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5 Best Steak Restaurants in San Diego

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Fish tacos may be a local specialty, but seasoned steak lovers and talented chefs take advantage of the sizzling slabs on offer in San Diego. Are your steakhouses old-fashioned and buttoned-down? Check. Do you prefer hip, new-school bars that specialize in craft cocktails? Check as well. No matter what your vibe is, San Diego steakhouses will serve it up, right alongside supremely high-quality cuts of steak however you like it.

Check out these steak restaurants in San Diego:

Born and Raised

At Born and Raised, the white-tuxedo-clad waiters and lavish decor at this Little Italy steakhouse make you feel like you're in The Great Gatsby, but the framed portraits of famous rappers transport you back to the modern era. With caviar service, refreshing cocktails, and dry-aged, bone-in rib eye and wagyu steaks on the rooftop patio, you can indulge your Roaring Twenties fantasies. During happy hour, the famous waffles and caviar and martinis are sure to make you feel as luxurious as the ambiance. If you wish to have the best steak of your life, Born and Raised is the best place for you!

The Butcher Shop Steakhouse

For over two decades, The Butcher Shop Steakhouse is a classic steakhouse that has offered a taste of the Windy City to San Diego. You'll find Angus prime rib au jus with creamed horseradish, aged steaks and chops charbroiled over a wood-fired mesquite grill, and the classic dessert at any steakhouse: crème brûlée. Their menu includes steaks, veal, king crab legs, shrimp, chicken, and more mouth-watering entrées.

  • Address: 5255 Kearny Villa Rd., San Diego, CA 92123
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  • Telephone: 858-565-2272

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

At the InterContinental hotel, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is a two-story steakhouse, which offers stunning views of the downtown waterfront. Don't just go for the view - relax on the patio while you enjoy the 45-day dry-aged rib eye, a menu item you shouldn't miss. A seafood tower offers jumbo lump crab along with lobster tails, iced shrimp, oysters on the half shell, Alaskan king crab legs, and bloody marys. Furthermore, the wine walls are temperature-controlled, which is a nice touch.

Hunter Steakhouse

Hunter Steakhouse is located outside of downtown. With their herb-crusted, slow-roasted prime rib, served with au jus with creamed horseradish sauce, Hunter Steakhouse has been serving the best prime rib in Mission Valley for over fifty years. Experience first-hand if they live up to their reputation. You can get prime rib for both lunch and dinner, so there's no excuse to miss out. Classic sides include New England clam chowder and potatoes au gratin.

Island Prime / C Level

Island Prime and C Level offer stunning views of the city skyline and Coronado. Island Prime is temporarily closed, but it pops up in Harbor Float, the open-air venue next to Coasterra. You can enjoy seared sea scallops or an Australian rack of lamb on the water. The patio at C Level is open and serving the regular menu. Lietuva's seafood menu includes lobster salad, whitefish salad, jalapeno cheddar sourdough, and lobster bisque.

  • Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA
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  • Telephone: 619-298-6802

Bonus: If you want more, check out these steak restaurants in San Diego! They will surely make you drool over their mouth-watering steak!

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