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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-237-9700
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal of scallops wrapped in bacon followed be seafood chowder (amazing) or lamb chops (also very good). Serving sizes are very large - glad we ordered 2 appetisers! Although it was expensive, I would go back. Service was impeccable.

Thank 971louisep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can start by saying the steaks were amazing. A couple of missteps; not having the selected wine on their wine list...just no reason for that. Not having one of their potato selections either...out of scalloped potatoes at 7:45pm. Bring the wrong dish for one...More

Thank Melvmfa212
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Old school style steak house. Wood panel. Dark. Lots of servers. Helpful sommelier. Everyone enjoyed their steak. Tuna main was average. Good shrimp and oysters apps. Overall average steak house. Congrats to the couple that got engaged at the next table.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The staff was very polite and extremely accommodating. My daughter booked the place for me birthday dinner. We got the table outside with beautiful sunset views. The air was a little cool but the heaters in the high top tables keep you warm. We ordered...More

Thank Yash C
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Great place, excellent steaks. service is really very good. Remarkable wine selection. Nice place for dinner with friends. Highly Recommended.

Thank lou_schreurs
Reviewed September 7, 2018

My wife and I have celebrated several anniversaries at Donovan's. We have never been disappointed. The food, the atmosphere, the service are all outstanding! Wine and dine your bride, have roses waiting on your table when you are seated, and enjoy your celebration.

Thank Dale W
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Group of ten were put in one of the back rooms. Service was outstanding throughout the evening. My peppercorn filet was exquisite, 2+ inches high and cooked just as ordered. Other entrees got similar plaudits. Didn’t review the wine list, but the Pinot noir we...More

Thank Cadbanker
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Some of the dishes here are just not good. I got a salad the other day that was pretty warm. Not my ideal salad. The steak is alright. Nothing crazy.

Thank t0nyvee
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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 July 22, 2018 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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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