Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon

4.4
1348 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Indoor dining is now available. Reservations recommended, walk-ins accepted.

WE’VE BEEN MASTERING OUR CRAFT SINCE 1964, so you could say we know a thing or two. Our cuts are aged at least 21 days, seasoned to excellence, expertly flame-grilled and served up just the way you like it. You’ve earned it. Whether you’re here to throw back a couple with old friends or trying to finish off the High Noon Feast on your own, there’s always a seat for you. So here’s to the nights you can’t remember and the steaks you won’t forget.

Support Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Prime & Mud Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Perfectly seasoned, seared, roasted to perfection and served with house-made au jus, our Prime Rib is something to be craved. Plus, today only, get a slice of our Sky-High Mud Pie FREE with your order. Visit blackangus.com for online ordering.
  • The Summer Grill is Back!

    $29.99 per person

    May 18 - Sep 6, 2021

    Start summer off right and enjoy a 6oz Certified Angus Beef® Wrangler Steak & your choice of 2: Fire-Grilled Jumbo Shrimp, BBQ Baby Back Ribs or a BBQ Chicken Breast. Comes with your choice of two Classic Sidekicks & a slice of Watermelon. Want to wrangle in a different steak? Ask your server about upgrade options.
  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Every Wednesday is Wine Wednesday. Half off all bottles of wine. Available exclusively at any Black Angus location. Reservations recommended, walk-ins accepted.

Offers

  • BullsEye Bar Happier Hours Return!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Enjoy $4 Drinks and 50% off Full-Size Steakhouse Starters. Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm in the BullsEye bar area only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1348 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib was cooked to perfection! I’m going back for the au gratin potato’s!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service! Our server was amazing and the food was great!

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SandraK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were great and a real treat. The salads are wonderful and on the cold plate.
Waitress was friendly and served well to please.

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MrMatu
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner out with the family. The service was great and I really enjoyed my meal
Will definitely be back again

KH
vipKiraH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night with family. Some of the best service I’ve had in awhile and the food was tasty too! Portions are huge!

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Bill
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess up front were very nice and helpful, servers were excellent! Noise level was a little loud for the older folks, but not bad, we sat in the bar area! Food was excellent, everyone enjoyed their meal!

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RODS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Mashed potatoes were plain, no toppings as butter or gravy
Filet over medium well, too well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Everything was ok/good. Nothing special. Food is mediocre.
Service and atmosphere was good.

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AlexisJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and fast and the server was amazing!!

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PatriciaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Booth was quiet and private. Servers were very nice and attentive. Steak was delicious. Warm chocolate chip cookie with ice cream for birthday treat on the house added a nice touch

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JoelG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The basket of bread at the beginning was well done. The whole bottom was either stale or really toasted. They didn’t give more bread either, for $30+ a plate, bread is nothing. AND the cookie dessert was the same. Super dry and stale, it even the ice cream helped. Steak was spot on.

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ellisfam5
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Black Angus for date night… 95% of 100% my meal is perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Menu has changed since COVID. Service was fair. Appetizers, fair. Bread was hard and stale. Entree was great.

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SteveS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

we got what we expected. A little over priced and a little less.....actually much less, than fine dining. But it was convenient, the waitress was awesome and the food OK. They are still in COVID protocols in terms of capacity so it was kind of nice to almost have the place to yourself. No walk in's.....reservations only.

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vipRonn5
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good place to have dinner. There’s a new steakhouse in town but Black Andy’s is just a nice quite place to have a great meal without all the crowds.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was awful and service slow

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AlfonsoS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, nice environment.
Waitress excellent. Place clean.

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Alfalfalfalfalf
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I enjoyed our evening at your restaurant. It would’ve been extra special if staff done something special for the 3 people that were celebrating their birthdays

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mild wait time despite reservations. But good,staff, and ambiance was great.

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DonnaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. It’s not modern, but is clean and feels homey. Food was wonderful and I was very pleased because haven’t visited since Covid started.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you ask for Dave. He is awesome.

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RachelB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were excited to finally get out and sit down for a great prime rib, but were really disappointed. It was tasteless, as if it had not been seasoned before being cooked, a major fail.
The salad was fresh and the baked potato was a normal size, not the ridiculous gigantic ones you get elsewhere. We had the fried zucchini, which was hot a crispy, with a tasty dip and I took home the fudge cake, which was excellent.
The waitress was efficient and friendly, taking part in some light hearted banter with my dining companion. Location is quiet, which makes conversation so much easier.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Unfortunately we had a grumpy server who needed to be asked 3 times for something I had ordered.

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jefff
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good always kept us informed on orders and kept our glasses full the food was cooked perfectly and warm at the table couldn’t have wanted more

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PaulaN
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is hit and miss. Server are not friendly. I do miss some of the old staff they were much friendlier. Cooks are not trained well.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at the El Cajon location are always courteous and respectful. If you have a reservation, the wait time is minimal. The food is of the quality you would expect from BA. The bread, the appetizers, the desserts and the meats are a great treat.

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TreS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was great food was tasty timing was good price was right thank you

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gambler
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was terrific. The best ribs I have ever eaten. My wife had a steak that was cooked perfectly and was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience great food

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AllieB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious but a little pricey for the amount.

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AlanF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was overly salted. One person ordered the potato soup. That's what it was, one piece of potato in the bowl. She sent it back. Then two of us ordered macaroni and cheese. When it was brought to our table, it resembled the potato soup; maybe two pieces of macaroni in a pool of cheese sauce. I consider this to be totally unacceptable considering what we were charged for our dinner. Needless to say, we were disappointed and will have to think hard before we return to your establishment.

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SusanP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One steak had to be sent back as it was way overdone. Ordered medium with pink center and it was well done and not able to cut. They did not charge us for this one meal and gave us a discount coupon for next time. Three people kept coming over to make it right snd apologize. Very nice and sincere. We will be back.

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hereswhatithink
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Before pandemic this restaurant was a favorite go to place for my family and friends. This first visit back was a disaster. Seating person told us to upload the menu to our phone, which many restaurants are doing. We selected what we wanted and waited for waitress. When she came we attempted to order baby-back ribs and chicken. She said they had a special menu for Father's Day and ran off to get us that printed menu. We found it limited. Beef of several cuts and salmon were our choices. I ordered the smallest portion of prime rib and my daughter opted for salmon. We waited for our beverage, bread and finally salads for longer than appropriate. We had to ask when we would be getting them. Salads were skimpy with limited dressing. Not their usual quality. My daughters salmon was about 4 inches in length and dry. She asked for tartar sauce and was told they don't offer it any more now that they don't have fish and chips. My prime rib was greasily. Not like what I had had in the past at this restaurant. We left very disappointed with our meals.

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ROBERTK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back and open. The Electric Cowboy drinks were perfectio. My wife and friend had 2 each. Great night.

JG
JonG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so impressed with the service and the food at this Black Angus. We have been out there twice in the last month. When the Black Angus on Friars closed we were were disappointed. While the El Cajon one is a bit of a drive it has been worthied. My shrimp dish was outstanding. While Kim was our primary waiter I noticed all the staff checked on our table. It was a great father's day with excellent service. Kudos to their manager Ashley for running such a great operation!

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curt
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Father’s Day dinner! We love the steak !

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Early Father’s Day dinner. Hope you bring back actual menus soon 🙏. One guest forgot his phone. We asked and a paper menu was provided.

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DanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating in the bar area, comfortable seating, lots of TVs showing sports. Easy parking, good location, the coupons are extremely good value, great service, a friendly place. I enjoy coming here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Soup was very salty.
Bread was really good.
Filet was not filet. Maybe sirloin

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Meat Quality has dropped dramatically. When you go to a steakhouse the steak needs to deliver, but the Wrangler steak tasted off and was dry and tough. The ribeye was more flavorful, but was a thin cheap cut. I won't be returning.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon using the Order Online button. Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 440-5055.

Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon is rated 4.4 stars by 1348 OpenTable diners.

Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.blackangus.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.