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“A sizzling good time.”
Review of Gaslamp Strip Club

Gaslamp Strip Club
Ranked #103 of 4,764 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This 21 & Up “grill-your-own” steak lounge is located at the “foot” of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. This is a friendly, casual alternative to expensive, stuffy steak houses.
St. Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A sizzling good time.”
Reviewed February 19, 2011

A different kind of steak house. A younger crowd is attracted to the Strip Club. The cook your own approach brings a rustic western cookout social setting to the dining experience. Sides are huge served family style. Quality and value of the food is outstanding. Limited wine list, but good cross the board offerings. Will definitely go back.

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Dallas, TX
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
Reviewed February 15, 2011

I ate at the Gaslamp Strip Club while in SD on business, and was not particularly impressed. First the Good: The bar is really nice, and the seating plush and spacious. This place looks especially built for large groups. Then “The Bad”, though it really wasn’t that “bad”, just unimpressive: Cook my own steak? Really? But can't I do that at home? And what if the 10 of us get different cuts of meat, that cook in different times, and we all come back to the huge half-round tables a different times, and have to climb over each other to get back to our original seats? The steaks have been marinated, and are brought out wrapped in cellophane. Patrons take the steak (or whatever…I got steak), along with buttered bread to one of three do-it-yourself grills, and can choose from a series of dry spice mixes or wet ingredients to sprinkle on the meat. Not very good at grilling that $30 piece of beef? Well, the restaurant provides a rather wimpy “guide” to cooking, which informs you how long to cook the meat. Except that I didn’t see any clocks anywhere near the grills, or near any of the plastic signage that almost hanges over the grill. Lots of people stood around the grills (me included) with their cell phones in hand timing their grill session.

On the whole the food and steaks were average, though I will admit the prices were only slightly higher than an average Outback, which can be a good deal in SD. If you’re on a budget, this MIGHT be the steak place for you, but surely there are other options that don’t require you sweating over a hot grill during your evening out.

  • Visited January 2011
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Fantastic Steak Restaurant (don’t worry – no strippers!)”
Reviewed January 23, 2011

We had walked past this restaurant during the day, and liked the look of it, and thought the menu and décor looked fab, but didn’t want any strippers – so asked at the hotel if they knew of any other restaurants where we could go for a great steak, but without naked ladies! The staff reassured us that there were no strippers, but that we would need to cook the steaks ourselves! Always up for an adventure… we went, and had a truly fantastic meal. The staff were on hand to help and advise when it came to cooking the steaks and we had a fantastic meal, cooked to perfection! Cocktails were also very good – and thankfully mixed by the professionals! Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2010
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Chicago
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“Great experience, hilarious place, ok steak”
Reviewed January 7, 2011

We ate at the Gaslamp Strip Club with another couple. The place is hilarious... total play on words with the strip club reference. This motif continues throughout, very funny. The "cook your own steaks" grill was fun. The waitresses were very attentive. The side items were good, the steaks were just ok.. not the best cuts. But a great night out!

  • Visited December 2010
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USA
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Interesting take on the steak house but know what you are getting in to”
Reviewed November 18, 2010

If you are looking for a steakhouse that is different then this is your place. The ambience is cool and the service is good as well. Being able to cook your own steaks is a pretty unique idea. However, if you don't want to cook your own steaks or don't know how to do it, I wouldn't recommend going here.

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