The Lion's Share

4.9
941 reviews
$30 and under
Wild Game
In addition to modern American fare, The Lion's Share features exotic meats seldom found in other restaurants. The menu pairs well with an interesting wine list focused around small production wineries.

Last, but not least, they offer hand-crafted cocktails considered amongst the best in the city in an eclectic atmosphere with a friendly staff.
What 941 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.9
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damianm
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun food with good flavors and decent value

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CandaceH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Loved the experience and will definitely return!

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SaraB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun. Gastro pub ambience. Unusual menu selections as well as obvious favorites. all high quality. Service was attentive

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MelanieM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Everything we got on the menu was amazing. Get the carrots and thank me later!

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vipfernandoo
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best cocktails spot in SD

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

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viplbirob
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic cocktail menu. House made meats and so many great options to try. Great spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After several people recommended this restaurant to me, I had to try it. Being a big foodie, im always looking to expand my list of great places to eat and this certainly earned a spot! The drinks alone are outstanding- highly recommend coming here to drink if you aren’t hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our bison tartar! My husband ate every bit of his delicious Duck and Rabbit Pot Pie. I could have enough of my Boar Bolognese! We also very much enjoyed our warm bread pudding. Our waitress was great!

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Will
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food, cocktails, and ambiance. I don't know why it doesn't get more attention, but it feels like my local secret!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience with great food and drinks!

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most pleasant experiences I’ve had in ages. The food? Perfect. The decor. Amazing. We had the elk flank, the boar bolognese, and the banana cream pie and it was all delicious all the way through.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for the rabbit, but was already sold out by 6:30, so disappointed with that. Had a reservation and they tried to seat us in a weird table in the middle of the entrance path. Other tables were available (and never used all night) but they made us sit in bar at counter facing a wall. Food was good, just not impressed with seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal experience

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DavneetK
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavorful food. My duck was seasoned perfectly. The tartare was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place for late night cocktails! Will need to go back to try more items from their eclectic menu.

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TonyC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sausage plate, oysters, burger — all great choices.

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SailKnot
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Service was a little too nonchalant for my liking.

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DavidK
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time eating here really enjoy everything about it, craft cocktails, unusual art and interesting food pairings.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in San Diego. The drinks and the food are unique and amazing

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JanH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. We will definitely be back to this hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband Bday with Friends They all loved it

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere were fantastic. Highly recommend 👍👍

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DNC1
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

One and done. So disappointed.

Highlights: the vibe, cocktails and deer sliders.

The ugly: where's the meat?!?!

Meat board was meh.
Rabbit pot pie should be called veggie pot pie as there was 1 tablespoon of rabbit;
Elk flank was tough eventhough medium and swimming in sauce;
Boar pasta had limited boar and noodles were overcooked; and
Waygu tacos were ok.

Should have gotten the burger as there was actually meat.

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vipFoodieGal
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love The Lion's Share! It is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The cocktails are fabulous, the food delicious, and the service superb. It is always relaxing and fun to go there. It is a meat-focused menu, though, which challenges me as a pescatarian, but my husband thrives on the choices. Great place!

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ErikaZ
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world amazing! The venison chop was one of the best things I have ever eaten hands down! Fantastic date night place! Great craft cocktails and they even have a wonderful Zero proof menu! The staff was also top quality!

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Margie
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and great happy hour!

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JosephJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Buffalo aged ribeye and venison chops were outstanding. Highly recommend either dish with a glass of Cabernet or tempranillo wine.

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darrinl
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the finest vibe in all of san diego. knowledgable, super friendly staff, fantastic cocktails. the food is second to none. and the artwork? lots of it to entertain you. a true san diego gem.

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vipcoldcall
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Delicious! We did have a few entrees however that were way too heavy on the salt.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party size grew right before our reservation and the hostess/ server was very accommodating and made it work for us. Drinks were delicious, food was really good, great location, overall really great place. Will definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it all!

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vipSammy
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave place & Diana is a gem!

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vipLeslieP
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are fantastic and the food is always phenomenal! Definitely a place where you want to take your time to enjoy the meal and ambiance.

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vipDavidH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow but they were busy… food was good but some dishes were very salty.

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WesV
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for our 11th Anniversary. It was so good! My wife had the burger and truffle fries and loved them. I had the elk with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Tasty! Our favorite part was the banana cream pie, which was the best we have ever had.

The aesthetics of the place are really cool and the menu is creative and fun. The service was top notch. Our server was incredible. She knew every detail about the menu, was friendly, and even brought us a kind surprise at the end of our meal for our anniversary. Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique restaurant. Awesome ambiance, you won’t get bored, and some of the best food I have ever eaten. The menu is very unique as well and definitely makes it worth it! The drinks are delicious and the service is very welcoming!

FAQs

The Lion's Share offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 564-6924.

The Lion's Share is rated 4.9 stars by 941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.