Hunter Steakhouse - Mission Valley

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Welcome to Hunter Steakhouse "serving the best Prime Rib in Town". We embrace our 40 year tradition as a classic steakhouse while continually renewing our commitment to small town hospitality. whether you visit us in the heart of Mission Valley or the City of Oceanside, our staff looks forward to serving you with a smile. We know that you'll find our award winning Prime Rib, hand carved steaks and chops, fresh seafood, and many other home made dishes to your liking. From our table side salad bar to our home made soups and sauces we take a great deal of pride in offering you only the freshest ingredients. We're truly honored to have you as our guests. You're family, You're invited.
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MS
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a Steakhouse, prices were quite reasonable and there were lots of choices. Portions were generous and food was tasty. The service was attentive. A special feature is that salads are made to order right at your table. You tell them which ingredients you want.

RH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing food quality and marginal service. Prime Rib and Steaks over cooked for what was ordered.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I had been to Hunter in the past and thought the food was good but it seems like it has gone downhill. They overcooked my steak so I sent it back, the shrimp cocktail tasted a little fishy and the lobster was just ok... The steak seems like it was grilled on a George Foreman or panini press... I could have done better at home for a lot less.

Pricey for what you get but the service is good...

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the prime rib and it was great! So lean and tender. The salad bar at the table was great. The pricing is very moderate for the wonderful meal.

J
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars!
Great food and service!
Thanks to all!
Greeters, Kirk, Todd, Gonzalo, Ozzy, and cooks ,rest of the staff! Exceptional service!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have had better experiences. The server was very personable but she talked a little too much. She spent a lot of time at tables but it caused my food to be cold so I had to send it back. Other than that. It was good.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley was amazing!

SC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I visit San Diego monthly and I found this place earlier this year. Due to the food, service and ambiance, I found this place as a must on each of my visit. The most recent visit was most impressive. My partner ordered the halibut, which did not appeal to her senses when it came to the table. The waitress immediately put another order in for her and all was well. I look forward to my next visit. Thank you.

S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but not great. Steak was cooked well but brought wrong side dish and brought correct side well into the meal. Overall ok but would probably not repeat.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sevice and food were great

N
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Were there for a birthday and were put in the corner of the back room that seemed to be for meetings. No muzak or music. Very quiet and boring atmosphere. Food was good and service was great.

CE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lucky night for our anniversary. We used open table to make reservations which was very easy. Next when we arrived we found it was Restaurant Week. They had $20, $30, and $40 complete meals including dessert. Excellent is all I can say. The prime rib was mouth watering and the carrot cake was yummy. Everything went great as usual. We have not been disappointed at Hunter's Steakhouse for all the long years we been coming here. Their food prices are well within everyone's price range. Again thanks to Open Table reservations tool for making it easier to get a table.

OT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Potato skins and bbq ribs were yummy.
Table side salad was awesome.
Salmon was moist and just good.
Carrot cake was dry.
Chocolate cake was rich and tasty.

M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Scooter our server was attentive and made sure we had an excellent time. We will be back

BT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

1st timer, very friendly servers, who checked in on me often. Food was good, prime rib was correct temp. Cleanliness was my issue. What I could see can be fixed for under $100 and in about an hour. made me wonder what the kitchen looked like, never visited the rest room. But overall nice place

GB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came from Windsor Ontario Canada and had researched for a good steak house. Not disappointed
Prime rib was excellent

I
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, the place is very accommodating, the food was good excellent. The only thing I would recommend is the steak get it medium rare. Beef bones were amazing, along with the salmon

B
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I went with business associates. The food was good. It was San Diego Restaurant so the restaurant was busy. Service was pretty good.but our waiter was very busy, so it took a while at times to get his attention.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming here for Restaurant Week was great. This was our second restaurant week experience here, and the service and food has always been on point. Even though our server said it was his first RW experience and had only been working there for about a month, he was professional, friendly, and just wonderful. He was timely and kept our table informed of when the next entree will be coming. Great food and excellent service. The parking lot gets filled, but the available street parking isn't bad.

G
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I came to Hunter's to compare the prime rib against Bullys. I must say the seaoning at Hunter's was much better and overall better than Bullys.

J
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hello,
Everyone from the Greeters
To the table helper(ozzy)
Especially Kirk our waiter
And the Manager are Super Exceptional
People!
Asome Food!
MANY THANKS AND GOD BLESS!
John and Marsh
And Family, Friends

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The place is old and tired!

SA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of our 4-person party were celebrating birthdays. We were seated at a HUGE table where there was room not only for all the plates, glasses, etc. but also bags filled with birthday goodies. Three of the four chose prime rib; cooked to perfection and large portions so that everyone had goodies left to take home. The 4th chose the Flame-Broiled Salmon, said it was the best she had ever eaten, and cleaned her plate.

Our nice waiter, on learning that it was a birthday celebration, presented us with slices of delicious chocolate cake with a yummy frosting and lit candle! All of us enjoyed wishing each other good wishes and blowing out those candles :)

My husband and I, over the years, have celebrated many special occasions going back to the "bear in cage" of The Hungry Hunter. We have spent birthdays and anniversaries at this wonderful place, and enjoyed each visit. This time was no exception. Our wonderful waiter and, in fact, all the wait staff, made it an even more special time and we are heartily grateful. (We will be back!)

TM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Great waiter
Food was great
Host was pleasant

H
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blood-rare prime rib as ordered! Unique and plentiful salad bar brought to the table for you to choose some or all of many toppings.

JB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Prime Rib. Nice wine selection. It is a little dark for my taste - but some people like that.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

LOVED the table side salad bar wheel.

S
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason they've been open since 1970...I go at least twice a month, no matter what you're going to order for an entree...get the Lamb Chop appetizer...they melt in your mouth...

J
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food is always superior!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. A little expensive but not bad for a steak house

X
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the hunter cut prime rib, it was delicious! I had the table side salad which I loved. Service was good and they even brought us a cake to share knowing we were celebrating something. We will be going back!

k
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Compared to the times we have eaten there for dinner, I was disappointed. I had to send my prime rib back because it was too done and even when I got it again, it was kind of dry. The potato was excellent. The ahi salad was good except for the dressing. A ginger dressing would have been more complementary to it.

J
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hood food and service. No complaints. Rib eye and filet were great.

k
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had been to this location on numerous visits to San Diego. The food was always good in the past, as was the service. I was looking forward to a great meal before dropping my daughter off at college. However, on this last visit, we were seated 20 minutes after our reservation, while the hostess pretended to be busy wiping down menus. Our waiter appeared to want to be anywhere but at work. The food was terrible. It was nothing like it had been on prior visits. We sent back a foul drink after taking just 1 sip, and then we were charged for it! I have no idea what went wrong on this visit, but there are too many great restaurants in San Diego, that I won't be returning to this one. Such a disappointment.

R
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was quite good and our food arrived hot and just as we ordered it. They were having a 4 course special which was plenty of food for the price.

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoy this place. It’s a great place to take the family and we all agree it’s the best prime rib we’ve ever had. It’s not fancy, but comfortable and clean. The service has been outstanding every time I’ve gone. If someone at your table gets prime rib, and is willing to share, the lamb chops were very tasty too. The au gratin potatoes are my favorite side and the table side salad is fun too. The desserts are just ok, so don’t worry about saving room.

OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid choice. Great waitress and bussers. Good food.

OT
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very good service, the salad is also recommendable but the filet mignon was average.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meat is excellent, specially prime rib, honest price.

JL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of our meals were excellent flavor. Service was excellent. Loved the tableside salad bar