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McCormick & Schmick's

#435 of 4,139 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (6th Street)
San Diego Trolley Stop - Gaslamp
(619) 645-6545
Website
Today
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I was invisible

8,000 tech types in town for a convention and 3,000 were in the restaurant for breakfast. One server only, other staff were scrambling to fill in. Poor service all around.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
mlfieber
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Topeka, Kansas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Topeka, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

8,000 tech types in town for a convention and 3,000 were in the restaurant for breakfast. One server only, other staff were scrambling to fill in. Poor service all around.

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Lobster Bisque was absolutely wonderful! "Super Fernando" still sticks my son to this day! Our server was great and just a wonderful dining experience we will always frequent McCormick & Schmick's. My family and I can always count on a the best service and great tasting food.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The specialty here is fish but other options are offered. The atmosphere is modern with high ceilings and good service. The food quality was very good but nothing special. The location is near the convention center and the gas lamp district

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Located in the Omni Hotel, this is a reliable option when arriving late and/or looking for convenience after a long work day. We got lazy and enjoyed a lunch and 2 dinners here during our 1 week stay in the area. Lunch was great, convenient, timely and reasonably priced. At dinner we enjoyed a lovely wine selection recommended by the... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had our last dinner of 2014 here, very good service, food was good and had a good time as a family. Just missed a little of ambiance for the holiday, a little of decoration or countdown at midnight could had been appreciated so everyone could've gotten in a festive attitude. No one seemed to care that it was New... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went with a 7 PM reservation on New Years Eve. Sat immediately under a highi intensity overhead light. Asked to move one table over, not a problem. Ordered a bottle of red, was not in stock, offered an alternative that was $23 more. Would have been nice to offer an alternative in the same price range we ordered (for the... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Good restaurant, not over-priced. Decent menu selection. I would recommend this place for lunch. The wait staff is excellent.

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Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had Appys one night, drinks another and dinner another. Food was good, wine list extensive and the staff friendly and attentive.

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Poway, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have enjoyed M&S on many occasions and maybe last night (12/12/2014) was a fluke. They certainly need a drastic change in the kitchen staff. They were featuring two special entrees, Chilean sea bass and cioppino. I ordered cioppino and my wife ordered sea bass. We both ordered the kale salad. The salad was the first indication of a problem.... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Real value for money and excellent quality .staff were very obliging and courteous. Although they were very busy the food was delivered quickly .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego Trolley Stop - Gaslamp
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (619) 645-6545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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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?