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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#169 of 4,139 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 233 1422
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great services - worst steak ever!

Location could not be any better, next to the water and nice area of town. All of the people serving our table were very pleasant and helpful. As for the steak - well mine was tough and over cooked. In fact the manager came over and asked how we were doing and and I showed him the steak - then... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Flyboy92021
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Diego, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Location could not be any better, next to the water and nice area of town. All of the people serving our table were very pleasant and helpful. As for the steak - well mine was tough and over cooked. In fact the manager came over and asked how we were doing and and I showed him the steak - then... More 

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Oceanside, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The most amazing service I have ever had a restaurant. This is the way it's supposed to be. The view of the Harbor was spectacular. The food, Amazing! One of my favorite steak houses by far. It is pricey, but the food speaks for itself. It is right across from the Embarcadero. Down the street from the Midway and the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Took my son who has been in Camp Pendleton for the last month, so wanted to take him somewhere nice. I had heard good things and I'm always searching for the best steak in America. I would have to say this was in my top 5 filets, very tasty and very tender. The sweet potato casserole is unbelievable as well... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Since this is a very expensive steakhouse, I like to go to their bar area for happy hour. Half price food and $2-$5 off of drinks. My mom likes getting the Manhatten. My dad draft beer. And me white wine.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Elegant restaurant as would be expected. One of the top 4 in town. My wife's favorite. This is a great place to eat after visiting the waterfront ships and bay tours. You can walk across the street to the USS MIDWAY or THE STAR OF INDIA. Easy parking right at the door.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ate there on the day my son graduated from boot camp. We didn't have a reservation as we didn't know that it was so close to our hotel. The staff bent over backwards to fit us in and provided excellent service for our meal. The food also was excellent.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The service was truly outstanding, even better than I had expected. Food service was prompt, presentation was high quality, and price was reasonable.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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405 reviews 405 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had a 15ppl group & we were able to make a reservation same day. Even though we had a 9pm dinner reservation, and the place was not that busy, service was slow & not as attentive as one would hope with 2 people partially assisting. Our waitress was friendly, but drinks came out at a snail pace & we... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was my first time at Ruth Chris. The ambience is a little to dark for my taste. I had salmon and my husband had T Bone steak. My meal was ok. My husband said the steak was great. Our waiter seem to be in a hurry however, he was nice. Are seating arrangement was less then desirable. I recommend... More 

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Los Angeles
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

you can never go wrong with Ruth Chris. $250 for two. I had the filet and twin lobster tails. Service is excellent. What more can I say. If you're on a budget, this isn't the place for you. If you want an awesome dinner... this is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619 233 1422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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