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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#128 of 3,829 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 233 1422
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4:30 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Extensive Menu!

If you are into steaks, this is your spot and bring your appetite. There is plenty of parking. The service is first rate. Be forewarned, bring your cash, it is not an inexpensive spot to dine. The portions are large and you will probably have leftovers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen N
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Marietta, Georgia
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San Diego, CA
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is consistently good at Ruth's Chris and it's true--they know how to cook a delicious steak. But this particularly location on a Saturday night was so loud and so crowded (tables close together) that frankly it wasn't relaxing or worth the high prices.

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Thank jennifer s
Marietta, Georgia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are into steaks, this is your spot and bring your appetite. There is plenty of parking. The service is first rate. Be forewarned, bring your cash, it is not an inexpensive spot to dine. The portions are large and you will probably have leftovers.

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Thank Karen N
New Orleans
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I know Ruth's Chris from it origins in New Orleans on Broad St... this time no reservations available and they said that I could take my risk and come in for a table outside on the patio. That would have been great except it started raining and the wind was blowing the ran horizontally. We had to escape to... More 

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Thank graymorr
Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit travel worn but they spoiled us rotten. The food is good as it always is but the server was so knowledgeable and friendly. They are a go to stop on business trips but this one it top notch even by Ruth Chris standards.

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Thank Tglant
Medford, Oregon
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy restaurant, great location; never did make it into the restaurant but ate instead in the bar which was easy enough and really enjoyed ourselves. We were staying on the bay and every night this place was busy. Would love to return and actually get to sit in the restaurant! Make a reservation!

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Thank tahiti-sue
Valencia, United States
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the NY strip and it was perfectly prepared. The service was excellent and friendly. The view of the bay made for a wonderful setting.

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Thank Brian B
Lakeside, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have gone here a few times. We have never been disappointed in the food. Always very, very good! The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. We have never had a bad experience.

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Thank dlsgallagher
South Dakota
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209 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My 12 year old grandson is a steak snob (hey, we live in South Dakota/Iowa so we know steak.) But when we walked in, his eyes lit up, and he exclaimed, "Smells like heaven". Being from beef country we also know better than to overwhelm the entree with appetizers, desserts, and sides. The young one had a filet and loaded... More 

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Thank IowaGrandparents
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you like steak then this is the place for you, a wide selection to suit all tastes. Service was fantastic. Good selection of wine and beer. Costs are on the high side but worth it.

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Thank raels-grant
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Ruth Chris is a 5 Star Steak House and you pay the price; however, their happy hour bar menu is awesome and you can eat quickly or not, have a great variety of food, a drink, watch the world go by, or make a new friend, since you're at the bar!

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?