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Sat, 2/24
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7:30 PM
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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

4.5
1488 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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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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Sun 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 7:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 1488 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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OferT 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great place. Good value for money. meat was superb. You can skip dessert

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We absolutely love this restaurant and have always gotten great service and wonderful food. The bartender was delightful and the drinks we wonderful. Not a every night type of place but exceptional for special occasions or when you just want to soak in the atmosphere. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and everything was perfect.

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4thefoodiegirl (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were a little disappointed since we were expecting a little bit more of the Chicago-style ambiance of an old time steak house. Experience was just "ok". Food was good just not special and service was just ok, nothing special. Afterwards, realizing we were in San Diego we wish we would have opted for a seafood restaurant instead. Oh well.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

We all had beef of some sort. Potato skin appetizer was fair, too much potato so they weren’t at all crispy. Porterhouse was very average as was prime rib. Beef tenderloin medallions with blue cheese was good as was lava cake dessert. Wine list was shockingly limited for a steakhouse at this price point. Only 5 or 6 Cabernet Sauvignon on the list and it topped out with a low end Stags Leap. Service was great and ambiance very appropriate for an old school steak house.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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SteveC 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This is a great place. Great and friendly staff. Great food and drinks

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MrandMrsA (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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"!!

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david (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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vipTahoediner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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AnthonyMCastillo (Palm Springs)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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Surferboy (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice, great food and fairly inexpensive!

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

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

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Juice (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner

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lynettel 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful experience all around! The waitress was very tentative. Food hot and fresh as always. Drinks are amazing.

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franka (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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FrancesL (San Diego)
4.0  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...

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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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