Hunter Steakhouse - Mission Valley

4.2
851 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTampas
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent prime rib & salmon! The server was lovely. We had to be in a tent on the asphalt due to covid restrictions, so not the usual cozy atmosphere, but considering the current situation we were impressed!

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

As reviews say steak NOT top grade, but decent.
My Porterhouse big & pretty thin (so cheaper than RC or MS or FS or others), mild seasoning maybe a tad too much mild.
My wife LOVED her Ribeye.
All apps & salad & desserts yummy & splendid.
Lower price therefore explained.

Their current massive parking lot tent is 100% SEALED in the back, so NOT very Covid-safe I say...yes, I’m a Doc.
Having BOTH ends open with FRESH AIR circulating thru my rec & that of my Doc buddies...

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MaryR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience1

The best part was that the plate was hot to keep the food warm because we ate outside.
The food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After an online search we found Hunter and we are glad we did. Enjoyed a delicious meal, Ribeye was great! Very pleased with the whole experience.

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Good
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Hunters cut prime rib. Consistent and quiet atmosphere. My favorite place.

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent and the portions good. The service was decent. The outdoor seating was a converted parking lot, but that was fine :) The steaks were flavorful and well cooked.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was fine, not great, same with the service. Appropriate serving techniques not apparent, due to Covid. Order taken to go did not include serving utensils as requested.

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vipJWP99
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hunter continue to have the very best Prime Rib in San Diego.

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Anne
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Filet mignon eas not very good and the drinks seem to have no alcohol in them

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Marian
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have set up outside, or inside dining. We find the outside is perfect. Love the amazing service....like home away from home. The food....Yummy....never fails to be the best meal of the week.

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vipIHospitality
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The staff was friendly but way out of stock. Food came out cold.
Steak served with boiled seafood on the same plate. Yuck

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Kristen
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening!!!! I am one of those people who prefers good service and a nice ambiance over the food. Well, this place scored a ten on all levels!!! And, my dinner was delicious!!!!!!! Our server was awesome!!!! Everything about the evening was fantastic!!!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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neighbor
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal on the outdoor patio comfortably offering safe dining, superior food and friendly, accommodating service. Quality for a reasonable price. Great evening!

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Rikster
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

In all honesty, our steaks Filet and NY Strips were both overcooked and flavorless. Having worked in a five star steakhouse that severed USDA Prime Beef makes it difficult to eat steak of lower quality. Apx. 10% of all beef in the US is USDA Prime Beef. If you're looking for a coffee shop steakhouse, Hunter's is your kinda place. Be sure and insist that your steak is cooked right when ordering.

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vipKarinR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Its the pandemic...lower your standards. Overall, its the service that made the experience. The steaks were cooked as requested. The drinks were average. The portions were adequate for the price. The parking lot kinda sucked. I would go back.

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vipDannyV
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in San Diego. Great food, value and venue. Highly recommended.

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vipTerri
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal!
We felt safe, we sat outside, it was great!

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vipAnglojoe
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meat and potatoes steak house

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LeeL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our 7 year anniversary. Considering the pandemic and having to eat outside it turned out great. The Lamb Chops were amazing.

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Walanb
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Several of the entrees were not very good, the baked potato was not good.. a little mushy. The filet was good. The parking lot was rough, and not well lit.

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KenP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent prime rib dinners and excellent service for a very reasonable price!

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vipSteveR
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

They have done a good job with adjusting to the outdoor dining required right now.
Good solid food at reasonable prices, for a steakhouse.
A good place to go for a casual dinner or a date night!

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mark
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was nice to sit outside. The food was good the drinks so so, I ordered a rum and coke and it tasted like just coke. The happy hour prices were nice. It took a minute for them to get to us, and although we werent without to long it would have been nice if we got checked on frequently. Our server was very nice and prmpt when we did ask for something. I did note it was an anniversary but no one asked if we were doing anything special nor did we get a desert to share. they did not acknowlege our special day at all, but I would go there again and again

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michebill
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Service and food excellent. Had a good time, and couldn't expect any more from the parking lot due to COVID. We had a great time just getting out and again, food and service was excellent.

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HeatherG
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Honestly I think Lonestar or outback steakhouse would’ve had better flavored food. Too dark inside.

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elzorro
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This steakhouse has excellent food and service. The drinks are good and reasonably priced - I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is search of good food and service.

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SALLYC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very comfortable, followed social distancing rules & provided excellent food & service.

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CandaceB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my first time to Hunter's. It's one of my best friends favorite restaurants so we went for dinner during my bachelorette weekend. I was very impressed with how they handled arriving guests and our current social distancing guidelines. We felt very comfortable. The ambiance and service was great. Overall the food was an 8 out of 10. My only complaint would be the broccoli was not cooked long enough and our complimentary dessert (the chocolate cake) was very dry. Other than that we did enjoy yourselves and will be returning in the future. Thank you for helping us celebrate my special weekend!

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AdeleG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding but they were hardly any other diners there,, I don’t know how you can afford to stay open but sure hope you can

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LisaStarr
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My filet mignon was very tender but lacked all the flavor I had to put 3 salt and pepper packets for flavor. My husband got a ribeye same thing. Waiter was attentive.

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dpkraft
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My son and I went there for Fathers day and it was a great call, excellent service and very clean. The food was excellent!!!

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Shay
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The server was great. The food was bland. The broccoli was cold. The mushrooms tasted like they were two years old. Nothing tasted fresh to me. Did not like. Would not go back.

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TerryG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the Hunter and was pleased to see they were seating customers again. The prime rib was not quite up to what I've received in the past from Hunter, but I can easily forgive that in such uncertain times. Overall it was a wonderful meal, as usual!

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JodiB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be able to go out and sit down to eat. Our waiter was awesome and the food was delicious!!

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Gilhotspot
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great after all these years. Thank you for not changing.

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FidelL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First of all, we love this restaurant.

We had been waiting for a chance to dine in again and this was our first go at it. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. Our waiter was very good. We did not get the bread that is normally served. When we asked about the bread, we were told that the baker that makes it was not working as yet. We both wanted ribs for dinner but were told they only had one order left. No table-side salad. It was 5 pm on a Sunday. An early dinner in San Diego.
I am sure as things get back to normal the services (bread and salad) will be back on the menu. We will go back in maybe a month. But I will confirm before I go that they have these items (Ribs, salad, and bread). I can't fault the waiter that these were not available. I would recommend this place to all who like a good meal and a good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First night out since the reopening of California restaurants.

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Hoss
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to dine in at our favorite restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I the quality of the food and service we get every time we come to Hunter’s.

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PapaJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The banquet noise and traffic pattern of waiters past out table made the meal less than desirable.

FAQs

Hunter Steakhouse - Mission Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 291-8074.

Hunter Steakhouse - Mission Valley is rated 4.2 stars by 851 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.