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Phil's BBQ

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9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
+1 619-449-7700
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beef ribs” (18 reviews)
“onion rings” (19 reviews)
“cole slaw” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed March 11, 2018

We had heard so much wonderful talk about Phil's BBQ so we decided to go. Not to brag, but we are BBQ offciandos, even owned a BBQ restaurant in NC. This place is great! We ordered ribs and chicken combo and let me tell you...More

Thank Mootheart
Reviewed March 6, 2018

execellant bbq, quick service and friendly people. Menu was a variety for all ages. Wait time to get serverd was low an food came out fast and hot

Thank G5874BEjamest
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Very moderately priced, there is a lot of food when you get your plate, the ribs almost fall off the bones, and the chicken..wow! Ita kind of loud with all the family's but boy its worth it. There is a lot of meeting area for...More

Thank ritavalencia2016
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Love Barbecue beef, chicken and fish. Phil’s barbecue beef is my favorite, and quite tasty. This is due to the chefs talents and teaching others how to cook beef as a fabulous barbecue. Eyes get large, spot the favorites and watch the chefs as they...More

Thank carolfE6343EI
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This was not my first visit here. Everyone raves about the food here and I will have to disagree. First off the smell is amazing but the meat was very dry and lacking in flavor. Plus the service was not even close to par. It...More

1  Thank Ejr1820
Reviewed December 22, 2017

were lucky enough to get in when it was not as busy...therefore little wait and not crowded.....huge (really huge) portions, well flavored with good follow up service (for extra sauce etc) once seated. would rate it higher if it were not for walk up ordering...More

1  Thank jim w
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Our son and his wife took my husband and I to Phil's while we were visiting in November. Great selection. I chose the Baby Back Rib Tickler. I wasn't sure if it was going to be enough so I also ordered a tri tip side....More

1  Thank Mona A
Reviewed December 7, 2017

I love Phil's! It is a good value for the money, great food, clean restaurant, and friendly service.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed November 16, 2017 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 October 29, 2017

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

1  Thank cjhill95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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