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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#157 of 3,728 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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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

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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
Best Steak in Town

Who can say anything bad about Ruth's Chris Steak House's anywhere. Steaks were perfectly done and the service is Great.. Great way to start our travels to San Diego. Restaurant was around the corner from our Hotel.. Perfect

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
GeriJoe
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Who can say anything bad about Ruth's Chris Steak House's anywhere. Steaks were perfectly done and the service is Great.. Great way to start our travels to San Diego. Restaurant was around the corner from our Hotel.. Perfect

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We picked this steakhouse because it was close to the hotel we were staying at (Westin San Diego). The food is very pricey, everyone's individual plate was about 50$. They serve the steak alone, sizzling on a very hot plate, seasoned with butter and other seasonings AND it is very tender (I can see why it costs so much) You... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When Ruth Fertel passed in 2002, I thought Ruth's Chris was doomed, being sucked up by some corporate giant and having customers order from a giant blackboard. However, even after all these years and having eaten at locations across the country, the steaks are still amazing, the baked potatoes are huge, side dishes are plentiful, and the wine list is... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had the pleasure of dining with my family last weekend at Ruth's Chris Steak House. Delicious food, excellent service very attentive crew. Cecil made my son, Nate with Down syndrome feel like a first class citizen! Which he is of course! Thanks!!!

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For most of us $50 per person is about the maximum to be paid for an excellent meal but, when it is time to celebrate a graduation, promotion or engagement...Ruth's Chris is that special place. The atmosphere and the bar are very upscale...I have yet to see a backward baseball cap in any Ruth's Chris. Pricey yes; for my daughter's... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Can't beat the happy hour here. Love the hand-crafted cocktails and the discounted appetizers. For me, this is dinner.

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Brentwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The bar is amazing! The prices are steep but the quality completely wipes out any competition. I wish it was open earlier than 4pm though.

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have eaten a many Ruth's Chris. This one was only average. Ok for the relatively high price. Five in our party...$15 for a toddler's meal is a little much!

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was here for my anniversary dinner and thought the place is in desperate need of an upgrade!! The staff was just ok and it being our anniversary I thought they could do more. the food was ok .. I like the location up north much better and recommend you pass on this one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food is wonderful... My steak was delicious and I had a marvelous spinach mashed potatoes. The wine I had was great too. It was not cheap, but the price was fair. The view of the bay was a plus. I saw some couples in a special night out.

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Additional Information about Ruth's Chris Steak House

Address: 1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 233 1422
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?