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Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Mike Scarbrough

Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwich & Sweet Potato Fries @ BBQ Republic

Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwich & Sweet Potato Fries @ BBQ Republic Mike Scarbrough




I saw a menu for BBQ Republic on a co-workers desk one day, so I added it to my list of to-do (review that is). I’m always down for some BBQ, but it better be good if I’m gonna have it for lunch!

On arrival I see that they have a lunch special for Pulled Chicken Sandwich for $5.99 and add a side for $1.50, Sold! The line reached the door when I arrived around 12 noon but it moved pretty quickly and ordering went smoothly. I checked out the restroom which was pretty clean and by the time I exited my order was ready, that was fast. There is limited seating inside during busy hours but plenty of seating outside. I took a seat outside and prepared to Chomp!

The Low-down:

Let’s start with the sweet potato fries. I’m very fond of SPF’s so they need to meet strict requirements to be Chomp-worthy. These sweet potato fries could have been a bit crispier, they needed more salt and they didn’t have as much flavor as I had hoped. The inside was soft and sweet as it should be however. But since I’m a fan of crispy fries and adequate amounts of kosher salt, they just fell a little short of my expectations.

The Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwich was pretty good, the chicken was fairly moist, not too dry, the bun was toasted and aided as a nice delivery system to my mouth. The rich, red BBQ sauce goodness was flowing off the sandwich like a battle scene from the movie 300. Good, plenty and dripping like sweet lava. I have to mention, the sauce was a bit sweeter than I usually prefer. The BBQ sauce was almost like an Asian sweet and sour sauce. The sandwich and plate was dusted with a dry spice rub and herbs, which makes it a nice presentation.

Wrap-up: Great lunch over-all, final cost $7.50 + tax. Definitely be back to try some other stuff, the Grub Burger sounds good and I certainly want to try the beef brisket.

4645 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92130
Neighborhood: Torrey Hills

Mon-Sun 11 am – 9 pm

(858) 350-1317

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