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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-237-9700
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great dinner. Traveling on business so I sat at the bar. The bartenders were great! Steaks were cooked to perfection.

Thank Digdaman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year my sons and I go to San Diego Comic con. Every night we go to another great restaurant. Our last night we always go to Donovan’s because we know it’ll be the highlight. They always welcome us back and treat us like friends....More

Thank Xcytabltraveler
Reviewed July 2, 2018

My wife and I recently went here for dinner on a GroupOn deal. Let me premise this that we did NOT disclose that we had a GroupOn to our servers (who were great by the way). The bread was nuked and delicious when it first...More

Thank Burgh-Birdman
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We had some steaks and they were cooked to perfection. The service was excellent, helpful and friendly service all around. Located in the middle of the Gas Lamp quarter of downtown San Diego, this is the very best steak house I’ve experienced.

Thank Augustine K
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. We mostly had steaks and one person got the fish. Sides were Brussels sprouts, and asparagus. Also soup chowder and lobster bisque. All the food was excellent. Our server was ok but not great. I assume if we hadn’t been seated...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed April 18, 2018

This was a very nice restaurant bar with a professional and friendly bar staff. There is definitely a sports bent, but it is a far cry from a sports bar so don't let that deter you. One can choose from either the bar menu or...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Their menus light up when you open them, we were impressed by that. The food was good, not great. Service was a B+. They forgot my bearnaise sauce for my steak. The entrees come with a small portion of veggies (so no need to order...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I visited Donovan's with some customers early in March 2018, and lets get the bad news out early: This is an expensive chop house. Dinner for three, with wine and desert, nearly touched $400. But they were great customers, and the dinner was of such...More

Thank PilotMike2009
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Having been to SD a number of times, I finally got to try this restaurant. Arrived at 730 for an 800 reservation and was asked to wait 10 minutes for my table. 45 minutes later I sat down. The bread served was amazingly fresh and...More

Thank Sjt64
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Located in the Gaslamp district, within walking distance of innumerable hotels, this is a lovely old world type restaurant, quiet, low light and lots of wood. The delightful staff were friendly and thoroughly professional. First they brought piping hot bread which reminded me of European...More

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March 3, 2018|
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Response from Doris M | Reviewed this property |
Not especially; it is much more a reserved atmosphere where one would expect to have a leisurely 1-2 hour dinner with impeccable service in more of an intimate setting ; unless you hav one of those rare six year olds going... More
bill b
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Aaron L | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! The corkage policy is $25 per bottle with a 2 bottle maximum if they are 750 ml, or 1 magnum (1.5 liter) at $50.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    (6th & K)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-9700
Donovan's rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 300 wines features the best the world has to offer. Wine tasting dinners available.
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