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Phil's BBQ

9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
+1 619-449-7700
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (18 reviews)
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“cole slaw” (12 reviews)
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9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best BBQ places in Santee. Buffett style private party room behind actual restaurant. Pulled pork, BBQ chicken, beans,coleslaw (made Inhouse) cornbread. Assorted cookies. Most left with a doggie bag. I forgot to mention. extra BBQ sauce also for meats and chicken. Loved...More

Thank Larry E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many stops at various "BBQ" places, we found a winner...for the area! Being from Texas, I am a bit of a BBQ/smoked meat snob, and so far this is the best place I have found. Tried the ribs and chicken platter, and the ribs...More

Thank cjhill95
Reviewed 11 October 2017

BBQ chicken was okay, 2 dessert choices, service was acceptable, short walk from Santee light rail (trolley stop).

Thank WiFi_wanderer
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Phil's has a large selection of extremely good barbecue choices. If you want a place to take the whole family, this is the place. No table service though. You order at the counter, pay, then wait for them to call your number for you to...More

Thank 543gweng
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Not to be a kill-joy, because I know a lot of people rave about this place, but I've been here a few times and I just don't understand what all the hoopla is about. I find the food much too salty, there is too much...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is a very casual BBQ joint. You order your food at the counter and then they buzz you when your order is up. There is a bar that you have to go to if you want an adult beverage. The place gets super noisy.

Thank BearTravels33
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very overrated BBQ, expensive and noisy. Service cna be fast unless you order non traditional items such as a turkey burger (20 minute wait.) Be sure to tell them to go light on the sauce or get it on the side otherwise it will be...More

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 10 August 2017

In San Diego county has 4 locations, Santee location away from my house a mile. Love to have lunch or dinner at Phil's BBQ, My wife and I always have Baby back rib or beefy rib ticklers, it has onion ring, French fry, coleslaw and...More

Thank mnguyen202
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Truly is the Best BBQ in San Diego! They consistently have a line of people waiting to get in that wraps around the building. As a result they now have 3 other restaurants within SD county. Even these other 3 have lines out the door....More

Thank 624sylviaf
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced tasty BBQ! Fries, slaw, Ceasar's salad and corn were great. Pitchers of beer available. The grandkids, 5 of them under 10 yo, loved it too. We willl be back.

Thank James T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-449-7700
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