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Coops Barbecue

2625 Lemon Grove Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2912
+1 619-589-0478
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Best BBQ in San Diego area”
2 weeks ago
“Best BBQ around”
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2625 Lemon Grove Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2912
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coops is a basic no frills BBQ place and has a sister Fried Chicken place next door. Their BBQ is one of the best in San Diego with good smoked flavour. They also have a wide selection of meats and sausages. Definitely my favourite in...More

Thank gzau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting from out of town and a family member and suggested we go here for lunch. I am so glad he took me here. It was one of the best barbecue meals I've ever had. You get tons of food in your order...More

Thank Angel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally tried this place.today is Wednesday and it was packed. Small place , but it seemed most people were take outs. We ordered the Tip plate @ $13.99, it was the special. The tip and two sides. We chose the greens and rice and beans....More

Thank nonny1947
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my meal at this restaurant. The staff was very friendly. I had Texas beef brisket. It was extremely tender but several pieces had a lot of fat. I also tried the beans and they were delicious. A fun place and worthy of a...More

Thank law&order
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Came here with a friend that wanted to try the place. Hmmm a little hole in the wall place, WOW this place is worth the visit. They only have a couple of tables and it's usually standing room only. Order, pick up and take it...More

Thank LLYNNandJJ
Reviewed 25 September 2016

In had the beef brisket and a taste of the rib tips. The beef brisket was moist and had a good barbecue flavor. I don't usually use sauce, but tried the regular and it enhanced the flavor. Could have used more vegetables...the collard greens were...More

Thank dmt209
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is great BBQ! The parking lot can be full, but, if you like great BBQ look no further. The place is not fancy, but you have come for the food. You can get the food to take out.

Thank Ivan E
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Located in Lemon Grove, Coop's may be a bit out of the way for many San Diegans, but it is a destination well rewarded for a diner's efforts. Located at the front of a small strip mall, Coop's West Texas BBQ and The Chicken Coop,...More

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I have had lunch here several times and it's always excellent. Not crazy about the new chicken they serve across the way BUT the original BBQ is outstanding. Today I tried the Spud-B-Que, a very large baked potato stuffed with Beef brisket, cheese, butter and...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We are from Texas so expectations were high when we heard about coops. Sweet tea, homemade cornbread, and sides. Sauce was great with different options and healthy portions. Brisket was a little dry but besides that ribs, portions, and service on point! Just look for...More

Thank niecey55
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Do you have gluten free options?
20 June 2016|
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Response from Cynthia R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but you could "google" them and find their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2625 Lemon Grove Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2912 (Formerly Barnes BBQ)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lemon Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 619-589-0478
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