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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#154 of 4,133 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101 (2nd & 3rd Streets)
Trolley stop
619-696-3369
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply put this is an amazing place.

I booked a table here for my wife's birthday. First and foremost I received a call from them asking my wife's name so they could print custom menus to celebrate my wife's birthday. From the moment we walked in the door we were treated as though we were the most important people there. Our waiter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
fadetoblack19
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I booked a table here for my wife's birthday. First and foremost I received a call from them asking my wife's name so they could print custom menus to celebrate my wife's birthday. From the moment we walked in the door we were treated as though we were the most important people there. Our waiter was amazing as well, gave... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've tried pretty much all the major steakhouse in SD. Donovan's, Fleming's, Ruth's Chris. This is still the best one. So much so I usually go here at least once a month with my wife. the service is always excellent and the meals are incredible. I have never had a bad experience at this location. Even when I bring my... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great steak place in town. In the top 3 . I will let you fill in the other 2. Classy digs with a great atmosphere. Much livelier than other 2. Shrimp cocktail is u-10 size. That's big. Dinosaur cut (double T bone) is massive. NY & Fmignon are my choice.

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I decided years ago that instead of buying gifts for each other on our anniversary we would enjoy a nice steakhouse. We tried several in the area and found Morton's to be the best. Here is why: Each year we receive a menu with our names printed on them and Happy Anniversary. They take our picture and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Steak was tasty and tender. Not worth 50 bucks. The rest of the meal was ok. You can get the same for much less at other places

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California City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I would like to say , this restaurant deserves my thumbs up!!, perfect service, we have Steven our waiter, I love his accent, apart of that he at all the time was providing good service to us , was a really busy night , last day of the year, I ordered the special for that night, fillet, lobster tail and... More 

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I'm always so happy to be at Morton's San Diego, Chicago in bone style ribeye, best service and super wow !!!! New York Cheese cake is my fave👏👏

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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129 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Seemed to have a nice happy hour crowd, but we got there too late to enjoy. Had no trouble getting a table as it was a week night, but I would call ahead with a big group. Great steak, Au Gratin potatoes, and creamed spinach.

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Madison, Georgia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

I'll admit that Mortons was not our first choice last Saturday namely because I've had bad experiences at their other locations. Still it was the only "nice" restaurant we could get in on a crowded Saturday night. Yet we all left satisfied as the service was great and the food more than up to the task. We all ordered steaks,... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My son always wants to go here for his b day so we did. The meat was good as always but our server was not nice. He had an attitude that started to show when he asked if we would have wine and we said no. He lost interest from there on. He made me feel uncomfortable, like we didnt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
    (2nd & 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-696-3369

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?