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Lou & Mickey's

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224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958 (L Street)
+1 619-237-4900
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved our steaks and sides! Great nostalgic vibe with excellent service. Awesome location in the Gaslamp quarter!

Thank Joy L
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place seems more like a bar than a restaurant. High music and people getting in and out all the time. I had the baked goat cheese and roasted garlic, and it was good but very, very fat. The cheese etc was accompanied by 3 large pieces of (very good!) white bread, which was roasted/soaked in butter. A very large... More 

Thank ML-DK-21
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fancied a steak whilst in town but the price made us hesitate a little - could have got cheaper elsewhere but we liked the look of the place, everyone seemed to be having fun and the reviews were good. In the end we are so glad we went for it as the food was cooked to perfection (both steaks... More 

Thank BobbyZee
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Read all the reviews,on Trip Advisor that made this restaurant sound like a great local independent steakhouse, however my experience was not what I expected. I made our reservation on Trip Advisor / Open Table weeks in advance, but upon arrival, we were seated in a busy and noisy bar area rather than the main dining room. Although the service... More 

1 Thank sgilbert38
New Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place for lunch & dinner, awesome food and very good service. I was here twice in my short stay of four days and both occasions, was very well served. Try their Yellowfish Tuna and Wagyu Cheese Burger.

Thank Mani S
Marlow, United Kingdom
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467 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a group dinner and was recommended the steaks. An excellent suggestion and one we did not regret. Most ordered the rib eye. The "lite" meal of a house burger was huge! Great food, great service and very enjoyable evening. One tip: they are kind of open plan - open doors and windows which is pretty, but COLD.... More 

1 Thank tanagogo1
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a steak house ... we stopped for a light dinner. We each had a bowl of soup .. both were delicious. and an appetizer. Finished with a housemade chocolate cake ... Excellent service and the trays passing us to other tables looked very good.

Thank snowbirdYuma
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a business dinner with colleagues during a scientific meeting held at the convention center. Conveniently located; only a few steps away. Several entrées were ordered and they looked very good. I had the Chilean Sea Bass ($42) with creamed spinach ($8) and sautéed fresh corn ($8). The corn is delicious. The fish was tasty, but was not my first... More 

1 Thank Anthony K
Spring, Texas
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264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is average at best. Service a bit slow. Food showed up cool. Nice atmosphere and good location.

1 Thank Ron R
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156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice steak dinner with a great choice of wines. Nice to have a sommelier as your waiter. Attentive and friendly, great recommendations. We showed up early for dinner- as we skipped lunch and had been around town the whole day. They were not bothered by our overly casual attire. Good location. Priced like other steakhouses. Recommend!

Thank getawaygirlDenver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958
    (L Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gaslamp Stop (Trolley)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-4900
Gaslamp's "Favorite Steakhouse" is directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and two blocks from Petco Park. Join us for famous steaks, choice seafood, and exotic drinks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?