time and try Big Jim's Old South Bar-B-Q. It's the closest thing we've got to good Q in San Diego.
Tip: Sometimes Restaurant.com has gift certificate 60% off restaurant coupon codes where you end up spending $4 for a $20 gift certificate. Big Jim's is one of the restaurants listing certificates on that website. It's a good deal!