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The Lion's Share

4.7
453 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wild Game
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
In addition to modern American fare, The Lion's Share features exotic meats seldom found in other restaurants. The menu pairs well with an interesting wine list focused around small production wineries.

Last, but not least, they offer hand-crafted cocktails considered amongst the best in the city in an eclectic atmosphere with a friendly staff.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Wild Game, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Daily: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(619) 564-6924
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Scott Mickelson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
G Street
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Parking details
Most guests find it easier to park on G street or Pacific Highway.
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Public transit
Located next to the Seaport Village Trolley Stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 453 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in San Diego! And Lauren is the best server!

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PattyK 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Overall everything was ok but not as amazing as every person reviewed on yelp. The coolest thing was the honeycomb on the cheeseboard. It was very loud, dimly lit, the room and bathrooms were freezing cold and parking was a nightmare. The fries were exceptionally salty too. Overall we spent $80+ on dinner for 2 (and we each had one drink) during happy. There was definately nothing amazing to take me back or refer anyone else. I did not see a value for the time and money spent. It wasn’t terrible but we expected a better experience and value. Disappointed....

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Once again, the food was spectacular. The specialty drinks are to die for. Wow!

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DCDUDE 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious. The antelope sliders were amazing. Also having a meat platter was different and just as good!

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Rally 
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food options. Very adventurous dining options. Everything we tried was awesome. A great place to try something new. Little pricey for what you get, but tasty.

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AndrewV 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good place! Good food and great cocktails! Cool decor and ambiance. The back room with the bar is a little loud but you wait in there until your table is ready. Would come back!

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viphilala 
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. I would definitely recommend and will be back!

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vipconniem 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Lion's Share is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is delicious and the servers are excellent. Josh and Lauren have been our servers for a couple of years now. Kaylie is excellent as well. Great restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

I came here for my birthday celebration and it was well worth the drive from Carlsbad. I loved the ambience and energy of the staff and customers. The drinks were definitely different, strong but not too strong. The food was eclectic but good.

I would come back for happy hour one day!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Ambiance was great! As for the rest of our 'date night' experience--a little underwhelming. Tables around us that arrived after us were served first. Once the food arrived, my hangar steak was not cooked how I ordered it.

Not the worst restaurant experience I've ever had, but I don't see myself going back here.

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RestaurantWeekJan2018 
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great atmosphere. Excellent craft cocktails. Wish the artwork was for sale!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Fun place. Outstanding Frisee Salad. Loved my Gimlet cocktail.

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vipMariann 
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Since moving downtown we have visited Lions Share several times. Some menu items change frequently but the main items remain available. The food is delicious. The drinks are outstanding. If you make it order the bread pudding. It changes based on the season.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner with great exotic meat selection and nice wine selection. Meat lovers will dig this cozy restaurant with a bit of British feel.

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