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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
10:30 PM
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Bully's East Prime Bistro Sports Bar

4.2
352 reviews
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$30 and under
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Prime Rib
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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.



Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Prime Rib, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Monday- Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Late Night Menu - Sunday - Thursday: 10:00pm - 11pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:00am

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 291-2665
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Martinez
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or having a corporate get together, Bully's East Prime Bistro Sports Bar has two rooms that can accommodate large parties.
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Private party contact
Private Event Planner: (877) 929-5119
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Texas Street
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Parking details
There are 61 marked parking spaces and two handicap spaces available for our patrons. In addition to Bully's East parking lot there are two lots located above and below Bully's East that offer parking after 5pm.
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Public transit
Located on Texas Street directly out front of Bully's East there are two bus stops, one heading South up Texas Street and one heading North down towards Qualcomm Way.
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Entertainment
Bully's East Prime Bistro Sports Bar entertainment are the 13 TV screens that show all seasonal sporting events throughout the year. Long time supporters of all local San Diego sports teams.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 352 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesN 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Went for a birthday and the experience was awesome. Food was great, Kayley (sp) was great, overall worth every Penney spent.

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vipMrFriendly (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

All good food and service. We enjoy Bully's often. Thanks for another great meal.

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AdamL 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

A classic place for good friends, great prime rib that they are famous for, and a well rounded menu of other options. Friendly and respectful staff. Definitely a must go.

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5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Best prime rib ever!! The salad definitely needs an upgrade though!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

No hostess for me to check in with for my reservation so I just sat myself at the bar. So I don’t know if I was credited for the reservation points (if there were any).

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Horseradish crusted prime rib! OMG! So good!! Such tender meat and cooked to proper order (Medium). Great service (Jeanie) and wonderful atmosphere! Awesome super bowl dinner!!! I will return anytime I'm in San Diego!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. A little pricey

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vipdevil (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Unfortunately it was a bad night for the kitchen, otherwise food and service good.

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SHAAAKA (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Our go to spot for the best prime rib in San Diego. I always use Open Table to reserve a table when we're in the mood for a steak or prime rib and usually don't have to wait long to get seated.

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vipVJLL (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The steak was awesome but tghe vbacon wrpped scallops were very disappointing...not fully cooked and only partially grilled.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Been a while since being there. Nothing has changed. Still the same great food, ambiance and service. If you haven't been there, you need to go. Great experience.

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vipMarlene (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food, great prices & good service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Been a patron for over 34 years.
Food was way below the normal level of expectation. Service was below perfunctory.
Prices inflated for lack of presentation and overall pride of product.
Sad.

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Suz5002 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

So yummy! The prime rib was amazing - the Au jus was on the saltier side.

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TimFish (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Not as good as usual- food is usually very good- just OK on this date. Service was good, cocktails were good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Bully’s is a great oldtime restaurant and bar with good food and service! I recommend Bully’s if you want a delicious rib eye or prime rib and cocktails! The early bird specials are reasonable!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We made reservations for lunch on New Year's Eve. After having a lovely lunch last year at the same date and time we were very disappointed with our meal and service. Last year we were able to order from the regular dinner menu. This year we were told they had a limited menu and were unable to order some of our favorite meals. We had to ask for silverware, we weren't offered any bread, I ordered my prime rib medium rare, it came well done so I had to send it back.
None of the things are earth shattering, just disappointing. I could understand it if the restaurant was super busy, but I only saw 5 tables with other customers. Then when I got home I received a message from Open Table asking why I hadn't shown up for my reservation at Bully's, even though we walked in and told them we had a reservation. ...ugh!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

It was just close to home and we were alone on Christmas Eve.

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Lobster (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Great prime rib, really wanted their French Dip but limited menu due to Christmas Eve. Excellent overall! Miss Bully's in Del Mar & La Jolla. LONG time clients

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a great experience at Bully's. We come every year to celebrate Christmas.

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BigTeg (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great. Cocktails? Meh. A Sazerac is not over crushed ice; it's up. Manhattan was watery, like it sat it the shaker way too long. A bit heavy on the vermouth as well.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

The quality of the food has definitely decreased since I was last here....and they changed the menu. They do give good food portions.... I just wish it tasted better!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great restaurant, we had a great server! Yummy food! I love their French onion soup.

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1999 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Took awhile to get our food and receive service while we waited. Waitress checked in with others more than she did our table.

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luke (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Same great prime rib and steaks for the 20 years we have been going there.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Very disappointing this time. I've been going to Bully's for over 30 years and the last 2 visits have been disappointing. I ordered the Brisket and it was inedible. The server Hannah didn't seem too concerned, made a joke about how she would never eat it and offered to replace it, obviously I said no thank you and ordered a steak instead. Somebody else came by, I'm assuming the duty manager to tell me I'm not the first to complain and that they would be taking brisket off the menus. Poor customer service. Another disappointing visit to What used to be a great place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving dinner! Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Wonderful cocktails!

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Holiday (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for last minute Thanksgiving dinner. Price was very reasonable and the food was good, too !!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Extremely poor service. I had to get up after 20 minutes to ask if they had noticed we'd been seated. we had to ASK for water, silverware, dessert. It took 90 minutes for us to get food. The prime rib was bland. Never going again.

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