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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.

Specials

Free Corkage

Mondays and Sundays from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Specials

Free Corkage

Mondays and Sundays from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Details

Free Corkage. Enjoy your favorite bottle of wine with dinner!. Special valid Jul 31, 2017 - Nov 27, 2017 on Mondays and Sundays from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 8, 2017 - Nov 28, 2017 on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

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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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (33)
Business Meals (31)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for a Date (29)
Cozy (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Romantic (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Casual (20)
Comfort Food (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

We eat there several times a year and the food and service is consistently good .

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was great and food delicious. Unfortunately noise level was high.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

First time here and my wife and I loved it! We were celebrating our anniversary and planned to have a drink at the bar first since it was still Happy Hour. We decided to have our dinner at the bar because we loved the bartender - old school, great service, great conversationalist, a real gentleman - and knew how to make a Perfect Martini. Because we changed from a table to the bar we thought the restaurant would forget it was our anniversary - they didn't and surprised us with a cheesecake and a $20 off our next visit. Because of this, I am planning to take my wife there for her birthday...and many more times in the future. By the way, the food was fantastic!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service from our waitress was beyond exceptional. The food was ok but not fully worth the price tag. The sorbet had freezer burn and I unfortunately found rubber lining from the sorbet container in the scoop I had ordered, after I had started eating and chewing on it.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Two couples out for a nice evening to enjoy friendship great food lovely lady waiter. Very nice evening. Corkage fee is spot on!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great for a date night with husband/wife. You can actually visit without shouting. The food is great, alone with a relaxing environment. Service is good, though it wouldn't hurt to inject a little personality along with that service. We are regular customers at the Butcher Shop.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always enjoy my meal here and it’s a great place to get together with friends for lunch

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The waitress made the evening. She was very professional and attentive to all details of the night. The host sat us at a very small table and gave a twosome the booth which should not have happened. All in all we would return as the meal and environment were outstanding

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and prices. I really like this old fashion steak restaurant. Always have a great time. Prime rib and rib eye wete delicious. Onion soup is very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely excellent. If there was any criticism it would be that parking was very difficult for both valet or self parking. We had to wait 20 minutes to get parked.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always Good food, great service, good value. We love the taste of their prime rib!!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great service

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Got the early bird special with fatty prime rib and fake butter-soaked Texas toast.

Guy and his girlfriend at the bar were vulgar and obnoxious. Bartender played along and did nothing.

Place hasn’t been remodeled since the ‘50’s.

Won’t go back...

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a great place for a decent meal, good service, and the ambiance of a nice place to relax. Prime rib was primo.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My favorite restaurant. The music Is great. The resturant itsself is nice.I always feel valued and the food and dessert is always top notch 😃 it was a little louder than usual just because there was an event occurring. That was no bother though .

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very nice dinner. We had the early special. It was nice (douo or salad, entree, side, and ice cream dessert).

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our servers were very efficient and engaging. The menu had plenty of excellent options and everything we ordered tasted great. Prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great service. Great reception. Very attentive, but not intrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was just ok. The food was decent but the service was greatly lacking. Restaurant needs an overhaul.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good place to eat they know my name

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our wait staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Excellent meal, possibly the best price chop I've ever had. Everything, from appetizers, main course, and deserts were excellent. I hadn't been to this location for many years, but will certainly be back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great date night dim lighting, with great food, and service. We will be back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My rack ol lamb was overlooked I asked for medium rare and was almost well done. The prior time here I had the halibut which was also overlooked and dry I still like the place Very friendly staff very good soups salads and sides. Corkage is only $12. Guess I have learned my lesson and will stick with the steaks in the future After all it is a steak house

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Have used The Butcher Shop on a couple of recent occasions for business lunches. There are not a lot of great options in the Kearny Mesa area and The Butcher Shop fits the bill for the right clients.

It is truly "old school", with subdued lighting, red leather booths and a beefy menu. Probably not the best option for a light lunch or a group looking for a healthy, green meal. But if your group likes solid steak, prime rib and chop options for lunch in the mid-County area, this may be your spot.

Wait staff is attentive and helpful. Interior is quiet and makes for good private conversations. Portions are solid. Offerings are traditional and done well. I would comment that the exterior is a bit underwhelming, and the surrounding neighborhood does not speak to an upscale experience, but this place is a little hidden gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great dinner, halibut was excellent, chicken scallopini was tender, and the service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice atmosphere although it seemed a bit 1980's New York. Very dark old fashioned decor. A make over would be advisable. Noticed many seniors but not many under 50, this is normally the sign of the death of a restaurant. Smell of old carpet not a plus. Food was ok but overpriced for the quality. Halibut was dry and uninspired, meatloaf was disappointing. Marie Calender's at best at but double the price.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a very nice dinner at the butcher shop. The good food and quiet atmosphere made for a pleasant dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love this place but I have to admit we felt like we are being rushed tonight maybe the waitress had a date. I was a little taken back when they charge 3:45 for soda water out of the gun. But all in all the place is great we'll definitely go back can't judge the place on one off night

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Arrived early for my reservation and was welcomed with excellent service. The deal cakes were a hit and the spinach salad was with the walnuts were delicious. We ordered the ribeye and New York Strip. Cooked to order. Serve was spot on. Would recommend to all m y friends.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This place harkens back to when food and service were served together. We ordered wine by the glass - which was reasonably priced. The meal started with ahi tartar - which was a hit. Our main dishes came with choice of soup or salad and garlic toast - if you choose salad, try the house dressing (a vinaigrette and blue cheese blend). Our mains, the bone-in ribeye and filet mignon, were cooked to order and included a baked potato - delicious! To finish the meal, the Key lime pie was an amazing dessert. Our server was friendly, timely, and set the tone for the evening - a casual, comfortable familiarity. I’ll be back - the food is fantastic, and they make you feel like a star!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Can never say enough about how gracious they are here. I was on the way to the airport and stopped for a quick late lunch and they were fabulous. Got my favorite table, Maria was spot on with getting our order in and food to us. Food was great and a great deal for their lunch menu ($13 for a full lunch, can't beat it). Try it yourself!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always loved this place but it's really getting run down. The bathrooms have a sewer smell that comes into the entryway. The entryway awning was torn off so it looks a bit unclassy. I love that they had half-price wine and the food is decently priced for what you get but the rooms are really loud and the seats are starting to become very uncomfortable and it was cold.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

They never disappoint. The service, the food, how can you go wrong.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Group of ladies went for Restaurant Week. Good choices, tasty steaks, so-so Caesar salad, great desserts. Service was wonderful, very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Delicious , excellent steak with mushrooms- went restaurant week to check it out. Will go back again for occasional steak. Sunday’s and Monday’s free corkage so we brought our own wine to enjoy without fees!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for restaurant week and to celebrate my husband’s birthday! We had an amazing dinner very tasty!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had dinner for our 30th wedding anniversary, it was a special night out for us. We live in Laguna Hills, and the butcher shop made our night a very enjoyable dinner for two. Our waiter was wonderful and her service was excellent. we would recommend others to try the Butcher Shop. We will return again the next time we are in San Diego. Again Thanks for the service and dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very disappointed in the prime rib. A little tough and the flavor you look forward to in eating prime rib was not there. Very thin slice of the beef. Also, the vegetables were uncooked and hard.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Consistency. Great drinks great food great service

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