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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
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Comfort Food (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Live Music (5)
Romantic (5)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Prices doubled vs online menu prices. everyone was complaining that the bisque was $20 dollars.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant was busy as it was Valentine’s Day. My wife and I were seated in the bar area as the “red colored” other side of the restaurant was busy. The problem was that the room we were in next to the parking lot was a bit cold. The server was great and delivered our appetizer and drinks. When the main entree was brought to our table I noted that the plate was rather cool and not warm or hot. The filet mignon steak was barely warm as was the baked potato and the asparagus was also cool temp. My wife had a better experience with the salmon as it was warm and perfectly cooked. I do realize that the restraint was busy with about >200 reservations according to our server. So I am not sure I will come back for any special occasions... maybe when they are not so busy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The place resembles old steak houses and the food is excellent.
This time, unfortunately they sit us on a table by the bar and non of the four of us could hear the other person. Very noisy...
The prime rib is a staple in their menu and worth to order. Crab legs very big and tasty

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was extremely noisy most of which was coming from the bar area. there was one table in the dining room where a woman was shouting obscenities. Even after I complained to the waitress no restaurant employee even approached her table to ask her calm down. The food was good but while I ordered a rib eye I got a strip steak instead.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Chris is a very nice waitress!! Food is excellent!! And lots of it!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had to wait about 15 minutes beyond our reservation time. Went to bat to wait. $30 and 2 Manhattans later our table was ready. Sat in side room where they put kids and large groups. Hate that room!!!! Most times I specify to not sit us there. Oops!!! Dinner was very good as usual. Prime rib, Chilean sea bass, and a NY steak cooked perfectly. Courtney was our server. Very knowledgeable of menu and just a very nice server!!!! We’re locals. We’ll be back!!! We love Red Tractons!!!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

This place is probably a place for a selected few people who like to experience the 50' and eat massive dinners with thousands of calories... Not my cup of tea...

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We love Red Tractons. Beautiful setting, wonderful food and drinks with exceptional service. What more could you want?

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 1, 2018

nothing like an old-fashioned steakhouse, replete with an excellent rendition of classic wedge salad, prime rib, and french fries. My girlfriend's chilean sea bass was delicious. Drinks were generous, waitress was charming, piano music an embellishment. Will gladly return.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Tractons is always good. Their menu is quite varied and interesting: something for everyone. One of these days I'm going to order their Sunday special, Southern Fried Chicken. We always do steak or prime rib and it never disappoints. They always cook it right. Atmosphere is horse-centric because they are across the street from the Del Mar Race Track. During the summer racing season you cannot get a reservation unless you call far ahead. The servers are always cheerful but I'm not sure why because they are always incredibly busy. They deserve to be grouchy once in a while but they never are. We always request seating in the dining room, never the bar, because the dining room is not as noisy as the bar. We have eaten in the bar and couldn't hear our table conversation at all. My only complaint is that they always seem to be "out of" my favorite bourbon, Blantons. I wish they would keep it in stock.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been going to Tractons for over 20 years. This was a special dinner with friends celebrating my retirement from the Police Department and our move out of state. Things have changed!!
Starting with the large gentleman at the front; never smiled or welcomed us. We ordered a large selection of appetizers, which were pretty good. We had our favorite, prime rib and lobster tail for the entree. Both were tough and lobster overcooked. Everything was "Market Price", so never had any idea what the bill would be, not a real concern, but way overpriced considering the quality.
I guess everything changes, but based on the growing number of "Quality" restaurants in the area, Tractons is now off my list. I hope management can bring it back to what it once was.
Very disappointed!!!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was super fun! There were a couple of super drunk "bros" yell talking next to us for about :30minutes until they picked up on our discomfort and then hey quited down.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love Red’s!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had made a 530 reservation online with a confirmation. My male friend and I arrived on time in a very late model Bentley Flying Spur, if you dont know in the $225 range, I only mention it for the following, dressed appropriately for dinner and the crowd, we were seated in the bar, yes the bar, very loud, I quickly realized it was not worth dinner to sit in the bar, so I politely asked the Host if he might have a different table, he said if you had a reservation, I reminded him I did and he said yes then went on to help another patron. He eventually turned around and said I will help you in a minute, he first seated the other group, he then seated us in a side room with one other couple, we sat alone in a large room for most of our dinner, there was plenty of room in the main dinning. We waited and waited for a server, finally a sweet kind lady showed up and provided terrific service. i thought the food was good to great, not excellent, salad was warm, carrot cake was dry and old. The host clearly discriminated on us by seating us in out of the way tables, not wanting Gay men in the main dinning room. I almost Never leave a bad review even if the place is terrible. As long as the tall host with a serious braided pony tail is manning the front desk I wont be going back. Sad in todays world. You will likely get a much better dinner at Ruth's Chris.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Red's was a disappointment. There is something wrong with the acoustics inside and there were some tables that were having loud discussions like they were sitting at home. The waitress was sweet, but she screwed up our order a couple times. Don't order fish from Reds. They do not get very fresh smelling fish and they don't cook it properly. Stick to the beef or chicken but be prepared to pay a lot.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 25, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 20, 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 18, 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 16, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 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 13, 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 10, 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 10, 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 9, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 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 6, 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 1, 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 29, 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 28, 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 26, 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 19, 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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