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Bully's East

#452 of 3,849 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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2401 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3701 (Texas Street)
+1 619-291-2665
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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San Diego, California
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346 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bully's is famous for its prime rib, and for a good reason - their prime rib is excellent. The staff was friendly, restaurant clean, and it had a good vibe. Quite nice. If you're in San Diego staying on or around Hotel Circle, it's a convenient place for dinner.

Thank TheAnvil
Dana Point
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This place is great they have red vinyl booths, low lighting, and great steaks. The service is okay but the food is excellent.

Thank Love_Dana_Point
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have been coming to Bully's for Prime Rib for 30+ years, it's just excellent! order about one level above as rare is very rare and medium rare is all red.

Thank Dale B
Chula Vista, California
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197 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Ordered the Prime Rib and it was one of the best in San Diego County. The portion was huge and took half home for another meal. My friend order the Swordfish and he said it was incredible plus the portion was very large. Service really good and friendly.

Thank ABF49ER
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I would say I have eaten at this fine restaurant about fifty times. It is perfectly located in the middle of mission valley. It has plenty of parking. The food is great. The bar is the real deal. Big, comfortable, with everything you could ask for. Great beer selection. Perfect martinis. Good wine choices. My number one pick though is... More 

Thank Chris K
Los Angeles, California
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The food is average, the service is good, and the location is okay. There is nothing special about this place, other than you'll get the exact type of American bar food that you'd expect from any other restaurant like it. The service is very friendly, which is a plus, but this isn't a place I'd go out of the way... More 

Thank AAMiles
Ramona, California
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It had been many years since I went to Bully's East. This time it was for a business lunch. Not too busy for lunch and sitting in the side dining area allowed a business conversation. The waitress was quickly to us and allowed time for determining our meal. It was delivered quickly in spite of a fair size crowd at... More 

Thank Skip M
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit San Diego, We HAVE to eat at Bully's. It is THE prime rib in SD. Great TIP: when 4-5 are dining, order the Beast cut of prime rib. Everyone will eat this 38 oz cut and can enjoy other dishes like the Manila Clams, really good as well! I have been coming here for more than... More 

Thank Christian P
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was a really nice dining experience. My husband and I ate a late lunch so it was not busy. It is very attractive inside with red banquettes in several cozy rooms. The bar area looked very fun yet still elegant. I make it sound rather fancy but is very casual with tvs on mute throuhout. We shared a club... More 

Thank mosaiclover
San Diego, California
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152 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

one of my favorite places to celebrate special occasions, very wonderful ambiance and menu , cant say enough good things about this place

Thank SoCalRoadMan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108-3701
    (Texas Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-2665

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?