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.
Food was delicious! The quality of the New York steak was great and it was cooked well. The Horseradish Crusted Prime Rib was good, but the “crust” seemed to be just panko crumbled on top. Baked potato, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and the wedge salad were excellent! Our service started strong, but unfortunately our waitress got slammed with tables due to a sick co-worker so towards the end she disappeared.
Overall great experience and a wonderful ambiance!
Great food and great service! Would highly recommend the prime rib!
Very happy with food and service. Table is cozy booth. Thank you.
Always accommodating!!! Best prime rib....hands down!!!!
Bully's East is like this area's Cheers. Friendly people, great food and drinks and priced right.
Wanted to give it 5 stars across the board, just missed a specially requested table ( which they confirmed earlier) for our anniversary but parked us in the back by the kitchen.
The whole atmosphere was fun and engaging. The food was good but the surf and turf special had a really thin cut ribeye on both that were ordered. Thus I ordered it medium rare but it came out well done. The ribeye was about 1/4" - 3/8' thick. I would have rather had a smaller piece of ribeye that was cut normally so I could enjoy the flavor of the meat more.
Bully's is a sports bar that is too expensive. It has a 1960's atmosphere that needs up-dating.
Everyone is very friendly and the service is very good. Happy hour's 1/2 price on a bottle of wine was very generous.
Overall, we enjoyed our meal, but since I am from North County I don't think I will return.
Been coming here for years. Food is great, notably the prime rib. The prices have gotten a bit high but if you enjoy the good old fashioned atmosphere and really generous drinks of an established restaurant with good food, this is a place for you.
Not near as good as it Was. Avoid the beef stroganoff! Mediocre steaks. All the food is just OK, certainly nothing special. It’s better to think of it as a sports bar that serves steaks, and not the real steakhouse it once was.
Went for a birthday and the experience was awesome. Food was great, Kayley (sp) was great, overall worth every Penney spent.
All good food and service. We enjoy Bully's often. Thanks for another great meal.
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.
Best prime rib ever!! The salad definitely needs an upgrade though!
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).
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!!!
Great food. A little pricey
Unfortunately it was a bad night for the kitchen, otherwise food and service good.
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.
The steak was awesome but tghe vbacon wrpped scallops were very disappointing...not fully cooked and only partially grilled.
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.
Excellent food, great prices & good service!
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.
So yummy! The prime rib was amazing - the Au jus was on the saltier side.
Not as good as usual- food is usually very good- just OK on this date. Service was good, cocktails were good.
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!
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!
It was just close to home and we were alone on Christmas Eve.
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
Always a great experience at Bully's. We come every year to celebrate Christmas.
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.
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!
Great restaurant, we had a great server! Yummy food! I love their French onion soup.
Took awhile to get our food and receive service while we waited. Waitress checked in with others more than she did our table.
Same great prime rib and steaks for the 20 years we have been going there.
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.
Great Thanksgiving dinner! Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Wonderful cocktails!
Went for last minute Thanksgiving dinner. Price was very reasonable and the food was good, too !!
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.