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Best meal in Santee-open to all

I really like this board for best fish, best burrito, ethnic, etc. so T.I.A. I have to go to Santee on Friday, drop off a friend and pick them up later. I've never been there. Is ther anything you would call the best of San Diego, located in Santee or very close by? I'd like to support local, like ethnic especially Asian or South American., as well as a great burger, burro, steak, fish. Thanks in advance, again.

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  1. I'd hit Sab-E-Lee.

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    1. re: Fake Name

      Nice. I've tried the Linda Vista location, and that sounds like a good call.

      1. re: Fake Name

        We tried Sab-E-Lee and it was nothing special. We live in San Carlos and enjoy Sei (Navajo and Lake Murray) for sushi, The Fish Bucket Grill in Keil's strip mall for fish and Vine Cottage (Lake Murray) for continental.

      2. Sab E Lee (Thai) is good, as is Oishii (Japanese/Thai) on Mast. Another choice would be Roots Kitchen on Mission Gorge. They source locally, the food is good, and have a decent selection of brews.

        1. Antonelli's Deli..
          It's on the border of EC & Santee..
          Best deli and their turkey cheese on rye for $5.50 is outstanding!

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          1. re: Beach Chick

            Agree, BC, but didn't I read you were strictly veg?

            1. re: mcgrath

              You know about Antonelli's?
              One of the best deli's...the owner is sweet as pie too..from NY.

              Turkey I like but it has to be white meat...no dark meat!
              ; )

              1. re: Beach Chick

                Antonelli's=best sandwiches in the county. But like Yogi Berra once said, "It's way too crowded...nobody goes there anymore."

                1. re: mcgrath

                  Antonelli's is very good, but definitely not the best sandwiches in the County. What am I missing that is so amazing there?

                  1. re: JRSD

                    Really, really fresh ingredients, especially the bread.

          2. Sab-E-Lee. Hands Down.

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            1. re: Dagney

              Cheers all. I think I'm Jonesing for excellent Thai, and I know Sab-E-Lee 1 does that, so worth trying the other branch. I'll send a report on the weekend.