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That Boy Good

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207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2821
+1 760-433-4227
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recommended to this place from our Wyndham concierge. My hubby is not a really huge BBQ person.... but they had chicken and waffles. He loves them both!!! I love catfish, and we were set!!!! Was really good, and servings were large..... A little pricey, but everything is in Oceanside.... The staff bent over backward to make your experience... More 

Thank 2babybluz
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here several times and this place never disappoints. I have my favorites - the dirty fries with pulled pork, cheese sauce and jalapeño are insane and always enough for two to share. My traveling companion has his favorite - the BBQ ribs - these are not the fall off the bone ribs, these are the gnawing ribs.... More 

Thank Goinawae
Oceanside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Oh my gosh! Those dirty fries are my downfall, so tasty. The staff is friendly and attentive. We've used That Boy Good to cater a big birthday party; they went out of their way to make the dining experience very special.

Thank freykids
Oceanside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The staff is so friendly and accomodating. Food is delish and abundant servings. Finish off with waffle dessert- Yum!

Thank hamblinfam6
Oceanside, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Small, Quaint and can be busy. Try the hot wings, nice and spicy. The service was good and I would go back again

Thank Alan m
Oceanside, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Another great Oceanside Restaurant....delicious BBQ and fixin's. Plan on waiting for a table, but worth it!

Thank jan110451
Azusa, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

You must go and check out this great barbecue and other items like chicken and waffles it was recommended to me bye one of the front desk people at the Best Western Palms Hotel the best hotel in Oceanside or for anywhere around San Diego area. But that boy good is a very good boy

Thank Mechele W
Layton, Utah
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318 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were in Oceanside and thinking that TripAdvisor friends rarely steer us wrong, we decided to eat at That Boy Good for lunch. Maybe this meets California standards for "smoked" meat, but it wouldn't pass muster in the South. We ordered two pulled pork sandwiches and an order of wings. The wings were smoky and hot. The pork on the... More 

Thank Go2theZoo
Kimberly M, Owner at That Boy Good, responded to this review

Hi, Did you happen to speak with your server while you were eating about what you did not like? This is the best approach to getting things rectified to your likings before leaving a restaurant. We would of definitely tried to offer you something else to please your taste buds. We appreciate you giving us a try. We try and... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I was in town for a few days and met up some friends. They suggested we eat at That Boy Good. I ordered the dirty fries and they were very good. I was surprised how good the pulled pork was. Probably the only place in California to get real sweet tea as well. Nice laid back environment with great food... More 

Thank Brandon D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely cannot wait to go back! Something for everyone our 4 kids (10 and under)all loved it as much as us, two tired just traveled halfway across the country parents, can't wait to have that delicious barbecue one more time in April! Found something on the menu for everyone, place has a ton of character, great hospitality, used to live... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-433-4227
Welcome to That Boy Good a Southern BBQ Joint in the heart of downtown Oceanside! We pride ourselves on fresh food made daily from scratch. No MSG's or can products in our kitchen! Chicken and Waffles and Fried Delta Catfish are some of our specialty items, but our BBQ is the best you will find West of the Mississippi! Come in and check us out and see why the locals crave our BBQ! Hope to see ya soon!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?