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Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

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611 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 611 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HunterRegular
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was a little taken aback, when the couple left to our side and the person cleaning the
section, did nothing other than spray the cloth with Lysol and wipe off the top of the table....the people had their hands all over the top of the booth and on the seat....

The waitress did not have gloves on, and she gave me a straw unwrapped and with her fingers.

I'm not paranoid, just really wondering what level they really do go to for sanitizing.

I also have eaten out in restaurants since covid and have always been handed a disposable menu..... this one was not a throw away. It was plastic coated, however in light of what I witnessed from the staff in cleanliness, I would question the sanitizing.

The FOOD HOWEVER IS STUPENDOUS.

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ShadT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was Great food was Fantastic I recommend going
Family enjoyed surf and turf
In a relaxed atmosphere

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My father and I were very happy with their service and our waiter was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat at the downstairs bar and it was a perfect date night.

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Deemcreynolds
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. Wonderful

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vipNico
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prime rib as always. Felt safe with new health measures. Thanks

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vipDebbie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining place. Menu choice is very good. food is delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zac was a fantastic server. Courteous and encouraged us to ask for what we wanted and he would do all he could to accommodate. We hope to return and see Zac again. The forest mushroom chicken is delicious.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place as
always, plenty of room even with social distancing!

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Tommy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I meet my brother there about once a month for lunch. It is always an enjoyable experience. The staff is very friendly. I will continue to visit there for a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was great!! We will be back😃

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vipDebbie
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want reasonable delicious quality food, then this the place. Try it you'll love it

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carlsbadguy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was just OK not great or even very good.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere, great service and delicious champagne!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jeanine was our waitress and she was great. She was friendly and warm. The food was good and a great value.

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EugeneA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I eat here often and I would rank all categories good or very good. Service wasn't this time; normally it is. Unaware, too many tables, made excuses, false flattery, just own it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We chose Hunter because we were in the mood for steak and the open table rating said it was cozy - i took cozy to mean relatively quiet but now I know it means everyone is packed in tight. It was very noisy! Very hard to have a conversation without yelling. The steak was average - certainly not worth $30 a plate. The children’s mac and cheese looked like it came straight out of the Kraft box. Wait staff seemed overwhelmed and while I don’t expect personalized maitre d type of service at this class of restaurant I was surprised at how terse and cold the wait staff was. Ordering was so rushed I felt like we were on an assembly line. The bathroom, while generally clean, looked like it hadn’t been attended to all night.
Plus side: the food did not take a long time and the wine we ordered was good (we got 7 Moons).

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Tammy
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think this is one of the best prime rib restaurants and will definitely go back again.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Middle of the week for dinner. We were seated immediately. The waitress took care of us right away. The steak, salad and sides were all nicely prepared. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service and great deal on a four course dinner.

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vipNico
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always stop at this Hunters. The chef and the staff produce a much better experience than other locations.

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Gkad
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, everyday dining was great. The decor couture updating. But price was right for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Very dark service was ok at first but then got very slow.

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JohnC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wife and I went to Hunter Steakhouse for her birthday. Have been there many times previously. Food was good. Wife had rib eye but she noted it was very fatty for her taste. I had prime rib. Very good. Restaurant seemed crowded -- too many tables set up in the area we sat. In fact, one table was placed in front of the emergency exit. We were also next to the server station so had a lot of staff action.

Nonetheless, we enjoyed the dinner and the staff were great (busy, but great). We will be back.

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vipliznof
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Not a great place to eat at. Older restaurant, tables were sticky, appetizers were cold inside of them, steak wasn't cooked properly and the restaurant smelled funny. We will not be back.

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StephenG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

6 years ago my go to place went downhill thought we try again very impressed service and food will return

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vipJerryB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

My wife had lobster that was very tough. She had a hard time cutting with a sharp knife. The one good thing was that it was taken off the bill. I had spare ribs that were very fatty. So you could say I would not rate the food very highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for Valentines Day with my parents for 45 years - very few times has it disappointed. This year the food & service were fantastic as usual, and the music selection was particularly good 🙂

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vipWelp
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great service. Fun tableside salad bar. If you’re accustomed to scrutinizing big city dry aged steaks, this ain’t the place. Fun for a casual evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was as expected except we wanted ribeyes and were steered away due to quality issue.

I had the porterhouse and it was good, my father in law and brother in law and son had the NY strip instead of the ribeye and those cuts were fine.

Waiter was really nice and checked in often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary as my wife loved their grilled lamb chops when she used to live in the San Diego area. She had the lamb chops again and I had a Hunters cut filet. Both were excellent. If we are in the area again I’m sure we will be back.

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viptammyn
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very old school steakhouse. Table side salad is always great !! My parents use to come here in the early 80’s so it was great to experience it as well. We can during restaurant-week. Great deals !! My husband and I will come again for sure.

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Amanda
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific, staff was so so nice from check in to bus boy to waitress.
food was yummy, hadn't been here in years and years. Glad my hubby and I stopped in last week

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JordanH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great prime rib. Great table salad. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Oceansidefoodie
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib in North County! Great salads & dessert too!

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Oceansidefoodie
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered salmon instead of steak this time - fabulous!

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rhonda
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I was in a party of 8 for dinner on the January 20th at 6:00 PM. We did not leave the restaurant until 8:15. Although the server was pleasant and personable she seemed to have quite a few personal friends and spent quite a bit of time visiting with them. Since we had to wait so long before being waited on after seated, long time between courses and waiting for check it did irritate me.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked if you carried the Local Gold Medal Corn Based Venom Vodka and the server said you need not. The Company is local and they support a lot of Charities in the area. Please consider this product in the future.

Respectfully,

Your Guest

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Jeanine was awsome. Good food will go again

JM
JayM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a great value. The place is old and it shows a bit, BUT it goes a long way in providing atmosphere, what was very comfortable. Kind of like being in your own comfy dining room. I had the pork baby back ribs. Deeeeeeelicious!

FAQs

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

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside is rated 4.2 stars by 611 OpenTable diners.

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