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Lou & Mickey's, San Diego, CA

Lou & Mickey's

4.6
4.6
2860 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and nestled underneath the iconic entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, Lou & Mickey’s has been Downtown San Diego’s favorite steakhouse for over a decade. The restaurant was recently renovated, yet still magically transports you to another time. Whether you’re a Ribeye fanatic or a Wagyu lover, this timeless steakhouse is a true meat destination.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Fine cuts

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 237-4900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Seth Vider

  • Private party facilities

    Lou & Mickeys is located in the heart of the Gaslamp. Private and semi-private dining rooms provide a classic and comfortable backdrop for entertaining large and small groups alike.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Emerzian or Arrion Vivas: (877) 438-0641

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Parking details

    5th Ave has some parking Restrictions: 3-minute parking / Passenger loading ONLY (8pm - 3am, Friday, Saturday only) they do have a strict tow away policy. Valet service is available at the Hilton Gaslamp Valet Curb (Address: 401 K Street)

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp Stop (Trolley)

  • Entertainment

    We are thrilled to be having your group join us for 2017 Comic Con and thank you for choosing Lou & Mickey's. Our goal is to accommodate every reservation, due to the large volume of business and reservations we have during this year's Comic Con we do have another reservation following your group (two hours later than the reserved time). "

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,860 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

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  1. JR

    JulioR

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lou & Mickey's is always top notch.

  2. NM

    NickM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and good food!!! Only wish is that I would have had dinner here instead of lunch! Next time!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice and helpful staff and the food was amazing!!! One of the best steaks I’ve ever had in my life

  4. TH

    TroyH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Best steak in San Diego for sure, but a little pricey. Service was very rushed, but understand the understaffed conditions, whihc should really, limit the number of tables you open. Cant operate efficiently at 70% manning with a full restaraunt. All good though.....will always go when in SD.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Noisy but in a positive energetic way, food was full of flavor and screamed quality. Only room for improvement I could recommend would be quicker water/alcoholic beverage refills. That said it was a very busy night and the staff was doing their best, which overall was very good. Would recommend and would definitely go back.

  6. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, Alec was an amazing server. Half of our party was a lot late and they accommodated us no problem.

  7. CB

    ChristopherB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Lou and Mickeys is always a must when we visit San Diego and helps that it’s a minute walk out the door of the hotel we always stay at. I would always recommend making a reservation with conventioneers lurking. Menu has remained relatively consistent over the years. They did add a house aged steak program which I took advantage of. I generally use this place to enjoy oysters but I felt, personally, that the prices were high to enjoy a dozen at $3.50+ a piece. Overall our food was excellent as it always has been. Service could have used a little more attention as we had to wait for flatware to enjoy a few of our courses. Not a huge deal but details that should be expected with ‘finer’ dining restaurant.

  8. JT

    JenniferT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food! We were at a conference in San Diego and had a "free night" so a small group of us thought your restaurant would be a great place to enjoy!

  9. AJ

    AJHewitson

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    We have been coming to this restaurant for many years and I’m not sure if it’s due to the pandemic or maybe because it was Father’s Day but you guys really missed the mark last night. Dinner for our family of four was over $300 and while it normally feels like five star dining, it was rather mediocre. I’ve never had a bad meal here before and we’ve eaten there at least 2 to 3 dozen times so it was probably just an off night. Just really disappointed at the experience in general.

  10. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    I don't do these often, I figure if the place sucks word will get around. Waiter was terrible, steak was way underdone, same fries you get at the local joint for $2.5 they charge $10. Just weird, like no one cared. 👎👎👎👎

  11. IH

    IsabelH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    I brought my husband here for Father's day. The food was ok not worth what we spent but our server was pretty awesome. Place was crowded we had reservations but got sat right in bar area very loud and busy with drunk people right next to us. That was upsetting.

  12. LA

    LawrenceA

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We chose this restaurant to celebrate Fathers Day. Their cut selection was absolutely fantastic! We ordered the 30 day dry aged Porterhouse, 8oz Filet Mignon, Ny Steak and the chicken with the crispy calamari and baked mozzarella for appetizers and good selection of sides. Every single thing we ordered completely met or exceded out expectations! 100% recommended, we'll be back!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    We had a reservation for 4 for Fathers Day at 11:15 am. It’s was $21.00 for a cup of soup and Caesar salad. $23.00 for fish and chips. Tarter sauce needs improvement. Beef/Dip sandwich was 25.00. We were seated outside facing the water station/beverage center. The best part of the experience was our waiter Ben. I thought it was expensive for what we ate. I enjoyed the downtown location.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Father’s Day. Our service was exceptional

  15. CB

    ChrisB

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent steak! Highly recommend on a visit to San Diego.

  16. AS

    AnthonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good tasting food. A tad pricey. Staff was very kind and attentive. Food took quite a while to arrive, but good drinks helped kill the time.

  17. DA

    DAVEB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Salad dressing on Caesar was weak, very easy fix, have 5 peeps test, I’m sure they will all say add more dressing, The dressing on the beet salad was daaaayum good, I had to toss my Caesar in w the beet salad to make the Caesar taste good. !!!! I cook everyday for a living and the steak, chicken carbonara, and beet salad were excellent !!!

  18. CC

    ChristopherC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service are excellent every time we’ve gone.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The aging steak is amazing. I strongly recommand it.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great location. Good food. Good service

  21. TA

    TonyA18901

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The steaks were wonderful with attentive service. Never disappoints!

  22. TA

    ThomasA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have made Lou & Mickeys one of our staple restaurants. Each and every time we dine here we have an amazing dinner. We prefer the Bone-in Ribeye aged 45 days but have had just about every steak they offer and every steak has been tasted excellent. We usually order the twin lobster tails because they grill them to perfection. Absolutely delicious. For drinks, we drink straight patron on the rocks. Never a question as to their quality. All servers are of the highest standards but we prefer Adam if we are luck enough to have him. In closing, we recommend Lou & Mickeys to anyone looking for top quality dining and ambiance.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food I've ever had in San Diego

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks, friendly professional , Courteous and knowledgeable staff made it an amazing dining experience

  25. R

    Rick

    San Diego

    91 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Average at best. Many steakhouses in San Diego are better. Nothing special to go out of your way for.

  26. J

    Jmr663jane

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    On the way to a Padres game. Food was good. Server was good but disappointed she never checked on us after we got our food. Had to flag down the bus boy to finally get the check. My Ribeye was a little more medium well then medium. My friends Steak was much better. Definitely will try again. But the fish next time.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We greatly enjoyed my husband’s 65th birthday dinner! Superb service, fabulous food, beautiful cocktails and lovely wine in a supper club atmosphere. We will definitely be back on our next trip to San Diego.

  28. a

    amzichlin

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    expensive expensive expensive expensive expensive

  29. MF

    MelissaF

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful meal. Service was top notch. When in San Diego I highly recommend!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Dungeness crab was the biggest waste of money, hardly edible. Seared tuna looked like it was run through a wood chipper then completely coated in peppercorns. Both Japanese wagyu and 60 day steaks were nuked. Spent over $600 trying to find something good on the menu - only item to give a thumbs up to were there mushrooms. Service and staff were great. Currently getting better value from these airport chicken tenders.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food, but a little loud.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service was poor. Appetizers were out before drink order …25 minutes after being seated. Steak and potato were good but not the broccolini. I would not recommend this place.

  33. S

    Seattleman

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy to access, fun environment, right in the middle of Gaslamp. Great place!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Hostess was not nice or welcoming at all but our server was great! food was amazing

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food from start to finish. Our waitress Tammy was also amazing. Their steaks, apps, starters, and drinks are all incredible. Great price as well

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter got engaged this day and everything and everyone was exceptional!

  38. JT

    JohnT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had great service and the food was excellent. Michael came to the table to assure everything was well. Definitely worth going. The 60 day dry aged ribeye was fantastic.

  39. MG

    MeganG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The oysters were amazingly fresh and the steak was delicious, the service was great and we will definitely be back .

  40. MR

    MarcoR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food, nice people. Maybe a little bit to expensive for what you get (i have eaten at gordon ramsey which was better and less expensive).

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Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.6 stars by 2860 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Lou & Mickey's

224 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Fine cuts

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    5th Ave has some parking Restrictions: 3-minute parking / Passenger loading ONLY (8pm - 3am, Friday, Saturday only) they do have a strict tow away policy. Valet service is available at the Hilton Gaslamp Valet Curb (Address: 401 K Street)

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp Stop (Trolley)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Seth Vider

  • Entertainment

    We are thrilled to be having your group join us for 2017 Comic Con and thank you for choosing Lou & Mickey's. Our goal is to accommodate every reservation, due to the large volume of business and reservations we have during this year's Comic Con we do have another reservation following your group (two hours later than the reserved time). "

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 237-4900

  • Private party facilities

    Lou & Mickeys is located in the heart of the Gaslamp. Private and semi-private dining rooms provide a classic and comfortable backdrop for entertaining large and small groups alike.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Emerzian or Arrion Vivas: (877) 438-0641

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