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About Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

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.

5255 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, CA 92123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm.

Cross Street:
Complex Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 565-2272

Website:
http://www.butchershopsandiego.com/

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

Parking Details:
$2 Valet parking is available on many nights.

Public Transit:
Route 20

Executive Chef:
Felix Guerrero

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Details
Sun 7:00PM - 11:00PM

Mon - Thu 7:30PM - 11:00PM

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

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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.

Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for a Date (28)
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Romantic (26)
Business Meals (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

One of the best meals we have had there. PerfectPrime Rib and Top Sirloin. One of my favorite places to go service was perfect

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Delightful evening. Retro 50’s environment good good. Reasonable prices

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. The staff is very friendly. The food is great.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 5 days ago

We have dined at the Butcher Shop several times before while visiting San Diego. It has become one of our favorites. We were in town so chose the Butcher Shop to celebrate Valentine's Day and had another wonderful dinner. We had shrimp cocktail starters, my husband had the soup and I had the spinach salad. Then for dinner we enjoyed melt-in-your-mouth filets accompanied by perfectly prepared vegetables. For desert we chose the mixed berries atop a decadent cream sauce. The service was second to none and on a VERY busy evening; the quality of food was top notch; and the price very reasonable.
We love the ambiance of the red leather booths contrasted against the rich dark stain of the walls, white linens and ornate lighting. THE BUTCHER SHOP IS "A REAL GEM"!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Old school Chicago-style steakhouse is one of our favorites in San Diego. Prime rib melts in your mouth.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Waitress was rude and I didn’t appreciate her service on such a special night

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice, great food and fairly inexpensive!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner was exquisite! Service was exceptional.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

As always butcher shop was excellent...Service n good is good

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The service here was outstanding, the food was really good as usual. The steak was overcooked per how I ordered it, but it was still delicious. Will definitely return again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was my husband’s birthday and it was our first time at your restaurant.. service and food were awesome! Too bad that your prices are on the expensive side so only for special occasions would we be back...

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server Elsa had a nice personality, and was quite conversant with the menu and knowledgeable about the preparations each dish. The port wine sauce/bleu cheese combo on the beef was amazing- should have saved some bread to get it all! The pasta primavera exceeds expectations. Instead of swimming in a cream sauce with tiny unidentifiable bits of veggies, this was delicately seasoned fettuccine with tiny tender spring vegetables. Lovely ambiance, especially the fireplace, molding, beams, photos. The tables (in the front room, at least, were close and others’ conversations were inescapable. Good music selections

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was my birthday, and, because my husband passed away three years ago, I decided to go to dinner by myself. All of my relatives live on the East Coast, and the friends I have here in San Diego work or they are infirmed due to their age. So, I made an appointment for ONE person at 4:00 pm. I also mentioned that it was my birthday (true!). When I arrived at the restaurant, I had my "choice" of seating .. but it looked so lonely .. to be sitting by myself, that I asked the waitress if it would be OK to eat at the bar. She said it was absolutely fine. So I did. I didn't talk with any of the patrons, but the female bar attendant did engage me in conversation. It was very kind of her, and I truly appreciated the opportunity to talk wth someone. I also received a free piece of cheese cake for my birthday, which was a welcome surprise. And, "Yes," I did treat myself to one class of cabernet that the waitress suggested. Still, it was a lonesome experience, but I did the best that I could, under the circumstances. And my meal was just fine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Simply the best, nothing more to say. I LOVE THIS PLACE

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Old school Steakhouse, but done right. Great garlic bread!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal. 2 sunset dinners ordered both top sirloin, baked potato, Caesar salad, scoop of ice cream. 1 prime rib dinner, baked potato, spinach salad, and one 7oz filet with bacon and onion bits, baked potato and spinach salad. Meat was done to order, very good, flavorful. potatoes cooked perfectly with all the trimmings. Very good price point for all items. I have dined on many occasions. Never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Best steak I’ve ever had! The porterhouse was mouth-watering. Will come back just for that!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food I ate was great as usual. Service was great too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My filet was undercooked and bland. They charged us for a birthday cake when we didn’t ask for it. They also did the same thing to the table next to us. My boyfriend was eating a piece of bread over his plate and they took the plate from under him while he was still eating. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace but we have found better places in San Diego.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I went as part of SD Restaurant week. The $30 dinner was good. The food was nice, and, from looking around at other tables, everybody seemed to think the same thing.

However... my "critique"..... I wished that the servers didn't act as if they were trying to get rid of you so fast in order to get somebody else to the table. It felt REALLY rushed. At one point, our server has asked to bring my dessert course well before my wife had finished her entree! I did ask her to wait, and she did.

The "bus-boys" (not sure what this restaurant calls them) were like ninjas! Very nice guys, but, boy, did they pounce as soon as the knives and forks were put on the plates.

So... Food = Good. Relaxation = Bad.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I've lived in San Diego my entire life and this was my first time dining at The Butcher Shop. I loved the ambiance, it reminded me of an old style, up scale restaurant. The food was delicious, each course absolutely did not disappoint. My husband's chowder was delicious and my steak was cooked to perfection as well as the scallops and the mashed potatoes made me want to lick my plate. The only that seemed lacking on this dining experience in comparison to other competitors in this restaurant category was the service. Our drinks were not delivered very quickly, and were not refilled quickly. It was difficult to flag down a waitstaff person and it was unclear whom was helping if our waitress was unavailable. Usually dining spots with this type of food and price have a lot more service. We tipped the standard 18% but I didn't feel it was deserved. I would hope to go again for the food but would hope that the service was better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was amazing!! Hadn’t been in quite a while and they all was come through with amazing service and great food. Love their imported wine list as well!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

EXCELLENT Olde World steakhouse. Wood, red leather seating, pictures of Hollywood stars. Totally Old School. LOVE this place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great price/value. Old timey vibe. Good service. They do turn tables pretty quickly but other than that a nice place for early dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Our server Kelly was outstanding and took such great care of our party. The quality of the meat is superb and offered at a reasonable price point!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Went here for my birthday and it was delicious!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and great food. Their service was excellant

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love this place! I think the food is great, the waitress is helpful and I recommend this place to everyone. Way better than Island Prime.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great ambiance however quite loud in the dining room when the door to the banquet hall was opened which was very frequent...

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good traditional Chop House menu. All food is served well and tastes as you would expect. Never disappointed. Goof value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place! Been going for years. They get the filet perfect every time—even Fleming’s can’t do that! And it’s got a cool retro vibe that I happen to enjoy. Service is always wonderful! I like the continuity of service people. Must be a good place to work as well as eat!

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was good. The prime rib was cooked perfectly. Ambiance is quiet and old style sallonish

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Whenever we visit family in San Diego we go to the Butcher Shop. The filet mignon is excellent and there prices are reasonable. Always look forward to dining here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

They never disappoint and the food is consistently delicious, well prepared and very well presented. Kudos!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Butcher Shop was, is, and hopefully will remain an old-school steak house. It is quiet enough to actually be able to have a conversation with the person/people you are with. The food is very good. The service is attentive without being overbearing. The prices are what you'd expect. The ambiance is dark wood with red leather and soft lighting.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great food and service. Reservations are on-time. Nice holiday decorations. We've been going to this restaurant for over 10 years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service was great. The place itself was a little on the darker side, but we knew that going in based on reviews. We were seated in the fireplace room, and it made the evening a little nicer. There weren't that many people either, but just around holidays, it had a festive atmosphere.
The food was a little off though. I enjoyed my peppercorn steak, wife wasn't too impressed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Loved it! Great service.

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