mr. steve’s famous bbq at the hungry stick / clairemont – san diego, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. Russell Desjean says:

    Mary, me must try the beef ribs, hard to believe that Mr. Steve was not satified with ribs and would not serve, that’s what I’m talking about a true barbeque man.

    As for the name “Hungry Stick” I believe that it’s a pool hall and food, get it?

  2. Darlene says:

    I know exactly where this is! I’ve driven past this several times and wondered about the place. I’m so glad you went because everything looks and sounds so good. This will be my next place next time I’m craving BBQ. Great review!

  3. mary says:

    Hi Dad – You are so smart. Pool hall & food – I didn’t think of that!

    Hi Darlene – I know, it just really looks like a total runned down place, doesn’t it? I’m glad Jake and I gave it a shot and tried it out when they were getting their new menu running!

  4. Desi says:

    Went to poolhall & food and decided to try out the BBQ beef ribs. Their facebook page says they were on the menu. Guess what, no beef ribs, they wanted us to try their pork ribs. The excuse, nobody wanted beef ribs. So they took them off the menu, with your comments about they did not know how to kook beef.
    At least change your menu on facebook.
    OBTW we left and ate at a great asian place in the 99 ranch mall (last one on right). Glad we did on CM Bldv.

  5. Pulled pork is always good! Whatta guy, the owner…that’s cool that he let you pick another dish since the one that was made wasn’t up to snuff. how many owners would do that for a customer!

  6. Carol says:

    Holy cow, I haven’t been to Hungry Sticks in 15 years! We used to go fairly often when we lived in UTC but hey, we were young, on a budget, and liked playing pool then. It was a dive back then and I once got fried chicken fingers that were raw in the middle. Yeah, never ordered food there again. Be interested to see the inside after the renovations.

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