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Red Tracton's
Red Tracton's

Red Tracton's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://redtractonssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (858) 755-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Red Tracton's features live entertainment at the World famous "Piano Bar" Wednesday - Saturday. 7:30pm - 11:30 pm on week nights and Weekends 8:00pm till closing. Dinner is also served in the Lounge
  • Special Events & Promotions: Del Mar Race Track season starts July 16, 2008. We will be unable to except on line reservations for dinner. We will be excepting online reservation for Lunch Mon - Sun and Dinner Mon & Tue night. Thank You

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jimmy Durante
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking during lunch hours and valet after 4:00PM.
A word from Red Tracton's
Unique 50's style Steakhouse and Supper Club. Red Tracton's is know for serving only the finest in "Prime" Beef and Seafood. Quality and quantity is Red's trademark. Live entertainment Wednesday - Saturday at the Piano bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We sat in the piano bar area and the people at the bar were pretty drunk and loud so it would have been great if I was also drunk but I wasn't. Food is overpriced for the quality and taste. If the food was really good, I wouldn't mind paying the price but it wasn't and I'm not very picky (I'll eat anything for the most part!). I didn't really start enjoying myself until the piano man came on so once he did, I was a lot happier! Server was pleasant. I'd probably only come back for drinks while enjoying the piano man."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate our 43rd anniversary and it was great. Will definitely go back again. We love the old time steak houses and this is one of the best so far."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants! Great drinks, food, and service. The chops, steaks, and scallops are excellent. The lobster (the first time we've ordered lobster here) was so-so and overpriced (our opinion) and that's why we knocked off a point this time (we would have given a 4.5 overall but that option is not available)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We met out of town friends here and had a great meal and great food. Then we enjoyed the piano bar! Nice evening!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Red Tractons has been in Del Mar since before I was born (well okay maybe not that old) but its been here for a long time. If you want the BEST food (come here) if you want A LOT of food?( come here) however if you think you're going to have any kind of conversation in the "bar dining room" ( request the back dining room instead) Food is a bit expensive but really well worth the price you would get at any other steak/fish house resturant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "great old school steak house. Steaks great Lobster Bisque best ever. Very professional wait staff. no wonder it is a Del Mar Favorite over the years"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Red Tracton's has the best prime rib anywhere! They give you huge portions and all their food is delicious."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Delicious food - steak, liver & onions, Southern fried chicken in the atmosphere of an upscale chop house. No one will go wrong by visiting this establishment"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Do yourself a favor and come here for lunch on Friday. During lunch only they serve an open faced Lobster Salad sandwich that if phenomenal. Pricey, yes. Reservation needed to reserve that meal; however after lunch you will count the weeks until you can make here again on a Friday. I always do. Bon Appetite!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Best restaurant & staff in San Diego!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Large portions, good food, be sure to ask price of daily specials."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had not been to Red's before but found it to be an excellent stop for meat with an extensive, high quality wine list. They also had fish and chicken meals (in fact that night there was a swordfish special) but we were there for the meat. Portions were generous and depending on what size you get can be split (they do have a sharing charge that was reasonable) and the sides should definitely be split unless you have a BIG appetite. We brought our own wine but in review of the wine list were impressed. Split a salad-spinach and dessert-the éclair and both were plenty. This is not a place that the little kids will enjoy, but the big kids should!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Ordered the bone in cut prime rib medium, it came with a gray color and texture of something that had been microwaved, temperature was luke warm at best that quickly became cool, the super hot horseradish did not even elicit a sniffle. At a price point of $50 per plate, the maitre'd should at least unfold and attempt to place the napkin, pull the table out so the lady could be seated unobtrusively, when I ask for sour cream and chives for a baked potato, it should not come with rough chopped scallions! The owner (Tracy) and son took turns brown nosing an couple in innocuous conversation. Ludicrous reviews touting this as a quality special occasion restaurant with drunk patrons in shorts and t shirts stumbling to the bathroom facilities. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was mediocre at best, but our waitress was amazing. The Mac and cheese lobster was atrocious and the meat was just "okay," I had such high hopes about going here and was totally let down. It was a special occasion and it was between here or the Aviara and chose here and just totally missed. $150 later and definitely NOT WORTH IT."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our server was incredible! She's been with the family for years, and she made us feel like family during our dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Lots of great food and good service. Great for date night. Type of place Bing Crosby would have enjoyed, close to the race track. Sophisticated yet you can go in jeans. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Everything was great, but if the menu says "Market Price", do inquire what it is. I was taken by surprise when the bill came and a half-order of king crab legs was $100. But the food was good, the service excellent, the piano-bar wonderful. All-in-all a fun night out, I look forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed our evening very much. Great Prime Steaks and service. Green Goddess salad dressing was a special treat. I'd say go and you will enjoy yourself."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We are not why all the great reviews for this place. We have been to steakhouses all over the US, and many in San Diego. This is probably one of the most expensive yet overrated places we have ever been. Our medium rare steaks were not actually medium rare. The quality of the ribeye cut wasn't that good. The service was indifferent (took me a fairly long time to get my check). In short, there are much better places in San Diego. Don't bother with Red Tracton's."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "always top quality food , service and ambiance Great Mother's Day Brunch"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Best shrimp cocktail ever. Unbelievable baked potato"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Red Tractons is never a disappointment. The food is wonderful. The service is great and it is just an overall nice place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've lived in the San Diego area on and off for 20 plus years, and Red Tracton's has held a legendary status in North County for nearly as long (maybe longer). In reality, I found this restaurant to subsisting by reputation alone, as everything about the place reeked of a bygone era. There are so many better options for fine dining in North County. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went to Red Tractons's for a special occasion. It was a great dining experience, beginning in the bar to the table. Everyone was helpful and attentive. The portions are large and they even split a couple of items for us. Although a little expensive, it was perfect for the occasion."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Red Tracton's recaptures the days of BIG plates -- steaks, potatoes, shrimp, onion rings, etc. etc. etc. All are unheard of in today's new restaurants, but boy is this yummy. Thank goodness some place maintains its focus and hasn't tried to become something it isn't. The best steaks and onion rings around!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful prime rib dinner for a birthday celebration. Red Tracton's is always the best place to order prime rib; no comparison with any other steak restaurant. We had a lovely birthday dessert served by excellent waitstaff. We are repeat clients, and we really recommend this highly. One note: we sat in the newly redecorated back room and there was a large party of VERY loud and somewhat inebriated guests which marred the experience. If you want quiet, don't sit in the back room. I will request to NOT sit there again."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "One of our favorite steakhouses in So Cal. The decor is classic steakhouse with a lively bar scene. You could almost imagine one of the Rat Pack (for those who remember) sitting at the bar. The menu offers an excellent selection of steaks, lamb, pork, chicken and fresh seafood. The Prime Rib is a specialty as are the side dishes. Try the Baked potato with all the fixings. Large portions with many enough to share. Classic cocktails and a fine wine list compliment your meal. Reservations are recommended especially during Del Mar Horse Racing season August-September and now November. Valet parking available."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Tracton's. Always delivers and our server Jackie is one of the very best. We love going with friends or just by ourselves"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants! Great drinks, food, and service. The chops, steaks, and scallops are excellent. The wait staff was a bit overloaded this time and that's why we knocked off a point."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Red's is a show place for fine dinning and horse race lovers...the food is blue ribbon..and the memorbillia is blue ribbon...terrific scene/ Rob"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My wife was ready for a great steak dinner so I made reservations for the Red Tracton where the beef is always outstanding. I decided on the pork chop and was very pleased with my dinner. Large portions and leftovers mean that we get two nights of enjoyment out of one meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Maitre d' guessed my name right when we arrived. Helps to be ontime eh? Will be GLAD to Return SOON! Excellent Server black hair, good attitude, sitting by Frank and his birthday party of 6 we were in far left corner after the bar area March 14th. All three of us had a great time. The bar looks like a fun hangout but had the kids this trip... MY Double wide porkchop special on a bed of asparagus and Beefsteak Tomato salad was Great! We went through two loaves of baked bread baskets(SO FLUFFY). Tara's french fries and the Huge Shrimp were Delicious, Tanya's Clam Chowder and Lobster Mac were ok but she wished she had got the Shrimp after she saw them!. The Birthday Cheesecake slice for Tanya was so Nice!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband and I needed a night out and this was perfect. The service was good, the Veal Ravioli's were to die for. Definitely going back for more good food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was okay. Nothing spectacular. The service needs to be worked on. The server was not very friendly."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed when dining here. Large portions, excellent beef and seafood selections, amazing side dishes and salads. Servers have had many years of experience and treat you like family."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Excellent drinks, service, and food (we had scallops and veal chop). Our go to restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our party of 2 ordered a filet and a sirloin strip steak. The filet was wonderful - large and perfectly cooked. The steak was thin, tough and full of gristle. Go with the filet if you find yourself at Red Tracton's"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful girls night out. Good food and drink, good service and a place for conversation,"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "the staff at this place was horrible, they did not even greet us, no explanation of the menu and no drink menu was offered. We felt rushed and not confortable. This restaurant ruined my special ocassion. I was very excited to go here but will never go back!!!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We have been going to Red Tracton's for about 5 years. We always have excellent service and quality of food is excellent. Their Lobster Bisque is the best in San Diego!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014