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Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee 10767 Woodside Ave, Santee
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee
Pizza • $$

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee

10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

The pizza is really good here. The service for pick up can be a bit slow but did I mention that the pizza is good. We got the 1/2 pepperoni 1/2 veggie and...

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  • Superb758 Reviews4.6
Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering 10769 Woodside Ave, Santee
Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering
Sandwich Shop • $

Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering

10769 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

It's a real humble and heart warming sandwich place. The owner himself was working the counter and he's a charming and sweet man. Good selection of...

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  • Superb205 Reviews4.8
Sultan's Bar & Grill 10769 Woodside Ave Ste. #105, Santee
Sultan's Bar & Grill
Mediterranean • $

Sultan's Bar & Grill

10769 Woodside Ave Ste. #105, Santee, CA 92071

This coffee shop was such a great find. It has the look and feel of a European coffee shop. They have an excellent selection of pastries and baked goods with...

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.7
The Chicken Shop 8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
The Chicken Shop
Chicken Shop • $

The Chicken Shop

8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

My mom and I were in the Santee area for some shopping and needed lunch and, lo and behold, in the same parking lot as our destination was The Chicken Shop. We...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.6
Cupcake Store 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Cupcake Store
Cupcakes • $

Cupcake Store

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Amazon cupcakes and what a wonderful shop. My sister was in a bind and needed cupcakes for her wedding and this place came through even though they were asked...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.7
Sorianas Mexican Food 9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee
Sorianas Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Sorianas Mexican Food

9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee, CA 92071

I really enjoyed the Mexican and Chilada plate the salsa the enchilada sauce was not to red and not too weak but just perfect mix of chili powder and tastiness...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.8
Thai Thai 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai
Thai • $$

Thai Thai

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

I like their Panang curry with chicken, and their sampler appetizer good and definitely shareable. Wasn't thrilled about Pad Thai noodles with chicken....

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.7
In-N-Out Burger 9414 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
In-N-Out Burger
Hamburger • $

In-N-Out Burger

9414 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

A double double animal style with animals fries is literally the best thing I've tasted. Its flavorful and saucey, perfect if you don't like dry...

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  • Superb190 Reviews4.6
Mr. Birria 8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Mr. Birria
Mexican

Mr. Birria

8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Every time we go the food is great! The queso tacos are the usual but we have tried the ramen, torta, the quesadilla (super messy), carne asada tacos, and they...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.7
Honey Donuts 10718 Woodside Ave, Santee
Honey Donuts
Doughnuts • $

Honey Donuts

10718 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Very late post but wanted to give a well deserved review. The most delicious donuts ever. That’s why I had them for my wedding and there were probably about...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.6
Island Style Cafe 9828 N Magnolia Ave, Santee
Island Style Cafe
Hawaiian • $$

Island Style Cafe

9828 N Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

We love eating here. The food is great, the portions are big and the staff are friendly. I like to order the Kanak Attack Loco Moco as you get a variety of...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.5
Cazadores Mexican Food 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cazadores Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Cazadores Mexican Food

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

My girlfriend and I go here regularly, multiple times a month. Cazadores hands down has the best bean and cheese burrito and chille relleno in santee. Their...

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  • Superb328 Reviews4.4
Cotijas Taco Shop 9121 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cotijas Taco Shop
Mexican • $

Cotijas Taco Shop

9121 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Been coming here a lot or a long time. The food is really good, and all the employees are super chill. I've been reading comments of peoples first time,...

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  • Superb326 Reviews4.4
Pho Van 2 8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee
Pho Van 2
Vietnamese

Pho Van 2

8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee, CA 92071

Wonderful Vietnamese food in santee with great vegetarian offerings too. We've tried the pho, spring rolls, fried rolls & ices coffee, all delicious....

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.7
Submarina California Subs Santee 9713 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Submarina California Subs Santee
Sandwich Shop • $

Submarina California Subs Santee

9713 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I got the tuna on wheat bread, this place has the best wheat bread I've ever had! The tuna is really yummy and with avocado it's even better! The...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.6
Janet's Cafe & Deli 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Janet's Cafe & Deli
American • $$

Janet's Cafe & Deli

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Pretty good. The sticky bun looks ridiculous bits it's actually really light and fluffy. Probably meant to share. Omelette and hash browns were decent....

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  • Superb225 Reviews4.4
Thai Thai - SANTEE 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai - SANTEE
Thai

Thai Thai - SANTEE

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

This was our first time at Thai Thai. We really enjoyed our meal. The Pad Thai was awesome. The chow menu was very good. The coconut Tom ka chicken soup was...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.7
Pho Mai Cali 9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Pho Mai Cali
Vietnamese

Pho Mai Cali

9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

My wife and l just had lunch here . And we were very impressed from the minute we came in . Very nice service and the food was fresh and very tasty. We...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.6
Bad Hombres Good Mexican Food 8918 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Bad Hombres Good Mexican Food
Mexican

Bad Hombres Good Mexican Food

8918 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

This is my new favorite taco shop. I can't believe I never knew about this. It was busy, so you know it's good. And it was really good! I had...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.5
Eccentric International Chef 8925 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Eccentric International Chef
Custom Cakes • $$

Eccentric International Chef

8925 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

I have been ordering cakes from this place for years and they have been consistently excellent. The red velvet is to die for, but I have loved every cake I...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.5
Full Circle Saloon 8528 Magnolia Ave #105, Santee
Full Circle Saloon
Cocktail Bar • $

Full Circle Saloon

8528 Magnolia Ave #105, Santee, CA 92071

Great atmosphere good bar to hangout and do karaoke music or listen to live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The bartender’s are awesome, and the owner...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.5
Town & Country Wine and Spirits 9266 Carlton Oaks Dr, Santee
Town & Country Wine and Spirits
Deli

Town & Country Wine and Spirits

9266 Carlton Oaks Dr, Santee, CA 92071

This is a great corner market. The beer is so cold and the Deli is amazing. She takes her time preparing the sandwiches which are delicious. I love coming...

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  • Superb60 Reviews4.7
Emma's Mexican Food 8781 Cuyamaca St # L, Santee
Emma's Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Emma's Mexican Food

8781 Cuyamaca St # L, Santee, CA 92071

Best tasting tortillas!!! yum the food is always tasty and cooked to perfection! They have salsa in back fridge ask for the amount you want! The staff is super...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.4
Domo Sushi Bar & Grill 9625 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Domo Sushi Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Domo Sushi Bar & Grill

9625 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

The pricing is reasonable and the variety of offerings is pretty good for a place labeled as a sushi establishment. You can get other Japanese fare and it...

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  • Superb230 Reviews4.3
Taquería Pepitos 8667 Fanita Dr, Santee
Taquería Pepitos
Mexican

Taquería Pepitos

8667 Fanita Dr, Santee, CA 92071

One of a kind salsa is unique and delicious. Very good food. You should try it. Also the decore is original. I haven't seen any decorations like this in...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.5
El Rancho 8001 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
El Rancho
Mexican • $

El Rancho

8001 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Came here after a hike with my boyfriend and it was really great food. Came here on a Sunday afternoon and it was really quiet. Looks like the restaurant is...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.3
Santee - Gor Gai Thai Kitchen 205 Town Center Pkwy, Santee
Santee - Gor Gai Thai Kitchen
Thai

Santee - Gor Gai Thai Kitchen

205 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071

Best Thai food in Santee, and I've tried them all. Their chicken isn't chewy and they don't thicken their sauces with starch like all the other...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.4
Sab-E-Lee - Thai Restaurant in Santee 9159 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Sab-E-Lee - Thai Restaurant in Santee
Thai • $

Sab-E-Lee - Thai Restaurant in Santee

9159 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I’ve been eating here since I was 12 years old! By far the best Thai food in San Diego. The prices are really good, the food quality is consistent, the...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.3
Phil's BBQ 9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

We had assiduously avoided Phil's BBQ in San Diego because we heard stories about the waiting lines. When we learned there rarely are lines at the Santee...

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  • Good330 Reviews4.2
Board & Brew - Santee 214 Town Center Pkwy A-2, Santee
Board & Brew - Santee
Sandwich Shop

Board & Brew - Santee

214 Town Center Pkwy A-2, Santee, CA 92071

Loved this place. The BEST happy hour price for beer in San Diego. Sandwiches are really good. Serving staff is a wonderful group of young ladies that are...

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  • Superb46 Reviews4.6

American Restaurants

American in Santee
Janet's Cafe & Deli 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Janet's Cafe & Deli
American • $$

Janet's Cafe & Deli

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Pretty good. The sticky bun looks ridiculous bits it's actually really light and fluffy. Probably meant to share. Omelette and hash browns were decent....

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  • Superb225 Reviews4.4
Oaks Tavern and Kitchen 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Oaks Tavern and Kitchen
American • $$

Oaks Tavern and Kitchen

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Excellent food and nice back patio to hang and and chill afterward. Good beer and cocktail selection.. The flatbread is good if you're not hungry enough...

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  • Superb124 Reviews4.3
Ranch House Restaurant 11510 Woodside Ave, Santee
Ranch House Restaurant
American • $

Ranch House Restaurant

11510 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

We have been coming here on Fridays at least once a month with the in laws. Prices are very affordable and atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming. Waiters...

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  • Good146 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Santee
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee 10767 Woodside Ave, Santee
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee
Pizza • $$

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee

10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

The pizza is really good here. The service for pick up can be a bit slow but did I mention that the pizza is good. We got the 1/2 pepperoni 1/2 veggie and...

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  • Superb758 Reviews4.6
Fox's Giant Pizza 8011 Mission Gorge Rd Ste H, Santee
Fox's Giant Pizza
Pizza • $

Fox's Giant Pizza

8011 Mission Gorge Rd Ste H, Santee, CA 92071

Popped into this little shop for a Mediterranean pizza. I ended up talking to the owner, Ryan, for a while. He's super friendly & laid back. The pizza...

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  • Good138 Reviews4.1
Giant Bronx Pizza 8790 Cuyamaca St suite h, Santee
Giant Bronx Pizza
Pizza

Giant Bronx Pizza

8790 Cuyamaca St suite h, Santee, CA 92071

Friendly neighborhood pizzaria. They make larger in house tiramisu (yet to try) but that needs to be pre-ordered 1 day ahead. Else single serve is made by 3rd...

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  • Good126 Reviews4.1

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Santee
Sorianas Mexican Food 9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee
Sorianas Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Sorianas Mexican Food

9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee, CA 92071

I really enjoyed the Mexican and Chilada plate the salsa the enchilada sauce was not to red and not too weak but just perfect mix of chili powder and tastiness...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.8
Mr. Birria 8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Mr. Birria
Mexican

Mr. Birria

8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Every time we go the food is great! The queso tacos are the usual but we have tried the ramen, torta, the quesadilla (super messy), carne asada tacos, and they...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.7
Cazadores Mexican Food 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cazadores Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Cazadores Mexican Food

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

My girlfriend and I go here regularly, multiple times a month. Cazadores hands down has the best bean and cheese burrito and chille relleno in santee. Their...

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  • Superb328 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Santee
Lucky Chinese Food 9740 Mission Gorge Rd B, Santee
Lucky Chinese Food
Chinese • $

Lucky Chinese Food

9740 Mission Gorge Rd B, Santee, CA 92071

We've gotten take-out from Lucky's Chinese in Santee about a dozen times now. Each time, the food was fresh, hot, and delicious. No stale food ever....

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  • Good224 Reviews4.2
Panda Country Restaurant 9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Panda Country Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Panda Country Restaurant

9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I love this place. I've been coming for years. The food is delicious and pretty authentic. My favorite is the cashew nut chicken. I order it without bell...

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  • Good213 Reviews3.8
Chai Waii Chinese Food 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Chai Waii Chinese Food
Chinese • $$

Chai Waii Chinese Food

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Great lil' hole in the wall (Literally) that serves tasty and delicious Authentic Chinese food. I always see the same 4 hard working, happy, polite,...

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  • Good94 Reviews3.6

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Santee
Chick-fil-A 9418 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

9418 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Wow. I have been to many Chick-fil-A's, this one hits the spot. Amazing and delicious food. If you have never tried the salads btw, please please, for me,...

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  • Good252 Reviews4.2
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 8867 Cuyamaca St, Santee
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Fast Food • $$

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

8867 Cuyamaca St, Santee, CA 92071

As always, amazing! Haven't had Raising Cane's in over a year and a half but man the sauce just pulls it all together. Chicken was super moist and...

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  • Good305 Reviews4.1
Del Taco 9822 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Del Taco
Fast Food • $

Del Taco

9822 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

This place is clean and the workers are kind. The food is great and they handled the busy Saturday night really well... Thier bathrooms are clean but they need...

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  • Good114 Reviews3.7

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Santee
Thai Thai 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai
Thai • $$

Thai Thai

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

I like their Panang curry with chicken, and their sampler appetizer good and definitely shareable. Wasn't thrilled about Pad Thai noodles with chicken....

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.7
Thai Thai - SANTEE 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai - SANTEE
Thai

Thai Thai - SANTEE

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

This was our first time at Thai Thai. We really enjoyed our meal. The Pad Thai was awesome. The chow menu was very good. The coconut Tom ka chicken soup was...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.7
Santee - Gor Gai Thai Kitchen 205 Town Center Pkwy, Santee
Santee - Gor Gai Thai Kitchen
Thai

Santee - Gor Gai Thai Kitchen

205 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071

Best Thai food in Santee, and I've tried them all. Their chicken isn't chewy and they don't thicken their sauces with starch like all the other...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.4
Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering 10769 Woodside Ave, Santee
Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering
Sandwich Shop • $

Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering

10769 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

It's a real humble and heart warming sandwich place. The owner himself was working the counter and he's a charming and sweet man. Good selection of...

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  • Superb205 Reviews4.8
Submarina California Subs Santee 9713 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Submarina California Subs Santee
Sandwich Shop • $

Submarina California Subs Santee

9713 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I got the tuna on wheat bread, this place has the best wheat bread I've ever had! The tuna is really yummy and with avocado it's even better! The...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.6
Board & Brew - Santee 214 Town Center Pkwy A-2, Santee
Board & Brew - Santee
Sandwich Shop

Board & Brew - Santee

214 Town Center Pkwy A-2, Santee, CA 92071

Loved this place. The BEST happy hour price for beer in San Diego. Sandwiches are really good. Serving staff is a wonderful group of young ladies that are...

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  • Superb46 Reviews4.6
The Chicken Shop 8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
The Chicken Shop
Chicken Shop • $

The Chicken Shop

8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

My mom and I were in the Santee area for some shopping and needed lunch and, lo and behold, in the same parking lot as our destination was The Chicken Shop. We...

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Epic Wings 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Epic Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Epic Wings

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

This place is bomb. Always on point. Great fresh food. And the customer service is a1. My favorite place to go. They literally never disappoint. Joel the...

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  • Good166 Reviews4.1
Dg Wings & Ribs 10769 Woodside Ave #110, Santee
Dg Wings & Ribs
Chicken Wings

Dg Wings & Ribs

10769 Woodside Ave #110, Santee, CA 92071

The Chipotle Buffalo Chicken Fries were good, but the chicken was slightly dry and needed more chipotle sauce. The Pulled Pork Sliders and Coleslaw were both...

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  • Good43 Reviews3.3

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in Santee
Pho Van 2 8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee
Pho Van 2
Vietnamese

Pho Van 2

8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee, CA 92071

Wonderful Vietnamese food in santee with great vegetarian offerings too. We've tried the pho, spring rolls, fried rolls & ices coffee, all delicious....

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.7
Pho Mai Cali 9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Pho Mai Cali
Vietnamese

Pho Mai Cali

9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

My wife and l just had lunch here . And we were very impressed from the minute we came in . Very nice service and the food was fresh and very tasty. We...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.6
Pho Santee 8798 Cuyamaca St, Santee
Pho Santee
Vietnamese • $

Pho Santee

8798 Cuyamaca St, Santee, CA 92071

My wife got me the vegan soup with noodles and vegetables for fathers day lunch. The soup was great it had everything I loved about pho when I still ate meat,...

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  • Good12 Reviews3.8
Domo Sushi Bar & Grill 9625 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Domo Sushi Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Domo Sushi Bar & Grill

9625 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

The pricing is reasonable and the variety of offerings is pretty good for a place labeled as a sushi establishment. You can get other Japanese fare and it...

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  • Superb230 Reviews4.3
Oaks Bar & Grill 9200 Inwood Dr, Santee
Oaks Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Oaks Bar & Grill

9200 Inwood Dr, Santee, CA 92071

Most golf courses have functional places to eat. After all, golf is a four-to-five hour pursuit, so you're likely to get hungry before, during, and/or...

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  • Superb108 Reviews4.3
Junction 52 Bar & Grill 9621 Mission Gorge Rd #101, Santee
Junction 52 Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill

Junction 52 Bar & Grill

9621 Mission Gorge Rd #101, Santee, CA 92071

The best (and only) locally owned sports bar in Santee. Prices have creeped up and quality slightly slipped but still great service. I'm not a fan of...

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  • Good96 Reviews3.9