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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#133 of 3,694 Restaurants in San Diego
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Downtown
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1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 233 1422
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 21
    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
Excellent Service and Food

I've been to other Ruth's before and this one lives up to the name. The service was excellent as well as the food. The valet parking was a little slow but overall an excellent experience. Perfect for a romantic date.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
alison f
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've been to other Ruth's before and this one lives up to the name. The service was excellent as well as the food. The valet parking was a little slow but overall an excellent experience. Perfect for a romantic date.

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The restaurant's name says it all. It's first and foremost a steak house. Those in my group who dined on steak very much enjoyed their meal. I ordered the vegetarian option, which consisted of a side order of broccoli, a side of asparagus and a very poor tasting roasted tomato. No protein or starch. Maybe on their traditional menu they... More 

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Oak Grove, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A wonderful meal in a wonderful setting sets the tone for future activities. Excellent food and service worthy the expense. Recommend the steak with a fine selection of wine to add flavor.

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Chicago
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We dined at this location which is attached to the hotel we were staying at. Service and food were excellent. You expect this as it is an expensive meal but the steaks are always prime grade. This is a special occasion restaurant for us. It is expensive and everything is ale carte. But it is a great experience.

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Mid Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Took our daughter and son-in-law here on our last trip to San Diego - May 7. Took in Happy Hour - excellent drinks and the bar staff were very attentive. Dinner was a bit different. It started out with very good service. My order ended up being the problem.... Ordered a Medium-Rare ribeye. I expected a red center, even discussed... More 

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New Bloomfield, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

One thing you have to order at any Ruth's Chris restaurant is their Chop Salad. Excellent flavor! Our waiters were great! Fast and they checked on us several times to see if we needed anything. I've eaten at Ruth's Chris in St Louis, Missouri and the food is very consistent in flavor....which is excellent. Try one of their steaks!

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great atmospehere , friendly staff creates an high level of expectation but appetizers are not good enough, where you should directly go to main courses, very delicious. Wine menu provides wide range of selection and there are discounts available , time to time, which we had a bottle of Cabernet Souvignon from Napa Valley for 130 USD, reduced from 149... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Always high expectations when you visit Ruth's and they are ALWAYS met! Delicious meal. Best steaks anywhere!

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San Diego, California
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43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We took his son to Ruth Chris for his Pre-Deployent dinner. We were not disappointed. Amazing food and service. They treated all of us so well, as expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had dinner here on our first evening in San Diego. We had different steaks and they were all cooked to perfection. Starters were nice as well. The staff was very friendly. It was not cheap, but worth it.

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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, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?