About Our Beloved BBQ & Brisket in La Mesa - San Diego BBQ


Experience the Thrill of Custom BBQ!

Speed on over to savor the smokey goodness of vintage, wood-burning cuisine. Smokey & The Brisket is all about BBQ prepared the old-fashioned way, with custom techniques that are revved up with flavor and quality. We’re the real deal when it comes to the “Art of BBQ”, dedicating all of the time and effort it takes to create “next level”, brilliantly seasoned slabs of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken specialties straight out of our in-house smoker! One taste and you’ll understand the importance of proper spicing, texture and smoking techniques and how they translate to a fantastic flavor experience.

Shifting over to the other treats that make Smokey & The Brisket a winner, our bold flatbread selections will “wow” you, using our own handcrafted dough and unique toppings. Savor our Smoked Meat Lovers’ Flatbread, or our Roasted Veggie Flatbread for starters. For a little twist on the greens, our Burnt Carrots & Cauliflower Salad is a winner, with arugula, goat cheese, and cilantro lime vinaigrette.


Smokey & the Brisket’s lively décor features a vintage 1960’s Dodge A100 van transformed into a bar, a toolbox counter service station, industrial-style garage doors and video game wallpaper adorning the restrooms’ interiors. Motor-heads and grease monkeys (along with everyone else) are invited to come enjoy family, friends and fun times – with our BBQ specialties, robust beer and wine selection and lively ambiance. We even feature televised motorsports in the background, broadcasting nNASCAR, MotoGP, Motocross and monster truck events.


The seasoned San Diego restaurateur behind such concepts as Farmer’s Table and Farmer’s Bottega, Smokey & the Brisket is owner and chef Alberto Morreale’s second La Mesa eatery. He is proud to be part of such an amazing community.

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