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Lou & Mickey's

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224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958 (L Street)
+1 619-237-4900
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a little problem with our service during the first half of our meal, but it was better by the end. The food was wonderful. My swordfish was fantastic. Dessert was excellent. Great wine & liquor selections.

Thank ferdferd
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely delicious and the service excellent. We sat next to the bar and had a steak and the tuna. Both were cooked perfect with great flavor. Justo don't order to many sides, they are big! Great service from our waiter. Sadly, we didn't have room for desert.

Thank Enrique L
Burlington, Canada
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with the family for dinner after a day sightseeing in San Diego. This is a great restaurant in an ideal spot in the Gas Lamp district. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the seafood was fresh and like I said the staff were very friendly and attentive. I will definitely come back!

Thank leep6802
Buena Park, California
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294 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,035 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just inside the Gaslamp Quarter, this restaurant was a great place to stop in for lunch. The food was very tasty, and the service was excellent (thank you Rachel). The prices are about right for this area of San Diego.

Thank 90622
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For starters the grilled artichoke was the best ever and we always order it no matter where we are! Blue cheese wedge as expected. Sourdough rolls amazing! Sautéd spinach...the best ever as well AND The filet mignon.... very average and doggone it.. the waiter forgot the bread. Darn.... so close yet so far. Would not revisit only due to SO... More 

Lomita, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved going to Lou & Mickey's!! We have a 19 month old so there was options for her and we were brought out food as soon as it was ready (huge plus for dining with a toddler). For appetizers we shared the dozen variety oysters and they were delicious!! My husband had the Dry Aged Rib Eye and he ate... More 

Thank stephaniejames9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Loved our steaks and sides! Great nostalgic vibe with excellent service. Awesome location in the Gaslamp quarter!

Thank Joy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The place seems more like a bar than a restaurant. High music and people getting in and out all the time. I had the baked goat cheese and roasted garlic, and it was good but very, very fat. The cheese etc was accompanied by 3 large pieces of (very good!) white bread, which was roasted/soaked in butter. A very large... More 

Thank ML-DK-21
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Really fancied a steak whilst in town but the price made us hesitate a little - could have got cheaper elsewhere but we liked the look of the place, everyone seemed to be having fun and the reviews were good. In the end we are so glad we went for it as the food was cooked to perfection (both steaks... More 

Thank BobbyZee
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Read all the reviews,on Trip Advisor that made this restaurant sound like a great local independent steakhouse, however my experience was not what I expected. I made our reservation on Trip Advisor / Open Table weeks in advance, but upon arrival, we were seated in a busy and noisy bar area rather than the main dining room. Although the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958
    (L Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gaslamp Stop (Trolley)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-4900
Gaslamp's "Favorite Steakhouse" is directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and two blocks from Petco Park. Join us for famous steaks, choice seafood, and exotic drinks.

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