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Donovan's Prime Seafood - CLOSED

333 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
+1 619-906-4850
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
14 Oct 2016
“Five star”
8 Sep 2014
“Great seafood in the Gaslamp section near the Convention Center”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
333 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We love to visit Donovan's when we are in the area. The food is superb and wait staff do an excellent job. Couldn't ask for a nicer dining experience. Attire is dressy, most men were wearing a jacket and many in suits. Was a little...More

Thank DirtDiva22
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Super fresh! Romantic! Great wait staff! Attentive to our every need! I took general manager Jeff Fortin's card to personally write him an email thank you.

Thank b k
Reviewed 3 January 2014

You're visiting the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego and are looking for a really nice restaurant for your dinner? You'd like seafood or steaks? We can only recommend Donovan's Prime Seafood! After having dinner there one evening, we decided to come back the next day...More

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Heard that this was a must visit restaurant. The welcome, service and of course the food was all top quality. So much so, that it has to be highly recommended. The choice on the menu and wine list is large and varied. Can't wait to...More

Thank Julian C
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

I stop by Donovan's for quick bite in the hours right between lunch and dinner. The host Oisis was extremely nice and bartender Jessica was super cool. The atmosphere is pretty chill, I loved sitting at a bar and listening to Frank Sinatra. But the...More

Thank Natalka7101
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Prime Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Hello Natalka7101, Thank you for your honest review about your experience. I'm pleased to hear that the staff took excellent care of you and that you enjoyed being in our bar. I'm truly sorry that your expectations were not met during your visit and the...More

Reviewed 25 October 2013

We had the pleasure of enjoying Happy Hour, and the pleasant company of the wonderful bar staff 3 nites running while staying in the Gas Lamp Quarter this week. My husband was lucky enough to savor 'Buck a Shuck' (my term) oysters two of the...More

Thank Valerie B
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Prime Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Hello Valerie B, Thank you so much for the great review! I hope your vacation was great and I'm glad to hear you came in three nights in a row for our oysters! I'll make sure the managers get your comments about Kanita, Connor, Michelle,...More

Reviewed 24 October 2013

We were in San Diego for a conference and it happened to be my birthday as well so we found this restaurant in the gaslight district. The place is beautiful and the dinner was excellent. The wine list was extraordinary and we found a great...More

Thank Betty751
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Prime Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Hello Betty751, I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday during your trip to San Diego. I hope the staff took great care of you and that everything was absolutely perfect. Thanks again for your feedback and I hope you'll join us...More

Reviewed 19 October 2013

Me and my wife tried Donovans in October! I guess we looked to young or not dressed well enough Considering I was in a suite, the hostess acted like we may be the wrong location! We sat down and order a bottle of wine and...More

Thank 92101sd
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Prime Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Hello 92101sd, I'd like to send my sincerest apologies about your experience at our Prime Seafood location. The managers have been made aware of this situation and they will be speaking with our hostesses and Renzo about the proper way to present themselves to our...More

Reviewed 1 October 2013

They have a great happy hour menu that has reasonable prices. Ordered the tender calamari,ice chilled raw oysters,creamy seafood chowder and homemade potato chips.More

Thank AugustaOnTheGo2010
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Prime Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

Hello AugustaOnTheGo, Thank you very much for the kind review! I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed our Happy Hour and took some great pictures to show others! Thank you for your feedback and business, it's greatly appreciated and valued. I hope you'll join us...More

Reviewed 30 August 2013

My husband, daughter and I ate at Donavan's located in the Gaslamp downtown district in San Diego. The area is very busy and alive at night and we were very pleased with both the food and the service here. All three of us ordered a...More

Thank ladyred7
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Prime Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

Hello Ladyred7, I'm very pleased you and your family had a great time at our Prime Seafood Location! I'd like to thank you for your kind review and business and I hope you'll join us again on your next trip! Sincerely, Jessica Brickley Guest Services...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
    (5th & K)
  • Public Transportation: The San Diego MTS, Trolley and Coaster service the downtown area. Visit the San Diego MTS website for timetables and scheduled stops.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-906-4850
Donovan’s Prime Seafood will ignite the senses with an extraordinary culinary experience laced with world-class service. Donovan’s Prime Seafood is located in the heart of the Gaslamp district, steps away from the San Diego convention center, Horton Plaza, and Petco Park.
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