Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon

4.4
1214 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Indoor dining is now available. Outdoor dining will remain available as well. Reservations are required.

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

  • Half Price Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available

    Your favorite bottles of wine like Daou, Kendall Jackson, and Kim Crawford are half off. All day. Every day. Visit blackangus.com for full menu.
  • 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.
  • Steak & Sea Trio

    $28.99 per person

    Mar 9 - May 17, 2021

    Enjoy a Certified Angus Beef® Wrangler Steak and your choice of two: Fire-grilled Jumbo Shrimp, Grilled Fresh Salmon or Crispy Shrimp. Plus Sweet Molasses Bread and your choice of any two classic sidekicks.
  • Date Night Deal

    $40.00 per person

    Mar 22 - Apr 30, 2021

    Enjoy our new classic steakhouse date night meal with Three Cheese Garlic Bread to Share, (2) 12oz. Ribeye Steaks with Roasted Garlic & Fresh Herb Butter, (2) Loaded Baked Potatoes, (2) Fresh Broccoli with Garlic Butter Sidekicks, (1) New York Style Cheesecake to Share, (1) Strawberry Lemon Drop for 2. Takeout and delivery available on blackangus.com.

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 1214 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipIceQueen
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made a reservation and were seated separately from other guests which we loved(due to covid) and extra privacy. Only issue was if we needed something (ie extra dressing or condiments) there was no one around to ask.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Front desk hostess was very rude and didn’t know how to speak to guests on her restaurant. This isn’t McDonald’s I don’t expect to be treated this way in a nice restaurant

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vipRonn5
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Angus is always good foodstuffs a reasonable price. Steaks are tasty. Love their bread.

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Bigfoodie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was unusual eating in a half empty restaurant. But it was "OUT" to dinner which we haven't been able to do for awhile. Still the same food and service.

FH
FrankH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good as usual, we like the campfire feast great deal and good choices, it hard to beat.

RD
RebDeb
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our waitress. She was attentive and helpful!

HC
HarleeC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

food has gone way doehill but the prices sre still vey much the same and expensive, Cowboy cookie was very hard (for my birthday) and couldn’t eat most of it..

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ECSince68
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. Can't find better cheesy garlic bread than here!

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EdwardA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly. We got there early way before our reservation and we were seated shortly thereafter. Service was excellent the food was as good as we remembered
The steak and prime rib were cooked to perfection. Couldn't have for a better birthday experience.

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely time. It was delighful to be served a good meal in a comfortable atmosphere. We had a coupon for the cowboy dinner for 2, and took a LOT of it home for a really good lunch the next day.

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Rayyyyy
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the fact the do reservations, Great service even with all COVID rules.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All outstanding except table location in bar made for noisier than usual experience. Understandable due to Pandemic restrictions.

PG
PatrickG
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Black Angus in El Cajon - great service, food and friendly staff.
KUDOS to Peter for a great dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great my 12 year old loved it

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vipEric
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We specifically booked this restaurant because it offered outdoor seating - which is important during the pandemic. When we arrived, we found that the outdoor seating had NO overhead covering. It was 91 degrees outside with a blaring sun - neither of which would have made it comfortable or tolerable to sit outside. We reluctantly chose to eat inside instead. However, I feel the restaurant should have informed us of their shortcoming (via OpenTable or a phone call) or put some kind of covering over the outdoor seating (even if it was to be temporary). Our food orders were not handled well either - all the meat was undercooked and the appetizers arrived about 90 seconds before our main dishes. Clearly, the kitchen was either understaffed or poorly managed. Our server was friendly and courteous.

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very accommodating for inside vs outside seating requested (there were no tarps to shield the hot sun; no one was sitting outside). They got us seated & waited on right away. My brother & I got the 2 largest prime rib cuts, his rare, mine medium rare. We could barely cut through the prime ribs and chewing was long and tough. Never experienced this poor prime rib quality. Black Angus was a favorite.
Jackie Whiston

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Hernandezfam
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had 7 pm reservations and didn’t get seated until 7:47pm.

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MichelleC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Over priced and not quality food. You can get better quality and cheaper food at other places. My ribs I ordered were dry and did not fall off the bone 😩

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FredP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server "Coco" was great - food was delicious and ambience was enjoyable. Great break from COVID jail.

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Ruthie
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My first time at this location (Friars Rd one was demolished). Parking lot was a bit confusing because big section close to entrance was blocked off. NowI know. We were seated quickly upon arrival. Server Monique was very helpful, but didn't anticipate refills/more of things quickly. She had other tables, of course. Food was served with appropriate 'eating time' factored in. First time with carrot cake for dessert and it was really good. Staff was very polite and kept table cleared of finished plates. We didn't feel rushed to leave to 'turn the table.' I love the big banquette booths that make it more private and easier for conversation. Overall, very happy and will return. I hope they open for lunch once pandemic restrictions loosen. AND PLEASE BRING BACK THE HALIBUT SANDWICH AT LUNCH!!!

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GailS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The top sirloin steak I had was rubbery and bland.
The steak and lobster my husband had was full of fat and they did not include butter dip for the lobster.
We have been going there for years and this was the first time we’ve had cheap cuts of meat.
I’m willing to give them one more try but if the meat stays subpar I won’t go here any longer.

CK
vipCarolK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We ordered the trio special that was available on open table. There was some confusion about how we ordered without a coupon, but they honored it. It was amazing! Will definitely do it again!

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vipBMan1008
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Coco was really nice and attentive. Food was delicious. Excellent dinner.

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vipLawrenceA
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had a bad experience at this restaurant a few months ago and decided to give it another chance since we were in the area. I think I was let down even more than the first time. The service was pretty bad, the food was very bland and my drink tasted like
water. The worst part is when the server brought our salads out and literally right behind her was our main courses so we didn’t even get to eat our salads because the main dishes would get cold and not to mention the server pretty much throwing the plates on the table. My ribs were dry and had very little flavor, my wife and daughter had filet mignon and my son had the NY steak all of which were extremely bland as if they weren’t even seasoned. We won’t be back.

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JoAnnG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good customer service. We love Black angus.

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RickD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiter David and the manager Jeff were very helpful. And the food was all very tasty. We would return. Thank you. Rick D, San Diego, CA.

JA
JoyceA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a Top Sirloin with loaded baked potato and broccoli and my husband had a cheeseburger with every on it plus onion ring. To full for desert. Very very good. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

It’s was okay . The food was delicious but the service can’t be better .. one of the waiters seemed very rude

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KenH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely need reservations
We are so glad to be back at one of our favorite restaurants ! Food was great !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David is an awesome server. We always request him.

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Ceney
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were pleased with our experience at Black Angus. We didn’t have to wait since we had made the required reservations and were seated at an open and pleasant area. Everything was very clean and has a nice aroma. The service, food and server were just great.

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Luv2Eat
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety measures were in place. Steak cooked exactly as requested. Attentive service.

JT
JoanT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We were steady customers at the Grantville location for years. Loved it there. El Cajon location cannot hold a candle to the food and service that we received there. Although my steak and potatoes were tasty and nice & warm my 2 sons and his wife complained about the taste and the food being luke warm. The service was extremely slow. We were at the restaurant for almost 2 1/2 hours before we were able to leave. Very disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!

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PamS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a GREAT server...Eileen (?) on Sunday 3/21/2021

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LeeC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I requested a quiet table. They had a good table for me. The problem was the screaming child across from us. The child ended up standing on top of the table behind their booth (right next to us). Parents could have done a better job. Steak was ok. Scalloped potatoes were more like mashed.

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vipKini
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Well, they are just reopening, so they deserve a little charity, but...
The bread was dry and cold. The filets were NOT cooked to order. Potatoes & broccoli were pretty good. Desert cake was also not moist.
They're trying, but it was definitely not up to par.
Our server, Coco, was quite good: efficient and personable.
But, DEAR HEAVEN, is that place EVER going to re-carpet, re-upholster, or remodel?? The interior is just short of disgusting. (Why didn't they do it when the place was already COVID-closed?!)

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DuaneL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not hot just warm and not cooked correctly cocktails were extremely watered down properly last time I’ll go there

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipAddictive
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Outside patio was cold, needed more heat lamps or more coverage.

Received entree 1hour after ordering. One came out cold, the other medium. Like one entree was waiting for the other to finish and then both sat a bit after.

Entree steak ordered medium rare, came out medium+ and was too tough to cut or even tear with fingers.

Ordered a side of fried zucchini- that came out right away and was very hot and fresh. It was all really tasty. No complaints.

Hopefully if we come back again the food will be much better. This time was a definite fail and if it were my first time there - I would not return. But since I have had good experiences in the past I will.

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 1214 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.