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“Some Great, Some Good, Some OK Take Out”
Review of Albies Beef Inn

Albies Beef Inn
Ranked #956 of 4,832 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Staying at the Residence Inn in the crazy area called "Hotel Circle", we came upon this little unassuming building by the Travelodge that had two restaurants. We can only speak to the waiting area and the people and the food to-go, but it was a very pleasant experience. No steakhouse is inexpensive, so the bacon-wrapped filet with stuffed potato and amazingly-sweet whole carrot was GREAT. The chicken parmesan was good as well as the sides. The prime-rib sandwich was OK, incredibly thick, but half was fat, but sometimes that is prime-rib. The place is right out of the past with dark woods and dim lights and a large after-hours bar clientele that seemed like watching Cheers. The owner greets you and the wait-staff are real pros and very personable. We were all pleasantly surprised to have found such great food so easily by Hotel Circle. I give it a 4 1/2 out of 5.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We don't live in San Diego,My family was hungry so we decided to eat here.We were pretty satisfied when we first entered well because of the decorations. But then the food came,YUCK. We ordered sodas should I even call them sodas because they tasted like dish water and worst of all the waitress confused OUR yes, OUR orders so it took another 20 minutes to wait. My family was still hungry after we ate. Then,worst of all the CHECK. It was over $100, just for that. So we went to jack in the box and paid at least $20 and that for SURE satisfied us. What an EMBARRASSMENT that restaurant is for San Diego!!!

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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

We read about this place and thought it would be unique to try we were not disappointed be sure to ask for a table near the piano on Wednesday or Saturday nights the prime rib was on par with the house of prime rib in San Francisco. While not a fan of carrots in general I did eat half of mine. Be sure to check out the tastefull nudes that adorn the walls of this time capsule.

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Thank hansolo5000
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

How can you not love this place that truly celebrates the old time bar and steakhouse atmosphere complete with dark leather booths and naked ladies on the wall. And the best thing is that the food was great. We all had steak of one kind or another and they were cooked perfectly. And we liked the stuffed potato and the huge carrott. And the caesar salad was excellent. It just all kind of worked together. Service was a tad slow, but it didn't bother us. We ate in the dining room, which was quieter. Oh, and the prices were very fair.

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Thank ytc50
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Albies Beef Inn is the place for a consistently great meal and drinks. A great local bar which includes a piano player/singer. Other guesst will grab the mike and sing their hearts out. It is a fun place to eat and listen to music. Easy access with pleanty of parking and hotels close by. The wait staff and bartenders are exceptional. The waitress named Mary is a standout and excellent with customers. We love this place.

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Thank Bill S
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