coops west texas bbq

We left for Portland on a Wednesday and we still needed a little bit of lunch for our bellies. Jake and I had both received a buy one get one free coupon for a sandwich at Coop’s West Texas BBQ for our “unbirthday” from We misread it and thought it was for a free sandwich, not a BOGO, but either way it turned out fine. 

Lunch time! | Coops West Texas BBQ in San Diego | This Tasty Life

Our lunch! It had been awhile since we’d been back to Coops and we hadn’t tried the sandwiches before. The sandwich deals come with one side plus a piece of cornbread.

Pulled Pork Sandwich | Coops West Texas BBQ in San Diego | This Tasty Life

[small boy pulled pork sandwich / $7.75]

This was our freebie sandwich and my choice. You can get either pulled pork or brisket for $0.75 cents more. The sauce is served on the side here and the meat really does stand alone. It’s flavorful, juicy, and really tender pulled pork. There’s some pinkness on the edges which shows off it’s smoke ring. The bun was toasted (looked like it was grilled, actually) and was a nice quality bun – they didn’t half ass it on the bread, either!

I added a heap of their smoky sweet BBQ sauce to my sandwich and was in tasty heaven. The BBQ sauce added a nice sweetness and extra boost of flavor to an already good sandwich. Yum!

Potato Salad and Cornbread sides | Coops West Texas BBQ in San Diego | This Tasty Life

For my side I picked potato salad. I honestly don’t remember what I thought of it, but I do remember liking the cornbread! 

Brisket Sandwich | Coops West Texas BBQ in San Diego | This Tasty Life

[small boy brisket sandwich / $8.50]

Jake got the brisket sandwich while was piled with lots of meat! It came with raw onions and pickles on the side and once again, no sauce (they let you put on what you want). The brisket was quite tender and flavorful though I did like my pulled pork sandwich more. Jake preferred his brisket sandwich though so it all worked out for us. I love how pretty the smoke ring looks on this meat, though! It’s like a work of art. 

Baked Beans and Cornbread sides | Coops West Texas BBQ in San Diego | This Tasty Life

Jake got baked beans for his side which he really likes (they put pineapple in their beans for sweetness). I passed on the beans since it’s not something I generally like. 

Macaroni and Cheese | Coops West Texas BBQ in San Diego | This Tasty Life

We can never resist the allure of macaroni and cheese and picked up an extra side for us to share. It was creamy and luscious and quite good, actually. Maybe not the bestest we’ve ever had, but much better than some iterations we’ve tried, that’s for sure.

Coops West Texas BBQ serves up some fine, fine BBQ and if you get the chance to try it, please do! There’s so much goodness on their menu it’s hard to go wrong in any choice you make. 

Coops West Texas BBQ
2625 Lemon Grove Ave.
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 589-0478

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Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 12+ 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.

5 Replies to “coops west texas bbq

  1. I have the same coupon too I believe. I agree that pretty much everything here is tasty. I really like their brisket with the beautiful smoke ring. The owner himself is such a nice guy. I still remember him posing for the foodbloggers when we did the bbq crawl a few years ago. šŸ™‚

    1. Hi CC! Yes, I remember that, too! We had a large group for the crawl, it was fun! I want to try the desserts at Coop’s sometime in the future. I still haven’t found a sweet potato pie that I really like, which is weird, because I like sweet potatoes.

      On another note, I’d like you to know that you’re my top commenter (thanks WordPress for sending me the stats, haha)! šŸ˜€

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