I'm in San Diego a few times a year for business and go out of my way for an evening in Kelly's Steakhouse. The best prime rib in town. Established in the 70's, the bartender and much of the wait staff came with the building!
Steaks, prime rib and barbeque, full service bar, breakfast lunch and dinner. Try the club sandwhich, too!
It's tucked up next to the Town & Country Hotel on the north side of the 8 freeway in Hotel Circle at 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108, 619-291-7131.