I generally shy away from eating meat, particularly meat in steak form. However, one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego County is The Butcher Shop Steakhouse.
While I can resoundingly say I’ve never tried steak there, I can attest to the restaurant’s exceptional seafood for both lunch and dinner. I’m totally hooked on the jumbo shrimp and crab salad that comes with a side of some of the best garlic bread in town. If you want to try it, go for lunch because it is not on the dinner menu.
The Butcher Shop transports guests to a different era when people had cocktails over power lunches and sat in red vinyl booths. Walking into this dimly lit establishment makes you feel like you entered a scene from Mad Men – sans the cloud of smoke.
A few other features I like about this place is that on Sundays and Mondays you can bring your own bottle of wine for dinner and they will not charge a corkage fee. Further, they offer great holiday meal specials and are a regular on the Restaurant.com list.
If you’re looking for a sample of what The Butcher Shop is all about, stop by for happy hour. They have great specials and it is guaranteed to get you hooked.