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Red Tracton's

4.5
1162 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
East coast style Steakhouse and Supper Club with roots dating back 75 years plus . Red Tracton's is know for serving only the finest in Prime Beef and Seafood. Quality and quantity is Reds trademark. Live entertainment Tuesday - Saturday at the Piano bar.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1162 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipstevem
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of fun

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AnnH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a more than wonderful Easter dinner at Red Tracton’s. This place was so wonderful and still had the old school steak house feel to it! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Got sat in the bar for a nice birthday dinner party, they had the basketball game on and it was a NOISY ZOO!! Not a good ambiance for a nice expensive dinner. Food was ok, took a really long time and some of it got burnt. Service was also just ok, our server dropped our food off and we never saw her again. Overall a pretty poor experience especially for the price. If I ever go back I will request the actual dining room!

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terryg
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

despite the pandemic, still wonderful prime rib cooked to perfection

with fantastic service

still our favorite steak place by far

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made a reservation for 7pm and were told when we arrived that there was still a 30- to 40-minute wait because there were 10 reservations ahead of ours. In 40 years of being a human, I’ve never made a reservation and then not been able to sit down at my table within maybe 5-10 minutes. We were led into the noisy bar area and waited for almost and hour, surrounded by a lot of very drunk middle-age couples with more surgically enhanced everything than we’d ever seen confined in such a small space—and we’re from Scottsdale! It took a kind but assertive complaint to a nearby cocktail server to get seated, and we ended up outside by an electrical closet and storage, sitting by the pathway people walk down to go to the bathroom. The server we had from that point forward was lovely, and we could at least hear each other, but the only part of our meal that was good was the wedge salad. The steak was a poor quality and not worth the money, and the vegetables and rice were edible but also not great given the cost. We expected better—and we decided it was only worth the price of admission to watch drunk surgically enhanced women throw themselves at men twice their age against the backdrop of a lively piano bar. I mean, who needs reality television?

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vipWoody
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place better than red Tracton's for a classic Meal!

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Jeansabs
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was nice to be back in Red Tracton's again, though different. The food was good,
not fabulous but decent value. There is not as much seating of course and it was
Sunday night and the bar area was not open.

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vipRustyW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Steaks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seated in the bar area due to social distancing. It was a bit chilly but food is always amazing here.

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Pennez
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very very expensive with an almost nonexistent Cabernet choice- Josh! I’ve always liked this place but it is pricing itself out of the market.

JB
vipJerryB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, food and service outstanding. The lounge with the piano bar and dancing an added plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Large portions, however food of poor quality, presentation and taste.

Quality of food, environment and and presentation do not line up with the price.

Paper menus with food stains and copies slanted. Dishes with spots and food on plates. Brick hard bread and super dry chicken.

Sadly disappointed and concerned that this restaurant would be on Open Table which normally has very good restaurants. Please evaluate.

Required Valet also very interesting as there was no need for one given the restaurant flow.

Truly concerned.

Odd and unsavory.

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kevinm
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

31 yrs in San Diego and I have never been before. Not sure why it took me so long to finally go here, but it does not disappoint. CLASSIC old school steak house vibe with horserace theme. Food is top notch and drinks are fantastic. Service was just as good

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vipTerryS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always super

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vipMelissaB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Things aren’t the same at this local restaurant, prices are not in line with the quality of the food, half the restaurant was quiet and dark, no music, depressed staff and were not in New York...a vodka cranberry or margarita is not $25 to $39 a glass...ask before you order, $100 per person is one thing but a party of 4 paying $625!..Now I understand why 4 tables over a guy yelled out “are you kidding me”!!?? Just before leaving, he must have seen his outrageous bill. Sorry RT after 4 years of coming here, last night was the last. I know Covid is real but so our customers expectations and your new pricing is not in line with any upgrades to your restaurant, your staff, the location, or the quality of your food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was a joke. There prices were so jacked up for Valentines’s :Day that we all felt taken advantage of. 5 shrimp were $60! A baked potato was 11.50 as an up charge for a side. They used to be included and then were raised to $4.50 or something. We dined here a lot in the past but never again. They also didn’t mention a special menu foe Valentine’s Day when I made the res on here. I emailed the restaurant and never got a response.

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vip1cathe1
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway good, but the staff is the glue that has held the place together, an institution in
Del Mar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Over priced and building needs renovation

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steveg293
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere. Hope to be back soon.

MM
MichaelM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent as usual. Tables all full on a Friday night. Nice ambiance. Good time. Certainly on expensive side but excellent food.

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GinaHB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Tracton’s never disappoints ... when you want a classic steak house experience this is the place.

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vipEms087
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! A must visit if you’re in Solana Beach.

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EricaM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we chose Red Tractons for date night. Our server was attentive and pleasant. We started with their delicious Lobster Bisque & New England Clam Chowder. I ordered the Scallops, sautéed perfectly and my boyfriend ordered their signature Prime Rib. Both dishes were excellent! 5 stars!

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vipJTDM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music in the bar.

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DEBORAHR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

THE WORST PIECE OF ??PRIME RIB?? I HAVE EVER HAD. VERY SAD FOR A PLACE THAT TOUTS "FAMOUS PRIME RIB". THE MEAT CUT 8OZ WAS TOUGH AND HAD VERY LITTLE FLAVOR. MY "PREMIUM SIDE", LOADED BAKED POTATO WAS BARELY WARM. THE 2 BLACKENED SHRIMP WERE GOOD.
MY WIFE HAD THE 8OZ FILET BUTTERLIED AND SHE WAS HAPPY WITH IT.
THIS RESERVATION WAS MADE AS AN ANNIVERSARY DINNER, BUT NO OFFER OF A SHARED COMPLIMENTARY DESSERT WAS MADE.
ALL IN ALL, A VERY POOR VALUE FOR $150.00
NEEDLESS TO SAY,,, WE EXPECTED BETTER.
BRENT RUFENACHT - 760-212-9707

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vipPKMaz
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & plentiful. The service was prompt & friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal.

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vipTerryS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Certain food items are grossly overpriced.
1. Shrimp cocktail $42 vs $19to $23. same quality
2. Some wines overpriced

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vipluv2eat
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at a table in the bar area where I could watch baseball as well as listen to the live musician and piano player. Fantastic meal included lobster bisque, loaded baked potato, and an order of Alaskan King crab legs. All free dishes were delicious and superb. Brought home path of the generous portions in a doggy box. The Krebs were expensive and the best I’ve ever had. Also had cappuccino ice cream for dessert which was very good as well. Friendly and very helpful service I will definitely be returning.

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viplloydlvnv
Las Vegas
92 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were in Del Mar with 3 million dollars of our show horses. We come every month to Show Park. We sat in the bar and were basically ignored the entire time we were there. I guess our tiny bill of 100$ in half an hour wasn’t worth the servers time or attention.

Most likely won’t be coming back.

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Mitch
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding......food, staff, Eric.!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RT recommended by a friend who enjoys high quality food and service. Valerie was wonderful and the food was excellent! So much, still enjoyed the next day (large portions)! Especially loved the Lobster bisque and clam chowder. The best part was celebrating 27 years of
Marriage with my beautiful wife! Thank you for a beautiful evening.

RM
RichardM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I had not been here in many years. I had very good memories of Tractons but I was very disappointed.
We came in at 7:00 and they were out of NY steaks. How does a steak house run out of NY steak?? Many of us ordered the Rib-eye. we all agreed that is was NOWHERE near up to the standards that we would expect from Red Tractons.
The wine list was VERY disappointing.
Service was okay.
I will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Get the lobster bisque, its amazing

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vipTahoediner
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. I love the Lobster Bisque most of all. Prime Rib was cooked perfectly. Server was great.

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vipMartin44p
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Poor attention from wait person. Slow getting drinks and the food was very disappointing. The prime rib was over cooked and too lean...the crust and fat were removed...lacked flavor!

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RICHARDN
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, the food was cold ..had items had to be return multiple items.. and we never do that. A $400 dinner should be great. This was not. Will return again at some point to retry.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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divin1
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red Tracton's. It's a little on the expensive side but well worth it. The crab legs are the best!!

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prime Rib was tender but lacked the nice crusty seasoned outside of really good prime rib. Stuffed baked potato was large and excellent. It took a while after we were seated for the server to appear, but once she did she was efficient and courteous.

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vipernestr
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed eating at Red's. Been a regular for over 25 years

FAQs

Red Tracton's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 755-6600.

Red Tracton's is rated 4.5 stars by 1162 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.