Gigantic Lobster Tail
One word.... Amazing! The bar/piano lounge was a lot of fun too!
9/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
Best place to eat!
Just an old fashioned meat and potato house on the highest order. Portion are huge. Quality is as good as any. Service is perfect. They pour a mean drink. Prime rib is best south of LA. We dine here often and always ask each other why we bother to dine elsewhere.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, one of the
Great restaurant, one of the very best in San Diego but simply no need on their part to serve such gigantic portions. Doesn't seem necessary.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always enjoy our visit. Food and service terrific! We seem to order the same food every time. It is dark inside but that's part of the ambience..
The lobster mac, salades and steaks are delicious.
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great opportuity to try
A great opportuity to try a new restaurant...delicious food, wonderful service and we will return.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great prime rib, strong drinks
Great prime rib, strong drinks in an club like atmosphere. Large portions and not for dieters or vegans
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Red Tracton's is a throwback,
Red Tracton's is a throwback, old-fashioned steak & seafood house. The bar was lively before dinner and had a great piano player that started after dinner (at 9, I think). The food was excellent and the service we received from Randy was perfect. It was a great dining experience.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food Still Good, Atmosphere Is Gone
They remodeled and I did not like it. I liked it better before with the old style booths and old world feel atmosphere. That's what I was going for and I was disappointed to find out that it was no longer there. They tried to make it hip and chic and I say "Why fix something that isn't broke."
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent from the moment
Excellent from the moment we got there! Top notch!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
They give you so much for
They give you so much for your money. THE BEST RIBS I'VE EVER HAD!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, drinks and
Excellent food, drinks and service. Always a pleasure to dine here.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their steaks are ALWAYS outstanding
Their steaks are ALWAYS outstanding! We had a table tucked into a corner which was perfect because we could talk without screaming. We were surprised at how VERY busy the restaurant was given that even though it was Saturday night, we were there before 7PM -- and, it isn't racing season or spring break. Oh, when you go be sure to order the onion rings for the table -- yummy, yummy!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
prime rib eye steak was sooo juicy and tender and flavorful. best steak i've had. lobster mac and cheese was good.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, generoust portions
Red Tracton's is a bit pricey, but well worth the money. The food here is always excellent and the portions are very generous. The service is friendly, and attentive without being overbearing. Recently I was there with friends for a Friday lunch and had the lobster club sandwich. It was served open face with cheese, bacon, tomato, and a large amount of lobster salad loaded with big chunks of lobster. Outstanding. The salad with green goddess dressing is always a taste treat.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service - Great Service
I was amazed by the polite, and speedy service at Red Tracton. our server Randy was very sweet and attentive
The food was delicious and the dessert was not bad. (I recommend the Prime Rib)
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just another awesome meal,
Just another awesome meal, absolutely right up there with the best steak houses in town.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had really great food and service. Will definitely be back.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service always good. Never a bad meal. Definite neighborhood gem!!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit on the expensive side
A bit on the expensive side HOWEVER the portions are quite large. I would recommend sharing a dish ($10.00 charge) and getting an extra side. Beef was HOT when it arrived on the table which doesn't happen alot in my experience. Enjoyable meal. Kitchen is small so you can't be in a hurry when you dine here.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent--best prime rib I have had in a long time. Got the petite cut and it is not your typical skinny cut of meat others serve. Perfectly done. Exceptionale salad is okay. I expected better. My friend had the half lettuce salad and said it was wonderful. Bread was good. Dessert was to die for.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Red tracton's
We always have a great time and appreciate how well we are treated
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oops-- too late!!!
Our group went specifically on Sunday night for the fried chicken only served on Sundays. Our reservation was at a reasonable time of 7:30. They were already out of fried chicken!!!! We were very disappointed!!! Great server and other food delicious but seems this happens often!!! They should tell patrons they need to reserve the fried chicken when the reservation is made.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime rib was outstanding
Prime rib was outstanding as good as Lawry's in Las Vegas waitress was super too we really had s nice time.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected
The server was friendly and efficient. The food (blackened halibut and pork rib) was truly outstanding - huge portions and cooked to perfection. A little pricey but no more than any other nice restaurant in the Del Mar area. We will definitely go back.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of a kind
i love red tracton. it reminds me of the steakhouses of
a time passed. service is good. my only negative is that
the prime rib is unpredictable. it will be exceptional one
night and tough and flavorless another. however, my family
has always enjoyed the other cuts of beef and the chicken.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can never go wrong at Red's
I have been eating there since they opened- the food is always great and the service is superb!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had been dying for some
We had been dying for some prime rib and had been to Red Tracton's years ago, so decided to try the one in Del Mar. We ate in the bar, so it was a little noisy but, our waitress, Tracey, was fabulous as was the food. Be sure to try their Lobster Bisque. To die for.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THIS PLACE
Been coming for years. You must come after a day of horse racing!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stop here Before After Day at Track
Great place to go before or after a day at the track... Fri and Sat they have their famous Lobster club with loads of fresh lobster and also their French Dip is piled high with the tenderist meat you'll ever have!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular Red Tracton's
The food here is wonderful and the wait staff magnificent. We always order the filet, Tracton's special salad with green godess dressing and the twice baked potatoe and we are never disappointed. Great atmosphere, everything here is just wonderful.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going to the race track for the past few years & always say we're going to have lunch or dinner at Red Tracton's. We finally did this past week & it was great. We were seated in the bar, which was fine for us and had a really nice waitress who served us a wonderful lunch and yummy bloodies from the bartender! Can't wait for next year's race season so we can return!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Old Fashioned Steak House
The server was really nice and friendly, but for some reason we were not given menus right away. We couldn't figure out why the big secret. The prime rib was very good, as was the petit filet. The portions were big, as was the cost. The food was good, not great, and the ambiance was nice. I would not go often, due to the really high prices for food and drinks.
It appeared as though they must have had a happy hour, because the bar was hopping, and looked fun. I wish we had done that instead of dinner.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best waitress ever
Jackie our waitress was amazing. Best service ever!!!!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible food, friendly
Incredible food, friendly staff, good service, definately go back.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and drinks
Outstanding food and drinks as usual. Service was a bit off this time. Still our go-to restaurant in San Diego.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tractons has it all! Great food, always consistent.
The wait staff is the best. They offer everyone great
service, but when they recognize you, it's over the top.
This steakhouse menu has simple, fresh, high quality
Food that never changes.
Great area gem!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Treat!
My girlfriend and I share the same Birthday and plan a girls night out every year to celebrate with their elicious Gigantic Austrialian Lobster Tail. If you love lobester this is by far the BEST lobster tail you will ever have! Very pricey but it's worth every penny and it's so big there is plenty to bring home for another delecious treat! You will not be dissappointed.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not for the feint at heart!
We've been going to Tracton's for years. The menu is straightfoward steaks, chops, fish and portions are very hearty. The sugar cured salmon is supberb. The shrimp, colassal and juicy and the steaks and prime rib large. The salads simple and great and the desserts ample and rich. Fresh vegetables and choice of potatoes done many different ways. You will not leave hungry.
Old world, darkish interior, lively bar scene with TV. The crowd is older...having come to enjoy the food.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Tracton dinner
We had a romantic dinner there while staying in Solana Beach. The staff was outstanding and the food overall was excellent. We started with the lobster ravioli, which was delicious. Then we had the house salad which I am still craving! I got the seafood linguine and my husband got the crab cakes and au gratin potatoes. The seafood pasta was absolutely wonderful as were the potatoes. The crab cakes were good, however they were a bit dry. Because it was our honeymoon they brought us out a piece of delicious cheesecake and made a heart on the plate out of chocolate and strawberry syrup. Yum! This restaurant is a 10 in our book.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always yummy food...
The food is always great!!! Zanndra and Sherry are wonderful!!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an amazing meal, but ordered too much food. We will know better for next time. I am not sure we have ever tasted crab legs as delicious as we ate here. The service was superior. Timing of the meal was perfect. We can't wait to come back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a celebration
Our son says that Tracton's is his favourite restaurant. Whenever he is in town we treat him to a meal. This is the second consecutive birthday we have celebrated here.
We always love the food, service and setting. The meal was delicious as always. The birthday cheesecake was a nice touch. We will certainly be back again soon.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We can always depend on a delicious dinner and a nice atmosphere.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
We have spent summers in the Del Mar area for the past 20 years. While in town we always dine at Red Tracton's 6 or 7 times. I can say unequivocally that we have always enjoyed our meal there. The portions are legendary and the quality is always excellent. For simple American food, steaks, seafood and great bar food, this place cannot be beaten. The prices are high, but when you consider what you pay for not only what you eat but what you take home, I think what they charge is reasonable. Be sure to be hungry when you go. You won' be disappointed.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to a recommendation, I took some friends to the Red Tracton. It was an excellent reference. The ambience was great and the food was wonderful. I loved that everything was as it should be in an upscale restaurant, (chilled forks for dessert etc) The only complaint I had was that the avocado on my wifes meal looked a little black around the edges. Otherwise everyone complimented the food. Would I still go back there? Yes indeed!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, didn't expect to see such giant baked potatoes! The cost is high per entree but if you know that going in and plan to split the enormous amount of food it makes the place affordable. Loved the service and choices of sides, wine was good and reasonable. Will go again for sure!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owner Tracy Tracton introduced
Owner Tracy Tracton introduced herself to us this (Sunday) evening. The first time we had met the owner in over 15 years of coming to this restaurant, one of our favorites. This after we checked in and asked where our usual maître d' (Adam?) was. We almost exclusively dine here on Saturday evening so that's probably the reason we hadn't met Tracy. This place almost always meets or exceeds our expectations for drinks, food and service. This time was no exception. Great martinis. The bread is yummy. The steaks and seafood are awesome. The humongous baked potatoes are overwhelming. As mentioned by many others, the restaurant has a great old school vibe.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
CRAB LEGS AT TRACTON'S!
They are the best! Exciting crowd in the bar watching racing at Santa Anita. Got a little loud at times, but fun.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. The steak
Food was excellent. The steak was a little chewy and somewhat tough.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM