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Morton's - The Steakhouse

285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828
+1 619-696-3369
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My birthday at Morton's was amazing. The new seafood platter is very good. My friends and I shared the 22 ounce juice Mortons's steak. Easy location to get to, valet parking, great team, and beautiful atmosphere.

Thank Faith C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our last birthday celebration here, Morton's in the historic gaslamp/stingray area of San Diego has reconfigured their interior. Gone are the old booths, but in is a bar that opens both to the entrance and the dining room. Thus, I'd request a seat away...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Checked TA reviews and made decision for Bar Bites power hour. There seemed to be a consistency regarding too much noise coming from the bar. We arrived shortly after 5P and had no problem with bar seating. At this time the restaurant was close to...More

Thank Capayrancher
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Morton's Steakhouse is a great Steakhouse in Downtown San Diego. A great menu with so much more. Their Power Hour / Happy Hour is the best. Go for a wonderful dinner or hang out at the bar. Always great food and drinks. I always love...More

Thank A. Vinnie V
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to San Diego we met a friend at Morton's for happy hour. The service was friendly and prompt and the food plentiful. Being from the Northwest we are pretty picky about oysters but decided to give it a go. They were...More

Thank SDFlipFlops
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were a group of ten visiting the place. My rib eye was top notch, but the same cannot be said about the restaurant acoustics. The noise amounted to amazing levels as the place filled up, so I ended up with very mixed feelings for...More

Thank drengen
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent dining experience once again. After eating at the one in New Orleans and now in San Diego the one word I would use is "consistent ". My ribeye was cooked to perfection. Impeccable service.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Three of us had reservations for 5:45 dinner. We waited an unusually long time to be greeted or asked for drink order. Order dinner order was taken at least 15 minutes later. Several tables were seated after we arrived and received service before ours, not...More

1  Thank Sunni B
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

As we had not had a decent steak we took a safe choice and chose this familiar spot. The steaks were very good. Service was was very good. The only drawback was the high noise level inside. It was really hard to communicate.

Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Best steak in town. Don't waste your money at Donovan's. I loved their side dishes. Our server was very personable and engaging. The staff worked as a team and were very accommodating. Also liked the bread. Only negative was the women's restroom needed some extra...More

Thank Brenda O
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Steven D
I there a dress code
17 December 2016|
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Response from MsWiley57 | Reviewed this property |
No. Although it is a fine dining restaurant. I saw many guys in shorts and it's a tourist spot. Some dress up while most don't.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Lunch, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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