Bully's East Prime Bistro Sports Bar

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$30 and under
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Prime Rib

Bully's East is conveniently located in the heart of Mission Valley. As you enter, you feel the warmth of the rich mahogany bar. Locals have been gathering here for four decades to enjoy their favorite beverages and great bar food. It's also the perfect place to view a sporting event. Since its establishment, Bully's East has served more prime rib than any other San Diego restaurant, preparing only USDA Choice, Midwestern, corn-fed, aged beef. It also offers many healthy dining options. Chef Luis Martinez and his culinary staff continually create new dishes, taking advantage of the freshest local produce and seafood to bring diners the best possible culinary experience. Enjoy fine dining in this relaxed environment with over 45 years of experience and tradition. Make sure you save room for Bully's sinful desserts like the Chocolate Lava Cake.



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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Bully’s added 3% fee to the bill and the server did not inform us. My steak fries were cold do the sever offered to bring hot ones... but our meal was over when they arrived.

R
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a very nice family birthday lunch at Bully’s! Service was spot on and generous! Loved the prime rib bone and my Fads buger as cooked perfectly!

SM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steaks were great. The Mahi was way too salty. The beer was flat. The server was outstanding.

DS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Come there for our anniversary. Never disappoints. So delicious!

TB
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall Great dinner. However, my well-done steak was not cooked right the first time OR the second time. Suggestion: When you serve the food, ask "please cut into your steak and make sure it's to your liking." Many steak places in Chicago and Dallas do this and I appreciate them asking.

G
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great cuts of meat for a decent price. Casual environment for the quality. Albondigas soup was very spicy. Ahi was perfect, NY, Prime Rib and Mignon were really nice. Calamari was not as fresh as last time.

b
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good prime rib, baked potato was over cooked. Service was adequate and friendly.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The server was friendly but extremely green & seemingly unsupervised. We asked the neighboring waitress a question & both her & the hostess were very rude, ignorant & arrogant. I guess you get the D Team in Sunday’s

JD
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It’s exactly what it says it is ..a sports bar with great food and reasonable. We always get the prime rib which cooked perfectly and with great service. Laid back bar atmosphere. I always hit this place at least once on my trip to San Diego

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime is always the best cut and the value is outstanding!!!

3
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's a pleasure giving bullys a 5. Love the place. Service, drinks, and the food is always on point. I will definitely be going back.

SD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. A hidden gem.

IA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Amazing!!!! The Prime Rib was on point! Delicious and yummy!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and I love the atmosphere

ZC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding! She remedied a problem with overdone meat immediately. Kiddos to Bully’s for being consistent. The prices however continue to rise!

R
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small impromptu wedding reception and Bully's accommodated my party. Fantastic service by "Mark" and delicious food all around. Thank you Bully's East!
~Rudy

KB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I’ve been a regular visitor to Bully’s for many years and Saturday night was the first time I’ve EVER been told I needed a specific reservation to sit at a booth. I did have a reservation just not for a booth. I’d say I’ve been to Bully’s 200 times in 35 years it’s never been a requirement. Instead they tried to seat me at a table that was set for, I think 8, maybe 10 people. Where is the logic in that. Three booths needed to be bussed, I asked if I could wait for one of those and was told no. Oh, and the Manager was not available to clarify the requirement. I ended up leaving, going to the Butcher Shop and spending my $100.00 there. Not the first time I’ve had an issue with staff at Bully’s. Sad really as I do like the food

E
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really great time at Bully's East. The food was so delicious, Prime Rib and a New York Steak. The drinks were spot on. The only thing that gave this review a lower score was the fact that we had the booth in the back by the restrooms and kitchen so there was non-stop noise and traffic, but we will definitely be going back.

RL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun times with friends and food food. Celebrated my husband's birthday here for dinner. He got to watch football and they had drink and food specials.

GB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service ! 🤗

3
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on saturday night. We had reservations at 8 oclock. Got there about 15 minutes early, got acouple drinks at the bar. Our table was ready on time. Service was good. Appetizers and entres were good aswell. Will definitely be back.

DT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bully's!! Best prime rib in town and always great service. A San Diego classic.

OT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small plates offer some good choices. I had seared ahi-- delicious--and added a bistro salad. He had the Porck chops from.the specials menu, what a great price! 2 huge chops at $17.
Bullys East is always a safe bet. Try it for brunch, too.
I'm a bit disappointed they marked me as a no show and now I have to argue for my 100 points. Next time I'll be sure to remind the hostess.
Why use Open Table if its gonna be a hassle? This is not the first time a restaurant has ignored the Open Table verification.

G
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bully's can be depended upon for grade A prime beef. One in our group at the beast, 2 had NY and one had the 16 oz prime rib. We also enjoyed the Ahi small plate, some very fresh calamari, the gorganzola and pine nut salad and a couple of us had the YUMMY clam chowder soup. Plenty of clams in the soup, not overly creamy and a wonderful full developed flavor of other seasonings. Overall Bully's is delicious food without the pomp and circumstance of fine dining and the servings are large but not Claim jumper large so you may be bringing home leftovers...so you can enjoy it twice. It's surprisingly delicious.

l
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Food was just OK. service sucked. Had to send one dinner back, was just to horrible to eat even if it wasn’t a $40 plate.

TB
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down the best prime rib in San Diego. The bartender also makes an awesome Manhattan!

JV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great, unexpected experience. We usually eat dinner at Bully’s, but the breakfast was fantastic and for reasonable prices. We highly recommend it, informal, tasty, and easy!

PN
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Manadarin oranges that were served in salad ordered were bad, actually fermented. Advised server and she seemed to care less. Server was not too friendly , seemed annoyed with her job

RL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Prime rib was excellent as was the service. However, the info on Open Table was misleading and wrong. There were no Early Bird specials as advertised.

AC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and ambiance,
Never lets me down!

KB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’ve been a regular visitor to Bully’s for many years and always enjoy dinner there. This time, unfortunately, the New York steak was very tough and full of gristle which is not normal.

m
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have eaten at this Bullys at least 100 times. They have recently added a 3% surcharge to offset labor charges. I will not go back until the surcharge is discontinued.

OT
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Rude service

J
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I love Bully’s, great food & menu. Fantastic service, fun atmosphere. 4 out of 6 of us ordered the prime rib, and while tender and flavorful, all 4 cuts were luke warm. A little disappointing to say the least. We had waiting awhile, so only one of us returned the meat to reheat.

m
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for my mother-in-law’s 96th birthday. The younger people in the had joined the online membership at previous meals, but my mother-in-law doesn’t have any access to computers so why sign her up. I guess you only get a birthday dessert if you’re a member. So when I asked for her birthday dessert they acted all funny and came back with it. Then I found they charged me $5 on my bill. Otherwise good food and good service. There were 5 of us and 3 of us had breakfast cocktails, so we had a decent sized bill, not too happy with that customer service.

DJ
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great prime rib.

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T
Orange County
138 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We visit Bully’s East whenever we’re in San Diego for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. This trip it was for breakfast. Our breakfast wasn’t as good as it has been in the past - potatoes were cold, the ham was sliced like sandwich meat - not the normal portion for “ham and eggs”.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The waitress was very unpleasant. No smile, friendly attitude. We mentioned in reservation celebrating birthdays. Bus boy recognized not waitress. Good decent. Mostly just a blah experience.

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, we had dinner three times in last three days, during our San Diego vacation. Personnel very kind, great place where to eat

ML
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bully’s is always good!