Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

4.3
652 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.

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
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
What 652 people are saying
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We always love the charm, the attentive service and the great food at Hunter steakhouse! It was a delicious evening!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love their food and you get so much with your order. I would like to see them update their restaurant, it needs an upgrade. Prime rib is to die for. Table side salad bar fresh and delicious. We will be back.

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vipLBVegas
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Place could stand a little updating. Not the Hungry Hunter of the past. Food was ok. Not great as it was before. Chicken was dried out. Buttermilk in the mashed potatoes was not a good thing. Server was the only one in the room but she was great.

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WilliamO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there nany times, by far the best visit yet, food was excellent.

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RuthG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted & taken to our booth at the at arrival at our reservation time. Could not ask for better service. Food was good T fair price. Glad they survived this long year.

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vipLeonW
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I went by myself to check it out. The steak was okay but, not memorable. I’ve had much better. The Au gratin potatoes were very good. Also the Caesar Salad was good. The service provided by Sam was very good. he was attentive without being overbearing.

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vipGreg
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Great service, terrific menu and homey ambience. Will definitely go back!

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caroll
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I asked for medium rare and it was bloody. They did try to cook it more but it was tasteless!
Very disappointing!

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carrieb
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, the food is delicious!

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rndiln
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First thing it’s so dirty! In every room from the moment we walked in was so dirty. The chandelier or lamp hanging when you walk in is covered in cobwebs and bugs. Of course immediately I was put off by the cleanliness of the place. It had a musty old smell like an old cabin. If it had been closed for awhile due to Covid a once clean through top to bottom should have been done. Those cobwebs were not new! That is months of never being cleaned. We went in and up the stairs to the left. Of course I checked above there too and same thing. You honestly can get a better steak at Outback! No need to go spend all that money on something that just is ok. I grew up at Hungry Hunters as a kid. It’s been years since we’ve been to this location but it ruined our Mother’s Day dinner experience. You have so many choices when picking a restaurant don’t let this one be one of them. Quality and service is just eh at best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend! This place has amazing food, and the service is excellent. Our cups were never empty 🥂

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AnnS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunters in Oceanside is the perfect steakhouse if you like a rustic setting, great food and great service. It is also 100 percent dependable which I especially appreciate. Do not miss the green salad. It is special!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service! Will return soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a low end steakhouse pretending to be high end

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PeterD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The filet was great and the prime rib was perfect. No complaints, will go back.

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SuzanneD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a true steakhouse with quality meat, great salad bar at the table and wondereful service.

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JamesL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, we were seated when our reservation was scheduled. Waitress was super. Wife needed to have some food right a way as she has hypoglycemia. Waitress brought something right away and it helped her. Oh, the food was great and good price. We went back again 2 days later and it was just as good.

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CindyM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prime rib I’ve ever had. Consistently great.

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JimW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Dinner was booked for a Birthday - No mention of that was ever mentioned once we got there. Waitress was a bit snarky and seemed to be rushing us so to turn the table. I ordered the Hunter cut of the Prime Rib at MED = I was served more on the rare side with the center still raw so had to send it back to bring to temp ordered and then it was very bland, and was not cut even as it was wide at the bone and then got thinner to the top of the roast. Au gratin potato's were just warm and the ceasar salad was almost there as it was just enough to cover the plate while the regular dinner salads that others ordered were heaping.

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michaels
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

WOW. I have never written a review like this before. The restaurant was dirty. Dust, cob webs and spider webs everywhere I looked. Dead bugs inside the lighting fixtures. Furnishings outdated and in disrepair. Prime rib was tasteless. Au jus has a bitter taste to it and the mashed potatoes tasted like whatever dairy was used, has turned. Again, a bitter aftertaste. The carrots in the steamed mixed veg looked like they used a veggie peeler, rather than slicing it or chopping. Had we not been there with guests, we would have left before we were seated. I can only imagine what the kitchen looks like after what I saw and experienced. I am shocked they are even in business. Should have known that if they have last minute reservation for a party of 4 on a Sat. evening, when everyone else in North County was booked, maybe not a great spot. The only positive note is that the staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family for my 60th birthday made reservations table was ready when we arrived .The service was great food and drinks were spot on !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter is the best place for Prime Rib and their Steak Neil is the bomb. We love to sit downstairs in the bar area. It has a great ambience and lively feel. The upstairs area need some lighting, fireplace (more cozy) feeling.

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RobertB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Identified special occasion on the reservation and per request was provided a quiet upstairs area for an intimate proposal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

50th Anniversary

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vipGodsgirl
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is a neighborhood gem. It's been there for years and has always been GREAT!
Excellent prime rib, among many other things! It's a cozy place too.

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Hungry
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and priced great. Always enjoy our time at Hunters.

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CraigleM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice light dinner and good conversation. We were seated in the main dining room and the wait staff was very attentive. Always a good choice.

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Tommy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Dina was outstanding as usual. Very friendly, courteous and accommodating. Look forward to coming back.

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ScottE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has been here a long time. Really good food, good service

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JamesS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. First time expreience. Food and service was great.

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Krasavka
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

After being seated we waited 10-15 minutes with out anyone offering us water or asking if we would like to order cocktails. Then our server came to our table and was ready to take our dinner orders, never once asking if we would like drinks. The dining room was swarming with gnats/fruit flies and we spent the entire time we were there swatting them away from our food and drinks. My sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce was so tough I could barely cut it and ended up eating less than half of it. My husband, daughter and son-in law didn’t have any complaints about their dinners. After we had finished our entrees the server came out with a closed to-go box and set it down on the table and said it was a piece of chocolate mousse cake. It was my son-in-laws birthday and he is gluten intolerant - the server didn’t bother to ask him if he would like a piece of cake or something else. I had hoped for a more festive dinner, perhaps a scoop of ice cream with a candle or something else that my son-in-law could actually eat. We had been to this restaurant before and were happy with our experience there but this time it was so bad I doubt that we will ever go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It was my birthday and I acknowledge it when I made reservations but there was no mention when we walked in. I always have liked a good prime rib on my bday and Koko beach is now closed so I chose Hunters. We saw our waiter 2 times during the 1-1/2 hour we were there. He even came at the end and apologized for the lack of service. I will never dine in there again which is a shame and really feel that I was short changed especially at $30 a plate.

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Bernie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Luv the ribs and the lamb but their fillet is still the best around! Been going there for 10 years for our date night and have never been disappointed. We prefer eating down stairs, casual warm environment.

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ScottE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great little restaurant, it's been there for a long time.

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NicoleK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service. We had a ton of leftovers. Unfortunately with only outside dining available (not their fault) missing a bit of ambiance.

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TeriG
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The set up outside was nice with the lights and tent, just don’t know why they didn’t use cloth table clothes. The table clothes were plastic, maybe for easy wipe up? Don’t they use cloth inside?
Other then that service and food was excellent!

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vipNico
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I'm traveling to San Diego this is a must stop. The Prime Rib is superb and their horseradish sauce is outstanding. The food shows that homemade taste and quality.

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KatieM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The appetizer was very good. All of it was good - but for the price and for what you get, you expected more. The veggies come with a huge broccoli stalk (if you order that) and my boyfriend and I both left it behind since it is hard to cut, eat and wasn't cooked through. We know other places we could have received more bang for our buck, but wanted something more quiet and intimate, so for that it fit the bill. Both of us got the ribeye, which was good, don't get me wrong. Probably won't be going back when we want to have an awesome steak dinner, if that makes sense.

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TheresaSolbergfromOSide19
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunters was excellent as always ! One of our favorites

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vipJessieb
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Disappointing. Slow service, fatty tri tip, bugs in overhead chandelier and overpriced. No thanks Hunter Steakhouse - poor experience.

FAQs

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 433-2633.

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside is rated 4.3 stars by 652 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.