Lou & Mickey's

4.5
2096 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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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 2096 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Definitely recommend trying it out.

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vipJasonC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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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LoganW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect if you can ignore the constant railroad crossing noise and a few characters on the sidewalks.

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DenverC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to come back!! The food, ambiance, and staff are absolutely astounding!

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the waitress was excellent. Sat outside and a freight train kept going by so it was loud. But overall it was great

JM
JesseM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful early dinner experience at Lou & Mickey's. We ordered beer, the beet salad, crab cake, clam chowder, and a shrimp pasta dish - all very tasty, the sourdough bread as well! The staff was was perfectly attentive, especially our waitress. The patio provides a wonderful view of the Gaslamp Quarter's vibrancy. We will definitely return.

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vipRach
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great outdoor dining experience with delicious food (one of the best steaks!) and excellent service.

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Mike
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expensive Steakhouse with the lowest price steak sandwich Top sirloin @$40 for 6 -8oz can go up to $80 to $90 a steak. overpriced but great location. you're paying for the location and ambiance in the Gaslamp District

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HowardS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I came earlier than my appointment. They told me to seat anywhere. It told a while before the server came to the table. Gave me a barcode menu (lunch only), waiting for the server to come back and ask for a dinner menu. At this time we still haven't received any drinks. I had to seek the manager to get help for our table. Our previous experience was much better than what we received.

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Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.5 stars by 2096 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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