Red Tracton's

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Unique 50's style Steakhouse and Supper Club. Red Tracton's is know for serving only the finest in "Prime" Beef and Seafood. Quality and quantity is Red's trademark. Live entertainment Wednesday - Saturday at the Piano bar.
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F
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome as always! The fried chicken was a bit dry.....everything else was great!!

OT
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve eaten at Red Tractons several times. This review is for my most recent visit. We ordered my girlfriends favorite Rib Eye steak. It tasted good, but not as great as other times. The lobster bisque was excellent though. Fun place to dance and listen to music.
I’d like to point out that I have had the best rib eye steaks at Red Tractons before. Just this time , did not meet the bar they set which is higher .

F
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want quiet ask for the back room

CF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Loud, clubby but tired decor, decent food but very expensive. Scallops were good but $50 for five, or $100 for 10, and they were not jumbo. Twice-baked potato was enough for three people. We were seated in a dimly lit room with booths and large and small tables with comfortable but tired decor. One over-served table of eight was so loud, it interrupted conversation.

DB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We enjoyed our food. There were very loud people near us and that isnt really the restaurants fault . The swear words and noise just put a damper on our evening. There was also a table that included high engery children running around. I must say the kids were better then the adult table. I would think we would of been comped a little. Oh, well still enjoyed the food.

a
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Amazing food here! Pleasantly surprised.
Salmon and seafood pasta dishes were fabulous.
Delicious warm sourdough bread with plenty of whipped butter.
Will def. return.
A note for management though: bathrooms were gross and need a remodel.

JO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

so much noise you couldn't carry on a conversation across the table

MM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love going to Red Traction's when I'm in town but they have jacked up their prices so high I may have to look for another restaurant.$44.99 for 6 shrimp cocktail is asking too much

T
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While Red Tracton's always has GREAT steaks, we had the Sunday Special, Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp, and the Seafood Pasta in the Light Cream Sauce and ALL WHERE FANTASTIC!!! We Love Red Tracon's still after 20 years of dining here!

F
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had fun at the bar before dinner chatting with our friends and the bartender. Then we had a great dinner and service. After dinner we enjoyed the music and the dancing! An evening at Red Traction’s is always fun and delicious ❤️

d
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

RH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. For those that think the decor is outdated please stay away. Find a sushi bar to poison yourselves.

We are always made to feel welcome and appreciated.

AH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Extremely expensive for the type of food. The service was terrible. First and last time.

TO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot her name but our waitress was the best, food outstanding, we will be back & soon! ! ! !

GE
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love the food!

CM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the crab legs at red tracton’s! My husband is very fond of liver, which is not available many places, everything we have tried has been very good. The service is excellent, and the portions more than generous.

L
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

If you have a taste for Lobster don't miss this special treat....Open face Lobster salad sandwich. It's incredible and worth the trip. But be sure to reserve it in advance, it sells out quickly. Now available on Fridays and Saturdays. Yum!

r
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best !!! Tracton’s is my go to for steak and cocktails... best salad, great steak, nice people..
Everything on the menu is excellent. Great portions, you will not leave hungry...

D
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, from the marvelous prime rib to the excellent "New York steakhouse" ambiance, Red Tracton's never disappoints. Sitting at the bar, with Jimmy pouring scotch, you might even forget what zip code you're in. If you're a horse racing aficionado, this is the place, for you. Suffice it to say, we love the place.

OT
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch here, we had lobster bisque (best ever) and almost a meal alone. I had the open face lobster sandwich, it was amazing. We left full and with leftovers.

DS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Bisque and Prime Rib was excellent. We went a little early as the night progressed it was very busy, glad we got in early.

LH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We ordered the half wedge salad, and it was just passable. No bacon, huge slice of red onion, and the dressing wasn’t that good.
Next we had steaks. For the price, they weren’t great. My son had the prime rib, end cut, and it was beyond dry. The baked potato side did come with all the toppings we like, but the potato itself was blah. I’ve had baked potatoes that were amazing, so this was disappointing. The Mac and cheese was blah.
But the drinks were very good. If I were to go again, it would be for drinks and music in the lounge only. Very expensive place for lower quality food.

T
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service. We always enjoy the cajun-spiced 12 oz halibut...best ever! Service is always great too

JT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Our group of six has eaten at Red Tracton's a few times in the past and most of us couldn't wait to get our bowl of Lobster Bisk which was the best we ever had! Unfortunately, the bisk wasn't as good as in the past and it should have given us a heads up as to what was to come! I ordered the Sunday special fried chicken dinner which my server recommended instead of my normal steak that I would have ordered. When it was served, I received a plate full of a whole cut chicken that was obviously deep fried, over cooked and had no seasoning on it. It was a major turn off just to look at it piled on my plate! It was replaced with chicken Marsala which was just average and I ate only a mall amount of it and took it and my huge baked potato home. I ended up tossing the chicken the next day but enjoyed the potato! My wife ordered her normal San Dabs which she did not enjoy this time. My friends ordered pork chops which were average, liver and onions which were mushy and a Walleye fish dish which was enjoyed! We all agreed that the overall experience was way below our experiences in the past and vowed not to go back! For the price we paid, it just was NOT a good value! SAD!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The prime rib and halibut lacked flavor. The lobster bisque was excellent as well as the mixed vegetables but the twice baked potato was very dry. Since was excellent from front to back.

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and delicious dinner celebrating our son In law’s MBA!!! Perfect night with family and dinner!!

L
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Prime rib was disappointing. We sat next to a mobster.

T
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful dinner at Red Tracton’s. As usual the service and food was top notch. I had my usual ribs, and our friends had the special which was Sand Dabs! They were huge and our friends said they were delicious!

BM
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent. Best food in our area, good value also. Betty Morgan

AB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school restaurant that ticks all the boxes. Friendly, prompt service, great atmosphere, great food. Why not step back into time if it's like this?

JK
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very loud. Food was great. Service excellent. I would go back.

E
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there for Sunday fried chicken dinner. Both my wife and I both said they must have changed the recipe. It was fried chicken but the batter and crispiness was not there. Disappointing.

Still love this old fashioned steak house and good drinks(good pour) plus great service. Wonder if we are alone in noticing the change in their once a week fried chicken?

RR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Tracton’s for over 5 years and have always had a terrific experience. We particularly enjoy Bobby Cruz at the piano. He always gets the crowd moving.

GV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise was a little much- food was excellent- service was great especially on a busy Saturday night

I
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Went there after a day at the track
Say in a tight corner facing the entry

Food was
Very average. The ribeye was tough

Great place wonderful drinks
But food just ok
Won’t go back as my first choice
Next visit to Del Mar

DG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Red Tracton's and have been going there for over 20 years when we are in the area visiting. The food & service is always wonderful. It is loud though and if you want a nice dinner I suggest asking for a table in a room without a piano or bar.

CK
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lettuce wedge ever!

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good old fashion steak restaurant, but bar and accoustic in restaurant are too noisy to enjoy your meal and company. Parking attendant extremely rude and impatient.

SM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was great.

DJ
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

first bad meal I've had there. I had the daily special, spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs were excellent but the sauce was blah and the spaghetti very dry.