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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

Good sandwiches. Nice to find an independent shop so close to my home. Prices seem a little high, but everything seems pricey now so likely a result of...

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  • Superb232 Reviews4.8
Lucky Chinese Food 9740 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Lucky Chinese Food
Chinese • $

Lucky Chinese Food

9740 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Had a great meal at Lucky yesterday. I have had their take out on several previous occasions but this is the first time we dined in. The place was spotlessly...

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  • Superb474 Reviews4.6
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee 10767 Woodside Ave, Santee
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee
Italian • $$

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee

10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Reserved here for our team dinner. Party of about 35-40, including 11 baseball players. The staff was very accommodating, especially reserving the day before,...

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  • Superb786 Reviews4.5
The Chicken Shop 8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
The Chicken Shop
Chicken Shop • $

The Chicken Shop

8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Better than Raising Cane’s! Seriously good fried chicken, fish, shrimp, okra…. Comes out fresh and VERY hot, never soggy or cold. The flavor is good, and...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.6
Cupcake Store 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Cupcake Store
Cupcakes • $

Cupcake Store

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

What a fantastic little cupcake shop! I ordered some cupcakes for my daughter's birthday and the woman I spoke with was so friendly and helpful! I was...

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.7
Thai Thai 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai
Thai • $$

Thai Thai

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

The flavors from the food here is as close as I have had to Thailand in the US. Will be willing to drive from La Jolla to Santee for this. That speaks...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.7
Island Style Cafe 9828 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Island Style Cafe
Hawaiian • $$

Island Style Cafe

9828 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Best Hawaiian food in San Diego! I’ve been looking for a spot with loco moco similar to Hawaii and have been let down every time, until I found Island Style...

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  • Superb237 Reviews4.6
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

This is my favorite in n out outside of north county. I get off of a late shift at the hospital and this particular location does not (for some reason)...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.6
Mr.Birria 8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Mr.Birria
Mexican

Mr.Birria

8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Went for a late lunch with my wife. I had the trio taco combo. The meat is moist and tender, the tortillas were perfect and the consume was rich with a touch...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.6
Sorianas Mexican Food 9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee
Sorianas Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Sorianas Mexican Food

9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee, CA 92071

Best food in town. There’s just one thing, they have a dodger fan in the kitchen I give him 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5 and to the other guy in the back...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.7
Honey Donuts 10718 Woodside Ave, Santee
Honey Donuts
Doughnuts • $

Honey Donuts

10718 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Picked up a couple açaí bowls for the wife and kids on the way home the other day. They loved them! Quick and friendly service. The donuts looked delicious,...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.6
Cazadores Mexican Food 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cazadores Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Cazadores Mexican Food

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

This is a great Mexican taco shop eatery with a nice sit down inside and patio dining. A good breakfast menu as well as all the favorites and some unique menu...

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  • Superb347 Reviews4.4
Thai Thai - SANTEE 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai - SANTEE
Thai

Thai Thai - SANTEE

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Get the pumpkin curry! You'll thank me later. We have been making them part of our weekend yummy. Maybe not so much Summer but as we get to September this...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.7
Pho Van 2 8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee
Pho Van 2
Vietnamese

Pho Van 2

8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee, CA 92071

This place is solid. The staff is always friendly and remembers us. They welcome us back each time we come. The pho is awesome and the portions are huge. We...

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  • Superb131 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

9/2/22, ate there for dinner. Drive thru is either fast or slow. Positive- great tasting burritos and very large and heavy. They have flavor. Priced from $6-12...

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.5
El Rancho 8001 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
El Rancho
Mexican • $

El Rancho

8001 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

U cant go wrong with this place. They have a wide variety of food and drinks. Everything we ordered tasted amazing. I used to have to drive south to find this...

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  • Superb277 Reviews4.4
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

One of the best sandwich shops in East County. My favorite is the Triple Play on Sourdough. The sandwich is big enough to save half of it for the next day. Be...

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  • Superb115 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

Took my family here for breakfast and it was fantastic, so much so that the wife and I decided to come back for dinner and it was just as good. Polite...

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.4
Eccentric International Chef 8925 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Eccentric International Chef
Custom Cakes • $$

Eccentric International Chef

8925 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

We are so happy with Eccentric International Chefs! We found out on a Wednesday that my sons wedding cake could not be made for the upcoming Saturday wedding....

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.5
Pho Mai Cali 9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Pho Mai Cali
Vietnamese

Pho Mai Cali

9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Hà Nội style pho is very savory and delicious(tastes more garlicky and a little smoky?), the filet mignon pho is also very delicious. We like to add tendon...

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  • Superb126 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

I went to the Full Circle Saloon and they played this degrading song that said “A lap dance is better when the stripper is crying. Well I find it...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.5
Cotijas Taco Shop 9121 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cotijas Taco Shop
Mexican • $

Cotijas Taco Shop

9121 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I've been eating here since I was very young, my mom would always bring home the shrimp quesadilla and share it with me and that's when I fell in...

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  • Superb363 Reviews4.3
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

As much as I love fernys, this place has took the #1 spot for me for most authentic and fresh Mexican food you can get from anywhere within a 30 mile span of...

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  • Superb157 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

Best Thai food I have had in San Diego area. Definetly the best priced food as well, if you are in the SD area it is definetly worth the visit and they are...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.3
Lakes Market & Deli 9292 Carlton Hills Blvd # A, Santee
Lakes Market & Deli
Deli • $

Lakes Market & Deli

9292 Carlton Hills Blvd # A, Santee, CA 92071

A great market with all the basic pantry stuff I need. I’ve not gotten any pizza or sandwiches here, so I can’t comment on it. But the selection of liquor...

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  • Superb99 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

We came here to celebrate our engagement with our friends & family. We ordered a ton of appetizers & drinks. We had over 20 people in our party and our...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.3
Phil's BBQ 9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Food was good! Love the onion rings. I went with a big group and most of us got ribs. My only complaint is that they were so different in size. 2 of us got...

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  • Good380 Reviews4.2
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

This place feels like a hidden gem, but I only say that because I don't see many people around when I come to pick up an order. Really hope they stay in...

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.3
Al Pastor Town 8860 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Al Pastor Town
Tacos

Al Pastor Town

8860 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

First time I come hereAnd we love the tacos , very nice placeAnd we like the music rock en españolFor sure we will come back again !The service is good and...

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  • Superb50 Reviews4.6
Estrada's Taco Shop 9630 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Estrada's Taco Shop
Mexican • $$

Estrada's Taco Shop

9630 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Used to live in Santee. Now that we're in Texas, this is the 1st place we stop at when we go back to El Paso. Get the breakfast burrito and enjoy it on...

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  • Superb124 Reviews4.3

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

Took my family here for breakfast and it was fantastic, so much so that the wife and I decided to come back for dinner and it was just as good. Polite...

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  • Superb258 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

We came here to celebrate our engagement with our friends & family. We ordered a ton of appetizers & drinks. We had over 20 people in our party and our...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.3
Ranch House Restaurant 11510 Woodside Ave, Santee
Ranch House Restaurant
American • $

Ranch House Restaurant

11510 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

This place is always cozy and comfortable. Very affordable and made to order. The staff is warm and inviting, with excellent service. Highly recommended for...

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  • Good163 Reviews4.1

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Santee
Tommy's Pizza & Subs 8528 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Tommy's Pizza & Subs
Pizza

Tommy's Pizza & Subs

8528 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Tommy's Italian Torpedo! The best. Used to eat from Leggio's before they closed. Tastes exactly as I remember...so good! Since I first went a week...

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  • Superb23 Reviews4.7
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

omg this place's food is so good. Tried this local spot & got the Margherita pizza, Caesar salad, & the deep fried ravioli & it was all very...

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  • Good152 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

You gotta try this pizza! Sorry fast food joints, this pizza has you beat by a mile. Authentic brick oven taste. Owner and staff interacted with customers in a...

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  • Good138 Reviews4.1

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Santee
Mr.Birria 8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Mr.Birria
Mexican

Mr.Birria

8926 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Went for a late lunch with my wife. I had the trio taco combo. The meat is moist and tender, the tortillas were perfect and the consume was rich with a touch...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.6
Sorianas Mexican Food 9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee
Sorianas Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Sorianas Mexican Food

9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee, CA 92071

Best food in town. There’s just one thing, they have a dodger fan in the kitchen I give him 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5 and to the other guy in the back...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.7
Cazadores Mexican Food 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cazadores Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Cazadores Mexican Food

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

This is a great Mexican taco shop eatery with a nice sit down inside and patio dining. A good breakfast menu as well as all the favorites and some unique menu...

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  • Superb347 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

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

Lucky Chinese Food

9740 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Had a great meal at Lucky yesterday. I have had their take out on several previous occasions but this is the first time we dined in. The place was spotlessly...

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  • Superb474 Reviews4.6
Panda Country Restaurant 9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Panda Country Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Panda Country Restaurant

9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Awesome service and food! We wanted a change from our usual choices so we came to Santee to find something different and stumbled upon this place. Glad we did,...

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  • Good235 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

I’m a delivery driver so I can deliver all over San Diego. I’ve tried Chinese food everywhere in San Diego. This place is by far the best I’ve had so...

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  • Good103 Reviews3.6

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Santee
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

First time trying Raising Canes. I miss Bojanles and Zaxbys so I thought I'd try it. It was so good! The chicken was hot, juicy and seasoned perfectly....

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  • Good362 Reviews4
Chick-fil-A 9418 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

9418 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Had someone with me that is gluten intolerant so we went to try the grilled chicken nuggets. 5 tiny nuggets in a 10 buck meal. Had a 3 piece chicken strips...

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  • Good292 Reviews4
Del Taco 9822 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Del Taco
Fast Food • $

Del Taco

9822 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

I come in here with my son once a month probably after Nerf club meet. Love this del taco love the staff especially these two lady's don't know if...

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  • Good133 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

The flavors from the food here is as close as I have had to Thailand in the US. Will be willing to drive from La Jolla to Santee for this. That speaks...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.7
Thai Thai - SANTEE 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai - SANTEE
Thai

Thai Thai - SANTEE

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Get the pumpkin curry! You'll thank me later. We have been making them part of our weekend yummy. Maybe not so much Summer but as we get to September this...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.7
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

Best Thai food I have had in San Diego area. Definetly the best priced food as well, if you are in the SD area it is definetly worth the visit and they are...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.3
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

Good sandwiches. Nice to find an independent shop so close to my home. Prices seem a little high, but everything seems pricey now so likely a result of...

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  • Superb232 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

One of the best sandwich shops in East County. My favorite is the Triple Play on Sourdough. The sandwich is big enough to save half of it for the next day. Be...

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  • Superb115 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

Veggie sandwich is really fresh and tasty. I’m personally not a huge fan of the orange specialty sauce you get on the side but that’s just me. Overall this...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.3
The Chicken Shop 8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
The Chicken Shop
Chicken Shop • $

The Chicken Shop

8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Better than Raising Cane’s! Seriously good fried chicken, fish, shrimp, okra…. Comes out fresh and VERY hot, never soggy or cold. The flavor is good, and...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.6
Epic Wings 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Epic Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Epic Wings

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I've been eating at wings n things/epic wings for 10 years and this was the first time ive come to this location...this was by far the BEST wings, stips...

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  • Good187 Reviews4.1
It's Just Wings 9804 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
It's Just Wings
Chicken Wings

It's Just Wings

9804 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

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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

This place is solid. The staff is always friendly and remembers us. They welcome us back each time we come. The pho is awesome and the portions are huge. We...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.6
Pho Mai Cali 9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee
Pho Mai Cali
Vietnamese

Pho Mai Cali

9888 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Hà Nội style pho is very savory and delicious(tastes more garlicky and a little smoky?), the filet mignon pho is also very delicious. We like to add tendon...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.5
Pho Santee 8798 Cuyamaca St, Santee
Pho Santee
Vietnamese • $

Pho Santee

8798 Cuyamaca St, Santee, CA 92071

I want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to Ma'am Anita Crypto I want to appreciate your determination, support and hard work in helping me...

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  • Good14 Reviews3.9
Oaks Bar & Grill 9200 Inwood Dr, Santee
Oaks Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Oaks Bar & Grill

9200 Inwood Dr, Santee, CA 92071

simple cute spot close by to my moms house. I really love the tomato bisque soup here. if you want a quick little meal for a good price I'd definitely...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.3
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

my super fave sushi place, love love love their Chicken Yakisoba and fried rice with some spicy tuna rolls and california rolls deep fried yummmm ? always...

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  • Good246 Reviews4.2
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

Great place to check out the game or have a casual lunch. It can get a bit loud, but they always provide great service and great food. EVERYTHING I've had...

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  • Good150 Reviews3.7