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Albies Beef Inn

#694 of 3,845 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
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Travelodge Hotel, 1201 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
+1 619-291-1103
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Albies Beef Inn is a bit of a "diamond in the rough" for Hotel Circle. It is attached to the Travellodge and is a bit hard to find, but mistake not, Albies is a great place on the inside and has delicious food! The atmosphere and mood on the inside is fun, relaxing, and entertaining. The live music adds a... More 

1 Thank NateLeben
Panama City
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Not the best place to eat. One of our party wanted her steak medium rare and it was very well done. She sent it back to the kitchen but was afraid it would take too long to come back out so cancelled her order. It appeared that local people got the best service, even if they arrived after the tourists.... More 

Thank Elayne P
Oceanside, California
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Staying at the Residence Inn in the crazy area called "Hotel Circle", we came upon this little unassuming building by the Travelodge that had two restaurants. We can only speak to the waiting area and the people and the food to-go, but it was a very pleasant experience. No steakhouse is inexpensive, so the bacon-wrapped filet with stuffed potato and... More 

Thank MeNMiSelf
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We don't live in San Diego,My family was hungry so we decided to eat here.We were pretty satisfied when we first entered well because of the decorations. But then the food came,YUCK. We ordered sodas should I even call them sodas because they tasted like dish water and worst of all the waitress confused OUR yes, OUR orders so it... More 

1 Thank Carathurs
Martinez, California
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

We read about this place and thought it would be unique to try we were not disappointed be sure to ask for a table near the piano on Wednesday or Saturday nights the prime rib was on par with the house of prime rib in San Francisco. While not a fan of carrots in general I did eat half of... More 

Thank hansolo5000
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160 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

How can you not love this place that truly celebrates the old time bar and steakhouse atmosphere complete with dark leather booths and naked ladies on the wall. And the best thing is that the food was great. We all had steak of one kind or another and they were cooked perfectly. And we liked the stuffed potato and the... More 

Thank ytc50
San Diego, California
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Albies Beef Inn is the place for a consistently great meal and drinks. A great local bar which includes a piano player/singer. Other guesst will grab the mike and sing their hearts out. It is a fun place to eat and listen to music. Easy access with pleanty of parking and hotels close by. The wait staff and bartenders are... More 

Thank Bill S
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Everything about this place is old school, from the bar first mentality to the dark interior to the leather booths, etc. but the food is good, including the dark bread, the giant carrot, and the Steak Diane. Service was a little slow, but overall it was a good experience.

Thank TehachapiWarren
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Sometimes it all comes together when you come to a restaurant. The place has a vibe...a good feeling. Hard to put words on it but you just now that this will be a nice dinner. This place has all of the above and with a friendly staff that clearly loves working there this is a GREAT place. We had dinner... More 

Thank Stefan_reser
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

It's a few years since we went to Albie's but it seems by the reviews that it hasn't changed - good job too! The reviews give a good feel for what you can expect at Albie's - sooooooooo friendly. The comments about the big piano is interesting - you may well find there are some stars of yesteryear enjoying themselves... More 

Thank Don W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travelodge Hotel, 1201 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-1103

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