The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in San Diego

San Diego, CA draws visitors and residents alike because of its year-round sunny weather, its always-comfortable temps, and its idyllic location on the Pacific Ocean. San Diego's coastal culture also makes it a great place for dining, since fresh local ingredients can be pulled from the sea and local farms night after night. One type of restaurant where San Diego restaurants shine is the steakhouse. There are countless steakhouses in this Southern California town that take advantage of excellent ingredients like fresh lobster, plump shrimp, and locally farmed meat—but at which steakhouses are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. This list contains the best steakhouses in San Diego. Pick one for mouthwatering steak or seafood, and see why coastal dining is so special.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Born & Raised, Cowboy Star, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse - San Diego
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Little Italy, Downtown / Gaslamp
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Born & Raised

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Little Italy
3,201 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

It's hard to decide what the real draw of Born & Raised San Diego is: the stunning interior or the delicious food. Whatever guests come for, they won't be disappointed. The restaurants' stunning decor...

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Cowboy Star

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
3,346 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Looking for steak in the Gaslamp Quarter? Head to Cowboy Star, an institution that is part butcher shop and part steakhouse—perhaps the best steakhouse in Sen Diego. Thanks to its status as a butchery...

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,381 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is a standout steakout chain throughout the U.S. The San Diego location does not disappoint, offering diners incredibly lavish steakhouse meals with both unforgett...

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STK- San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,585 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date

Combine an upscale nightclub lounge atmosphere with an incredible steak menu and get STK: a San Deigo steakhouse in the Gaslamp Quarter that's a good spot for date night or fancy evening on the town. ...

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla

$$$$·Steakhouse·
La Jolla
868 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation

In the ritzy San Diego suburb of La Jolla is Larsen's: a restaurant that has a distinctly neighborhood vibe, a spot some consider to be the best steakhouse in San Diego. Larsen's interior is upscale b...

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Stake Chophouse & Bar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Coronado
1,098 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries

Located in Downtown Coronado is Stake: a steakhouse with a contemporary atmosphere and an reputation for serivng seafood that is as outstanding as the meat on its menu. Stake has a huge menut of filet...

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Romantic in San Diego
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Fleming's Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,704 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Another international steakhouse chain with an excellent location is Fleming's: a steakhouse celebrated for its stellar wine list and its upscale atmosphere. Patrons will want to dress up when they go...

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Red Tracton's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Del Mar
1,256 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

Situated across from the famous Del Mar racetrack is Red Tracton's, a casual, San Diego classic that has a large menu of steak and seafood dishes, and also a piano bar that attracts a crowd of regular...

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Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,467 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Diners can visit Morton's the Steakhouse in San Diego for some of the highest quality prime cuts of steak anywher ein Southern California. While Morton's is a chain, the location in San Diego does not...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Del Mar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Del Mar
2,461 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Ruth's Chris Steak House is a popular steakhouse chain across North America. When it comes to the San Diego location, diners consider it to be one of the best steakhouse options in town. Ruth's Christ...

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Ember & Rye

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Carlsbad
544 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View

North San Diego is not known as the city's hottest dining area. But it is home to perhaps the steakhouse in San Diego, Argyle Steakhouse. Argyle pays special attention to the kind of meat they serve, ...

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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$·Steak·
Kearny Mesa
2,170 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation

The Butcher Shop Steakhouse may be located in San Diego. However, it's a Chicago-style steakhouse, and the owners of the Butcher shop do their best to make patrons feel like they are far from the shor...

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Island Prime

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
6,212 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

For steak with perhaps the best view in San Diego, head to Island Prime. This waterfront steakhouse option offers diners views of both the San Diego city skyline and stunning Coronado. Island Prime is...

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Lou & Mickey's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,589 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

Go back in time at Lou and Mickey's, an old-fashioned style steakhouse in the Gaslam Quarter that is designed to make guests feel like they've traveled back to the turn of the century. Lou and Mickey'...

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Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,591 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Greystone Prime Steakhouse and Seafood stands out in San Diego not only because the quality of meat is so good there. It also stands out because they are non-traditional on purpose, eschewing the noti...

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333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Oceanside
4,490 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

It's hard to have a bad time at 333 Pacific in Oceanside, CA, because the restaurant is situated just alongside the world-famous Oceanside Pier, and it offers unparallel views of the Pacific Ocean. As...

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Steakhouse in North San Diego
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