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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Business Meals (21)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fun (16)
Good for a Date (16)
People Watching (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Casual (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
Live Music (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Live Sports (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We love Red's, it wouldn't be summer vacation without several visits here! Seeptember comes too soon. See you next year!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great old style environmnet but still lots of energy that comes from the bar - all wait staff are first class and obviously well experienced professionals - enjoyed great variety the menu offered with more than a few unique items not commonly seen - and this place draws a lot of interesting people to muse and gossip about - entirely positive experience

Tags: Live Sports, Romantic, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food! Walleye was best I've ever had.!!!!! Au gratin Potatoes to die for !! Loved our waiteress Zondra

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Red Trackton has consistently excellent service and the best steak and crab in town!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was very good but for the price, did not think it was a good value. The service was excellent, drinks were great but just overpriced

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

A must stop on our trips to Del Mar. Old-style atmosphere with fabulous service, delicious food, and huge portions. Best lobster bisque (with sherry), bluecheese wedge, and mouthwatering prime rib. Always a memorable event. Adrian and Heidi are such attentive and nice severs.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Staff, food, service ... everything exceptional as always. We eat here at lease twice a month. The very best!

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Katy our server made the the evening truly memorable . This is a classic Del Mar restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fish was dry but tasted good. Terrible experience due to a very loud, drunk, group sitting in the middle of the restaurant using vulgar language and not one of the staff or the manager asked them to quiet down. This place was recommended by friends for our special occasion but it wasn't very special. I have no desire to return.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

My birthday celebration there was a flop because of the very crude, intoxicated, extremely loud and obnoxious--did I say loud (yelling at times) --conversation of the party of six at a table nearby, which went on for nearly an hour and a half while we were there on Saturday night. Otherwise, our food and service were good. It's too bad a few were allowed by the restaurant staff to destroy the dining experience of the rest of us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Zandra was our server and was superb! Great personality and added to our overall great experience for my step mothers birthday and dad from out of town. We appreciated being sat in the main dining room as requested but our table had a lot of kitchen noise as expected since it was directly adjacent to the kitchen. But overall we are local fans of Tracton's and will keep coming for our favorite dishes!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very, very tired restaurant. We weren't expecting gourmet food but this menu was straight from the 70s. Fatty cuts of meat, overpriced Jumbo shrimp, over cooked vegetables. Green goddess dressing? I was hosting a large group and servers did get our orders right but it took hours. Probably will only return if I'm looking to karaoke in the party bar. One last important note... the menu on Open Table reflects pricing that is about 25-30% less than what the menu we ordered off. Very sketchy!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food! A little disappointed that there was no offer of a complimentary dessert for my husband's birthday celebration. But overall, it was good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was great. Service was terrific. There a group in the bar that so loud that it pretty much destroyed the ambiance for the rest of us. Still a good meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Just avg food for over avg price. I was not impressed with the food. Service was good, but steaks were average at best.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We went for the Sunday night fried chicken, and it was terrific. It was 3 couples from Texas, one Dallas, One San Antonio and One El Paso and all were really pleased with the dinner. It was served Family Style, with mashed potatoes, corn bread and gravy. Really a good tasting fun experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have been going to Red Tracton's every year for close to 15 years now. We love the food, the waitresses are always friendly and helpful, it is a fun place to hook up with friends and it is just special to us. We always recommend it to anyone going to Del Mar or the San Diego area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent Service!!! Excelent Food dan Ambiance!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We very much enjoyed our dinner there and appreciated we were able to be seated ahead of our reservation. After a day in the sun at the races we were so tired it was lovely to be able to get in quickly. All of our meals were superb. The only downside was we were there for a birthday and stated so on the reservation and they didn't acknowledge it. Not a big deal at all though. Everything was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Outstanding lobster club sandwhich!!! Had it before and will definitely have it again. OMG -- delicious!!! Nice to take out of towners.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We come for the race meet and love this restaurant, great food and great service

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We were seated in the bar area and the noise level was out of control. We could not even hear ourselves talk, and people kept bumping into our chairs. We had to send the food back because the steak was raw and the potato had a big black spot in the middle of it and the mushrooms and onions were horrible. Not one manager came over to apologize.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I have been coming to Tracton's for many years. The dining experience has always been fun and lively and the food is always exceptional. Bobby Cruz is the best entertainment anyone could find. His music is always terrific and he sure seems to "pack the crowds in"!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Authentic, Great Beer, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We have a wonderful 31st anniversary dinner here. We always enjoy Red Tractons. The food is fantastic, the service top notch and the overall atmosphere is memorable.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food and service very good. The prices are indicative of the location and not anything else. $15 alcoholic drinks, ouch. If they were designer drinks, no big deal but a regular bourbon straight up? Baileys and coffee? Yikes. One thing on the food. The bacon bits on the NY Aupoivre were kind of vinegary. Interesting and not really welcome at $50.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Seasonal, Cozy, People Watching, Hot Spot
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