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Red Tracton's Restaurant

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550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2459 (Jimmy Durante)
+1 858-755-6600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Moreno Valley, California
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250 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second trip here, and it was every bit as good as the first. Great fine dining with great steaks, prime rib and shrimp. Afterwards, try the piano bar. It has great energy, generous cocktails and a very eclectic clientele that will keep you entertained.

Thank Chrisgolfpro
Lincoln, Nebraska
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541 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate in the bar. Noisy and packed on a Saturday night. Bartender made it fun. Huge servings of great food. Pricey but worth it.

Thank MikeKerrey
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tracton's is a big food restaurant. Splitting a meal here for me seems to be the norm. I have good steaks and prime rib along with some of the biggest lobsters in San Diego County. Their seafood is yummy as well.

Thank salesguytoo
Carlsbad, California
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Tracton's for New Years eve. As usual, everything was great. My wife had the best sea bass that she has ever eaten. I had a prime NY strip steak that was excellent.

Thank Tradester
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Limited choice on Christmas holiday but this restaurant was open and offered wonderful fare. Definitely try the Lobster Bisque. Seafood pasta dish can not be beat!

Thank Lou S
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to waste about $300 to $400 on food that is over cooked, tasteless and burnt, then this is your place. I walked out of that restaurant after paying a $400 food bill and just felt taken to the cleaners considering how bad our food was that night. I am a local and know the restaurant well. I'll... More 

Thank Gregg S
Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The food was really good. My steak was perfectly cooked and the veggies amazing. Wine selection was great and the service was really friendly. The prices are not cheap. More like fine dining.

Thank 4minuu
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Red's is the place to be after the day at the track. Great place for steaks and definitely the best loaded baked potatoes that you can get anywhere. Great entertainment in the bar nightly so a nice place to end your night.

Thank Donald S
San Diego, California
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335 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Hit lunch here for a business meeting. Very nice place with horse racing decor. Apropos being so near Del Mar. Good place to stop for a bite to eat before or after seeing some horse races. Nice dinner spot if you hit North County and are returning to SanD. Try the Gothic sandwich.

Thank TheAnvil
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible let down! Don't WASTE YOUR TIME! Great location, incredible portion size, LAUGH WORTHY MANAGEMENT! Mr. Suit, was a joke from start to finish. I tried to have a polite, professional conversation, (due to the fact I work in the service insist myself) and explain my dissatisfaction pertaining to the service I received at the facility he was directly responsible... More 

Thank jopro117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2459
    (Jimmy Durante)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-6600

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San Diego, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?