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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#290 of 3,874 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828 (2nd & 3rd Streets)
+1 619-696-3369
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Roseville, CA
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Checked TA reviews and made decision for Bar Bites power hour. There seemed to be a consistency regarding too much noise coming from the bar. We arrived shortly after 5P and had no problem with bar seating. At this time the restaurant was close to empty and bar had a few people. We were immediately seated and our waiter (JB)... More 

Thank Capayrancher
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342 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Morton's Steakhouse is a great Steakhouse in Downtown San Diego. A great menu with so much more. Their Power Hour / Happy Hour is the best. Go for a wonderful dinner or hang out at the bar. Always great food and drinks. I always love the filet, Crab cakes, blt bites and a Cosmo are a few of my favorite... More 

Thank A. Vinnie V
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273 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to San Diego we met a friend at Morton's for happy hour. The service was friendly and prompt and the food plentiful. Being from the Northwest we are pretty picky about oysters but decided to give it a go. They were good. Almost all of the food was above good! The only exception were the large... More 

Thank SDFlipFlops
Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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158 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were a group of ten visiting the place. My rib eye was top notch, but the same cannot be said about the restaurant acoustics. The noise amounted to amazing levels as the place filled up, so I ended up with very mixed feelings for this place.

Thank drengen
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent dining experience once again. After eating at the one in New Orleans and now in San Diego the one word I would use is "consistent ". My ribeye was cooked to perfection. Impeccable service.

Thank Jeff R
Solana Beach, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Three of us had reservations for 5:45 dinner. We waited an unusually long time to be greeted or asked for drink order. Order dinner order was taken at least 15 minutes later. Several tables were seated after we arrived and received service before ours, not sure what the problem was there.... We shared several side dishes, enjoyed a lovely bottle... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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769 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

As we had not had a decent steak we took a safe choice and chose this familiar spot. The steaks were very good. Service was was very good. The only drawback was the high noise level inside. It was really hard to communicate.

Thank taarhaug
Highland, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Best steak in town. Don't waste your money at Donovan's. I loved their side dishes. Our server was very personable and engaging. The staff worked as a team and were very accommodating. Also liked the bread. Only negative was the women's restroom needed some extra attention.

Thank Brenda O
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

As always this chain does not fail to perform. My filet was cooked to perfection. Our sides of creamed spinach, brussel sprouts, button mushrooms, lyonnaise potatoes were all excellent. We splurged for the molten cake for dessert and it was very rich and very good.

Thank ETNfamily3
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Invited at Morton’s for dinner, very good for business groups or meetings. Excellent food (awesome steaks), excellent wine (Napa) and service. Obviously, it is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. (Our host new what he was doing and we renewed the contract). Recommended.

Thank Ianos4U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828
    (2nd & 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-696-3369
Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu, which is the same at all locations, features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?