Lou & Mickey's

4.5
2267 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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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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2267 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDowntowndiner
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but the service was a little off. Prices seemed much higher. Chalk it up to the shut down because this was a prior favorite restaurant.

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SDFoodie
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I love the food at Lou & Mickeys. We had a couple of hiccups with our service. The bar tender was new and not very prompt with our drinks. The bathrooms look like they need a deep clean. I think they were short staffed for waiters too. I hope they can get back to the level of standards they had in the past.

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vipDfromCinci
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak was awesome! Sides were lackluster and could have been avoided. Service was great.

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Ashley
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I came to this location in Mother’s Day and the food was to die for. I bragged I’m about to to everyone. We enjoyed the American Wagyu so much we came back again yesterday and it was a totally different steak. Tasted like a $12 Walmart steak. Not the waygu i had the other day. I was just extremely disappointed. Especially given the cost. Won’t hear me mention this restaurant again. I’m big on word of mouth, this second experience shut me up though. I didn’t finish my food. I cannot recommend to someone if the consistency is not there. I really wanted to love this place as much as i did on Sunday.

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JamesJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam and Michael too great care of us! My son's birthday was a huge success and while I have eaten there several times, I knew that it would be a great new experience for my sons. You have 3 NEW fans! Thank you.

Lou & Mickey's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you sir. You were sitting at table 110, just incase you want to sit there again. Would love to have you and your sons any day. Michael Holst Manager

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GeorgeP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the 45 day aged ribeye was amazing! Great dinner for our anniversary.

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vipsddougiebaby
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with my fiancé

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty busy but Marina knew how to be attentive. I requested her as our server and she was just as amazing as the last time we dined. She suggested a drink that was soooooo delicious. I will definitely be ordering that again. Thank you for making my Mother’s Day memorable.

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AndreaF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Would highly recommend to friends and family. Definitely will be going back again!

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CarlaB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Mothers Day Dinner. Hair in Steak Tips, Calamari was almost burned. Macadamia encrusted Halibut was undercooked. Ambiance was nice. Server was great. Value for food is pretty expensive since all entrees are al a carte now.

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vipLarryW
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced! Food not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This is my second time coming here first time was great BUT today was horrible. Food took over an hour to be served appetizers not coming on time. Sewer smell outside was strong. Just not a happy experience this time. We did receive 50% off the bill for the trouble but still doesn’t change what happened

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chado
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Had oysters, ahi, and a filet. Finished with a creme brûlée that was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations food and service were top notcho

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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DouglasF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter's, and mother-in-law's birthday on my wife's birthday at Lou & Mickey's. We were greeted with a nice handwritten card on the table. The baked mozzarella was amazing, be sure to try it when you're here. Steaks were cooked to perfection. The star of dinner was the American Wagyu Ribeye.

Service was quick and friendly. We enjoyed our experience and we'll be back.

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MatthewO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Waaaay too expensive. We paid $16 for an shrimp appetizer that literally only had 3 small shrimp.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice restaurant and good service, just wish the food was a little better. Everything was extremely average.

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GaryH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always make reservations when visiting SD. The food and the service never disappoints!

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DianeZ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Don’t know if they were short on staff or our waiter was having an off-day, but service was not what I expected. Water wasn’t refilled. Bread wasn’t delivered. Food delivered by some one else. Food was good. Don’t know if I’d recommend or not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiancée to Lou & Mickey’s for his 59th birthday celebration. We had the seafood platter with tons of oysters, clams, mussels, crab, scallops and lobster, followed by Chilean sea bass with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. I loved the mashed potatoes just as much as the oysters!

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PamR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody there was very nice and attentive are we celebrating my son’s wedding anniversary I have to say it was the best cheesecake I’ve ever ate

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! It was a real treat for us.

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TammyS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, outstanding service! The hostess Hannah was welcoming and accommodating. Our waiter Adam was attentive, personable, made our meal relaxing and enjoyable. The manger came by made pleasant conversation, wanted to be sure we were enjoying our meal.
Definitely our “go to” steakhouse when in San Diego!

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Shawna
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food was wonderful and our server was very kind and knowledgeable!

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MichaelN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food and drinks were fantastic. Service not so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Under cooked artichoke; overcooked chicken penne pasta (comped...thank you); wrong salad delivered, but burrata salad was good; Mac n cheese side dry and flavorless; steak broiled perfectly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and great service!

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vipKimD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was spectacular from Courtney. Loved the beet salad. Food was very good.

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vipJudyS
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch before a Padres game. Simply wonderful grilled salmon with basaltic/wine sauce and vegetables cooked perfectly. Good bread, hand- crafted drinks. Only wrong that happened is that Padres lost!!

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vipMagnolioR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Regret choosing this place. Didn’t get my order right and only one in my party without food. Ruined my last night in San Diego.

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Bill
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steaks were great service was great
Shrimp was not deveined and the shrimp pasta dish was very small
Overall nice dining experience

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vipBonnieL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classic steak house. It was our friend's anniversary and we were treated very well!1 Our server was amazing and so was the food. We had the chateaubriand and split it for the table. It was cooked to perfection and we still had leftovers.

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vipSueL
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun birthday dinner for my daughter!

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ReneeA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Was looking forward to good seafood, however my fish was dry and tasteless. My friend had shrimp which she said was very spicy and not very good. Neither of us finished our food. The service was great though. Loved our waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was excellent!! Penne pasta with chicken was very bland Alfredo sauce.

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RussK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Menu and food was good. Service was terrible. They take your order then disappear. Took 1.5 to get food serviced. The waitresses had no idea on how to present a fine bottle of wine.

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JeffT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend this place for anyone visiting San Diego or going to the game. It’s literally across from Petco Park.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb! Our favorite SD downtown restaurant! Food and service always excellent!

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vipSf4shawn
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect spot for dinner before the Padre game. The food was amazing. The martinis outstanding! Ask for server, Adam! He is wonderful!

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Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.5 stars by 2267 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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