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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#284 of 3,774 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828 (2nd & 3rd Streets)
+1 619-696-3369
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For Mortons the quality of the food was good but the atmosphere was horrible. I wanted a quiet night for my Wife and I for our Anniversary but it was so loud we had a hard time communicating. It just seems like it is all about how many people they can put though quick and fast and not the quality... More 

Thank Shawn W
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Happy Hour deals. $5 beer and $5 appetizers. Sliders, crab cakes and delicious fries. Indoor and outdoor bar dining.

Thank Joanne B
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never mind all of the rest of the so called steak houses in town. The best hands down is Morton’s. We are VIP customers but never pull the card. So if you love a great tasting juicy steak do not go anywhere else. They also have a great Happy Hour with Prime Burger meal that is awesome.

Thank Bert_Ayala
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a few reasons why Morton's is so good to me. One is that unlike most all other high end steak houses, Morton's is very casual and no pretentious at all. You are gretted right as you walk in with a friendly greet. The waiters are always friendly, helpful and great with suggestions (if you ask). Portions are large... More 

Thank Steve W
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hosted a celebration for about 20 people in June and Morton's really came through! The were the only steakhouse in San Diego that would allow us to have our guest order from the menu and didn't require a limited pre defined menu. It was great! We understood that the kitchen wouldn't necessarily get everything out at the same time,... More 

Thank DCEowner
San Diego, California
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is fantastic! The steaks are done to perfection and the sides are huge. Great wine list! Wonderful place for a romantic evening. Plan to spend some money though.....

Thank SoCalGuy01
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got here late - after nine. The Cubs were busy winning the World Series on the bar TV but the wait staff gave us an exceptional meal paired with a fabulous wine. We each chose the Steak, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and Shrimp platter. Wow! The prices were top end but the food and the service were as well.

Thank Rikk F
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155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

While some people here complained about noise and service, I didn't find it dramatically inferior to any other Mortons. It is a package product, and a good one. Had their marvelous wedge salad, then a combination small filet and lobster tail that was done exactly as requested. The key lime pie never fails to impress. I always forget how much... More 

Thank Donald H
Cape Neddick, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

In town for conference and Mortons was suggested. Was looking for good steak and wasn't disappointed from the salads to dessert. Excellent food and drinks were genoerous. As a side the bartenders were entertaining, attentive and yes they work for tips. Great job guys!!! Keep it up..

Thank Doug B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

From the start, the service was great, almost too great, as they seemed to push what they wanted you to order, especially the more expensive items. From our group of 6 only 2 ended up ordering steak. The steaks that were ordered (a filet mignon & a ribeye) were very disappointing. The other 4 dishes ordered were fantastic. The place... More 

Thank Tom V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?