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For 2
Sun, 2/25
7:00 PM
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Booked 6 times today

Red Tracton's

813 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steak, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 755-6600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Tracy/Adam: (858) 755-6600
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Cross street
Jimmy Durante
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Parking details
Self parking during lunch hours and valet after 4:00PM.
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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
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 813 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJayS (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Red Tracton is a good option for older patrons who enjoy a traditional steakhouse. Average age was about 70 that night although it was still reasonably lively and crowded. The food is good but very expensive. Plan on date night exceeding $200 if you have a few drinks with your food.

JimG (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great evening! Love the atmosphere, service and food.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and the waitress did nothing towards the celebration, never even acknowledged it. I'm not sure why the question was asked if we were celebrating anything, it didn't seem to make a difference.

vipgourmetgirl (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, great service!!! Without a doubt those things were fantastic. All the food and alcohol drinks were perfect! However, We made the mistake of going on Valentines Day and the menu prices were increased so drastically it was absurd! I will dine there again but NEVER on a special holiday because of what they did. $50 for Chicken when regular menu it’s $29...$75 for lamb chops when normal menu it $47. I don’t mind some markup but that was awful to do to their customers just because it’s Valentines Day!

SethB (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipTakisV (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Cardiffgirl (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 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!!!!

NetaN (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 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...

vipCarole (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

vipRj1541 (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 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.

vipKauaiTraveler (San Diego)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  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!!!