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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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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (34)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (30)
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Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Great atmosphere and great food. Their service was excellant

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 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 25, 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 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 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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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Loved it! Great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was exceptional, food was good for lunch menu, dinning area was authentic

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great menu, service and value. Old school charm with delicious food.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I guess it's old fashioned kind of dining, but it's delightful. The prices are moderate. The drinks are a good bargain, part of the reason we go there. And the quality of the beef may not be quite as good as the real high end steakhouses. Still, it's always a joy to eat there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was good, as usual but wow! it was so noisy!!! A little off-putting, the noise level was so high. Other than that, all good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

An old fashion steakhouse with good food at a reasonable price. Service was excellent and the steaks came out just as ordered. Steaks were choice not prime, but still very tasty and perfectly cooked. Next time I will try the Prime Rib and write another review. My wife had the salmon and said it was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Waitress was uninvolved and inattentive.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was below par. Not what we are use to from this restaurant. Food was good. We had a very nice booth by the fireplace.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything about it was great. Prime Rib was outstanding. We will definitely go back

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My husband and I have been going to the Butcher Shop for dinner and brunch for years. It is the best spot for a date night or brunch with the family.
I love the old school feel, you can almost hear Frank Sinatra singing...oh wait that is the soft music in the background. The wait staff is attentive and we have always had a server and bus waiter. No empty glasses on their watch. Wine list is good and their house cab is great. The steak is always perfect and it comes with soup or salad and rice or potato. Nice if you are on a budget or just like to save money.
Their homemade Blue cheese dressing is delicious. Get some to dip your garlic bread, oh yes that comes with the meal also. A wonderful place to enjoy good food and cocktails too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wasn’t impressed by the organization at the front desk. Seemed a little chaotic which transfered into ambiance of the evening. The food and drink was great. Prime Rib was excellent. It was busy and noisy on a Wednesday night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I've had a few nice steaks at The Butcher Shop. The most recent trip a rare steak came out black and blue. I can buy a 1lb Choice NY from Primos on Santo for $7 and butter baste it in a pan myself. Very disappointed with the food. Most everything else was nice, but when the kitchen can't cook a rare steak at a steak house, time to find another. I'll stick to Cowboy Star for when I want a nice steak.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

They have been around forever, I work about 1/4 mile away and go to Butcher 5-6X a year. What i detest about Butcher is that around the holidays they seem to cater to their larger parties rather than to their regular clientele.

I had a noon reservation.
showed up about 10 mins early.
was told to wait while they sat big tables.
then had to wait as they had sat many people, thus a rush on the kitchen/staff.
humm..............
After lurking around the hostess stand we finally got sat.
Food was good as always, waitress was friendly and did a good job.

hostess (which is usually mgr) needs to recognize year round patrons.,...........even during holidays

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love coming here

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

never seen it so crowded. holiday crowd. noisy but not bad. nice ambiance. poritons large and food always good. veggies taasted chemically but meat and fish, salads good. goof value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Butcher Shop has been in business for over 30 years, so they must be doing something right. And they are.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great place to eat. Been there several times, it's become our favorite local restruant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The Butcher Shop is one of a handful of restaurants we go to for better-than-usual dining out. The atmosphere is elegant, the food delicious and there are lots of choices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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