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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

#106 of 3,794 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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K Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (6th & K)
+1 619-237-9700
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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226 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go for happy hour they have great drinks and give you very heavy pores also bring out little sandwiches every 15-20 minutes

Thank joseph d
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the concierge at our hotel, we were highly recommended to try Donovan's. Being from Dallas, we have Eddie V's and some others around and wanted to try something we didn't have. And boy, we were NOT disappointed. The food was amazing, worth every minute and every dollar there. From when we first walked in, the hostess was darling... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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140 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like great prime steak, dark wood bar, and classic Steakhouse atmosphere then give this place a try. The steak was equal if not better than your normal high end restaurants. I would compare Donovan's to Sullivan's or Morton's. Great drinks served to order in a nice cocktail glass. I hate a $15 cocktail in a tiny glass. Here... More 

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Alameda, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Took my son to Donovan's for his first proper, fancy steakhouse dinner. The service was fantastic and the food was equally delicious. Put this on your list of steakhouses to visit!

Thank princesspupule
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great old fashioned steak house with a wood/leather clubhouse feel to the interior. The wait staff are very professional, they are friendly but not intrusive and knowledgeable about the menu. We had steak and lobster both of which were perfectly prepared. My husband had a Manhattan that he said was excellent. This was a great find not far from the... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a great place if you enjoy a juicy steak. The quality is quite high and service is good, but prices are very high. I paid 72 dollars for a 16 oz New York strip. It was very tasty, but it is definitely a high price.

Thank LarsRo
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153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We shared crab cakes and fried calamari for starter, and it was totally tasty and delicious. We had meat for main course. Unfortunately the 'small' 12 oz New York strip was unavailable. I had the 8 oz filet mignon, and it was extremely tasty and tender, and I couldn't even eat it all. Everybody agreed that the meat they had... More 

Thank ML-DK-21
Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, not outstanding. The peppered steak was very good. I was less impressed with the mac n cheese, it was a bit bland. Service was good.

Thank Engbandh
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went to celebrate a birthday. Low key have great steak and wine Well if you get Jack ask for another server To start we waited over 10 minutes at our table before anyone came over Took 20 minutes for our wine to arrive Many staff were there. Just not focused on service I guess On the positive had the lamb... More 

Thank H2hpv
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Service exceptional, from start to finish. Very attentive staff and very knowledgeable. Good menu options and amazing bread! Mac and cheese as a entrée is a winner, followed by the New York Strip. One of the tastiest I have had. Wish we could get them, of this quality, in the UK. Will be back.

1 Thank jenosn_jim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 60
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    (6th & K)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-9700
Donovan's rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 300 wines features the best the world has to offer. Wine tasting dinners available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?