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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

#111 of 3,773 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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K Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (6th & K)
+1 619-237-9700
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Malmo, Sweden
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147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place if you enjoy a juicy steak. The quality is quite high and service is good, but prices are very high. I paid 72 dollars for a 16 oz New York strip. It was very tasty, but it is definitely a high price.

Thank LarsRo
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152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We shared crab cakes and fried calamari for starter, and it was totally tasty and delicious. We had meat for main course. Unfortunately the 'small' 12 oz New York strip was unavailable. I had the 8 oz filet mignon, and it was extremely tasty and tender, and I couldn't even eat it all. Everybody agreed that the meat they had... More 

Thank ML-DK-21
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, not outstanding. The peppered steak was very good. I was less impressed with the mac n cheese, it was a bit bland. Service was good.

Thank Engbandh
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to celebrate a birthday. Low key have great steak and wine Well if you get Jack ask for another server To start we waited over 10 minutes at our table before anyone came over Took 20 minutes for our wine to arrive Many staff were there. Just not focused on service I guess On the positive had the lamb... More 

Thank H2hpv
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service exceptional, from start to finish. Very attentive staff and very knowledgeable. Good menu options and amazing bread! Mac and cheese as a entrée is a winner, followed by the New York Strip. One of the tastiest I have had. Wish we could get them, of this quality, in the UK. Will be back.

1 Thank jenosn_jim
Logan, Utah
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good American steakhouse. Steaks are good but very classic; they need a chef with more courage and inspiration to attract more than just meat-eaters. Good wine selection.

1 Thank Mona B
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a very enjoyable meal with friends at this fine establishment. The service was outstanding. Our group was attended by a team of four servers who were all competent and friendly. The food was uniformly excellent from the salad to the meat to the dessert. My wife and I had the 3 course fixed price meal which we both... More 

Thank Mamjensen
Colchester, UK
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed on Broadway, top of 4th & 5th avenue, so a 15 minute walk, luckily enough to whet our appetite! We made a reservation, not sure if we would need one for a Monday night, but we were glad we did. We were seated upstairs, being lead through a bustling large downstairs area, to our table overlooking below. It was... More 

Thank IanUK72
Buffalo, New York
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Was here w/ a small dinner function/group. It was perfect. The ambience is lovely. The food and drinks, delicious. It was one of the best Caesar salads I've ever had. The filet mignon melted in my mouth. Loved that the sides were mashed potatoes and snow pea pods! Wonderful place!

Thank pkiefs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a classy restaurant with an outstanding menu and atmosphere. We were there with friends while visiting San Diego on business. They also were impressed. The staff was attentive and engaging. Impressive list of wines and options for main courses and sides. I had a small filet and it was perfectly cooked and tender. Would not hesitate to recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$60
American, Steakhouse
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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