Carvers Steaks & Chops

4.7
1448 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Welcome to Carvers Steaks and Chops - a San Diego restaurant committed to the tradition of the big-city steakhouse without the big-city price or the big-city drive.

Located in the community of Rancho Bernardo, Carvers is the perfect destination for whatever mood you're in. Whether it's stopping in to enjoy a hand-shaken martini after work or bringing the family in to sample some of our award-winning prime rib, choice steaks, seafood options, and meals for the kids, we will cater to your every need.

Visit us and experience our array of dining options, live entertainment, and top-notch service. Carvers Steaks & Chops - voted North San Diego County's Finest Steakhouse twenty two years running.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1448 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrendaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service! We had a great time! Cocktails🍸were great, too!

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KathyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with family - food and service were amazing!

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JimG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, good service and a great experience. Always enjoy our dinner here.

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LisaM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They need to update the interior of the restaurant as it is old and run down, but they do the best with what they have. The food and service were great and we have a very enjoyable meal. The clam chowder was the only thing that was not great. It was more of a potato chowder than clam chowder, but everything else was fantastic!

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AwesomeBrunch
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last minute reservation. I have lived in San Diego for over 35 years. Never knew this little gem existed. We will be coming back again. The food and service were just absolutely outstanding.

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TONYC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

ALL IS WELL AS BEFORE. WE HAVE VISITED THIS RESTAURANT FOR LUNCH A FEW TIMES BEFORE THE PANDAMIC. GLAD THINGS ARE BACK TO WHAT IT HAD BEEN.

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SodaH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The food is fantastic! Our waitress Courtney was awesome and very attentive. We were a party of 10. I made reservations on Open Table super easy. I read the reviews and there were a lot that praised this place and some were not happy. I say go at least once and try for yourself and decide how you feel for yourself. We all loved the food, great atmosphere and great service! We will definitely come back. Highly recommended!

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vipLocaldiner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appreciate the Early Bird Special.
Excellent service and food!

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vipPatriciaG
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victoria did a great job serving us, the food was delicious! Overall a very enjoyable evening. We look forward to our next visit!

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healthdog
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is any Wife's favorite restaurant. We are never disappointed in the quality of the food. This visit we had our entire family of 10 people with us and pretty much everyone had a different meal. Everybody was pleased and satisfied. So their quality continues. Great place for local eats.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner! After being away for quite a while it was so nice to walk in and see it had the same warmth.

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Raymond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to eat outside as the inside portion of the restaurant was full. This was the most crowded we've seen this restaurant in some time. But the food and wine were first rate. Eating outside was lovely. The restaurant has raised its prices. Their Tuesday prime rib special which used to be $15 is now $19. I assume price increase is due to pandemic.

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LupeO
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservation, through open table . Very user friendly, arrived within 3 minutes. I was greeted, Escorted me to my table . Alfredo, my server was Amazing, This time I ordered the Salmon with ricé pilaf, a wedge salad. Absolutely Delicious, Alfredo, was very Friendly, professional, and he followed up afterwards , asked if I were going to needing the dessert menu. I definitely will Recommend and Return

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LupeO
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney , was my Waitress today , delightful Young sweet lady . Food was delicious

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JohnR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When we arrived for our Saturday 7:15 reservation the place was packed. I expected to have to wait. The manager stepped up and had us seated immediately. Mariah introduced herself and sent the buss person for water right away. There was a delay between the water and our ability to place a drink order. However, the service for the rest of the night was spectacular. My wife and my mother-in-law ordered lamb chops. The color from the sear on the chops was beautiful. Both of them ordered wedge salads. Those salads held a lot of bacon and blue cheese. I had the halibut. The chef covered it in a light white sauce in which one could taste the crab infused into the sauce. the copped romaine salad was delicious. I also had the vegetable of the day. I have no idea how a cook could get the mushrooms to taste so good. The portions were large, so we did not sample the dessert. Overall it was a splendid evening.

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HillaryA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for our 17th wedding anniversary the day of and got a spot. Haven't been in a while but we always have great food and service here. Brought us a piece of cake with a candle.

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Sandiegofood
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is delicious and reasonable. Server was very pleasant and friendly. Only complaint is I had to request a several times for someone to bring a dessert for my husband’s birthday. We will be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with the best service!! Tonight’s dinner was delicious, happy with everything we ordered! Get the sherry mushrooms, nom nom!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday! Great service, food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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LouellaO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The outdoor seating is not what I expected, it was set-up very ordinary, atmosphere is not what I expect for Carver. The structure was using picnic style aluminum post gazebos, it was chilly. I requested transfer to inside dining which they quickly accommodated. When we were seated, the waitress promptly approached us and took our orders.
We ordered Prime Rib, one medium well and one medium rare. The medium rare was more on the rare side, the medium well was perfect.
Atmosphere is good, cozy, noise level is on the loud side.

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Corrie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the employees were kind, attentive and friendly. Glad Carver's is open again.

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Jlio
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib! ;alskdjfs;ldkfjas;ldfja;sldfkjsd

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Pinti
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a lovely late afternoon/early evening - my friend and I dined outside. One of the first nice dining experiences since restaurants opened after pandemic. Our service was impeccable...she was friendly, helpful and informative. Food was awesome...been waiting to have some prime rib for many months...actually I could say a year. A lemon drop martini certainly was perfecto. Thank you for a memorable time out after being cooped up for so long.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband an I went for our anniversary and it was amazing. Our waiter Fredo was very nice and informational about specials and any questions we had. The food was great.They made our night out fun and special.

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vipMarsh
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Slow getting cocktails . Once food arrived, all great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant for fine dining. White tablecloths, fireplace, outdoor and indoor dining.

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vipStitcher
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting the area an

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steak house close to home. Food and service were great. First time going and we will definitely go back.

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tinbonsall
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great meals from ribeye steak, halibut, ribs and prime rib. All was good. We got there at 5:45 pm and it was very quiet but then got louder as more people arrived but not bad. Our waiter, Jim, was attentive and very friendly. It was a very fun evening meal for us all. Looking forward to when we can go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Loved the creme brulee!!

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vipSueH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and they brought a lovely dessert to the person with the birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strict adherence to social distancing and mask guidelines, staff was helpful and courteous and the food was delicious. We will be back.

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vipDrUnpretentious
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit, and it did not disappoint. While the dishes are fairly basic, as you would expect from a steak/chop house, the food was very good. The interior was actually a bit nicer than expected and our server was attentive. We are likely to come back again.

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FayS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went primarily for the prime rib; the dinner which inlcuded a salad and a side plus the prime rib was outstanding. It was cooked as requested and very tender. Loved it! The price was really low for this quality of prime rib. We are planning our return. Thank you.

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Shangboy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prime rib was delicious and cooked just the way I liked it. The appetizer or spinach was also very good. The broccoli that came with the meal was cooked just right. We ordered mushrooms with the meal and they were good but very salty. We couldn't finish them. All and all the meal was very good. A great fancy restaurant to take guests from out of town if they want steak or prime rib.

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CalandraC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I didn't like the bartender constantly fixing his clothes by placing his hands down his pants. Service was extremely slow. I didn't like the bartender picking up my water glass when I requested more water, taking it to other tables and having it low enough for a person at the table to talk over my open glass. He then after talking to various people went to fill it with water. I chose not to drink it. Simple conversation people spit while talking. He had my glass low enough to receive spit in it. My wine glass was empty for a good while before I was asked if I would like another glass. They always have slow service but today was rediculous.

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RBLocalatDinnerOutside
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice dinner outside with perfect temp cooked food.

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vipNancyW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved our dinner at Carver's. Only recommendation is that we were in back room with no ambiance and group at nearby table very loud.

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Dynonsf
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carvers food is so great! We had a shrimp appetizer and I had a filet mignon and bake potato and my wife also had a steak and bake potato dinner. We finished it off with a desert. We couldn’t finish it all, so we’ll have a second meal at home. I highly recommend Carver!

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SanDiegoMomandFamily
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Carvers to venture out for the first time to a restaurant since Covid struck. It has always been a family favorite and they did not disappoint. Everyone that worked there and dealt with the public was masked and very polite. The table spacing was done in a way that added to the family friendly feeling and getting our favorite waiter was a nice surprise as well. The food was up to their normal standards and tasted just as flavorful as we remembered from our last visit. We love Carvers.

FAQs

Carvers Steaks & Chops offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 485-1262.

Carvers Steaks & Chops is rated 4.7 stars by 1448 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 reservations at the moment.