It’s known for tender prime rib, juicy steaks, creamy baked potatoes and cheese laden French onion soup. Bully’s Restaurant off hilly Texas St has been in the same roundabout parking lot since 1971 starting from an A&W root beer stand. Remember the days of getting off work and hanging out at a local watering hole? This was the place, gathering around the horse shoe shaped bar, sipping strong drinks and unwinding from the day. The separate dining room to the side, dimly lit, red vinyl seats and clubby atmosphere is known for Midwestern beef and baskets of bread.

Crunchy croutons with blue cheese dressing

Crunchy croutons with blue cheese dressing

Keeping with the times, a sports bar theme has been added with TV’s located throughout, and the name has changed to Bully’s Prime Bistro and Sports Bar. Derek Dahlen, the son of the original owner, now runs the restaurant and said through many remodels, one support beam in the front of the building has been in place over 40 years and will always be there. Just like the quality and prices, Derek knows what works. Generations of classic stories galore emanate from here, and I have mine as well.

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Bully’s East

2401 Camino Del Rio South

San Diego, Ca 619.291.2665