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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#168 of 3,752 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 203
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 26
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  • 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
Lose the attitude, server.

Great experience other than the cocky waiter. He has dark hair and glasses and forced our every decision. He sucked.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
jimpayne03
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great experience other than the cocky waiter. He has dark hair and glasses and forced our every decision. He sucked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Even though this restaurant is a chain - it never fails to produce some wonderful food!! Ordered the mouth watering steak and au gratin potatoes w/cheese. It all was wonderful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Always the best stakes cooked the way I like ["charred rare"] served sizzling hot with butter patty melting on top

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

By far the best place for dinner and dessert we only had the dessert and coffee, I had the keoke coffee. Anyway we had eaten to much lunch during the day to have a regular meal. The dessert was expensive but so worth it. The waiters were friendly and attentive. At first I felt a little under dressed to go... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were a party of 3 celebrating our daughter's birthday. When we arrived, the waitress spread rose pedals on the table and wished me happy anniversary! It sort of went downhill from there. The food is OK good, but is terribly overpriced for the quality and quantity received. A steak at Applebee's is probably just as good, and for about... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

never a bad experience, or even a mediocre meal. this is my go to place for great steaks and great service

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

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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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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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, Romantic, Large groups
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?