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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#326 of 3,794 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828 (2nd & 3rd Streets)
+1 619-696-3369
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Oceanside, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here was really expensive for what you received. My steak was undercooked and the creme brulee was the consistency of cottage cheese, I couldn't eat it. The bar was really loud and spills out into the dining area. Just not worth the expense!

Thank ctsm8
Cairo, Egypt
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a nice elegant restaurant, definitely popular with people remembering it from past visits to San Diego years ago. I tried a medium well Rib Eye steak which was delicious and gratifying. I ordered some orange juice which turned out to be spoilt ?!. They changed it and apologized so in spite of their excellent food and service i... More 

Thank Amr S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A long time guests of Morton's since Arnie Morton founded the chain, this particular property, after three visits, just never seems to live up to the Morton standard. Lesson learned, so unless I hear from their corporate office, not sure I want to spend good money to be treated shabbily. The waiter, Josh, was the highlight of the visit. The... More 

Thank MarvinCarter
Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

For Mortons the quality of the food was good but the atmosphere was horrible. I wanted a quiet night for my Wife and I for our Anniversary but it was so loud we had a hard time communicating. It just seems like it is all about how many people they can put though quick and fast and not the quality... More 

Thank Shawn W
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great Happy Hour deals. $5 beer and $5 appetizers. Sliders, crab cakes and delicious fries. Indoor and outdoor bar dining.

Thank Joanne B
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Never mind all of the rest of the so called steak houses in town. The best hands down is Morton’s. We are VIP customers but never pull the card. So if you love a great tasting juicy steak do not go anywhere else. They also have a great Happy Hour with Prime Burger meal that is awesome.

Thank Bert_Ayala
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

There are a few reasons why Morton's is so good to me. One is that unlike most all other high end steak houses, Morton's is very casual and no pretentious at all. You are gretted right as you walk in with a friendly greet. The waiters are always friendly, helpful and great with suggestions (if you ask). Portions are large... More 

Thank Steve W
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We hosted a celebration for about 20 people in June and Morton's really came through! The were the only steakhouse in San Diego that would allow us to have our guest order from the menu and didn't require a limited pre defined menu. It was great! We understood that the kitchen wouldn't necessarily get everything out at the same time,... More 

Thank DCEowner
San Diego, California
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Everything is fantastic! The steaks are done to perfection and the sides are huge. Great wine list! Wonderful place for a romantic evening. Plan to spend some money though.....

Thank SoCalGuy01
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Got here late - after nine. The Cubs were busy winning the World Series on the bar TV but the wait staff gave us an exceptional meal paired with a fabulous wine. We each chose the Steak, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and Shrimp platter. Wow! The prices were top end but the food and the service were as well.

Thank Rikk F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 80
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828
    (2nd & 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-696-3369
Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu, which is the same at all locations, features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?