Carvers Steaks & Chops

4.5
794 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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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 stop for whatever mood you're in. Whether it's stopping in to enjoy a hand-shaken martini after work or bringing the entire 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 one of North San Diego County's Finest Steakhouses twelve years running.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 485-1262
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alberto Cisneros
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Private party facilities
Two private dining rooms available holding up to 80 guests.
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Private party contact
Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262
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Catering
Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak. Or classic items prepared in house and served on site.
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Cross street
Bernardo Center Drive
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Parking details
Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.
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Entertainment
Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 794 People Are Saying
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CM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always, the food was excellent! The staff was new and still learning, but very friendly.

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HA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value good food. Like an old fashioned steakhouse .

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P
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tuesday night specials are great value. Only knock is sometimes library dining room can get very noisy.

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AT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good - food and service generally excellent and consistent. Highly recommend! Also a good place to take a handicapped person- no stairs and easy to navigate a walker

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R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Celebrate my father’s birthday

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TT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night was a great night for My Wife and I. The stuffed mushroom appetizers were wonderful. The steaks were great. I really liked the burbon sauce on my steak. We shared a bottle of wine, and talked for almost 2 hours remembering we have a great life, and planning our next adventures.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mom’s Birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! It's a gem tucked into our Rancho Bernardo neighborhood. Our group decided to make it our regular monthly get together.

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HM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a table in the bar area, where we were treated to live music from 7:30 on, which made for a great time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the live music in the bar area. The music and ambiance will keep us coming back.

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SW
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Hadn't been to Carvers in years even though it is very close to home. I remembered it as been ok and quite expensive. The surroundings are nice and cozy looking but it is rather noisy, especially when the live band starts up in the bar area. The service was good, not exceptional but good. The food though was exceptional! We had two different kinds of steaks and both were fantastic, grilled to perfection, tender and delicious taste! It is rather expensive for a meal but a meal includes soup/salad, entree and a side and we were both very full by the end of the meal! We will return, soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

95th bday. Lobster was great.

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet mignon cuts like butter! Nice beautiful spot. Great for a date night the food is spectacular.
Try the peppercorn sauce on your steak you won’t regret it

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JM
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carvers always produces a great meal. The service is superb.

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n
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

First time in the dining area. Previously visit ate at bar. Loved the live music. Not so loud as with other bars that have live music. Steak and crab were great, service was a little slow but it was Saturday night and they were busy. Overall a very good dining experience. Definitely will return.

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EC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great steakhouse with fabulous ambiance! I will continue to be a patron of Carvers again and again.

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B
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always. Wonderful dinner great service lovely venue. An absolute favorite

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RK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, our new favorite place to celebrate our Anniversary!

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MG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for the Tursday night prime rib special and enjoyed it. Ordered a Caesar Salad and it was average and on the small side. There was a party that came in with a service dog and sat nearby. I am a dog lover, so that was not an issue. I do, however, think that the dog should not be seated at the table, but rather should be on the floor. I guess I am just an old fuddy dud.

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BW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Tuesday night and they had great dinner specials! I had filet mignon and my husband had prime rib. Our college kids had the same! We even purchased a bottle of Carbernet for $15 (on special also that evening!) We had a fantastic send off a last dinner together as a family before are kiddos went back to college for their junior and senior year! Great service and the waitress even took several memorable pics of all of us on our individual cell phones! I would highly recommend this place! Make reservations way ahead of time for the Tuesday night specials! They fill up quickly!

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m
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed this visit. Although our server was good-very pleasant and prompt despite being very busy, the food was the worst we have had here (except for once when I got a bad (spoiled) lobster. My sea bass was tasteless, had large pieces of fat on it and no texture-did not taste much like sea bass. My husband's Salmon was mediocre as far as taste and texture. Another of our party got the Tournedos Oscar and one filet was cooked as ordered but she had to send the other one bad because it was undercooked-was red and not pink as ordered. Despite this, I would go back at least one more time, because this has not been our usual experience over the years of going here. I might stick to the beef however, as we've had two bad experiences now with seafood here. Although I marked that I would recommend Carver's to a friend, I would advise them against the seafood.

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L
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a reservation but arrived a little early but was seated right away. Service was prompt and food was delicious. My sister and I had prime rib and ordered it med. rare and that is exactly what was served. Nice selection of wine which I enjoyed a glass. Too full for dessert but I know their choices and all are good. Bread pudding is a favorite and if having dessert that is what I would have ordered.

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R
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for early afternoon dining (between 5 to 6 PM). Steaks, etc., are at less cost and less volume which suits us fine. Ordered Filet Mignon with peppercorn sauce and it was cooked to perfection. (comes with salad, etc.) Service was super. Our server had "radar" eyes; excellent response to our needs.

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Service was outstanding; food very good.
Restaurant itself needs an upgrade - carpet thread-bare in spots and restrooms need remodeling.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was great. We were seated promptly and Jim, our server, was also great. We went to celebrate our anniversary but we were disappointed with the food. My wife ordered the lobster and it was off color and had no taste. I ordered the prime rib. It was loaded with fat and had no taste. We've been to this restaurant several times and were always pleased with the meals but for some reason, different chef or food source, this was a total waste of money. I'll think twice before I go back.

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DF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing value! Filet mignon was perfect. Chicken amazing. Salad fantastic!

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AK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We heard about your Tuesday special for a while. Finally, we dined on July 31, was pleased . Then we brought out of town guests on August 7. I was disappointed that you plated the same mash potatoes and green beans two weeks in the roll. One of our guest ordered Apple juice, which you did not have, substituted with orange juice, the glass was filled with 3/4 full of ice cubes and not much juice. The host tipped 20% both times. Your Tuesday special is good value. Thank you for asking.

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DV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! Great food, great bargain.
I have been going

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MK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although the interior needs to be "refreshed"the food is always great quality, and tasty.
Food service is awesome and staff very friendly. One of our favorites!

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KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the cuisine was delicious. There were 10 of us there for my husband’s birthday and we all enjoyed the meals,etc.

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JP
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, convenient parking, good food.

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JB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carver's was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service was fantastic. Loved the location of our table. Very nice!

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again everything was great. Would recommend Carvers for its menu,food and ambiance for any occasion.

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JO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night great food and drinks, go early for discount prices.

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W
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's nice to have a good steakhouse in the area. Amazing prime ribs. Great value. The best of all, Katherine , our waitress, was so pleasant and friendly. She has definitely set the bar high for those other top steak houses. It's not just the food. It's the complete experience, Thank you for making it a perfect evening for us.

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SH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Normally it would be 5 stars...one of our favorite places. The prime rib was a tad tough this time... Will still go back..

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OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We have been here many times with Open Table and on our own. For the first time we were very unhappy with our server. We were a party of two and most of her tables were 3 or 4. She obviously was catering to them and actually ignored us a couple of times. This will not stop us from going back as everything else was great.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed dinner. Will.comr back again.

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F
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

good food but service was horrible, nothing was right.

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