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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego, San Diego, CA
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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

4.3
4.3
2125 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

Reminiscent of a classic Chicago-style steakhouse, The Butcher Shop features only the finest quality mid-western aged steaks and chops, charbroiled to perfection over a mesquite wood-fired grill. In addition to the USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, the extensive menu also is highlighted by Angus Prime Rib, slow-roasted to retain its tender juiciness, as well as veal, chicken, lobster tail, king crab legs, and shrimp entrees. The dessert selection is nothing short of decadent, and there is a full bar and excellent wine list. The ambiance is elegant, warm, and intimate with rich dark wood paneling, comfortable leather booths, gleaming brass, beautifully etched-glass panels, and a cozy fireplace. The gracious and attentive service staff will anticipate your every need and ensure that your dining experience exceeds your highest expectations. Whether you visit for lunch, dinner, or just cocktails & appetizers in the lounge, you will soon list this among your favorite dining destinations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 565-2272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jay Bergueiro

  • Catering

    Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private banquet rooms- our Board Room, which seats 25-40 people, and our Windsor Room, which seats 50-200 people. We also offer semi-private intimate surroundings for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Cross street

    Complex Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Route 20

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Child's menu available

Starters

  • Shrimp Cocktail$19.00

    • Prime Rib Bites$23.00

      • Filet Mignon Bites$26.00

        • Parmesan Cheese Bread$12.00

          • Crab Cakes$20.00

            • Potato Skins$12.00

              Soups and Salads

              • Soup of the Day$8.00

                • Side Salad$8.00

                  choice of Caesar or House

                  • Caesar Salad with Cajun-Style Salmon or Shrimp$28.00

                    • Caesar Salad with Chicken$27.00

                      • Grilled Pear Salad$20.00

                        Specialty Sandwiches

                        Served with french fries. Add soup or a side salad for $5

                        • Prime Rib Sandwich$27.00

                          angus prime rib, gruyere cheese, sautéed onions, and horseradish crème

                          • Philly Cheese Steak$27.00

                            filet mignon strips, mozzarella, cheddar, onions, peppers, onion roll

                            Entrées

                            Served with vegetable medley or garlic mashed potatoes. Add soup or a side salad for $5

                            • Prime Rib of Beef$41.00

                              8 oz angus beef, au jus, creamy horseradish

                              • Top Sirloin Steak$39.00

                                8 oz USDA prime

                                • Filet Mignon$52.00

                                  7 oz mesquite-grilled

                                  • Mesquite Grilled Chicken$34.00

                                    mustard jus, skin-on, boneless free-range chicken breast

                                    • Fresh Atlantic Salmon$39.00

                                      mesquite grilled, sautéed, or cajun style

                                      Pastas

                                      Add soup or a side salad for $5

                                      • Shrimp Scampi Style$33.00

                                        fresh garlic, lemon butter, white wine, parmesan cheese, linguini

                                        • Vegetarian Pasta of the Day$25.00

                                          Sides

                                          • Onion Rings$10.00

                                            beer battered, with roasted red pepper aioli

                                            • Crab Macaroni & Cheese$24.00

                                              lump crab meat, cheddar, fontina, parmesan, bacon, and panko bread crumbs

                                              • Macaroni & Cheese$16.00

                                                sharp cheddar, fontina, bacon, parmesan, panko bread crumbs

                                                • Fresh Asparagus$15.00

                                                  grilled or steamed with bearnaise sauce

                                                  Last updated: January 29, 2022

                                                  What 2,125 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                  4.3
                                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.4Food
                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                                  • 3.8Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • San Diego

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                                                  1. MF

                                                    MichelleF

                                                    San Diego

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Total Old Hollywood vibe steakhouse. I love it here. Just go try it! It's a classic place with amazing food and ambience makes you feel like you're in a Godfather movie. I feel like it's a hidden gem.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great evening with the place under new management. They have already stepped up their game!

                                                  3. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                    Ruth Chris prices, with worse than Outback service, and decor targeted at 80 year olds

                                                  4. JB

                                                    JackieB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful return experience for our anniversary. The scallop pasta and insane and we told the cook he was a wizard. I've never had such perfectly cooked scallops. The filet was also cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. We did express our sadness at the bland nature of the garlic mashed potatoes and they were super appreciative of the feedback.

                                                  5. JM

                                                    JosephM

                                                    San Diego

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent but pricey

                                                  6. W

                                                    Wisegirl

                                                    San Diego

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Retro steak house ambience and food. Great service and choices. Outstanding bar and wine list.

                                                  7. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Central Coast

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                    I was told that they had an outdoor section according to this website and that was a lie, very dissatisfied with this reservation program

                                                  8. HA

                                                    HART

                                                    San Diego

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall2food3service3ambience4

                                                    Disappointed in the food and the service. Usually this is a wonderful place for special events but not this Mother’s Day.

                                                  9. ED

                                                    ElfriedeD

                                                    Denver

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                    Food was good! Waitress was probably the worst for such a beautiful place to eat. I have to give kudos to the Co-owner Gil, he was so apologetic and wanted to make it right. Was my birthday night and I had more fun celebrating lunch in Tijuana.

                                                  10. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Anniversary

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The old world ambience, service and generous helpings is still alive at the Butcher Shop. If you crave the 70-80’s style? This is the place to take your lady or party to see, eat and feel that certain breath of days past in a restaurant that lives up to expectations.

                                                  12. LA

                                                    LoriA

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                    So sad to see the decline of this previous family favorite. Salad drenched in dressing, no silverware with meal, no serving spoons in side dishes (that were also drenched in oil/butter/grease) We ordered steaks that cost from $142 to $65 and they were the quality of- black Angus or worse. Service was from a bartender that wreaked of smoke and admitted he did not ever do this before. Dishes were abruptly collected mid dining stream. After tonight I feel like I lost a best friend. No longer with the money and the class of the place has left.

                                                  13. J

                                                    John

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    102 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    102 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                    overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                    I was so happy they had reopened. Butcher shop always a must while working in that area of San Diego. I was greeted well by Pat at the bar. Had a good drink then sat in front of the fireplace. I ordered the 10 ounce prime rib cut, with baked potato. After my dinner salad, my meat came. I noticed immediately that it was certainly less than 10 ounce. At about 1/4”-3/8” thick, probably 7-8 ounce for $58! Then, cutting into it was a real feat! It was a very tough cut. Barely choice, probably less. I struggled with it, had to spit out a couple of bites because I couldn’t chew through it. This was comparable to a $24.95 cut you might find at a low end joint. I am very disappointed that they allowed that cut to go to a customer’s table. Potato and salad were par with Butcher Shop quality. Next time, Red Tracton’s or Bully’s for prime rib at $45-60 !!

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Denver

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                    The service was soooooo slow and the place was more than half empty. My prime rib was meh and instead of a robust creamy horseradish I got sour cream. The taste and quality do not match the price tag. This will likely be a no go for me in the future.

                                                  15. GM

                                                    GeriM

                                                    San Diego

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Never disappoints. Food is excellent.

                                                  16. JE

                                                    JoninEC

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Great ambiance and service. Prime rib was decent. I’ve had better for half the price, but still good. Food portions were pretty sizable. We’ll dine there again, it’s just good food that is priced at a level one step higher than the quality.

                                                  17. DT

                                                    DottieT

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience1

                                                    carpet VERY dirty!! Food overpriced! VERY DISAPPOINTED! We went for my birthday Sad! We have been going for years!

                                                  18. ND

                                                    NancyD

                                                    San Diego

                                                    43 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    43 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Leticia our server . She initially was alone serving the entire restaurant. We were concerned but she was a star and handled everyone with efficiency and skill Then thank god another joined in. Steaks omg wonderful cut and charred to perfection Excellent filets . We know it’s expensive however we also know what’s going on with prices of meat and we loved every bite and well worth it

                                                  19. MB

                                                    MaryB

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    We always love going to The Butcher Shop! It has wonderful ambiance and food. The service is always great!

                                                  20. P

                                                    ellieP

                                                    San Diego

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Everything that I ate was delicious and the service was fantastic?

                                                  21. TF

                                                    TFood

                                                    New England

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                    overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                    Went here for Restaurant Week, which of course is a limited menu, but we thought it would be a good way to try out the place. Some of the food was excellent - the chicken, the bread, the dessert - and some was fine but not exceptional (the filet). The recommended wine pairings were also not fantastic. Service was fantastic. For the price, though, we didn't feel like we got our money's worth.

                                                  22. FA

                                                    FredaA

                                                    San Diego

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                    Very disappointing. Waitress was not very good. Food was mediocre. And very expensive.

                                                  23. S

                                                    Susan1484

                                                    San Diego

                                                    315 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    315 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                    I would like to see more variety in the menu. Paying $73 for a steak is still daunting. Service is always excellent. Would love to spend more time for dinners if there was a larger variety for those of us who are not big beef eaters.

                                                  24. MC

                                                    MonicaC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This restaurant is always the most excellent in-service. The food is so delicious. Love it ! It so comfortable and romantic. Thank you !

                                                  25. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Diego

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    For a birthday… was nice server was great… some dishes were over cooked but palatable

                                                  26. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Orange County

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall3food5service4ambience4

                                                    Great food as always but way over priced. Prices def gone up almost x2 what it was. But other then that amazing and great service.

                                                  27. J

                                                    Jazmin

                                                    San Diego

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                    Request secluded seating hostess place us in a noisy room with a woman staring directly into our face for over an hour. Server took my beverage and never offered me a refill so once my main course came my husband and I had to share a glass of water. Pricing on menu also did not match actual bill. We were also marked as a no show for our reservation assume this is because the young lady didn’t actually care to look at our reservation’s notes before seating us.

                                                  28. D

                                                    Dilbert

                                                    San Diego

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our dinner was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about menu choices and how the items are prepared. All in all it was a very nice dinner and pleasant evening for us.

                                                  29. D

                                                    Diamond

                                                    Palm Springs

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was my first time back since the early 90s when I used to work in San Diego and I was definitely glad not much has changed. We were celebrating my wife's birthday on this trip. The prime rib I had was done just as ordered and my wife had the shrimp scampi which was perfect. The servers are just great and very attentive but not hovering. I certainly recommend the Butcher Shop.

                                                  30. JP

                                                    JohnP

                                                    New England

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    1.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                    overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                    Feel sorry for the Chef... Big management problem not enough staff to even get you seated let alone serve you. .. for such low quality service it brings down the food.

                                                  31. G

                                                    Ginger

                                                    San Diego

                                                    65 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    65 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                    I ordered beef Burgundy and was very disappointed. I was served a huge dish of mashed potatoes with a small amount of beef, one slice of carrot and one or two mushrooms. I ate more of the mashed potatoes than I wanted because I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough for dinner. I expected a better meal at the Butcher shop.

                                                  32. G

                                                    Gaga

                                                    San Diego

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    All was great Except our chicken entree was just soso…. Service was impeccable!

                                                  33. RP

                                                    RaeleeP

                                                    San Diego

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful food Excellent service

                                                  34. AS

                                                    AnSi

                                                    San Diego

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The ribeye was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The crab mac and cheese and the scallops and risotto were equally amazing. Portions were generous. We easily brought home enough for another meal each.

                                                  35. RP

                                                    R1stPony

                                                    San Diego

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Went to celebrate my Birthday. The food was its usual quality and taste. Service was attentive and friendly. Got a discount from their Birthday Club. Highly recommend joining so you can save on your meal.

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                                                    Dianne

                                                    San Diego

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Service is very good and friendly! Steaks are aways cooked perfect. We have never had a bad experience at the Butcher Shop in Kedarny Mesa!!

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Orange County

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Old school service

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                                                    GloriaZ

                                                    San Diego

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food and sr ice was excellent! Love this restaurant!!

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                                                    Sunny1

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    21 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    21 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We enjoyed our lunch. the food (prime rib and steak were great. And our server was attentive but not over attentive. We will be back.

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                                                    rbrob

                                                    San Diego

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Great place for lunch or dinner. The decor is what a steakhouse should look like. The service was excellent, and the food was very good. The only drawback was the room temperature. We had to ask it be turned up.

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                  • Screening

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                    • Staff temperature check required

                                                  FAQs

                                                  Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 565-2272.

                                                  Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 2125 OpenTable diners.

                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                  Booked 14 times today

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                                                  Google Map for Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

                                                  5255 Kearny Villa Road San Diego, CA 92123

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Complex Drive

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Kearny Mesa

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Steak, American, Seafood

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Casual Dress

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Private Lot

                                                  • Public transit

                                                    Route 20

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Jay Bergueiro

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (858) 565-2272

                                                  • Catering

                                                    Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details.

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    We have two private banquet rooms- our Board Room, which seats 25-40 people, and our Windsor Room, which seats 50-200 people. We also offer semi-private intimate surroundings for any occasion.

                                                  • Private party contact

                                                    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

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