People don’t just like to eat at Phil’s BBQ – they like to talk about eating at Phil’s BBQ, according to some new stats from the business review website, Yelp.
Yelp’s official blog just released its year-in-review list for 2013, highlighting the 10 most reviewed businesses across the country over last year.
Turns out, San Diego’s popular barbecue eatery, Phil’s BBQ, was ranked No. 2 on the list of most “Yelped” about places – and was the only San Diego restaurant to make the cut.
According to Yelp, Phil’s BBQ – which has locations in Point Loma, Santee, San Marcos, Petco Park and the San Diego International Airport – received a total of 1,852 recommended reviews in 2013, with 986 of those being five-star ratings. To date, Yelp says the BBQ spot has received nearly 6,500 total reviews on their website.
With all that chatter, the restaurant maintains a four-and-a-half star average rating on Yelp.
The local eatery ranked second only to Los Angeles-based restaurant, Bottega Louie, which Yelp says received 2,193 recommended reviews over the year and boasts more than 7,000 total reviews to date.
Other businesses that made Yelp’s top 10 most reviewed across the nation for 2013 include, in order: Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco; Wurstküche in Los Angeles; Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles; Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City; Ippudo NY in New York City; Brenda's French Soul Food in San Francisco; The Halal Guys in New York City; and Founding Farmers in Washington, D.C.
Phil’s BBQ first opened in San Diego in 1998. Since then, the restaurant has served more than one million pounds of BBQ sauce, according to its website.
The company’s Point Loma location is currently closed for a $1 million renovation and is scheduled to reopen on Feb. 11.