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Jim's Backyard Barbecue

West Coast Smoke with a Texas Flair

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I placed a big order from Jim's Backyard Barbecue for a multi-family birthday get together.We had about 13 people and ordered the brisket, babyback ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, chili, mac n cheese, cowboy caviar, beans, and cornbread.It was a great meal.The meat was so tender and flavorful.We all ate so much.The group raved the most about the brisket and the pulled pork.The brisket, pulled pork, chili, chicken, cornbread, and cowboy caviar were my personal favorites.Amazing!Also, the portions are huge.Jim was also a pleasure to deal with.He answered all my questions prior to submitting the order, delivered the food exactly on time, and was super friendly to chat with.Overall, it was a great experience.

Sean S

The brisket, chicken, and ribs were very delicious, some of the best I've ever had. Usually BBQ chicken doesn't do it for me, but Jim's chicken was so tender and perfectly flavored. Definitely will look to eat here again and maybe bring a few friends with me too :)

-Ryon R

Jim's custom made orders have been the hit of the party more than once now.  Our favorite is the smoked Turkey and the chili is great too, especially in the fall and winter months.  Thank you, Jim!

Mike G.

Jim's Backyard Barbecue never disappoints.  The brisket, chicken, and smoked cheeses are out of this world.  Highly recommend!

Matt B.

There have been rave reviews about Jim on our local Facebook page and our neighbors mentioned it during a conversation we had to get some for our Friendsgiving. I had a question regarding the chicken and so I reached on the website and was provided a prompt response. I placed my order for pick up 2 days later. They do offer delivery if local as well.

I ordered a half order of brisket (point); 2lbs of pork belly; and 2lbs of chicken. Total was about $150. We had a party of 4 adults and 3 picky kids. Upon pick up the order was quick and easy. It was actually ready before our scheduled pick up time! (Email was sent with estimated time.)

The food was still hot when we started to dig in 30 mins later. The brisket came whole so we had to cut it. Pork belly came in large bite sized pieces. Chicken came chopped per my request.

Everything was sooo delicious, juicy, and flavorful. I'm not too keen on smoke flavored or dry brisket but Jim's totally changed my mind! Blew all of us away. For a party of 4 adults, this would last us 3 meals. We couldn't stop raving about it afterwards!!!

My personal fave is the pork belly. The sauce was sweet, tangy, and had a bite. I couldn't get enough! Brisket was fatty but I love fattier pieces of meat. The chicken looked dry but it was tender and full of flavor! I was pleasantly surprised.

I will definitely order again from Jim's! Very satisfied and highly recommended! B

Maria C

About Jim's Backyard Barbecue

More then 30 Years of Smoked Excellence

Located in Mira Mesa, CA with 30 years of smoking and grilling experience I started Jim's Backyard Barbecue with one smoker and one grill, the encouragement of friends and family and a vision to create the most authentic Texas smoke flavor around.  Today there are seven smokers creating the menu you see here and more on the way.  From pellet grills, stick burners, lump and charcoal briquettes, combined with Just the right wood to compliment the food, and not overpower the flavor, every combination of smoke is just a few hours or a few days away.  Give us a try, you will not be disappointed!