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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#332 of 3,753 Restaurants in San Diego
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285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828 (2nd & 3rd Streets)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overall enjoyable but way too expensive. Best strip steak I've tasted for ages. So tender and really tasty and I usually buy all my steak from a specialist butcher including Kobe etc so I know a great steak. This was awesome. The sides were a disappointment. The Chicago style horseradish potatoes were not hot enough and at the price should... More 

Thank georgegibbs
Eastvale, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Embasy Suites in Downtoendecided to go for a walk and see what appealed to us.. went into Mortons, sat at the bar, was greeted with a smile .. I ordered the chopped salad, perfectly fresh . Shared steak and those one of a kind hash browns. Perfectly satisfying meal.. that onion bread loaf is so... More 

Thank 926sandyr
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Finest steak house in the Marina area,close to hotels, Maritime museum, USS Midway museum and the harbor tours. Fine dining and great set ice make a day of sight seeing enjoy a perfect ending. Great self tions and about average pricing. Everything was cooked to perfection and presented marvelously!! Recommended!!!

Thank Thomas P
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here for 1st time for our anniversary. Took our severs recommendation and ordered the Chicago cut Ribeye steak, and appetizers. The steak was cooked to order med-rare but lacked flavor. It was just ok. For 60 bucks I expected much better. The Palms is closed now in San Diego, but I could have paid $40 for a much better... More 

Thank MsWiley57
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We booked a reservation at Morton's because we have had good experiences in the past and they have also been very accommodating when it comes to allergies. When we got there we were seated immediately and the waiter came and took our orders. The appetizers were good and we were enjoying them together and enjoying getting to talk to each... More 

Thank le0l0vest0travel
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a very loud restaurant. Wife and I had a hard time having a quiet conversation. It wasn't one thing that was loud, it was just over all loud. I could hear the music, but couldn't really determine what was playing. The customers were all talking loud as well. Service was good - we had a good, easy cadence... More 

Thank Mike_in_kayak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Mortons has been our favorite fine dining restaurant for years. This Mortons location won't disappoint you.....great food and excellent service are the reasons why it is our favorite spot in the desert. We took advantage of their 3 course summer special....excellent value and several menu choices are included. Their happy hour is awesome. Happy hour choices include a variety of... More 

Thank Dennis C
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were on business in San Diego and decided to try out The Morton's while there. The decor was beautiful as are all Morton's Restaurants. They are all classic and elegant at the same time. We each started with Caesar salads that were delicious. My husband had the center cut rib eye and I had the filet mignon. Both steaks... More 

Thank Maureen S
Long Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

My first time at this Mortons and the food and service were superb. Our waiter was friendly fun and engaging. The steaks were cooked perfectly and were wonderful. Its expensive, but well worth it.

Thank Wingdam
Panama City, Panama
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Food quality up to their standards. However they had more customers than they could handle. So that made waiting time longer. However our steaks were great and the chocolate desert was fabulous

Thank acelera00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $80
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828
    (2nd & 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-696-3369
Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu, which is the same at all locations, features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?