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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-237-9700
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took clients to dinner here and everything was fantastic It was nice to go to an upscale restaurant that actually included the potato and vegetable with the entree. It didn't say that on the menu and they even offer other family style sides; but...More

Thank dvitis29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with a very large group. Everything was as expected from this classic steakhouse --- excellent food, extremely professional service and understated, elegant atmosphere. Prices are reflective and on par with like establishments. Don't expect to get in and out quickly, but this...More

Thank wheresthebeach123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our steak dinner at Donovan's. The quality of the food and wine was excellent. The service was also good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to steak lovers!

Thank Mpk5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We were a table of seven people for dinner The menu was hi tech an illuminated screen which made it easy to read. Just as well as the lighting is quite low. This is a Steak restaurant however I did not feel like Meat so...More

1  Thank Evelynne G
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Anniversary and I had a terrific experience at Donovan's ...From the reception to the tea order to entrees and the surprise anniversary dessert, everything was perfect. Thank you, Brandenburg, Jose, and Anthony!

Thank yobstevo
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Great classic steakhouse right in the center of the Gaslamp District. The Au Gratin potatoes were the best I've ever had. Tons of layers and cheese. Delilsh! Steaks were also very good. Prime aged. I'd definitely come back. Service was excellent and the dress code...More

Thank theedge111
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The food was spectacular. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about how dishes are prepared. Everything was perfect! Must go

Thank kamd8
Reviewed August 13, 2017

This is the BEST filet mignon ever. The quality of the meat, taste and preparation produced the best tasting steak ever. I like to cook but I will never get the quality and taste of a steak that I had at Donovan's The service was...More

Thank CaptBill2015
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This was my best meal while in San Diego! I had the Petite Filet Mignon & Baked Potato. Elegant/intimate setting for dates for anniversaries. Will definitely go back next time I visit.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Spent the evening @ Donovan's in the Gas Lamp area for a special 60th birthday dinner celebration. Was not disappointed by the service nor the food. The steaks and sides were excellent and not to be missed is the Happy Hour offerings. Wine selection was...More

Thank wh1066
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bill b
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Aaron L | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! The corkage policy is $25 per bottle with a 2 bottle maximum if they are 750 ml, or 1 magnum (1.5 liter) at $50.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $60
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    (6th & K)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-9700
Donovan's rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 300 wines features the best the world has to offer. Wine tasting dinners available.
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