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Ruth's Chris Steak House

#166 of 4,167 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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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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  • 182
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 37
    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
What's not to like?

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
ASouthAfricaFan
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Plano, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Plano, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 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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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was excellent! Definitely the best steak. The service was amazing. They were super helpful and friendly. They definitely go above and beyond. Celebrated an anniversary and they provided a cute dessert to celebrate.

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16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've eaten at quite a few of this chain, and I've never been disappointed. They know how to prepare a great cut of steak. There's something delightful about the plates coming to your table at 500°F with the food sizzling on it. The service this night was great. I look forward to going to any city that has one of... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

5 Courses was amazing paired with Veuve Clicquot. Kevin did a great job explaining the history and background of Veuve Clicquot variety of champagnes. What a treat a 2004 with Filet Mignon was a hit. High five to the staff and cooks!!

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California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was our first dining experience at this location, and exceeded our expectations. Luis, our waiter, was great! He had great recommendations and was very friendly. We will definitely return the next time we are in town.

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La Jolla, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great Place, excellent food, magnificent surroundings, wonderful service. But you pay for what you get. This is a 5 star restaurant, and you pay dearly for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best steaks EVER!! Service was excellent, as well. Butter lettuce salad was surprisingly good, too (I'm not a salad person).

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Couldn't wait to get a great steak from Ruth's Chris, we were disappointed. We got two steaks and water and it was over $100.00. No sides, no drinks, no dessert. The meat was ok, both my husband and I had gristle parts which we did not expect from such an expensive cut of meat. What we could eat was very... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?