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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-237-9700
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (176 reviews)
“ny strip” (8 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a table of seven people for dinner The menu was hi tech an illuminated screen which made it easy to read. Just as well as the lighting is quite low. This is a Steak restaurant however I did not feel like Meat so...More

Thank Evelynne G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Anniversary and I had a terrific experience at Donovan's ...From the reception to the tea order to entrees and the surprise anniversary dessert, everything was perfect. Thank you, Brandenburg, Jose, and Anthony!

Thank yobstevo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great classic steakhouse right in the center of the Gaslamp District. The Au Gratin potatoes were the best I've ever had. Tons of layers and cheese. Delilsh! Steaks were also very good. Prime aged. I'd definitely come back. Service was excellent and the dress code...More

Thank theedge111
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was spectacular. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about how dishes are prepared. Everything was perfect! Must go

Thank kamd8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the BEST filet mignon ever. The quality of the meat, taste and preparation produced the best tasting steak ever. I like to cook but I will never get the quality and taste of a steak that I had at Donovan's The service was...More

Thank CaptBill2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my best meal while in San Diego! I had the Petite Filet Mignon & Baked Potato. Elegant/intimate setting for dates for anniversaries. Will definitely go back next time I visit.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the evening @ Donovan's in the Gas Lamp area for a special 60th birthday dinner celebration. Was not disappointed by the service nor the food. The steaks and sides were excellent and not to be missed is the Happy Hour offerings. Wine selection was...More

Thank wh1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great choice for a business dinner. Heavy on the meat, good wine selection, moderate noise. Tables are a bit cramped and getting past the bar to the bathroom can be a maneuver, but over all our party of four enjoyed the meal. Our tab...More

Thank Antionio10
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Early dinner...underdressed but hostess sat us graciously. Server was fantastic, efficient but not intrusive. I had the filet and bacon wrapped scallops, hubby had the filet and Portobello....steaks cooked perfectly, asparagus was tasty and not tough. Perfect meal.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My business colleagues and I had an INCREDIBLE experience at Donovan's last Wednesday (June 21). On top of the food (especially my NY strip) being wonderful, the wine was lovely and the staff was incredibly gracious. I cannot say enough good things about the Maitre...More

Thank Nikki O
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bill b
1 November 2016|
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Response from Aaron L | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! The corkage policy is $25 per bottle with a 2 bottle maximum if they are 750 ml, or 1 magnum (1.5 liter) at $50.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    (6th & K)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-9700
Donovan's rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 300 wines features the best the world has to offer. Wine tasting dinners available.
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