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Bully's East

2401 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3701 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)
(619) 291-2665
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Ranked #570 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Cross street: Texas Street
Transit: Located on Texas Street directly out front of Bully's East there are two bus stops, one heading South up Texas Street and one heading North down towards Qualcomm Way.
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A small restaurant. Completely dark on the inside. Seems like a place from a long lost decade. You sit down, place your order. And afterwards you experience some of the most delicious food you've tasted. Specially if you ordered the prime rib. Onion soup was delicious as well. Definitely not a place for meetings, or special occasions. This is the... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On Sunday, May 25th, we experienced the worst dining experience ever. Our waitress did not get the correct orders or mixed the items up. Items such as hot sauce, syrup were not offered nor in some cases not brought when asked for. Drinks orders were not filled when ordering seconds; alcohol, not freebies. Meals were not served in a timely... More

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The prime rib at Bully's is the standard by which I assess other prime ribs...which is kind of sad since I live in Denver, which has great access to beef. However, the only prime rib in Denver that has come close to matching Bully's is my sister-in-law's, and the prime rib at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. There are other good items... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went for dinner on a Wednesday night. It was down the street from my hotel so it was convenient. It wasn't overly crowded and i was seated immediately in a comfortable circular booth. The atmosphere was very comfortable. The lighting was dim and music payed quietly in the background. The wait staff responded quickly. I ordered fried calamari for an... More

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Good old fashioned type steak house. Loved the 8oz filet and asparagus. I also enjoyed this place bc it reminded me of restaurants I would go to years ago that were so good and you didnt get that cookie cutter feel. Will visit again .

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Everything seems nearly the same my previous visits but the service this time was poor. The waitress seemed distracted by her other tables. Refills of water took about ten minutes after we asked. I had told my companion earlier in the day about them having a great French Dip. She ordered it and the meat for the French Dip, although... More

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Victoria, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Breakfast was the theme for the day. This is a noted steak restaurant yet the breakfast was perfect. Service was first class by Alison. Plus, being the tourists we are, she was extremely helpful with info on local sites and amenities. Definitely a place for a return visit for dinner.

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The prime rib and shrimp scampi combo is my all time favorite!!! Made to perfection, every cut of meat melts in your mouth and the shrimp is delicious and fresh. Thank you for existing Bully's East.

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San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Bully's has been a landmark of the greater San Diego area and has proudly represented this great city when it comes to fine dining. I have been a patron for the past 5 years and will always be a patron as long as the doors are open.

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San Diego, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Prime rib lunch sandwich with 2 side for less that $15...should have wrapped up half of the sandwich for later as it was huge! What a deal and great atmosphere!

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