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Red Tracton's Restaurant

550 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2459
+1 858-755-6600
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (28 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (22 reviews)
“baked potato” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
550 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2459
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here for a double birthday - Wife and Grandson. This place has been around for many years and I knew it to be a "better than most" place. It is "old school" with hard wood throughout, a bar/lounge and a separate dining room....More

Thank Skip M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrating a birthday st Red Tractons is like heaven. Huge servings of the most incredible food. The Prime Rib with a two pound baked potato is the best I have had anywhere. The entire party loved everything we ordered. You must go there during racing...More

Thank 282marshallg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly restaurant. HUGE portions though so take care when ordering 😀 I had scallops - they were delicious could not manage a pudding though!

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a true "old school" restaurant, the ambiance of a classic steak house. The food is excellent, the crab louis salad was fresh, loaded with crab meat and topped with prawns. The staff is friendly and professional. Pricing is moderate, quality is excellent!

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Good food, great retro atmosphere. Reminds me of business lunches from the 70's where all the great ideas were written on bar napkins!

Thank Betz G
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

If you want to have the very best Prime Rib than Red Tracton’s is the place to go. The Prime Rib melts in your mouth. It comes with a baked potato that is well over one pound! The creamed spinach with bacon is the ultimate...More

Thank 282marshallg
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I was staying at the Winners Circle Resort with a friend, just a few steps away from Red Tracton's. We decided to go to "Happy Hour!" It was great. We each ordered a cocktail and then decided to order 2 appetizers that were plenty filling...More

Thank Carole3933
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We had their “famous” house salad & prime rib. Dressing tasted like mayonnaise. Not as tasty as Longhorns Caesar salad. Prime rib again not as good as Longhorns. $52 for 24oz with bone in. Ruth Chris’s steak house has much better steaks, so does Longhorns....More

Thank kellyr186
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Our friends recommended this restaurant for liver and onions which is not served by many restaurants these days. Did not disappoint. Also really enjoyed the lobster bisque. One of our party had prime rib which was tender and perfectly cooked "medium" as requested. Service was...More

Thank Flyfreemark
Reviewed 20 March 2018

If you are desiring especially delicious dining then it has to be Red Tracton's in Del Mar. All the food is superb especially try their Lobster Bisque, wow the best anywhere. The steak and fish dinners are very special and frankly this restaurant is the...More

Thank Dick C
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23 May 2018|
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Response from HeatherColoradogirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we went there for the happy hour and then ate in the bar area, food is same but discounted & table is off the main bar, we listened to piano player for entertainment. Good times.
26 October 2016|
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Response from HelenDL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know.
3 February 2016|
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Response from Swasserman | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either--I would suggest directly contacting the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2459
    (Jimmy Durante)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-6600
  • E-mail
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