Carvers Steaks & Chops

4.6
776 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 776 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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1.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great service, convenient parking, good food.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

I enjoyed dinner. Will.comr back again.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

good food but service was horrible, nothing was right.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

First time visit to this genuine old-fashioned steakhous to celebrate a birthday. Overall experience was excellent. Enjoyed the food and good selection of wines. Good service as well. Will definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The filet Mignon steak was a decent cut and very well cooked to medium rare as requested. The vegetables (green beans with bacon) were over cooked, barely warm and a bit mushy (as if they were sitting and waiting to be used). The wine list is good with many very reasonably priced items. We were there celebrating a birthday and they brought a complimentary dessert which was nice. The mud pie was also very good. Service was good, not exceptional, but very nice person. The ambiance dated. The wood can be updated but overall a decent place for a steak in a Rancho Bernardo.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Very consistent service that is very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Food is always very good.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We ordered a Caesar's salad and the romaine lettuce was most other leaves which were not fresh and crispy.
Manager replaced it with heart of romaine salad which was very good.


the rest of the meal was very good.

Overall very good service.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

As always a fantastic meal with good friends.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always perfect service and even better food.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I asked for a special night for my wife's birthday, and Carver's totally delivered.
Wife had prime rib, which she loved and was the best I've tasted anywhere.
I had a porterhouse, too big for me to eat but that just let me enjoy it at home again later.
I am a bit picky about wine and didn't see a selection I knew. I picked a Pinot Noir, and they were nice enough to change the bottle I selected (with my approval of course) for a different year and It was fantastic.
In summary, Carvers Delivered .

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I love their prime rib. My son had filet mignon. And my husband had a steak. Everything was scrumptious and cooked as we requested. Salads were awesome and service was superb.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Filet mignons and sea bass special were wonderful!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Consistently great food and service. One of our regular places to eat!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Carvers is consistently good. The food and service are excellent. We have been there
many times over the years and have never been disappoionted.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We enjoyed celebrating our 47th Anniversary at Carvers. The cuisine and service were excellent

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was quite good. Our waiter was a little cool and not super friendly. I also don't like when you have many different people to deal with. If one person takes the order and someone else delivers the food, they don't know exactly what you ordered so there can be some mix-ups. It's great that the potato and salad actually come with the meal- it saves $.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Loved it to the moon. But made reservations on line and I got a nasty email saying we were a no show. Seriously, not good at all.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Two of us had their wonderful prime rib on the Tues. night special and one had the steak. On Tues., 4 items are $15 with bread, potato and veggies. As it was my hubby's b'day, they treated him to a delicious bread pudding. The service was excellent as always. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Enjoyed a nice Fathers Day meal with my son. Could not have asked for a better day.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Carvers is where we take our special friends when we want to enjoy good company, good food, and and good service. We have enjoyed many meals over the years and hope to enjoy many more .

Anne & Glenn

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food is always great, the bar seems to always screw up a Tom Collins. Every time we come...

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