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About Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

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.

1221 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm

Brunch

Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
Stewart St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 433-2633

Website:
http://www.huntersteakhouse.com/

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.

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

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fun (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day expected it to be crowded. Front house staff young inexperienced. Attempted to sit us at a table that could not be used. Wait staff moved us. Five minutes later there were 5 open tables. We saw interactions with two other parties that were also very confused. We like this restaurant but under pressure the staff seemed unprepared.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

The steaks are very good. The parking is limited, especially on holidays. However, there is always room at the park and ride across the street. Overall it is a good place to dine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I had dinner twice in one week at Hunters and it is awesome everyone I go there! It's just a few blocks from my house and I recommend it to everyone! Sadie was our server both times and she's a gem! 😄

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Late-night Find, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We all HHS’s French Dip and all enjoyed. Great service and atmosphere. Will visit again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nothing very exceptional. Prime rib ok but vegetables were limp and tasteless. Probably won't return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week, and it was well worth the price. We had a four course meal at a very reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful food for a very affordable price. Restaurant week menu was great and they had a wonderful variety. They give you a great amount of food and the service was excellent!! Definitely will be coming back soon!!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went during restaurant week. We enjoyed our dinners prime rib and sirloin steak perfectly seasoned and cooked.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

service was fair, server was friendly but a little on the ditsy side, she took two other table order before us, even though we were sat before the two parties and was forgetful. Steak dinner was tough, and au gratin potatoes were a miss, no taste. I have had steak before at this location and it was good, The only thing that saved the meal was the salad & bread.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We always enjoy dinner here. Best prime rib in N. County, maybe the entire county! fabulous salads & sides. good wine & beer selection. friendly staff & good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Visited Hunter’s Steakhouse with my daughter (almost four), cousin, and uncle. The hostesses were a little cold when we arrived, they did not greet us. I’m not sure if they were new. Our server provided great service. Our needs were met and she delivered our drinks and food fairly quickly. There was a little delay in getting the food ordered, but the dining room got pretty filled up. Would definitely return again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Prime Rib way too fatty
Next time will try steak. Perhaps a better value
SORRY

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Meets and at times exceeds expectations. Service is always "Spot On" - Kitchen is sometimes unpredictable, but not bad, and that is usually based on the amount of guests. Bar is never a disappointment, and management is always ready to step in and make things right. This is my "go to" place for casual and comfortable Prime Rib dining, along with the "table side" salad!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

great food, friendly service, highly recommend Hunter for a fine dinner and evening out

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is amazing! Definitely make a reservation because it gets crazy busy. Service wasn’t the best. Server was really nice but clearly swamped the whole time we were there. Best steak in North County though!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had Rib-Eye and Prime Rib with salad, vegetables and baked potatoes. The Rib-Eye was burned twice and left without eating it. The prime-rib was okay. We were given a $5 discount for the Rib-Eye. The service was good and was appreciated. We expected better quality from a steak place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The service was great and friendly. The steaks are cooked to yours specifications and are nice cuts of meat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great option to discuss business.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wow!!! What a nice find. I am not from the area, so, this restaurant was a shot in the dark. as it turned out, it was great!!! Friendly and cordial reception, quick seating and great waitress. Next time I'm in Oceanside, Hunter's will be on my list for dinner again...Oh yeah, the food was great!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Can’t be beat! Great cuts of steak at a reasonable price. Make your own generous salad. Warm bread served quickly. Spot on service. Only complaint was that they need more parking! Our group left happy and satisfied.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

good old fashioned steakhouse for locals. pleasant atmosphere

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Five of us dined there Friday evening. First the parking was a big problem. Our wife's had the prime rib that was excellent, cooked well and tender. I had the NY strip that was cooked well but very tough (disappointed). My son had the rib eye steak that was overcooked and chewy. My grandson had the half rack BBQ ribs which he liked. The service was very good and the wine excellent as well. When one dines at the Hunter Steakhouse in Oceanside order the prime rib!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding Food and I will return, it was my second return ,

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I like this restaurant it has a good prime rib and it's affordable. It is casual and cozy. We enjoy going here on a regular basis.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great waitress, Great food, fast seating. My son wanted his birthday at the Hunter and he is an extremely picky eater...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food, friendly service, quiet and good value for a steakhouse. I recommend Hunters!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was delicious! Service was great!! Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Comfortable place, delicious meat dishes, great service, and reasonable prices.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great restaurant, with awesome food. Service is usually spot on, but this time was a bit distracted. I've been a satisfied customer since they opened in 1970. 😀

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a delicious meal—food outstanding as was the service. I highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had dinner at "Hungry Hunter" to relive the old days when high school kids would go there before formal dances. Food is good but it hasn't ever been remodeled from what I can see. Fine for me since it reminds me of 1983 but probably not too inviting for new diners. Too many nice upscale places to go for the same price.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was very slow. The food was great as usual. We will be back again and would recommend for the food but don't expect superior service or refills on drinks.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Good service. The interior needs an update. Seems dark and musky.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service is pretty close to excellent. It's a great bargain and their steak is close to excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Love this place. It is a jewel. My family is from the Bay Area. We travel to socal quite a bit and we love this place. We miss the original Hungry Hunters in the bay. We are thrilled that the San Diego area still has these two well run gems going strong as ever. Truly appreciate the restaurant and its great service and food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Pretty quite that night, but even better for service and food since attention level was high. Steaks were perfectly prepared and salad fresh. I had the standard fillet cooked medium and it was the right combination of pink and red from ends to center. The wine offering was a little weak as I found only one Zinfandel offered, so I took a Big Red Cab ;-). Always love the custom built-at-your-table salad bar and the desert offerings are sweet!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

we enjoyed celebrating our 56th anniversary here with good food and good wine.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good service staff. Excellent food, unique table side salad bar. Easy to get to from the I5, or the coastal highway.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

it has been our favorite for more than 30 years. It has a great atmosphere . It has good service. it has been a place where we could celebrate birthdays, anniversary's and just about any occasion. Thank you for the memories.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Let me begin by saying that I'm not a complainer. We've been going to the Hunter for decades, so naturally I brought our party of eight there for a birthday celebration. My wife ordered a steak as we were advised that one couldn't get rare prime rib. She ordered a rib eye, rare...when it arrived, it was about 1/4 inch thick and so overdone as to be inedible. She sent it back and ordered a top sirloin hoping for a thicker piece of meat, and rare. It arrived after everyone else was nearly finished eating and was only passable. My prime rib, largest cut, was only marginal. I don't mind paying for it, but I want good quality. Normally, I would just not go back to a restaurant after this experience, however you asked for my opinion. We will not go back to the Hunter.

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