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The 11 Best Steakhouses Near Downtown, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Fancy a night out and some fantastic fillet? These are the best Steakhouses in Downtown. We scoured top blogs and publications and incorporated millions of reviews to find the best steak for this list. Enjoy a steak dinner with prime cuts of short rib and tenderloin with great sides at these Downtown restaurants.

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Cowboy Star

American, $$$, East VillageAmerican, $$$San Diego, East Village
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Steak in San Diego

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2016

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    Eater, 2016

STK Steakhouse

American, $$$, Core-ColumbiaAmerican, $$$San Diego, Core-Columbia
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Steakhouses in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Steak in San Diego

    Eater, 2019

Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

American, $$, Gaslamp QuarterAmerican, $$San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Steakhouses in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Lou & Mickey's

American, $$$, Gaslamp QuarterAmerican, $$$San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Steak in San Diego

    Eater, 2019

Butcher's Cut

New American, $$$, Gaslamp QuarterNew American, $$$San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Brazilian, $$$, Gaslamp QuarterBrazilian, $$$San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Puerto La Boca

Argentine, $$, Little ItalyArgentine, $$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

American, $$$$, Core-ColumbiaAmerican, $$$$San Diego, Core-Columbia
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon

American, $$, Core-ColumbiaAmerican, $$San Diego, Core-Columbia
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Imperial Steakhouse

American, $$, Park WestAmerican, $$San Diego, Park West
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Morton's The Steakhouse

American, $$$$, MarinaAmerican, $$$$San Diego, Marina
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Steakhouses in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 restaurants in San Diego, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 624 lists and articles from experts at Eater and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat Steak in San Diego and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Steakhouses in San Diego Area. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Cowboy Star, Born & Raised, and Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood are the highest-rated upscale Steakhouses in Downtown.

There are 22 steakhouses in Downtown.

Cowboy Star, Born & Raised, and Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood are the highest-rated steakhouses for a date night in Downtown.

Cowboy Star, Born & Raised, and Coal Bros Taqueria are the highest-rated late-night Steakhouses in Downtown.

Cowboy Star, Born & Raised, and Werewolf are the highest-rated steakhouses that are good for groups in Downtown.

Drink pairing tips

  • Syrah with your ribeye

    Try coupling ribeye with a red wine like ribeye to balance its fatty flavours.

  • Take filet mignon with pepper sauce to the next level

    When having filet mignon with pepper sauce, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • 23 pounds of delicious

    Molly Schuyler knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 23 pounds of prime rib, setting a world record in the process!

  • A hefty price-tag

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • Name a more iconic duo: tea & steak

    If you’re gonna be eating steak, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice tea.

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