Two new restaurants coming to Poway

By Steve Dreyer

The menu of Poway restaurants will soon grow by two with the coming additions of a Five Guys Burgers and Fries and a new, locally owned upscale eatery.

The Five Guys Burgers and Fries chain has signed a lease for Poway Plaza space once occupied by Pick Up Stix, according to John Jennings, a senior director with Cushman & Wakefield.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is based in Virginia. Its restaurants are known for its hamburgers, hot dogs and especially french fries. In recent years the chain has expanded to San Diego County, which now has a dozen outlets, including one in Escondido.

Calls to the corporate headquarters were not returned this week. The company’s website notes that a Poway location is “coming soon.”

Meanwhile, longtime Poway resident Harry Rogers has leased the old Le Peep Restaurant, plus some adjoining space, within the Poway Plaza and plans to open “Mainstream Bar and Grill” in early May.

Rogers said Friday he has owned several restaurant over the past 40 years and most recently operated the Ramona Pub and Grub, which he sold in 2004. He is also the longtime owner of the Poway Valley Stock Farm on Tierra Bonita Road.

His plans call for a 5,500-square-foot restaurant with a capacity for 200 diners, plus a banquet room that will accommodate 80-100 people. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner and for a Sunday brunch, he said. The menu will feature prime rib, which is something Rogers said he has been known for over the years. Menu choices will all be under $20, he said. The pub portion of the building will have TVs and a full selection of beers, he said.

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9 Comments for “Two new restaurants coming to Poway”

  1. Dale

    On a recent visit back east, our son took us to a Five Guys. What I liked most was they cook their burgers fresh, never frozen. If your'e a burger guy like me, this place is a must try. The portions are huge and the price is right. I can't wait.

  2. In'nOutWins

    Tried Five Guys in Vancouver. It was ok. Nothing to write home about. Giant bags of geasy fries. Onion rings were ok.

  3. Amy Roost

    Hey Dale, Something we can agree on! I've been going to Five Guys since they opened their first shop in Bethesda, MD many many moons ago. Every year my boys and I go back to MD and Bethany Beach, DE for vacation and go to 5-Gs almost every day. I was sort of (but not really) disappointed when they started opening up nation-wide, b/c it took some of the anticipation out of our trips back east. Just the right amount of grease in their burgers and the fries are best when well-done–my husband likes with malt vinegar, I'm more the ketchup type. They also make the closest thing to a Chicago dog this side of Chicago.

  4. Dale

    Amy, nice to find something we both agree on. I didn't know they had hotdogs also. Guess I was so focused on the burger that I didn't notice. I'm a sucker for a good dog so thanks for the heads up.

    I was a little hard in the past and for that I apologize. It would do me good to be a little more open minded in the future.

  5. Jimmy

    has anybody tried The Burger Joint in that same shopping center?? Talk about the best burger place in town. Out does five guys by ten fold!

  6. Deb

    BGR is in the plaza next to Chipotle where the movie theater is. Five Guys will be in the old Dixieline plaza, which used to be a smoothie shop at one point. BGR is more of a gourmet burger where Five Guys is more fast food. Both are very delicious, but I don't think they can really be compared to each other.

  7. Beth

    Poway has the worst food choices in San Diego.

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