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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#194 of 3,955 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes...
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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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    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
Anniversary Dinner

We celebrated our anniversary at this lovely steak house. Karen was our waitress and she was wonderful. The food was delicious and worth every penny of it. Don't be cheap and splurge on yourself!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Fontana, CA
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Fontana, CA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our anniversary at this lovely steak house. Karen was our waitress and she was wonderful. The food was delicious and worth every penny of it. Don't be cheap and splurge on yourself!

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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a group of about 20. All cattle raisers from Wisconsin. Naturally we all ate beef and everyone raved about his/her steak. The sides are awesome served family style. A salad and bread comes with the steak. You wouldn't have to order the sides if you are a purist and just enjoy a steak and a salad with bread. Either... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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459 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can always count on great steaks and food at Morton's. Disappointed that the service was " average"'. The service at this restaurant did not meet the standards of what Morton's high quality is all about. Morton's is know for the "wow" service . Not the case at all at this location on this time for dinner. Sunday night at... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Servers are super friendly, lucky if you get waiter Bill! Outside dining or inside. Outside best if you have little ones in tow as we did so they can walk around if they get antsy. Inside best for more of the true Morton luxury experience. Great bar scene, newly remodeled inside. Great food, lots of great wines go and enjoy!

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Thank Greg D
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Great steak house in the downtown San Diego city near the Gas Lamp District, Harbor and Convention Center which offers perfectly prepared steaks and seafood pared with a very nice wine list. I booked on line and we were greeted with personalized menus. Our meals were prepared as ordered and served hot from the kitchen. Dinner was finished with a... More 

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Thank Gary R
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Nothing to complain about. Normal Morton's quality and ambience. We had great service and the food was good.

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Reggio Calabria, Italy
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245 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Morton's in other American cities has always been a great experience for me. Morton's in San Diego is mediocre. The menu is limited and uninspiring. I had broiled salmon of uncertain taste and spinaches in a creamy sauce as a side dish. The combination (proposed by the restaurant) was, at best, naive. Perhaps I was wrong in going with the... More 

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Thank Carmine Z
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Service wasn't very good, waiter was rude and quality of food wasn't what it used to be, this used to be my favorite steakhouse in San Diego, not anymore.

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We dined in Mortons in San Diego, initial impressions were goon on entering the restaurant. The restaurant was busy but we were seated straight away. Our waitress was Lauren, and she attended to our every request and query perfectly. My partner had the chicken Caesar salad. I had the porter house steak. It was a huge portion. We both thoroughly... More 

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Thank Deanofitz
Moscow, Idaho
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We arrived with a party of 8 and were promptly seated in the classy dining room. This place is know for its steaks and did not disappoint. Had the center cut ribeye that I asked for at medium rare and they hit the mark, the steak literally melted in my mouth and must admit might have been the best ribeye... 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: Special occasions, Business meetings

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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