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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

4.5
1527 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
Perfect For:
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm.
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Phone number
(858) 565-2272
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Felix Guerrero
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Catering
Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Complex Drive
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Parking details
$2 Valet parking is available on many nights.
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Public transit
Route 20
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Special events & promotions
Elegant Banquet Facilities available to accommodate all of your party needs- Wedding receptions, Rehearsal dinners, Holiday parties and luncheons, Retirements, Corporate events, Military parties, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner events from 25-200 guests.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 1527 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Prime rib was just slightly warm when plate received. Should have been much hotter. Another 15-20 min the meat would be about room temp. The meat was cooked well and was flavorful.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always can count on great steaks, prime rib, and assorted other offerings to be well prepared. Great atmosphere, and has surprised people who didn't expect it to be as cozy inside as they first judged it to be from the outside.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As aways the entire dining experience was first rate.k. Could not ask for better.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

While the service was good, the meal was overcooked and had to be returned. The noise level i the room where we were seated was very loud making it difficult for our group of 3 to hear each other in a normal conversation. The prices were fine and the menu diverse. It just wasn't a good luncheon experience for my group this day.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great place & food!!! Seated quickly, staff was wonderful!!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great service and ambiance for a great price.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This restaurant has been in San Diego for years. It's consistently offered good food and good cocktails at good prices

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful prime rib, comfortable booth seating, great for a couple or a family.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We left after tasting the appetizers.
Terrible food. Overcooked and dry. Loud.
Maybe they just had a bad night?
I won't be back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A classic Chicago style chop house. Prime rib is their feature and it was very good. Not really a place for the kids; a great place for a business meal if you need to wine/dine/discuss and for a quiet romantic dinner. Prices are pretty reasonable. Wait staff is attentive.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Thought the steak was good, but surprised that for a well known steak house they only had one cut of steak as USDA prime. Steak came out a little overcooked as well.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was my birthday and chose the Butcher Shop for our dinner and we where not disappointed
the food was great and the cheese cake at the end of our meal hit the spot. Thank you all at the
Butcher Shop for a great birthday meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

the host very professional, courteous and friendly. The waitress very good service. Even the bus boys were excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our food and service we're outstanding but the group to our left was loud and the group to our right was rude. It is too bad that ill mannered customers ruined a wonderful meal.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had a great dinner. We both ordered the peppercorn filet, medium rare. Mine was slightly over cooked but was still delicious. Nice quite restaurant where you can easily talk to your table mate.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Halibut 2 of us ordered was dried out.
Prime Rib was so thinly sliced it looked more like a flat iron steak
Seated in the only area open close to a fireplace - too warm
The place looked tired, the food looked tired.
Butcher shop expectations were juicy Prime Rib/Steak and seafood.
Overall, a disappointment.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had high hopes for a really good steak here. We ordered steak medallions and a petite filet. When the meals arrived the medallions were luke warm and the petite filet was WELL DONE. We ordered them both Medium RARE. We sent the filet back and by the time it came back, our other meal was finished. Not an apology NOR anything adjusted from the bill. VERY disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

It's a great old school Steakhouse with a bit of the Chicago vibe.

Food and Service are top notch and staff are very friendly and professional. This is not a trendy place at all but rather an Icon of the area.

I regularly eat at the bar and enjoy their happy hour.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This place is great! I go there for every anniversary. The service and food is phenomenal!

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

dinner for 4. Three of us ordered steak medium rare, one wanted medium well. The medium well was very rare. Too rare for my friend. They took the steak back and threw it back on the grill instead of bringing a new steak. Brought it back...........STILL RARE. Another offer to throw back on the grill. My friend just took it to go and would microwave it later. The other three means were good but how hard is it to get a medium well steak? No offer of discount or free desert .....nothing. Disappointed in management.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good menu choices. Terrific service. Comfortable seating and we lingered, talking & there was no attempt to hurry us.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our first visit to this restaurant. Very nice ambience of a typical steakhouse. Very attentive service. Excellent value as the meal comes with a choice of soup or salad and a starch or vegetable. We all had the prime rib which was cooked to order and very good. We celebrated a birthday and enjoyed a complimentary piece of cheesecake. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant after living in San Diego for over 40 years and it did not disappoint! We had one little glitch with an over cooked steak but they took care of it with no problem. The bet part was that they also take the Passport Card (big savings!) We definitely will go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food at The Butcher Shop is always spot on!! It definitely one of our favorite places.

It is a somewhat more expensive that other places we go, but it worth every penny we pay for it.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was good. Nothing to write home about but good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was my second time at the Butcher Shop. As with the first the food was very good and presented extremely well. The style is what I would call old classic with a lot of beautiful hardwood.

The ambience was nice but there was some distraction with another table had an infant that continue to cry loudly throughout the entire time we were there. I would have thought That the restaurant will have seated families with children in a separate dining area from adults especially couples.

All in all it was a great evening and experience and I will probably be back.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Had family in town and had a great dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was excellent, prime rib outstanding, steak cooked just right . . . service okay. Value very good for the excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great old school steakhouse.!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service was excellent up to the time our dinner plates were cleared. It was busy, and we waited, and waited for our server to introduce the dessert menu. After taking our dessert order, we waiting an unreasonable amount of time for our dessert to be served. An embarrassing disappointment end for a friend's birthday. :(

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went to celebrate anniversary room kept filling up with more people sat a party of 7 next to us. Steak had to be sent back not cooked right service so disappointed not going back to a while very disappointed

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I had the chicken piccata dishes, chicken good, very tender, vegetables were over cooked, mushy. The other two in party had sandwiches from the value menu. The sandwiches were big, also came with salad and side. The side of vegetables with sandwich was also left untouched. But good value over all as each sandwiche order took half a sandwich home.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was excellent, great service, cozy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

always love a meal here before the theater; in and out on time, table always ready, service excellent, and like in 'Cheers' - they always know your name!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We did show up, and enjoyed it very much. Not sure why the restaurant didn’t check us in, I got a message saying that we weren’t there

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food ... always great food ... and very reasonable wine prices. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

As usual it was very nice ...Good service n good food..unfortunately we were seated under the AC fan n made it uncomfortable..Too cold...

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Arrived early than our reservation but they sat us right away. Food was delicious as usual. Service was very good and attentive in the beginning but slowed considerably when the dinner rush was in full swing. Our dinner here took 2 full hours. The last 30 minutes was waiting for dessert and the check. We’d still be back but just allow extra time if you have anything planned after dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

A little less than average service. Waitress a little bit distracted. Food is great. Classic building.

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