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Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

4.4
4.4
777 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 433-2633

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether it's a small intimate gathering or a large corporate event off site, Hunter Steakhouse catering will assist in making your celebration memorable. Choose from an array of menu options including our traditional "Santa Maria Style" BBQ. This very popular choice consists of tri-tip sirloin and & chicken slowly cooked over red oak on one of our old fashioned buckboard barbecue pits. If you can imagine it we can create it. If you would prefer to build your own menu, we would be happy to accommodate any requests you make. Hunter Steakhouse looks forward to serving you.

  • Private party facilities

    Our unique "log cabin" inspired buildings allow us to have a wide selection of different rooms and options for your next large gathering. From small to large parties we have an abundance of different private rooms available to host your next great event. Let us help you make your next dinner party memorable.

  • Private party contact

    Janell Roberts: (760) 433-2633

  • Neighborhood

    Oceanside

  • Cross street

    Stewart St.

  • Parking details

    Our lot is directly in front of the restaurant as well as on the East side of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 777 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Romantic

  • North San Diego

    Special Occasion

  • North San Diego

    Steakhouse

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  1. N

    Nator

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The table side salad bar is super cool. We were all happy with our meals, they were delicious! We will definitely come back again soon!
  2. M

    Monty

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience when we go to Hunter Steakhouse. Our waiter Laurie did a great job and our steak and prime rib were cooked perfectly.
  3. L

    Lobo

    Orange County

    300 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    300 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is always consistent! If you are in the mood for Prime Rib, this is your to-go place. Service excellent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall good experience and value
  5. LM

    LarryM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Parking good, took us right on time at 7:30. Only issue was with the table. It's surfaced felt a little sticky. Table looked clean but felt like it needed a tablecloth. Other than that, everything was excellent.
  6. KL

    KLD21

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Food was basic, but good. The service was horrible!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The rooms are somewhat dark and feels old and silverware knives looks disgusting. Our server was very attentive. We had the table salad bar, very good. I had ordered the sirloin steak cooked to medium, it came out well done and was like sawing wood to cut, it was tough and quite a disappointment. My wife had the tritip cooked to medium. It was cooked as requested, very tender with good flavorful. 3 stars and I cannot recommend. First and last visit, very disappointing.
  8. MM

    MichaelM

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Old style steakhouse! Reasonably priced steaks and other entrees! OK wine list. Pretty solid! Been in biz over 40 years!
  9. RL

    RalphL

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very average everything, to be honest. 3rd time here and won't be returning. Not terrible - just no reason to return.
  10. LT

    LisaT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Old school steakhouse that I went to as a child. Had a couple appetizers and we all had different entrees and everything was very good. Steaks were excellent quality, portions good and loved that table side salad bar. Server was attentive despite a full dining room . Wrapped the evening with the famous mud pie so good! Great experience
  11. TB

    TennisBuff

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All meals were hot and prepared as asked.
  12. KR

    KeithR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Unfortuately, there was a large drunk group that probably ruined it for everyone in the resturant because of the unruly group. The staff did nothing to control the loud noise, we were very disappointed with the amount of alcohol they were allowed to consume. Been years since we visited and won't be back in the near future, disappointed..
  13. BI

    BILLO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been telling all our friends and neighbors Abut your restaurant. The food was wonderful. We have eaten there before and it just gets better and better. Thank you and our waitress for making our 64th Anniversary an evening to remember'
  14. RM

    RichardM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was good.. not bad for the price
  16. RC

    RogerC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great. Drinks were standard but pricey. It may have just been our server but it appeared she was bored and didn't want to be there. We had to ask for bread...knife..and at the end a bag to carry out leftovers. It kind of given us a chill on a special night we were celebrating. Had much better experience at the Hunters in Bakersfield.
  17. AW

    AllanW

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting the area and had a few awkward meals at open table reserved restaurants. This was a highlight of the trip.
  18. LD

    LocalDiner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! I’ve been here tons of times and I’ve never had a bad meal! Jeanine is a great server! Champagne Brunch is my absolute favorite!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great food and great value! Must check out if in the area!
  20. R

    Ringo

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a surprise. The food was excellent and the service matched! The music was low so you could actually talk without having to scream! It was everything a old school steakhouse should be and more!
  21. M

    Maggie

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hunters is a great place to eat. Food is always good, service is good. Been going there for years.
  22. T

    Todd

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fairly large party of 7 was handled quite efficiently. Took us in early, table set fine and waitress was friendly, professional and efficient. Thanks Hunter!
  23. OL

    OliviaL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed for our 1:30 pm reservation and we’re seated. No one came to take our drink orders after being there for 45 minutes. There were servers at tables seated after us. It was a real bummer. My husbands Father’s Day meal was not had due to everywhere else being packed. Which is why I made a reservation to begin with. I understand it being a holiday but watching servers at tables around us after we had been seated prior to them proved it was not about the busyness and more so about the staff not acknowledging our party. Real bummer
  24. KB

    KB22

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for Father’s Day. It had a nice steakhouse feeling and the service was good. We did go earlier than we usually do. We will definitely go back for future celebrations. All of the staff was friendly. The food service was prompt and we did not wait long for a table.
  25. K

    Kathy

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a reservation. We were seated shortly after arriving by a pleasant hostess. We waited 15 minutes without seeing a server, or a bus boy. Not even a glass of water. We got up and left, and no employee even cared. Another guest who noticed, said “sorry.” The restaurant is very dark and dated, and obviously doesn’t care about customer service.
  26. HB

    HarveyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good food. Best calamari I ever had. I will be back.
  27. CC

    CarolC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my brother. This is always the place to go for both our birthdays. Our waitress Jeanine was so good to us. Always serving all our requests quickly and exactly what we wanted. I want to come back for my birthday Sept 4th. We love this place so much and so glad they are back to normal after pandemic. Thank you Hunter!!
  28. SF

    StevenF

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb salads served table side. Excellent steaks. Reasonable prices.
  29. KT

    KathleenT

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived about an hour early but they were so accommodating! The waitress was great the service stellar and the prime rib perfect! We have found a new favorite:)
  30. BE

    BonnieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was great but the noise was up a little a baby crying but food was wonderful and the price was good. Will come back.
  31. O

    Olivia

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Wonderful staff! I would recommend to all of my family and friends! Salad is my absolute favorite there!
  32. SM

    ShannonM

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both of our steaks were cooked perfectly. Our server Kristin was very friendly and hustled for all her tables. We will go back soon.
  33. A

    Annie

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We keep coming back - what does that tell you? I love the Old English atmosphere and setting. It's great for special occassions as well a a nice evening out. We usually sit in the dining room but the bar is fun for lunch or a quick dinner. Lately, we've been going for brunch on Sunday - Outstanding. Not a buffet - which is what I like as buffets make me eat way too much. It's very reasonable too. I highly recommend the Hunter. Oh! I love their tqbleside saladbar.
  34. MC

    MichaelC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rib eye and shrimp were great. Service was great. Would have been perfect if I hadn't had to listen to some jerk, 40 foot from my table, run his mouth for the first 40 minutes.It was like he was sitting in the booth next to mine.
  35. M

    Mark

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Tenderloin steak was not so tender. Service was great. Place smells like an old museum. Prices were great but we would not go back.
  36. T

    Tommy

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was great. It's one of my favorite places for lunch. It was my brother's birthday. Unfortunately the service was a bit lacking. We had to ask for bread. We ordered sauteed mushrooms. Had to request them several times. I'll be back, but when you spend $200 on a meal you expect a little better.
  37. M

    Maggie

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat. We have been going here for years.
  38. D

    Delmartian

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Old fashioned cozy place. Great place for a classic steak.
  39. SJ

    SueJ

    New Mexico

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been 3 years since our last visit here. We have always enjoyed the good food and service here. Jeanine was our server and we appreciated her knowledge of the menu and Sufi. Great prime rib, etc.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very wonderful experience. Food was incredible and server was very attentive. Definitely will be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 433-2633.

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside is rated 4.4 stars by 777 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

1221 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stewart St.

  • Neighborhood

    Oceanside

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Our lot is directly in front of the restaurant as well as on the East side of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 433-2633

  • Catering

    Whether it's a small intimate gathering or a large corporate event off site, Hunter Steakhouse catering will assist in making your celebration memorable. Choose from an array of menu options including our traditional "Santa Maria Style" BBQ. This very popular choice consists of tri-tip sirloin and & chicken slowly cooked over red oak on one of our old fashioned buckboard barbecue pits. If you can imagine it we can create it. If you would prefer to build your own menu, we would be happy to accommodate any requests you make. Hunter Steakhouse looks forward to serving you.

  • Private party facilities

    Our unique "log cabin" inspired buildings allow us to have a wide selection of different rooms and options for your next large gathering. From small to large parties we have an abundance of different private rooms available to host your next great event. Let us help you make your next dinner party memorable.

  • Private party contact

    Janell Roberts: (760) 433-2633

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