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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-237-9700
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (183 reviews)
“ny strip” (10 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Great place in San Diego to have a steak. Great atmosphere, plates are fantastic as well as wine menu. I do recommend the stark with Lobster.

Thank MarioBordignon
Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here while on vacation on San Diego. Our server, Maria, was very charming and gracious. She suggested the lobster - it was amazing - best I'd ever had. Wonderful steaks, drinks, salad. We did ask to be reseated because we...More

Thank KGedney
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We tried this place on a recommendation from our hotel. The service is great and nice staff. Pricey food, but you get very good food with top quality. Great wine selection. We had filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, veggies and oysters as appetizer. If you...More

Thank angelak900
Reviewed September 29, 2015

I was part of a very large group and the fillets were cooked perfectly. The service was excellent and the overall quality of the experience was tremendous.

Thank TechMarauder
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent staff, service, and selections! Meal was scrumptious and presentation was superb. Definately worth the price. Highly recommeded!

Thank ADfromMI
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Tried this place on a recommendation from a local and what they said about the place was all good. This place has great atmosphere, with very attentive wait staff. The interior decode is very nice and classy. We had the steak and it was cooked...More

Thank L P
Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

In San Diego on business and my colleague and myself, both steak lovers, gave Donovan's a try in this steakhouse "ghetto" near the convention center (Morton's, Flemming's, Ruth's Chris all nearby). It was a busy Thursday night but the service handled the crowd with aplomb....More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The seafood tower rivaled Joes in Miami and the steaks were as good or better as Bones in Atlanta and Chicago Cut in Chicago. Three of us have eaten in all four restaurants and the we all agree that thgese are perhaps ther top 3...More

Thank Bernie L
Reviewed September 13, 2015

We really liked our meals! Very good quality, but a bit too expensive! However, we enjoyed being there and watched the sunset from the cliff!

Thank Louise_loulou_2015
Reviewed September 11, 2015

The service and the food were both very good. It was rated as one of the top steakhouses in San Diego and the prices reflect that. Ambiance was nice.

Thank sonja w
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March 3, 2018|
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Response from Doris M | Reviewed this property |
Not especially; it is much more a reserved atmosphere where one would expect to have a leisurely 1-2 hour dinner with impeccable service in more of an intimate setting ; unless you hav one of those rare six year olds going... More
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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