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About Red Tracton's

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.

550 Via De La Valle
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Jimmy Durante

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 755-6600

Website:
http://redtractonssteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Red Tracton's features live entertainment at the World famous "Piano Bar" Wednesday - Saturday. 7:30pm - 11:30 pm on week nights and Weekends 8:00pm till closing. Dinner is also served in the Lounge

Parking Details:
Self parking during lunch hours and valet after 4:00PM.

Private Party Facilities:
Red Tracton's offers two adjacent banquet rooms for your private party needs. The Triple Crown Room and The Starlight Terrace. Both great venues for hosting birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate outings, board meetings, and holiday parties.

Private Party Contact:
Tracy/Adam: (858) 755-6600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Del Mar Race Track season starts July 16, 2008. We will be unable to except on line reservations for dinner. We will be excepting online reservation for Lunch Mon - Sun and Dinner Mon & Tue night. Thank You

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Red Tracton's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Happy Hour (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Live Music (6)
Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

A lot of food came out cold. Restaurant is over priced. Not much more to say.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Second time, love this restaurant. Atmosphere great and food excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Red Tracton's for New Years eve dinner. The restaurant was very festive and had a party atmosphere. It was a very busy night with the restaurant completely full of customers. The service was a little slow but that expected with so many people being served at one time. The food was pretty good, particularly the filet mignon. The prime rib was pretty average. In terms of price the cost was about what you would expect for New Years eve.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Maybe it was just New Year’s Eve, but this was not a good visit. Service was slow, inconsistent and not as professional as you would expect. Two of our steaks were served cold, the cream spinach tasted “tired” and wine service was “questionable” (tried to put our carb on ice). We’ve been to this restaurant before and it was nice, but this was not worth the money. Just because you charge and arm and a leg, doesn’t make you a special steak-house.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Early dinner on New Years Eve. We wish they mentioned special limited menu only for New Years Eve. We wanted some items from regular menu. Not available. Usually special note on open table for holidays. All in all, Good food and service.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a pleasant time. Fantastic food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great place with consistently excellent menu for many years. Always good for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always a great dinner. But, holiday menu was small in choices and almost double the price.

The place is always fun and the portions are larger. You won't go away hungry.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had dinner on Christmas eve. It was excellent as always but noticed there were new
menus with price increases. We have always dined in the main diningroom but they
did not have a table were in the front enclosed patio. Ambiance not as good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and service. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff are welcoming and make you feel like family. This is a dining and social experience we will continue to enjoy and pass on to friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Enjoyable ambiance...similiar to the great steak houses of the 50s and 60s. Wide variety of folks from the sophisticated to the 20-somethings girls night out crowd who were kind of noisy. Traditional food served in a variety of ways...all which seem appetizing.
Enjoyed our steaks, wine and deserts. The menu items sounded great and the specials sounded even better.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was an awesome experience and so much food!!! Great tasting!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been eating here for more than 20 years. We always enjoy the dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a delightful experience! This isn’t an inexpensive meal, but the quality and quantity are legendary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Unfortunately the food was average and the price quote high. The best thing on the menu was the Lobster Bisque which was 5 star!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food is very good but expensive. Can always count on the fish being delicious and prepared perfectly. I would have had the swordfish but $50 for a piece of fish sounds crazy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

As usual, Red's provided a great experience. It is an honest and unpretentious restaurant with an old-school vibe and menu. Generous cocktails, excellent wine list, and great food. The service is sincere and excellent. A very honest restaurant with no gimmicks other than great food and service. I am ashamed that I cannot remember my server's name, but she was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service started very slow, but did improve. Great food, menu and ambiance

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our first time to Red Tractons and we will define go back. The prime rib was excellent and they treated my 11 year olds well in spite of it being a busy Saturday night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Every dinner is memorable at RT, the steak, service and scenery are beyond fulfilling ! Red Tracton you never disappoint. Thank you for being consistently great!
M.B.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is a classic. Just love it. Simultaneously, feels like a step back in time and still relevant. The Maitre'd and Manager (?) is a complete professional and gentleman. The ambiance is great--established racetrack and locals crowd. Food is good. Drinks--as they should be. Our service this night was pleasant and professional, but a little disjointed. But, appreciate what they have created and sustained over time.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Took my BF here for his birthday - He wanted a classic steakhouse vibe and that'w what we got! Great neighborhood spot. Requested the corner booth in the bar area - energetic but not too loud. Great server (Erika?) and they didn't rush us. Very enjoyable meal with big portions and good cocktails.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This has been our favorite celebration restaurant for the last 32 years. My husband took me here on our first date and every big moment since. Unfortunately, the management and servers don't care. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and I requested a simple yet classic meal from them. A week in advance, when I asked if I could order it the server said it was requested and in the kitchen but the chef stated it was too much trouble and that I could come back on Friday when they serve that special. Needless to say, not happy. I've requested special meals at other less notable places and they were always happy to accommodate. Why Tracton's couldn't fill this simple request seems ridiculous. It was a slow night, the drinks were good but the service slow. We spent a fortune to eat there and celebrate our anniversary (did I say 25 years!) yet it seems it doesn't matter there and I'm sorry to say -- that put a damper on our anniversary.
If only the they appreciated our patronage as much as we once loved celebrating there. I'm hard pressed to say I'll go back. I will miss the Lobster Clubs. :(

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

One of our favorites, service and food is outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

it's our most favorite steak house - an old-fashioned steak house with divine onion rings, outstanding steaks and baked potatoes.

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We never ate there. We got there on time and were told that valet parking was a REQUIREMENT. The parking lot and the restaurant were empty. I was not going to pay for parking and was told to park off property or on the street.

I have been to this restaurant before. The food is ok, but overpriced and overrated. Left and drove less than a mile to the Fish Market where we had a delightful meal.

Don’t waste your time and money here.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great restaurant with fabulous food. Also a great piano bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a great time with our friends. Service was great, food ok. Stale desserts, ordered mixed vegetables and got mashed potato side. Veal was overcooked. Very loud and drunk man in lounge, wish he was asked to leave.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dinner at Red Tracton's was fantastic on Breeder's Cup Saturday --- except the noise level.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Let me start by saying the food was good and up to the usual Red Tracton standards. I had a big problem though with the fact that because the reservation was for an evening after Breeder's Cup races at Del Mar, normal free valet parking became $20 with no advance notice. A separate menu was also printed that increased the price of all entrees by $10. I just don't think that is an ethical business practice, particularly with no advance notice.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My wife and I had dinner here for our anniversary. The food, service & ambiance were awesome - a little on the pricey side is why 4.5 vs 5 stars.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Red Tracton’s is a classic and has never disappointed. Not cheap but worth the experiences

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We've been customers for 10+ years and this place has never deteriorated or lessened in any way! The food is just plain incredible. If there was any complaint about this place, it was that it serves way too much food! The tast of the food is amazing; the service is impeccable; and the "price is right"! Any person who does not go here is simply cheating oneself out of a true pleasure of life. We are definitely Red's BFFs (Best Fans Forever)!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Forty dollars for s shrimp cocktail is excessive, even if it is very good.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. A little disappointed that for a foursome where we celebrating two birthdays, a desert was not comped! Normally too full to eat desert but our guests wanted something. Will of course go back because in the scheme of things, it is a small thing but it would have been huge PR!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere, very pricey. Lobster is the best anywhere!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

What can I say about this iconic restaurant. It is just exceptionally good every time Jeni and I partake. We visit at lease once a month.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Red Tracton's is great. I am never disappointed. The service is great and the food is always perfectly prepared. Just a great, old-school steak house. I love places that bring out the bread before you even get menus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Had early Sunday reservations with children 4, 6 and 8. Kitchen made a mistake on one
child's dinner and was immediately corrected. Fried chicken is always outstanding and
perfect. Have never had anything but outstanding food and super service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great meal and service which I have come to expect. Steaks are the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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