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Donovan's Prime Seafood - CLOSED

333 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
+1 619-906-4850
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
Oct 14, 2016
“Five star”
Sep 8, 2014
“Great seafood in the Gaslamp section near the Convention Center”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
333 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Four of us enjoyed a dinner and cannot say anything negative about the service. I had the fish special and my wife the filet mignon. The wine selection is extensive though priced significantly higher than the base price of the retail bottle costs. I understand...More

Thank BluesDoctor
Reviewed September 12, 2012

If you like steak this is it, better than any steak house we have visited. It was very close to the Kimpton were we stayed and the service and dinning experiance was excellent. We give them an A+

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great food in a somewhat formal atmosphere. Restaurant decor was what you would expect from a nice fish restaurant. However, they did have outside seating which I would recommend if you want a more casual atmosphere. The menu offers a good selection of entrees. Ordered...More

Thank afamily04
Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Frankly, my expectations were not high when I saw "East Coast Lobster Roll" on Donovan's menu. Well, the plate was perfectly balanced: flavor, spice and one load of lobsta!

Thank Slowhand54
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Had dinner there for our 10 yr anniversary. Loved their oysters. Went great with our drink selection. Had surf and turf. Great steak. From the outside it doesn't look like anything great but the seating area inside was much nicer. Our service was good. However...More

Thank Sonia_michel
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Cheap house wines, appies on sale and they bring around free food. What else could you ask for. Sit at the bar or at one of the tables outside and just enjoy watching people.

Thank CraignCheryl
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Having been invited out to meet another couple for dinner at Donovan's Prime Seafood on 5th street in the Gaslamp I looked for reviews and found people were polarized in their reviews either raving about the food quality and the service or just the opposite....More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed June 24, 2012

I went to Donavan’s seafood restaurant last night for my anniversary, which the hostesses nicely acknowledged upon our arrival. But after we were seated and greeted by our waiter, although was nice he never once acknowledged our anniversary. We told him we needed to make...More

Thank lajollasun
Reviewed June 24, 2012

.....and that's what I get for having 'expectations'. When you think of Donovan's, you think really good food. Well, unfortunately, that's not the case with Donovan's Prime Seafood restaurant. Prime seafood? Nothing prime about my salmon dinner at all. Mushy, tasteless and just plain bad!...More

Thank Chuck P
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Do drink at this restaurant--but don't eat. Our evening started with promise: an absolutely wonderful happy hour sidecar at the bar. The wine we ordered with our meal was also good, a white from Gascony, not expensive. But the food was horrible--except for the bread,...More

Thank CoronadoCarol
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
    (5th & K)
  • Public Transportation: The San Diego MTS, Trolley and Coaster service the downtown area. Visit the San Diego MTS website for timetables and scheduled stops.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-906-4850
Donovan’s Prime Seafood will ignite the senses with an extraordinary culinary experience laced with world-class service. Donovan’s Prime Seafood is located in the heart of the Gaslamp district, steps away from the San Diego convention center, Horton Plaza, and Petco Park.
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