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Phil's BBQ Coming to Santee

A source close to the restaurant confirms that solid moves are being made for the beloved BBQ joint to move into town.

An anonymous source close to Phil's BBQ has confirmed the intentions of the restaurant to at the old .

The source, which is close to the Santee business community and representatives of the restaurant, said that managers have already been hired and are in the training process, and also said that the restaurant is shooting to be open in six months.

A truck belonging to Phil's BBQ Restaurant was spotted parked at Trolley Square a couple weeks ago.

Phil's BBQ has yet to announce the opening through official channels, but the source said they should publicly announce soon. It was also suggested that Phil's BBQ chose a Santee spot over El Cajon. This would be the third location in San Diego County.

Rumors that the restaurant was searching for a location in the Santee area have floated around town for months, with Phil's representatives saying that their phone lines have been lighting up with calls from the public asking about the new location.

Their website explains the Phil's BBQ style best:

"For the past thirteen years, BBQ lovers across San Diego County have turned to restaurateur Phil Pace to satisfy a singular craving: mesquite grilled baby back and beef ribs, chicken and sandwiches."

You can find a Phil's BBQ menu in the media box.

Check back to Santee Patch for official confirmation and updates about Phil's coming to town.

Maureen Sandt February 14, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Finally some good BBQ in East County YAY
xevior mota February 14, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Do you guys BBQ Brisket or Beef Fajitas? I be in SD and want to try some BBQ from you guys.. Like that Mesquite flavor we cook with that also in Texas Mr. Mota
James Alan Jones February 14, 2012 at 08:50 AM
I've eaten at both Phil's locations and can't express how happy I am that Phil has decided to open his next restaurant here in Santee.
Carol Lovejoy April 04, 2012 at 12:19 AM
driving from Alpine, CA to pick up Phil's BBQ at Sports Arena location tonight... guest visiting from out of town and what a TREAT !!! Waiting .... with great anticipation, for the Santee Location to OPEN.... real soon we hope ....
Earlene April 04, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Hummmm... I passed by the old location for the Road House, aka proposed site for Phil's BBQ and see no sign of remodeling, additional construction, etc. The "For Lease" sign is still out front as well. Is it positive Phil's has decided to make Santee their new home? If so, what yr. do they plan their new location? Anyone?

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