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Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

4.5
4.5
758 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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 758 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Romantic

  • North San Diego

    Steakhouse

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  1. R

    Ringo

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. KB

    KB22

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 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.
  6. K

    Kathy

    Los Angeles

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!!
  9. SF

    StevenF

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

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

    KathleenT

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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:)
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. SJ

    SueJ

    New Mexico

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 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.
  21. 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
  22. T

    Thomasv

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the Best "Old School" steakhouses in San Diego County. Always constant, good pour for cocktails, very good wait staff. Moderately priced.
  23. Q

    Queenbee

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit at this restaurant as we were in the area. We were pleasantly surprised with the good food and excellent service. We will definitely go back.
  24. d

    dana

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the rib eye steak and my husband had the primb rib. Both were cooked to perfection! Garlic mashed pototoes and the table side garden salad was delicious too. Server was very attentive. Definitely will be back 😄
  25. S

    Susie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and the Prime Rib and both were excellent!
  26. BS

    BillS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience --- one of our all-time favourite "haunts"....lol!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Rustic mountain cabin feel, food was great, service great.
  28. M

    Monty

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at Hunter Steakhouse. The prime rib was amazing and our waitress Dina did a great job. The Cajun Lamb Chop appetizer was also outstanding. We will definitely be back to try more of their menu.
  29. t

    tomc

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service and delicious steaks. One of my favorites - I'll be back soon
  30. I

    Ieatoutalot

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our “go-to” restaurant. Always consistently delicious. Great service, excellent food.
  31. SL

    SeongL

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Old fashion steakhouse!!!! Waitress was little sloppy with handling salad… Good food overall ..
  32. TG

    TonyGSD

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great prices, good quality straks, and great service by Deanna! We will definitely be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first return visit in about 20 years. (We live far away, or we might be regulars.) While the decor is dated, the food and service were very good. Roxy, our server, was attentive without being annoying. She was always happy to accommodate our requests and did so smiling. We will come back when we’re in the area again.
  34. JD

    JosephD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prime Rib cooked to perfection. Outstanding taste & value for a fine steak house. Will be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was good. Service was excellent. But I definitely told them it was my dad’s birthday and that was not acknowledged whatsoever. Very disappointing.
  36. M

    Meritage7

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Echo was our server and was outstanding! We loved the rib-eye, filet mignon and salad bar at our table.
  37. A

    Angel

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    My husband meets up with a USMC brother here, every few months. It’s old, but good. We like the ambiance simply because we lived here during the 80s and it’s a nostalgia thing. But don’t judge a book by its cover because the food and drinks are really good. Service can be hit or miss, but post-Covid dining is weird some times. We’ve been in the dining area and the bar, the bar is our favorite. Dining area is nice for a quiet family dinner though. (Not having that with these two Devildogs, sorryyyy). If you like old school, more casual, steakhouse vibes, Hunter’s hits.
  38. AK

    AnnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday. Table side salad is back. Great Wine List
  39. G

    Ghettoman

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Service was good. I had the special fish, Mahi Mahi and it was tough as nails and tasteless. Never had it like that. Steaks were ok. Place needs to be opened up and the seats were hard as nails.
  40. C

    Cocktailflag

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The noise was too much - we were seated upstairs and enjoyed the space to ourselves until a group of about 20 were seated on same level. Not the restaurant’s fault, but the large group was loud and disruptive. We wished we had sat downstairs. Food and service were great. Wine selection was limited. First 2 requested bottles from the menu were not available

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 4.5 stars by 758 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 9 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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