Top Steakhouses in San Diego

Top Steakhouse in San Diego

Dig into the Tastiest Steaks around San Diego


One of the things that San Diego is most well-known for is their dining. San Diego continuously impresses with new restaurants, new menus, new food. Meet some of the steakhouses around San Diego that have come to the forefront in an age of extreme culinary competition and sophisticated taste buds.




Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Del Mar, Downtown)

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is perhaps one of the most well-known and universally respected proper steakhouse. A restaurant that needs no introduction because it has created its reputation based off of the delicious varieties of steak dishes served, and all the other equally delicious appetizers, salads, desserts, and more. Enjoy a perfectly executed Filet in their outdoor seating with your partner, the private dining for a birthday celebration or company gatherings, all while enjoying a scenic view of the ocean. Come early for happy hour and handcrafted cocktails, and stay late to watch the sun dip below the horizon with a glass of one of their award-winning wines in your hand.  


Island Prime (Harbor Island)

Placed along the beautiful San Diego Bay, this restaurant has a view that is as good as the food on the menu. Island Prime cleverly separates their dishes “From the Sea” and “From the Land,” and includes items like Tenderloin Carpaccio, Oysters Rockefeller, and Island Prime Artisan Steaks. Their dessert menu is as diverse and appetizing as the dinner menu, offering flavorful sweet treats like Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Island Prime’s Retro Mud Pie, Creme Brulee flight, and a list of dessert wines. Island Prime has an incredible environment and lovely staff who are extremely helpful when you just can’t decide what to pick. Take your partner here for a nice dinner, your brother or sister for their graduation, or your associates for a formal meeting. No matter the occasion, you can never go wrong with Island Prime.


Donovan’s Steakhouse (La Jolla, Gaslamp)

Donovan’s intimate and rich ambiance is magnified by their unobtrusive service. Their steak menu is just as appetizing as their wine list of over 300 wines, and they even offer wine tasting dinners. Choose from either of their two locations to enjoy fine dining, whether it be for a romantic date, birthday celebration, or business meeting.


Greystone (Gaslamp)

Come enjoy a dish out of the many world-renowned entrées offered at Greystone Steakhouse, one of the leading steakhouses which serve a wide range of dishes, including Wild Boar Sausage and Prime Filet topped with Crab Legs. You are sure to find a wine on their extensive wine list to pair with whatever dish you order, and the new seasons are bringing a fresh new menu.


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (Gaslamp)

Fleming’s in Downtown is located in the Gaslamp, only a couple blocks away from Petco Park. Enjoy New Zealand Lamb Chops following a Padre game or for a fun birthday celebration, and don’t forget to ask about their wine list, which extends to over 100 fine wines.




Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse (Gaslamp)

If you’re feeling a little untraditional, feeling adventurous, or feeling like a regular Filet Mignon is just not good enough, Fogo de Chao is indubitably the spot to go. Fogo de Chao is an authentic Southern Brazilian Steakhouse located in the bustling Gaslamp District that has just as good of food as they do service. Dress nicely when dining at this “casual elegant” steakhouse, but also, don’t hesitate to bring the kids along. Six days out of the week, you can choose to come in during the opening hours for early lunch or dinner, or later in the day for their dinner hours; Saturday is the only day of the week that it is open all the way through from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM. While dining, expect the gaucho chefs to come tableside and cut you plates of meat the traditional way, which started in 1979. Select your meal choice from the extensive menu, and don’t forget to pair it with a drink from their award-winning wine list.