Black Angus Steakhouse - San Diego Friars Rd.

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Steakhouse
Is near where the 15 and 8 freeways meet. Located North East of SDCCU Stadium in the CVS parking lot located on Friars Road.

Whether it’s date night, a celebration or a business meeting, our restaurant is the ideal place. Great for steak and so much more, Black Angus Steakhouse has built its reputation on providing an American Steakhouse experience to remember. Our Chefs are proud to serve steaks that are aged at least 21 days, fresh-cut daily, and grilled over an open flame.

Our menu has a variety of specialties to choose from: our legendary steaks, seafood, fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs, our famous slow-roasted Prime Rib and many more. We pride ourselves at Black Angus Steakhouse for superior quality, friendly service, and great food. It’s more than a tradition - it's our passion every day. Black Angus Steakhouse is a perfect way to end your day or start your weekend activities.

To learn more visit www.blackangus.com
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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went so well. Customer service, food, all of it great! I think I will just stick to the black angus in fryers road and not El Cajon.

RB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and lobster tail were perfectly done, as always.

KC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ever since they announced this location would be closing we have seen the quality decline. The staff seems to change frequently, the food is inconsistent, and the communication between the server and the kitchen is not great. They can't seem to cook green vegetables: I have asked for well done broccoli several times and it arrives almost raw; sending it back doesn't help, it gets nuked and is still subpar. We paid extra for brussels sprouts this time and they were almost burned and had a bitter taste. Only one chilled salad plate left, sorry. Why do we have to ask for ground pepper? Entrée arrived before we were finished with the salad. We told our server when we were seated that we were not in a hurry. We should be given time to enjoy the salad before the entrée is served. Why are baked potatoes overdone? The two 6-oz filet mignon steaks were completely different, one more like a tender sirloin and the other thicker but very tough. :-( We used to like coming here but after the last 4-5 months it's almost to the point where we should give up and find somewhere else.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We had a reservation for8:30 and got a table at 9:30. The service was very slow. We ordered soup and it was cold. Really bad service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was very pleased with the staff tonight during Valentine’s Day. Yes it was crowded, yes it was a long wait. But the fact that everyone was in tune, and beer was served cold, the evening went by smooth for my family. Thank you guys for another fantastic night.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I enjoyed my meal, my wife however had gotten the “filet mignon” but it wasn’t like any I’ve ever had before. It was so tough and not tender like I was used to. I mentioned it to the waitress and she proceeded to get us a new one.

That wasn’t the only thing, I’m not usually one to complain but we made a reservation for 7:30pm. I was told when I arrived there would be roughly a 30 minute wait for my table. What?.. why? I thought I made a reservation, anyways we then waited to was was actually more like an hour then finally we were sat.

Sorry for the rant, thanks Black Angus

MM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Made a reservation for 2 on Valentine's Day for 7:00 pm. Checked in early and was told they were running a little late. People with no reservations were told the wait was 2 hours. The truth was that even with reservations the wait was an hour. Easy for them to tell because the reservation time was on the ticket when the people were being seated. Dinner took 45 minutes to arrive at the table after ordering.

SB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Waited 1-1/2 hours for our food on Valentine’s Day! Then it arrived cold. Never again.

EG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The value of the Trio (prime rib, jumbo shrimp, crab cake) was terrific. We live in South Carolina, but the crab cake was better than anything we've had in coastal SC. We had to get boxes, as there was so much food, then cooked up the leftovers the next evening--it was STILL great! It was a wonderful surprise, the staff and service were fantastic, and the food was just great.

HH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait for our table for too long. We had to get to a show and didn't want to feel that we had to rush.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food

Steak wasn’t cooked As ordered on multiple visits

CD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! Food was served quickly and was delicious!

LE
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value and great service combine to make for a great experience.

d
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent, as a matter of fact, all of the personnel we interacted with were friendly and professional. The restaurant was very busy but we were greeted cheerfully and our reservation was confirmed. About 15 minutes later we were shown to our table and once again, the hostess was very friendly and professional. The food, as usual, was very good, steaks were cooked to perfection. Black Angus is our first choice when we want a good steak.

JK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, salmon was good, but slightly under cooked as was the steak.

LV
Querétaro
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!!!

G
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to hear that this, ANOTHER, Black Angus Steakhouse location will be closing. Point Loma closed on us. Then Kearny Mesa. Now this one. We keep having to drive further away. Sorry to say but that's less and less often we visit. We use to go to Point Loma about twice a month. Now once or twice every two months. After Friars location closes maybe once every few - 6 months. Sad.

DC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I must say how much my wife and I enjoyed the seating and the quiet. The booths are comfortable and the design lends itself to a somewhat private seating protected from noise. Not always like that in some of the most expensive restaurants in town. Our server, Rebecca, was attentive and charming. As much as I was hoping for something better, I’d have to give the steaks an average rating. I grill a lot of prime cut meats that surpass the cuts of New York and Ribeye we had at Black Angus. Would I go again? Sure thing, the environment created by the Black Angus makes it worth it to my wife and I.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here often. The meat is delicious. Wedge salad is my favorite

I
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the prime rib medium and medium rare and it was tough and dry both times. I've had the prime rib many times, and never had a problem. However, the manager offered to order another cut, and comped the lesser meal in our party, and I felt that was very professional. Next time I'll order the filet mignon the first time.

SG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can be a bit pricey, although the local print ads help there. The service and food are very good. The high back seating is a plus. This particular Angus is better than others in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience at BA on Friars Rd, SD!
A+!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Night out w family

ZS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All the meals were very good to excellent; two or our party had Filet Mignon, one had prime rib and one had ribeye steak. Meat was cooked as ordered. My wife said this was the best prime rib she has had. My ribeye was juicy and tender. Our server (Jackie) was friendly and very accommodating.
PLEASE - Do NOT close this restaurant. This is one of the few really good places to eat; so many family restaurants have closed in the past year or two, the choices are becoming more limited.

PN
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Good food, Love the bread!!
Relaxing !! Thank you !

BB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our food was great! Steaks cooked to order and service was great. This restaurant is quiet because of the high-backed booths. Great for privacy! I was pleased and taste was much better than another popular steakhouse that is always advertised.

AM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary and had great experience with the hostess but our waitress was terrible on service and seemed uncomfortable the whole time and contributed to rush us the entire time. Then to end our dinner, the chocolate cake was dry and stiff.
This is one of our favorite places and chose to celebrate here for that reason, but definitely didn’t feel special.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good overall service

D
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, and cooked to order. It was nice to sit in a quiet private booth. Our waitress was prompt and professional and knowledgeable about the menu items. It was a very nice dinner.

JD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I did not understand the coupon and was surprised with the amount of the bill. It would have been appreciated if the server explained the offer contained in the coupon. I paid far more than I expected. Also, the server neglected to bring water, as requested, but did so upon a second request. Nevertheless, I tipped her as if the service was excellent. I'm hesitant to return to Black Angus.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as usual. Great service , great food, great value

QC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Place, Salmon as cooked to perfection!!

JT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The flavor was sooooo good !!! The barbecue baby back ribs and chicken were sooooo tasty !!! The bread, baked potatoe, salad and broccoli were very good also. We celebrated our 16th aniversary that night. Black Angus made it a perfect night. Also, our server was very knowledgeable and sooooo polite. We have dined at Black Angus many times. And have enjoyed it every time. Thanks for being there for us. Ralph and Joan.

JC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and price. We ordered the Campfire deal. We will be back soon.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great! Waitress was outstanding and so was the food and service.

B
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best filets I’ve ever had.

JA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

In the past our food was excellent, for some unknown reason the food was below average. It might be due to the holidays and the cook was burnt out on serving good food. We were disappointed on the prime rib, which was cold and tasteless. We have always had excellent food in the past.

V
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Special items ran out much too early
We had 7 pm reservation seated at7:15pm
Prime rib n lobster option was out

Should expect a busy night n should stock up more
It was on Christmas Eve dinner

g
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I
My wife and I like this place. Wish it wasn't closing down : (

d
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can always count on the food to be great. Have never had a bad steak at Black Angus. Our waitress was outstanding.