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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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“steak” (180 reviews)
“ny strip” (9 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Our last night in San Diego my wife just wanted a steak. We made reservation through "Trip Adviser" in the morning. I got a call later that day to confirm. We arrived at the Resturant and met a very friendly staff and were seated promptly....More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food is superb, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere old, warm and reminiscent of long ago elegant restaurants.

Thank PalosVerdesAviator
Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, above than excellent service. We were twice here. Steaks were great. "Oscar style" steak - excellent. Oysters "as is" and the local way - excellent. Wine selection - great. Coctails - great. Coffee very good. However, the galactic highlight is Mr. Eric. Perfect...More

Thank 123feuer
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

It took a long time for us to finally bother with the source of the amazing aromas that periodically waft through our open windows at our modest Gaslamp District condo in San Diego. Thank goodness we finally visited Donovan's Steakhouse for a appetizers and cocktails...More

Thank Tanzio_it
Reviewed April 26, 2015

I went into Donovan’ Steakhouse to celebrate my birthday with my husband and daughter and I was less than impressed. When I first walked in the door, I entered with such high expectations, after all the ratings for this restaurant were high. I will say...More

3  Thank DebraW444
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Where do I start - with the positives, the setting is nice - sort of semi colonial which as a Brit appeals to me - it had a sophisticated yet friendly feel about it. There's no doubt about it the menu is good - very...More

1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a very nice steak house. Staff and food were perfect, exactly what you would expect from a higher end steak house. The portions were appropriate and steak cooked as requested. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and ensured that the meal was exactly what...More

Thank firedawg55
Reviewed April 23, 2015

There isn't a single thing I disliked about Donovan's. It was one of the best filet mignon steaks I've ever had, and the Bernaise sauce was divine!

Thank Amy M
Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were so looking forwarding to dining at this restaurant. We did enjoy our appetizers - ahi tuna and shrimp cocktail. The wine list was extensive. All those positives but our main entrée was not up to par. Our steak was very disappointing. We had...More

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Good restaurant, excellent service nearly 450 dollars for 2 persons. Overprized. Would not recommand this restaurant for families. Ok for business.

1  Thank Aijki
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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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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