Hunter Steakhouse - Mission Valley

4.3
673 reviews
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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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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We found Hunter's to be a good old fashioned steak house and that is difficult to find these days. It was rather dark and a bit dreary inside but that may be intentional. It reminded us of an English hunting lodge. The food was very good and our server was outstanding.

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JR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Worst steakhouse I have been to. Ordered the porterhouse steak to medium and recived a very thin steak that was well done on the filet side and rare on the new york strip side. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ribeye steak was really good, chicken linguini wasn't good, chicken was dry and no taste. Loved the bread and caesar salad was good. Ordered glass of pinot noirs and served with small carafe which is perfect. French fries was good but lukewarm.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the 4 course meal great value

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was average but service was quick and attentive.

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great staff, great food especially the prime rib. Will come here again next time we’re in town.

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R
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The waiter needs some training. He was frequently gone too long, and wasn’t serving or clearing properly.

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PN
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food is very poor. No always the same. It is hit and miss herre.

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K
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a 6:15 pm dinner reservation for 4 and upon arrival were seated immediately without any wait in spite of a full lobby and busy restaurant. One of our party members was a vegetarian and while their selections were somewhat limited they were able to fully enjoy their meal and raved about the tastiness of a chipolte mac 'n cheese dish they ordered. I ordered the lobster, as I had enjoyed this dish during a previous visit a few years ago. The restaurant had since switched from providing a single large Main Lobster tail that they provided during my previous visit and now in instead provided two smaller Australian Lobster tails. It was not quite as good as I remembered the previous lobster tail being but it was delicious none the less. The service was great in spite of the place being packed. I certainly recommend this place to those that like traditional steakhouses. My only regret was that I was looking forward to that enormous Main lobster tail I had previously experienced a few years back and it seems those days at this restaurant are gone.

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EG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was EXCELLENT and our server was on top of everything.

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NW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall very good but felt a bit rushed.

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VA
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The decor was outdated. For the price, it didn’t feel nice enough. Place was casual and we felt overdressed. We also added that it was our anniversary, but no one mentioned it. Our server was great; nice personality and attentive.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations at the last minute they easily accomodated me and my husband. The food came out fast and hot. The meal was good to the but needed to be seasoned a bit more for my taste. The service was prompt , courteous, and helpful. We will defintely be visiting here again.

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H
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Hunter when we want a predictably excellent meal. This visit it was Easter. We also go to Hunter for birthdays and our anniversary.
Thank you for a continued quality experience.

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GI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We waited at the bar downstairs until our table was ready, the bartender (awesome) he offered us a table there, was so cozy, fireplace was going. Our waiter was Jeremy, he was great! Food was good, loved the dinner table salad bar. Would totally go back!

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PN
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The foods not always the same. I have taken guest and the food and service was not good.

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PR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great time Paul was our server and was very personable. Only drawback no mud pie 😞

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VG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, but need more staff on a weekend

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BB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was a first visit for my husband and I, plus my sister and her husband, so we were all new to the experience. The waitress and the hostess greeted us warmly, and our waitress was very attentive. Good service. The overall prices were average for a steakhouse, but $30 for add on crab legs was s bit of a wow. Our $14 appetizer was small and not worth the expense. My husband's prime rib was a beautiful and generous standard cut, cooked perfectly. My ribeye did not have flavor- someone forgot seasoning? My sister enjoyed her salmon. Overall, the bill was $174, and that was with no alcohol and no desserts, so I think we will try somewhere else for our next get together. Good service, cozy atmosphere, average food.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t normally eat steak so I didn’t know exactly what I would like! But our server was amazing with helping me through it and explain each steak for me and answered all my questions! The food turned out amazing and it was a wonderful atmosphere! Definitely will be coming back:)

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WK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Hunter Steakhouse. Sal, our waiter, was extremely attentive and accommodating. The food was great and the price reasonable. I would go back, but I put will probably never be in Mission Valley again. My loss!

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SY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Hunter Steakhouse! The lamb chops are the best!!!
Just had our 15th wedding Anniversary and was taken very good care of! THANK YOU!

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are a lot of over-priced steakhouses in San Diego. Hunter Steakhouse is NOT one of them. Great value for tasty food. Our waiter was incredibly responsive. We'll be back.

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J
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and asome Service!
THANKS

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SK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Decor is dated, dark, and worn out. One young man at reception desk pleasant but sloppily dressed. Gives bad impression. Service staff friendly. Meals overpriced for the quality. Prime rib was adequate. Rib eye was tough and dry. Onions undercooked. Salad drowning in dressing. Will not go back.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server: Christina; friendly, knowledgeable, and great personality +++

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their real wood fireplace in the dinning room. Great food and service.

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PG
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I have dined at Hunter’s Steakhouse many times over the years and this was the first time I have ever been disappointed! Both my wife and I ordered the prime rib, she the petit cut and I the standard cut. Her’s came as two thin pieces medium as ordered. However mine appeared much rarer than medium, was very stringy, very hard to cut and even harder to chew. I sent it back and replacement cut was better but still not up to par. Sent it back a second time and finally came back medium and edible. However it still did not measure up to their usual standards. That being said, it will not deter me from visiting again.

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J
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superior service and exceptionally delicious food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and value were great. First time I have been here in over ten years and it's still a great place to take friends. Four topnotch dinners and an appetizer sampler for just over $100.00.

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J
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food!super service!
Thanks

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JZ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The dining room with the large fireplace is definitely in need of a good cleaning and paint job. The "host" was some dude who was on his cell phone and could care less - in fact we had to find someone to seat us since there was no one in the lobby. Yes, it was a Monday evening, but this place has gone down the drain - we come here a few times a year and the decline has been steady.

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J
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Gonzalo is Asome!
Thanks

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter Steak House is our favorite place to go for all special occasions. It was my wife's birthday and she really enjoyed her time there. We have never had a bad experience there. Thanks again Sammy , San Diego

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was great food was an old time feel and was a great place to go eat

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SO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Good price. Nice atmosphere. Waiter was amazingly nice. Filet mignon wad really good and tender. Recommend this place.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling for business with six colleagues and stopped in for a nice dinner. We were all very impressed with the food and the service.

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JE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been patrons of Hunter Steakhouse for several years. Our entire family considers it to be a top 3 Steakhouse in San Diego, if not the best! I personally like that it has stayed the course. Not too many locations. It feels like a special night out every time we go.

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was out standing, service good, good evening over all

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ML
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Go there the food is good.

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