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Phil's BBQ

9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
+1 619-449-7700
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (18 reviews)
“onion rings” (21 reviews)
“cole slaw” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071-3834
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great taste treat. Love this place. Very efficient and lines move fast. Love the potato salad.

Thank anniedutch13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Diego is not well known for it's huge BBQ joints, but this is a local mainstay that has some pretty decent BBQ and choices! The crown goes to the awesome onion rings that have a tempura like batter and have just the right amount...More

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Phil's for the first time yesterday. We had tried in past and they always had long lines - a good sign. We went a lunch time Monday in their Santee location. The place wasn't busy so we stayed. I love BBQ and have...More

Thank sdg119
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Phil's Barbecue is popular and often crowded, but I find the food quite mediocre.To my taste, the sauce is too sweet and lacking in distinction, and I suspect the meats have been pre-cooked before arriving at the grill.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 13 May 2017

sometimes there are long lines. I've eaten there a few times and I think it's OK. They have also sent out catering to events I have attended. Great sauce.

Thank Jeremiah B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I believe BBQ is an art form. There are many people who have their own twist, but good southern ribs are hard to find. This place is amazing. And the staff is awesome!!!

Thank soundonsoundon
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good BBQ. The long lines go fast. Don't be intimidated. I usually get food to go. They have samplers that are plenty of food. Good food and service. Consistent.

Thank Adrienne S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food but the wait is just too long for tables. Unless you want to sit at the bar. I liked it when it was in Mission Hills but their business is booming.

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Showed up with 10 people.. family... with 3 wee ones... excellent choice of menu, items... WOW what portions, and excellent taste.. beef ribs.dinosaur bones.. yum... beef spare rib tibs.. NO BONES ... YUM..corn on the cob.... great.. chicken tips... and beans.. yum... salads, great.. cannot...More

Thank Glennda_11
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Phil's BBQ is no doubt the best BBQ in San Diego. I've been a happy customer since they were in a small place in Mission Hills. I'm so happy for Phil and all of his success. He's now in at least 5 locations of which...More

Thank HappyTraveler92120
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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