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Backyard Kitchen and Tap

4.4
118 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fun
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Backyard Kitchen and Tap is a Coastal American Eatery located just steps away from Crystal Pier in the heart of Pacific Beach. It features an expansive outdoor patio flanked by living walls, an indoor/outdoor bar, cabanas and a fire pit. We pride ourselves on craft food and cocktails in a relaxing yet entertaining atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Californian
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Hours of operation
Mondays: 4pm-2am
Lunch: Daily TUES - SUN; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Daily 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(858) 859-2593
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel England
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Boulevard
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Parking details
There is street parking located on Garnet Avenue as well as the cross street on Mission Boulevard. There is also a paid parking lot located directly behind our location. Please do not park in the Denny's parking lot, they will tow your car.
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Entertainment
Muck Fondays

ALL DAY
50% off Industry Beverage |30% off Industry Food (w/ proof of employment)

3-CL
Backyard BBQ
All you can eat BBQ Platter
Ribs / Chicken / Brisket
$4 Local Beer (14oz)
$15 Local Pitchers of Beer

Taco Tuesdays

3-CL
Food Specials
$4 Pacifico
$6 Don Julio
$4 Corona / Modelo

Wine Down Wednesdays

3-CL
50% off Bottles of Wine / Chandon
$2 off Glasses of Wine
$7 Craft Cocktails

Throwback Thursdays

3-CL
$5 / Sailor Jerry
$5 / Smirnoff
$5 / Jack

Saturday

9-3
$6 Bloody Bar
$6 Mimosa
$6 Manmosa (with Sofie)
$16 Bottle of Jroget

Tiki Sundays

ALL DAY
$10 off Pitchers of Tiki Cocktails
$7 Tiki Cocktails
$5 Sailor Jerry Shots

9-3
$6 Bloody Bar
$6 Mimosa
$6 Manmosa (with Sofie)
$16 Bottle of Jroget
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Special events & promotions
For parties or special events, please email: events@backyardpb.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 118 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

We were seated by the hostess and it took 22 minutes to have someone come to our table after I got up to ask the host if anyone was coming. Our portion was very small and I believe it was because they were trying to get us our food fast to make up for waiting so long. It was a special occasion, a first date that just went didn’t start off rite by waiting for our first round of drinks. I love this place I was just disappointed this time.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great place. Great food!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Thought the food was good and the service was friendly. Had a great cocktail and seafood. Family friendly until later then becomes more of a bar scene. Definitely would recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Noise was too loud

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We arrived and were told even though we made a reservation, they had no tables available. It was super loud and the hostess was rude, so we did not stick around.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The restaurant reaches atomic bomb levels of noise. Can't even hear someone across the table or the waitress can't hear your order.
Other than that, the food was good.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very large restaurant with two bar areas. Great food and drinks, moderately priced. Reserved outdoor table and they set inside which was disappointing. Had large group, our waitress could have used help, slow to get our orders and foos. Overall would go again, maybe with smaller group

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious breakfast, chicken n waffles, gravy and biscuits, mimosa flight, Bloody Mary, fun, lively, great outdoor seating. We had tried 2 other nearby restaurants with long lines and happened into Backyard. So glad we did. They should have long lines based on our experience. We went back again a week later it was so good!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great sports bar with delicious food!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I love Backyard. Great for brunch and the service is amazing! Go before 11 because it starts to get noisy.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good food and ditto on the drink selection..

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Nice variety of comfort food and beers. Ribs, mac and cheese, fish and chips, and fish tacos all hit the spot.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We started with their excellent Brussels sprouts and chips with blue cheese dip. We all ordered Bison burgers with sweet potato fries. Outstanding! For dessert we shared chocolate dipped strawberries which was a Valentine’s Day special, and the apple crumble. We will definitely be going back soon!

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife was almost bitten by a dog that was at the bar. Later we found out that my mother in law was told to go to the other side of the bar to get to the restroom. My wife, who was with our 2 year old daughter, didn’t get that advise and was nearly bit by the the dog. Cleary they knew that the dog was mean but let it in anyways!

Unreal.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Came on a day with beautiful weather, which was nice because the partial open roof setting let in just the right amount of sunlight. Their bar (indoors) was open for seating as well. Brunch food was good - I highly recommend the chicken and waffles!

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Tried out for restaurant week, not too impressive. The service was so slow, even to get our drinks. We ordered beers, which were served in warm plastic glasses. The food was good, but nothing special. When we were leaving, the girls at the front desk were too busy talking to each other to say goodbye as we walked out the front door.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Backyard Kitchen and Tap has a friendly casual vibe, large bar down in Pacific Beach. Tried a few dishes during restaurant week. The fried calamari was fun with a few surprises in the basket— fried slices of lemons and pepperonchinis. Shrimp was very good with pesto guacamole dip. We also had the ceviche, cheeseburger and sweet potato fries. They were all well prepared and tasty. The ahi burger is served rare, seared top and bottom. We had a good time and will come back.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

I picked this restaurant to try during San Diego Restaurant Week. Located in Pacific Beach, so parking is always terrible.

Overall experience was fine. Staff was friendly and attentive. I brought my big dog. They brought her a bowl of water right away. There is also a doggie menu for your pet.

Unfortunately, our food service was very slow. It took a long time to get our appetizers, which was delicious. Our main dishes were under cooked, I could not even eat mine. We ran out of time, so we did not send our food back. We boxed our food to go. Not sure if my son will eat it.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Restaurant week

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice casual fun place with good foods. We will go back there again.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Attentive staff, decent portions, really good St. Louis ribs! Pretty open on a Thursday evening. We'll go back when it's warmer.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We tried out this restaurant during Restaurant Week. Enjoyed the food. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Casual dining with good food (roasted cauliflower) . Nice bar area and open outdoor concept.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Requested a table on the patio for 12 but were seated inside at a table for 12 persons. Experience was less impressive than 2 years before for this group size in terms of the quality of the food and the general atmosphere. Still worthwhile but experience depends very much on where you sit. Inside is like most sportsbars overwhelming with LED screens. Outside booths are more laud back Cali style coastal dining

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food and variety and great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

So dog friendly they even have a special dog's menu! Great burgers, large portions and good service. We went on Christmas Day as we were staying in the area. It was not busy and our server was attentive and very helpful. Fun place for a weekend lunch and the brunch menu looks great - good comfort food with fresh ingredients.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We really enjoyed the Backyard Kitchen and Tap. We had a variety of items (spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts, chili, pulled pork, a salad, a burger, mac and cheese, sweet potato fries and regular fries) and EVERYTHING was excellent. There was live music that started at 7:30 and the band was quite good also. Lastly, the service was great.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Server was great...can't remember her name, but she is a math major! Love the ambiance and the booths :)
TVs we a little loud, had to shout to talk to my friends...
Overall awesome.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great menu with lots of varied selections. Everyone in our large group of 15 found things they liked. They accommodated our group size easily. But it was NOISY! I didn’t help that hundreds of “Santa’s” descended upon the place during a stop on their pub crawl. Looked like fun for that crowd but it made for an uncomfortable time for our dinner group.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving dinner with the family. We were so glad that they offered a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including a turkey and ham carving station, as well as the regular menu. The food was amazing!! Service was just okay, but will definitely go back again - probably for happy hour.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for Thanksgiving . Food was great everything went good. All the fixings.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

This is definitely a 'have to try' spot. The food is good, nice variety on the menu...limited beer selection which is surprising for a bar. The ambiance is well designed and enjoyable.

Come hungry, the portions are generous.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Place was defiantly a noisy place, but food made up for it. Very good pulled pork flatbread and the beef brisket was amazing.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Awesome grub

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

This is a great place for adults but not so much for adults with kids. The atmosphere was just to loud and for MNF to many people crowding up on your groups table/booth.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was good drinks where good but too light on alcohol the old fashioned did not taste like a old fashioned it tasted watered down

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic experience. Love the different indoor/outdoor settings. Great menu selection. Adult and kids menus. Fantastic drink menu.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

It was about 5:30 when we arrived, it was super loud...lots of football fans. Tons of big screen TV's and bar seating.
It quieted down a bit by 6:30. Food was good, service was friendly, good timing and good beer selection.

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2.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was horrible.. beautiful restaurant and bar, so much potential

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