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“Great Drinks and Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Tractor Room

The Tractor Room
Ranked #636 of 4,698 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Drinks and Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the very first place in San Diego that started the whole Hand Crafted cocktails-that's the drinks that take about five minutes to make; using fresh muddled fruits and herbs etc and plenty of booze! Try the Blue Bullet! Also, Make no mistake....This is the first place in San Diego that started the whole "speakeasy" theme with the heavy velvet curtain that you are ushered in under. The decor is a cabin in a wealthy sportsmans place.
The The food is always good as well...The lamb burger or the buffalo burgers are great . I say that the owners are great people and they care a lot for the business, the employees and the guests!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food but customer service on the weekend is lacking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

This gripe is not about the food, but about the service and how they handled walk ins vs reservations. I am a regular here and this is the first time I'm extremely dissatisfied with how our group was handled.

Our RSVP for 4 was for Saturday at 9:30am, we got there at 9:25am and the other 2 girls were still looking for parking. They wouldn't seat us till the other 2 arrived, no prob totally understandable with the protocol. They arrived at 9:32am....literally 2 mins after our RSVP, the same time a walk-in party of 4 arrived and asked for seating. They gave the indoor seats to the walk-in when we had initially asked for indoor and placed us outside in the sun, which was about 80 degrees already. Normally we would be ok in the hot sun but it was just too much at that time of the day. What's the point of making a reservation if they can't even accommodate us? We inquired about another indoor table that would easily seat us and they mentioned it was "reserved"...again what's the point of reserving? Just extremely disappointed with the service. I still love the food. I'm just sad we were treated like that. Ok done griping!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank tkietika
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San Diego, California
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465 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Wide Variety Of Unique Meat Entrees”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

The Tractor Room is the place to go if you want to find unusual or exotic types of meat. Everything is well done, especially the sides which my vegetarian wife loads up on. The place is small so expect a wait, which isn't so bad since the bar offers a wide variety of unique drinks. It is a little pricey so we only go on special occasions but the quality and portion size make up for it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheSpeis
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Fresno, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best place to try wild boar hash.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

If you want a different kind of breakfast, this is it. I had the wild boar hash and eggs It was very tasty. The portions are very huge. You certainly do not leave hungry. The corn bread was great as well. For you morning drinkers. They have a long list of Bloody Mary's to die for. They also have elk, which I am dying to try. We made a reservation which I recommend. It seems to be one of the most popular breakfast places in that area. They offer other choices for you non-adventurious types.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rita046
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California
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great cornbread and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

This is a unique pub looking restaurant. Its dark inside and the drinks are great. They have Buffalo and rabbit, etc if you want. I had my first piece of trout which was great. They are known for their cornbread which comes in a cast iron skillet. It has a sweet glaze on top and is addicting. Good food and plenty to eat.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaliforniaDon1
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