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“Overpriced”

Donovan's Steak and Chop House
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Ranked #129 of 4,724 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 6th & K
Description: 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.
New York
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Nice evening out, very attentive staff but the food is overpriced. Top steakhouse prices, but not top quality.

  • Visited April 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food, decent service, over priced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

we were in town visiting on vacation. the restaurant had great steks but their sides and other dishes were nothing to rave about to make it a complete package. with all of the other competition as far as restaurants go in that area, it wasn't our favorite and we will probably try other places in the future. service was definitely not bad but nothing special...

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank meg d
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Madison, Georgia
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322 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Another great meal at this SD steakhouse in the heart of the Gaslamp. Their outstanding steaks and superb service make me a frequent customer when I travel there. Good wine list that covers all tastes and price ranges. My filet w/ pan fried potatoes were excellent. The waitress was attentive w/out hovering. Just a great dining experience - no complaints.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Bosox61
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Solana Beach, California
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

As a San Diego resident, we have many good steak houses. But my favorite is Donovan's in La Jolla. Consistently great service. Not ostentatious, just attentive and friendly. They do a good job in tracking their customers so when you go back they know all of your preferences. Prices are not over the top. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank sdphil
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Laguna Beach, California
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402 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“A steakhouse feel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Found their fish restaurant location around the block, but wanted steak. When we got there we were introduced to their seafood tower and had to go for it. Served for two and intended as an appetizer, but was enough for us with the delicious bread they served (just like San Francisco Sour Dough) Steaks next time! Service was attentive and friendly. They do group service so never a wait to struggle to get your wait person. Hefty cocktails. Not inexpensive but they have a happy hour which sounded fun and reasonable. You will find happy hours all through the gas lamp district. Bet there are many there on expense account '0)

Visited April 2013
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Thank Byron R
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