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Lou & Mickey's

224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958
+1 619-237-4900
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (241 reviews)
“seafood” (69 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location, especially if you can get a table close to the sidewalk. Seating in the restaurant is also good, much more open than at your traditional steakhouse. Great ambiance overall. Make a great steak. I ordered my Filet Mignon medium-rare, and it was right...More

Thank Travelloto
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our concierge recommended this nearby Gaslamp Quarter tourist trap for its fresh seafood. While the restaurant does have seafood on its menu, the fresh items are mostly appetizers: oysters and Dungeness crab. The entrees are quite limited. Lou & Mickey's is a cavernous, oldtime, old...More

Thank JohnNewYorker
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located right across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, this is an old school eater with lots of glass and brass. They offer fish, red meat and pasta and seem to do it all well. I had the basil spaghetti in the evening...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is conveniently located near the conference center. Prices were ok for the area. Service was fine. I was there for lunch. Had fish and chips which I would not recommend. The batter on the fish reminded me of eating pancakes.

Thank hopelessdill
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew nothing about this restaurant before taking my clients there so I was a little nervous. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The meal was served in a very timely manner and was quite good. The cost was reasonable and I...More

Thank Doug_Day
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose the location on 5th Avenue explains the cost of the meals and drinks on offer, but the location is great as is the ambience. We had a very helpful waiter who seemed to take pity on this party of Brits who were being...More

1  Thank JohnLightwater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Lou and Mickey's while catching up with a friend I hadn't seen in 5 years. We each ordered a drink and appetizers (an iced tea is $4 and coconut shirmp appetizer is $15 for 6 shrimp). The food was ok, but over priced really...More

1  Thank indygirl8451
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is great but prices and service do not match. Soup and salad with a glass of wine was $50, expected. Did not expect to have to flag my waiter to get my check and only see him once after food. Too many better nearby...More

Thank WCD4983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for Drinks and fun. Large variety of draft beers and drinks. Excellent appetizers with artichokes, fried calimari, cold cuts, all very good. Very nice bar!

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best steak's I've had. Very comparable to Ruth Chris. Service was excellent. Great formal atmosphere. We also had all the veggies which were delicious. Key Lime Pie, Creme Brulet and ice cream sunday were all delicious. Was approximately $44 for 8 oz...More

Thank Claudia D
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Michael H
Where can you park?
22 October 2016|
Response from Thomas G | Reviewed this property |
Give it a shot- but you can park on the street- finding a space is like rolling the dice in Las Vegas, plenty of paid lots in the area.
Is there a dress code?
20 May 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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.