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Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

4.3
4.3
974 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Bull & Bourbon is a cut above other steakhouses – literally. Our innovative approach to classic steakhouse cuisine makes for a multi-sensory experience. Enjoy steaks prepared on our custom wood burning grill paired with our hand-selected bourbon menu for flavors that beautifully complement each other. Because we source local coastal California seafood, use steaks cut from our in-house butcher program, and choose select cuts from our on-site aging room, we always start with top-quality ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. You will always know where your food has been sourced from, and our chefs approach cooking as the true art that it is.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 659-3374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy the innovative steakhouse cuisine of Bull & Bourbon with a private group dining experience. Our private dining room can accommodate smaller groups and is ideal for birthday parties, smaller office parties, holiday gatherings, and other special events. This room’s quiet yet spacious setting gives your group an intimate dining experience away from the general dining area. Our group dining menus offer plenty of options for parties of various sizes. Full venue buyouts are also available. The ideal venue for every occasion, including: Corporate | Social | Rehearsal Dinners | Graduations | Wedding Receptions | Birthday Celebrations | Golf Tournament Receptions | Holiday | Bourbon + Steak Tastings | Presentation Dinners

  • Neighborhood

    El Cajon / Lakeside

  • Cross street

    Dehesa and Casino Dr

  • Parking details

    Self Park and Valet are available and are complimentary

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 974 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Romantic

  • East County

    Special Occasion

  • East County

    Most Booked

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  1. AM

    AlanM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for acknowledging our 1st year wedding anniversary 😊
  2. F

    Fritz

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good..... But not as good as it once was.
  3. PT

    ParkerT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server Lukas was wonderful and very attentive. Would recommend to everyone!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A customer before us was very rude to hostess. But the hostess was so nice and patient and apologized to me about what happened. I was ok and understood. Waitress and waiters are very attentive. Food was delicious! If you have sycuan club card, you get a discount. Loved the specialty drinks as well. Salads, appetizers, steak, sides, delicious! That’s why I keep going.
  5. O

    Ozzi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Olga was amazing. Made great suggestions. Tomahawk was everything an more.
  6. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good, flavorable, the crab cakes were the best. Plan to go back again soon.
  7. H

    Heidi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, excellent food and great service. They have a diverse wine list and cocktails.
  8. LC

    LorraineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable experience. The food was delicious, my drink was amazing, and Gina was very attentive. Hostess was welcoming and servers polite. We will be back!
  9. RR

    RobertR

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Vacation …
  10. t

    tonis

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    The steak had no taste or seasoning. The waiter didn’t check to see if we wanted other drinks.
  11. KZ

    KennethZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food is good they have no idea what rare meat is the cow should still be mooing at me but the pepper crust was good. Mushrooms on point. My grandmother's decor has got to go
  12. MG

    MikeG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Took over an hour for the food to come after ordering, charged us for another tables dinner ($499.00) on top of our bill! Very overpriced.
  13. DJ

    DanaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My husband and I made rersvation for anniversary. It was on Father's Day. We thought we could take advantage of Date Night special. They'd only let us order Father's Day Special. Disappointed!
  14. DL

    DietrickL

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delmonico steak Oscar style was excellent as were the Caesar salad and shrimp scampi. Wait staff polite and inexperienced. When removing completed dishes one staff member brought a dirty soup bowl from another table trying to clear two tables at once and when stacking dishes from our table prior to clearing them the stack fell dropping food and dishes on the table and one diner. Specialist drink list interesting. Wine list limited. Ambiance was bustling. Second time back more for the gambling than the restaurant. The expense and service makes a third trip unlikely.
  15. MC

    MarieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience, service was supper friendly. This was a very memorable experience.
  16. RS

    RobinS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    I have eaten here 3 times now and each experience has gotten a little worse. For the money, you would expect great service and great food. Last night they were understaffed so service was slow (which was ok since we weren’t in any rush), but just as they we’re going to bring our food they set mine down and someone swooped in to grab my husbands plate as it apparently belonged to another table. We waited another 15 minutes for his meal to arrive while my filet got cold…disappointing.
  17. JT

    JesseT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here for a pre a fathers Day gift for hubby. First time customer and will be back. Our drinks were very good and our food was AWESOME, and exactly the temperature we liked our food. The taste of everything was spot on. Our server and wait staff were all friendly and again, spot on with their service! We have already recommended this place to three couples this morning. Checked in on FB and posted some boomerang videos because I was so impressed ! As mentioned, we will most definitely be back!
  18. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every food item we tried was amazing and the service was great! Very great experience and atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.
  19. r

    rickb

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time there. Everything was excellent.
  20. TA

    ThomasA

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined here several times. The food is delicious. We had the bone-in rib-eye steak. It was cooked perfectly. The bartender was a pleasure. The prices are very fair considering the great taste and quality of the food. Casino is vey clean.
  21. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately. Lucas gave us the best service. Very informative of the menu. The delmonicos were cooked to perfection. Highly recommend Bull n Bourbon to everyone.
  22. HB

    HarrisB

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went to Bull and Bourbon before the Aaron Lewis show. Food was excellent. Staff was polite, but a bit overwhelmed it appeared. I would definitely recommend and will come again.
  23. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall we had a nice experience. The few things I had an issue with was the over seasoning of the steak. My wife’s was so salty we had to send it back. The hanger steak we received was maybe 5oz and an entire plate filled with fries. They need to sharpen their steak knives because the butter knife worked better. I enjoyed my Ribeye. We would go back however.
  24. CG

    CyndieG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious! The service was superb. Definitely will go back again. The lobster tail was so tender and moist. One of the best I have had.
  25. AJ

    AlvildaJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was okay nothing to brag about...ribeye could be better onion soup had a sour taste to it maybe too much vinegar? Sides were okay lobster was a tad overcooked cheesecake was yummy
  26. RA

    RoseA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. The Surf and Turf was well priced. We had a Cesar salad which was very good with homemade croutons. We also had the shrimp scampi all was excellent.
  27. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Very clean and tons of room between tables.
  28. g

    gambler

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Came to try date night. Very disappointed. Service was excellent but food was not. Steak was grizzly.
  29. VD

    VernonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tomahawk steak was delicious. I will be back on my Birthday for another one. July 29
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    The server seemed bothered when we told her that we were paying with comps. 2 out of 3 steaks were served over cooked and our Brussel sprouts were undercooked. We were not offered bread before the meal was served. Not sure that I will come back, very disappointing.
  31. PH

    PatriciaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All staff were pleasant and went above to make us comfortable. The food was fantastic. We had crab cakes that were served hot and very delicate tasting. Vegetables were frilled and served hot. We split a lobster pasta that had a wonderful light sause. Banana foster wad good but would have been better warmed. The meal was thoroughly enjoyed.
  32. SL

    SusieLaMesa

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Background music was not pleasant. Should be more relaxing for a dinner experience. Service was excellent. Food delicious.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lukas was an amazing waiter. Very knowledgeable about the items on the menu and has great suggestions. The only criticism I have is that the truffle mac & cheese was a little bland. However, I definitely recommend the mashed potatoes and the crab cakes
  34. j

    jrdeal

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Tomahawk Rib-eye steak. Very tender and flavorful. Ordered it medium, but only the very center was medium rest was medium well to well.
  35. AG

    AmazingG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the most flavorful steaks we’ve ever had! I’ll make sure to come back!
  36. AB

    AaronB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wasn’t sure about a drink recommendation at first but ended up ordering another one. Prices are a little higher these days which is a draw back. Server was great!
  37. AG

    ArturoG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Their food is good, well at least last 2 times food was on point. But for customer service not so great, specially the bartenders at the entrance. Then I went to the bathroom and there was a lot of dust bunny's everywhere. Specially in the edges and corners, and I even took pictures. I even timed the bartender, it took him 25 minutes to get me a margarita and a beer.
  38. G

    Golfgoddess

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the surf and turf special. The steak was cooked perfectly and the lobster was a bit overdone but tasty. Vegan sliders and Brussels Sprouts were also delicious.
  39. S

    Sylvia

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food! We did miss the breadbasket.
  40. KS

    KateS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience here exceeded me and my friend’s expectations. We are originally from the Midwest (so we know good beef) and eat at high-end steakhouses and restaurants throughout the US pretty often. We got the French onion soup and steak tartare for appetizers. The tartare was the best I’ve ever had and the soup was fabulous and in the top two I’ve ever had for French onion soup. We had the filet and ribeye with different styles topped. These steaks were so mouth-watering I can now see why so many feel the dry-aging can really make a great steak. Our server was wonderful as well. She was kind and attentive but not annoying in anyway. I would highly recommend this place if you’re in the area. It was a great value for what we’re used to living in San Diego as well!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 974 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

5469 Casino Way El Cajon, CA 92019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dehesa and Casino Dr

  • Neighborhood

    El Cajon / Lakeside

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Park and Valet are available and are complimentary

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 659-3374

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy the innovative steakhouse cuisine of Bull & Bourbon with a private group dining experience. Our private dining room can accommodate smaller groups and is ideal for birthday parties, smaller office parties, holiday gatherings, and other special events. This room’s quiet yet spacious setting gives your group an intimate dining experience away from the general dining area. Our group dining menus offer plenty of options for parties of various sizes. Full venue buyouts are also available. The ideal venue for every occasion, including: Corporate | Social | Rehearsal Dinners | Graduations | Wedding Receptions | Birthday Celebrations | Golf Tournament Receptions | Holiday | Bourbon + Steak Tastings | Presentation Dinners

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