Lou & Mickey's

4.5
2103 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Gaslamp's "Favorite Steakhouse" is directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and two blocks from Petco Park. Join us for famous steaks, choice seafood, and exotic drinks.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $120.00 per person

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with us! Chef has created a $120 Four Course Menu, highlighting our most popular butchered steaks from our In-House Dry Aged Room, A5 Japanese Satsuma Wagyu, and other classics, along with a $40 Wine Pairing enhancement!

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
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 2103 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Thanks for letting us book a reservation but not being open. It was wonderful to get all dressed up & then pull up to see that the restaurant is closed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipWayneH
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Galen. Some of the best french onion soup anywhere. Delicious steal, cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always love going to Lou and Mickey’s our service was excellent. The only small complaint I had was there were only a handful of tables when we arrived and we were all seated right around each other. With the current COVID restrictions I would think they would keep parties seated as far away as possible from each other when possible.

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PaulinaJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my reservation for Saturday night. Arrived on time and we were seated immediately. All dinning was outdoors so we dressed warm since it was going to be in the low 50’s which isn’t bad but it’s basically a blizzard for us San Diegans. They had outdoor heaters which made for a nice warm up! Our sever was very pleasant and polite. We ordered a crab cake and cocktails to start and were just enjoying the moment, when a manager (I take) came over and asked us if we had been offered dessert yet. I told her we had just received our appetizer only. We didn’t even notice that we had been at the table for about 30/40 minutes. Next thing I know our salad came out exactly how I had ordered it and our main course soon after. We really didn’t feel the wait I guess because we were just enjoying the moment and the bread. But they are definitely very attentive and accommodating. I will always recommend and come back to L&M! Especially for their ribeye! I died (almost) with the first bite. As for Covid, it’s to be expected. Wear your mask when you’re not at your table. Tables are spaced apart appropriately. I am just happy that you can still go out and have some sense of normalcy still!

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vipErnie
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Second time here in the past few months. It’s not great. The food was ok. The smell on the patio is really bad. Not much the restaurant can do about that though. Bourbon selection is weak. I really miss Donovan’s. Donovan’s was the cream of the crop in the gas lamp. We’ve tried Ruth’s Chris and Lou and Mickeys, neither is up to Donovan’s. Oh well, the search for a great steak house continues. We won’t be coming back, this place isn’t special.
The service both times we were here was mediocre. Not bad but not great. Hard to say if this is normal. I feel bad for the servers having to wear the masks. It takes down their personality.

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DonR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have loved this restaurant for years and this visit was as always excellent. the food is perfect the service is always great , and to be honest sitting out side was great also . this is a must visit if your coming to visit San Diego or if you live in the area. Yes its a little on the pricey side but when your all done and the bill is paid every time i have gone to Lou and Mickie's i cant wait to come back .

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vipShelleyC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Definitely recommend trying it out.

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vipJasonC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lou and Mickeys is fastly becoming my favorite steakhouse in town. Great cocktails, and a fun spot. They opened the patio area outside during the pandemic, and It still feels like a steakhouse and great experience. Lots of dry aged steaks on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing from start to finish. We dined on the patio due to COVID restrictions, however our server Marina made it a date night to remember. Very knowledgeable and attentive.

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Bigtybo1
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I enjoyed the ambiance and the service only problem was an over cooked steak. Steak was a little tough. Drinks were good garlic potatoes tasty and the crab cake cooked perfect!

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Kevin
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal as always. Lou and Mickey’s is a must-do on every San Diego visit.

With Covid and sitting outside, the noise from the train is a bit annoying, but don’t blame the restaurant for that.

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Hedlite
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, the steaks are to die for! Wait staff are excellent, there when you need them but not hovering.
We've been going to L&M's for many years and have never been let down.
Hopefully our, so called, leaders will allow for indoor eating again as the indoor ambiance of this restaurant is wonderful.
As it is, for now, the outdoor seating is fine so long as the weather is nice which is was when we went last week.
Lou and Mickey's comes highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter was not very personable

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VanessaG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so knowledgeable and helped us pick the best meal . We ate the aged steak that was the best steak we’ve ever tasted.

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MarkK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike H took our reservation and added special treats for our daughters 21st birthday. Our waitress made it even more special. This is a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of if not my wife and I's top pick for San Diego. The food is always excellent and service and ambience is too. The only reason I gave the service only 4 stars is our poor waitress got assigned another big table and we lost her for about 10 minutes. She reappeared totally apologetic and offered us free coffee and deserts.

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Tranpt
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brennen was amazing! The food recommended was so good. We ordered the 120day aged ribeye and pasta! Definitely coming back!

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ChrisV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Had filet, mashed potatoes, and mozzarella was awesome! Table bread was just okay at this price level, but good.
Service was lacking. Left us sitting more than once and was a little curt.
Wine was good.

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SherriR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Outstanding service! Highly recommend.

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CharlotteH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! The steaks were all amazing and melted in your mouth! Would love to return

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JTandA2020
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It is sacrilegious to use canned crab to make a Crab Cake. It is sinful to sell it for $19! The wedge salad wasn't even a wedge, but a bed of lettuce with stuff on it. I picked the place because I thought it was a little more high end. Has COVID lowered dining standards?

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CarolH
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their aged steaks a truly the star of the show here. The sides are very generous portions. When we return to San Diego we will definitely go there again.

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vipJenM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Food and service were top notch!!

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SDWifey
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for anniversary dinner which we enjoyed. Food was beyond our expectation: delicious and fresh. Service was also excellent except for the romantic ambiance ruined by a loud breaking of glasses that occurred twice. Other than that, L & M is worth recommending.

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vipVdaylover
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Train getting stopped with the gates down for 30 minutes was annoying. The food and service were great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I ordered the 90 day aged ribeye. Was not good as I would expect. Maybe I ordered or leave but I’ve had other steaks that were much better wet

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vipKateB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday, outside on the patio in the middle of a pandemic. Service was excellent, food was some of the best we've had anywhere. Nice wine list, excellent cocktails.

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ValB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a last minute choice and I’m so glad we chose this restaurant. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the food and drink menus and easily answered specific questions regarding both

JT
JohnT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Made reservations 2 weeks prior and was seated outside.

MJ
vipMJRIV
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place. My wife and I dined outside. The food was great, service amazing, and lovely ambiance. Highly recommended for a special dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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CarlosQ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak needed a little more seasoning (had to ask for salt ) otherwise it was perfectly cooked . Service was great

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BillyG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was craving a nice steak on Saturday night, so after some digging online we realized we had to try Lou & Mickey's. We sat in their outdoor patio where there was great ambiance. I tried the American Wagyu Ribeye with the Peppercorn sauce. It was everything I hoped for and more! We started with the grilled artichokes and had the sautéed asparagus, which were nice pairings with such a rich cut of steak. 10/10 will be returning to Lou & Mickey's!

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John
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Their Cadillac Margarita’s are out of this world.

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SarahR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and boyfriend had a great dinner to celebrate my birthday. our server was very knowledgeable and provided great service.

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brianag
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had! You should definitely try the Mac as well :)

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CharlieH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great
food was amazing
one of my favorite restaurants in the country.
I'll be back:)

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JesseH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very well prepared and the servers were great. The wait with reservations was a little annoying but nothing to complain about. Overall, great experience

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LizB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience and the food was absolutely amazing!

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Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.5 stars by 2103 OpenTable diners.

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.

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