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Red Fox Room

Lounge, Steakhouse, and Piano Bar · University Heights
2223 El Cajon Blvd (at Texas St.), San Diego, CA 92104, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.0/10

Based on 83 votes

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    Esquire
    "Raise a glass to Shirley!"(2 Tips)
    Kathleen C.
    "love the live music at night! good, strong, & cheap drinks."(4 Tips)
    joonspoon
    "hella good vibe, cheap cocktails, and vintage crooners."(3 Tips)
    Dave B.
    "Always go with the chicken teriyaki and side salad."(2 Tips)
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  • steak
  • live music
  • karaoke
  • cheap drinks
  • great value
  • fried calamari
  • cocktails
  • burgers
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • dinner
  • staff
  • vinyl
  • dive bars
  • Ken

    remember to tip the musicians - they pay for everything that you see making music

    Ken · 3 weeks ago
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  • Bethany D.

    Love this place. Delightfully dark and cozy and a great place to hang out with friends. Also cheesy fries and cheap strong drinks.

    Bethany Danielsen · July 21, 2015
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  • CAADI D.

    Nostalgic goodness

    CAADI DANDREA · December 3, 2014
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  • Jaymee C.

    A memorable little place with a rich history in the very walls. but of course everyone misses the old days when Ms. Shirley was with us, coaxing & tickling a lively tune out of the old ivories...

    Jaymee Campos · August 22, 2014
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  • Jennifer N.

    The bar menu is hard to resist, but go for the burger and avoid the "calamari steak." Your curiosity is not worth the pain.

    Jennifer Newell · August 13, 2014
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  • Frank U.

    Steaks and booze!!

    Frank Ugarte · August 13, 2014
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  • Andrew G.

    Sit near the back with the little circular tables and relax!

    Andrew Grider · March 4, 2014
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  • Jim C.

    Great atmosphere, good crowd. Love popping in here when I stay at the Lafayette.

    Jim Chadwick · February 12, 2014
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  • Sacha S.

    For group reservations, be sure to request a table in the piano room!

    Sacha St Germain · January 6, 2014
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  • joonspoon

    bar menu until 2am except on sundays (midnight). hella good vibe, cheap cocktails, and vintage crooners. Read more

    joonspoon · December 20, 2013
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  • daniel m.

    New York strip with garlic and pepper. Medium rare. Yum!

    daniel m · November 5, 2013
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  • TheDL

    Steak n potato...of course drinks as well

    TheDL · August 24, 2013
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  • Deborah D.

    The steaks are superb

    Deborah Durham · August 2, 2013
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  • Dave B.

    One of my all time favorite dive bars. Always go with the chicken teriyaki and side salad. They love their ranch dressing here which is alright by me.

    Dave Brown · June 22, 2013
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  • Christiane ..

    Classic, classy eats.

    Christiane . · June 15, 2013
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  • Jessie

    The steaks need A1 but the drinks are strong!

    Jessie · April 30, 2013
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  • Wendy G.

    Dirty martinis and jazz music go hand in hand. Love this place

    Wendy Garcia · November 15, 2012
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  • Danielle M.

    Petit filet, Teriaki chicken and baked potato? Yes please! And don't forget the pinot noir!

    Danielle Mahoney · February 15, 2012
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  • Danielle L.

    Go for the drinks, not the food.

    Danielle L · November 23, 2011
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  • Court L.

    Love this place, great service and food. Get a thimble martini!

    Court Lani · October 9, 2011
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  • Nicole V.

    Ask for leila and calvert

    Nicole Van Ness · September 17, 2011
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  • Elaine L.

    Old world charm ("room" was originally English, deconstructed and reconstructed in America), great steaks, and a generally nice place. A little dark, but still nice.

    Elaine Low · August 17, 2011
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  • IFC

    Great food and drinks are the staples of this steak restaurant. The combination of good food and live music makes the restaurant’s ambience.

    IFC · July 6, 2011
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  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. From the Cabernet-colored Naugahyde to the rollicking sing-a-longs, this place defined lounge culture. Raise a glass to Shirley!

    Esquire · February 1, 2011
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  • Jessica D.

    Not quite the Red Fox Lounge of San Clemente, but similar stiff drinks and red vinyl yet with gourmet steaks, take notes SC!!!!!!

    Jessica D · January 8, 2011
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  • Kathleen C.

    love the live music at night! good, strong, & cheap drinks. bomb grilled cheese sandwich

    Kathleen Collins · November 10, 2010
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  • Atom A.

    Have some sex in the phone booth next to the front door

    Atom A · April 8, 2010
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  • Peggy G.

    The best karaoke has live musicians. Swing the standards!

    Peggy Gartin · February 6, 2010
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  • Missie D.

    Piano bar extraordinaire. Great people watching.

    Missie De Leeuw-Bono · December 13, 2009
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