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The Phil’s BBQ revolution keeps growing. They have just opened a seventh location in Rancho Bernardo, serving out some of their signature, award-winning barbeque that keeps fans lining up for more. Order up some beefy ribs, barbecued chicken and char-grilled beef. The 7,720 square foot site also includes a full bar with local microbrews and specialty cocktails, big TVs and a state-of-the-art sound system. 17051 W Bernardo Drive, Rancho Bernardo. philsbbq.net Chris Cantore

According to USA TODAY 10Best readers, San Diego’s Phil’s BBQ is the ‘Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Atmosphere’ in the U.S.A.

Located in Terminal 2, Phil’s BBQ at the airport opened in Fall 2013.

The poll, conducted by Airport Revenue News (ARN), focused specially on atmosphere, design, and layout, plus its ability to “promote relaxation and make you forget you’re at the airport.”

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Atmosphere were as follows:


  1. Phil’s BBQ - San Diego International Airport
  2. Cafeteria 15L - Sacramento International Airport
  3. Timber Ridge - Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  4. Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill - McCarran International Airport
  5. Dallas Cowboys Club - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  6. 42nd St. Oyster Bar - Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  7. ICE Dishes & Drinks - Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  8. Shoyu - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  9. Deep Blue Sushi - John F. Kennedy International Airport
  10. Silver Diner - Baltimore-Washington International Airport

Source: DiscoverSD