Came to bully's for my dad's birthday dinner. I was surprised to see that the menu not only had the prime rib they are famous for, but a wide range of options. Oysters, salmon, tequila shrimp pasta and even a calamari sandwich to name a few! I couldn't pass up the oyster shooters to start off my meal, complete with a shot of pepper vodka on top. The oysters were so fresh and I thought the idea to include it as a cocktail was really interesting. I had to order the prime rib - I was told by the waitress that it was the best prime rib in San Diego... And can honestly say that it was the best piece of meat I have ever had. I could cut it with my fork and it melted in my mouth. The corn off the cob was delectable and unique. It was tossed with cilantro, red peppers, and white cotija cheese - a different combination than I've had at other places. The portions were generous and the atmosphere was vintage and fun, very family oriented. I even saw the owner there with his kids enjoying dinner. Their specialty cocktail for the month was a Pumpkin Pie Martini and it was such a delicious dessert that I couldn't stop at just one! :) I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the meal, and the staff was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I don't know how you could give Bully's anything but 5 stars. I will definitely be back soon to conquer the rest of the menu!!
My friend lives in the area and suggested Mimi's Cafe as a good place to grab a quick bite following a 5K that we'd participated in earlier that Sunday morning. It was a bit before noon and because we couldn't decide between breakfast or lunch, we chose this place because we could have either option. The hosting staff at the front door was busy but quite friendly. The place was bustling, which was to be expected at brunch-time on a Sunday. We did have to wait for about 10-15 minutes for a table, but once we were seated, service was fast and friendly. After some deliberation, we both ended up ordering patty melts. Mine was good but there seemed to be something missing in terms of seasoning. I'm not a heavy salt user, but while edible, I found the overall composition to be rather bland, as were the fries. Even the grilled onions had an odd taste and consistency - the word watery comes to mind - and they tasted like they'd been sitting uncovered in a fridge and took on some of the aroma of other items. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's the best way I can describe it. Even with all that said, the sandwich wasn't completely bad. It could just use a bit more flavor. I must say that our server was very, very nice, and made our dining experience quite pleasant overall. If I were to be in the area again and want a decent meal for a good price, I'd visit here again.
The Ciabatta bread was absolutely wonderful. I had the option of adding any veggies to the sandwich and asked to have a little bit of all of them. Perfect mixture of fresh veggies, fresh bread and quality meats and cheeses. A very well constructed sandwich. Complimented by a tasty dill pickle. The same can be said for all of the items reviewed here. Brian “Dirty Del” Delprino knows his sandwiches. And he should, he has been dreaming about this business long before it opened about two years ago. For what he has added to the San Diego Restaurant scene, and a right near Petco Park, add to the mix that he is an SDSU you Grad and one can almost forgive him for his OC roots. Dirty Del’s is small but its impact is big. 6 flat panels are spread around ensuring that on those packed nights (and there are many) one is guarantee to see the game. Heck, the pro’s both Charger and Padre do occasionally pop in too. “It’s the happy hour that really pulls the crowd in,” says bartender/server Lauren Shortliffe. Those run Monday to Saturday from 4 to 7pm and again from 10pm to midnight, and all day Sunday. The draw - 1$ shots, 2$ Bud/Bud Lite, and 4$ cocktails. I disagree, I think it is the sandwiches. Dirty Del’s should be on your list of places to visit.