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10/10/11Provided by Citysearch
If you want some Ribs I definatly recommend this place from the outside it looks like a little hole in the wall but the ribs are out of this world!!!!!! The flavor is unique and comes in 3 different spice levels.when i first got introduced to phillips while pregnant it became one of my cravings and its funny because I never was big on ribs but i sure lov e me some phillips. I go there every chance i get. some may say its a lil pricy but you pay for what you get......some MEATY FINGER-LICKING GOOD BBQ RIBS
04/05/11Provided by Citysearch
The food is delicious! But, the service is awful. James, the person that takes telephone orders was very rude. When I asked him to explain what comes on a large platter, he responded with a huff and frustration in his voice that sounded like he didn't want to serve me. I will not go back to this restaurant, eventhough the food is good.
09/07/08Provided by Citysearch
I HAVE BEEN EATING PHILLIPS BBQ FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS NOW...AND I LOVE IT! THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT, AND SO IS THE SERVICE...I ALWAYS CALL IN MY ORDER AND PICK IT UP, BUT ON SATURDAY NIGHTS THEY DONT ACCEPT CALL IN ORDERS SO BE PREPARED FOR A LONG LINE!
06/05/08Provided by Citysearch
j_scott ** please post what the name of the church is your talking about. I've been trying to figure what the name of the place we used to eat at as a child and im pretty sure your talking bout the same place sure would help. Thanks a bunch if you happen to see this note
02/22/08Provided by Citysearch
I know people who love this place but I do not see what all the hype is about. I like my barbeque smoked slow so my meat is pink from the smoked flavor and falling off the bone. I have never experienced that here and I've tried both locations. It really is just okay...nothing to write home about.
08/24/07Provided by Citysearch
Coming from Florida I have a pretty good idea what I want in BBQ. Unfortunately I was let down by Phillip's as with many BBQ restaurants in LA. I had the pork rib sandwich with cole slaw and a shredded pork sandwich on the side. The concern started from the start when I was informed that they did not have ice tea or french fries. Two things I really want when I'm having a good pork sandwich. I had the sandwich first and it was what it was. A lot of unnecessary sauce, maybe to cover up the lack of flavor in the meat. The ribs were right along side with the sandwich. A lot of rub on them and then doused with sauce at the end. The cole slaw I had a hard time eating. There was very little if any smoked flavor in any of the meat. I will say that there was plenty of meat on the ribs and the service was very nice. However if you're looking for a solid pork sandwich or good smoked pit bbq this is not the place for you.
08/08/07Provided by Citysearch
A few wks ago my cousin and I were craving BBQ and we went to the Church in Compton that sells dinners and the line was around the corner, I was too hungry to wait, so we drove back across town to Phillips. It was my first and last time.... THat was not BBQ... That was mud sauce... I love to eat and I love BBQ, but I was very very Disappointed, it made me wonder "" will people hype anything becuase someone else does"" I know we all have different things we enjoy, but the bitter flavor was awful. Service was nice, the people were great, i was all too eager after being there to eat since it was a pleasent visit, but that sauce was not the BIZZ
06/05/07Provided by Citysearch
i just recently checked out baby blues, and it was good. but there is a difference between ""Da Bomb"" and ""good"". Phillips influences/compells me to utter this phrase at every grubbing adventure. Phillips Isssss da Atom nucleus of Da Bomb Fool ! no doubt
04/14/06Provided by Citysearch
I live around in the west LA area and on last Friday night after work, I decided to have some good food and headed to Phillips. But I couldn't find it with this address, and later I spot another one with the same name right around the exit of the CA-10 freeway. I went in, but to my surprise, they just offer take away. So I am wondering do they have another one where I can sit down and enjoy the food or that's just it? And if the address on this website is correct, where is it? I mean is there anyway that I can find it easier? (around what other stores?)
04/11/06Provided by Citysearch
To me, this is the best Phillips BBQ location. Even though the location is a tiny carryout elbow room only place, the food sure makes up for all of that. The sliced beef was so tender and flavorful. The sauce was perfect and thick, which is good. I also ordered rib tips, which is one of my favorite BBQ items and they were tremendously tender and tasty. Call in your order to avoid the long meandering lines. The price vs. quantity is just right and they even have room to raise the prices due to the amount that you receive. Great place and will continue to go back.
03/31/06Provided by Citysearch
I love, love, love Phillip's BBQ, the meat is tender, seasoned to perfection and melts in your mouth.. What I really like most is selecting my sauce from mild to hot (all equally as tasty). Anyone looking for some REAL BBQ Phillip's is the place. When you do visit (an empty stomach is required) the sliced beef is out of this world. and for desert make sure to pick up a slice of red velvet cake. You'll definitely be back for more!!
06/09/05Provided by Citysearch
The aroma will get you first...the smokey flavor is wonderful...if the Leimert local is busy try Adams/Crenshaw or the Centinela location. Staff is friendly enough, but, you cone for the MEAT. The beans and potato salad could use some fixing, they are bland.
10/23/04Provided by Citysearch
IMO Phillips is the best BBQ in LA. I've been to two of their three locations. Leimert Blvd and the newest one on 2619 Crenshaw. Just south of Adams.
I always get the pork ribs. Always a good smoke flavor. Always good sized portions. The beef ribs and sliced beef are great too. Same smoke flavor.
I think most BBQ places put too much BBQ sauce on the meat so I always get sauce on the side. And Phillips has the best sauce around. Mild only. Mixed and hot are too spicy for my tastes.
The love their desserts. Red velvet cake is awesome.
06/18/04Provided by Citysearch
I finally ventured out to Phillips after being disappointed with Robin's in Pasadena, Lucille's, Wood Ranch (I tried baby back ribs or pork ribs at all of them and none of them have the true smoke flavor of real bbq) and despite the very sketchy location, the bbq is very good. You'll see a crust and ring from the long smoking, they'll serve it to you dry (no sauce) and you get a lot of food for your money. I had the combo platter and was impressed by everything I had there, especially the sausage. I can't wait to try more! P.S. - Try the 7UP cake.
12/09/03Provided by Citysearch
Phillips has the best beef brisket in the city. It was tender, well smoked and delicious. The sauce is pretty good, the ribs were OK and sides were nothing special. The brisket rules. It's a hole-in-the-wall joint in a very hard to find location behind a strip center. Not the best of locations, especially after dark. Go during the day and you;ll be glad you did. Get the brisket.
- Regular Hours
Mon - Wed: Thu - Sat: Sun:
- Barbecue Restaurants, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
- Payment Options
- Price Range
- South LA, Congress West, Leimert Park
- Other Information
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Barbecue, Take Out
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average