Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

4.2
417 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Cozy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(760) 433-2633
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Janell Roberts: (760) 433-2633
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stewart St.
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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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 417 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.4
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3.8
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was ok. Steak was the best item on the menu. Veggies and potatoes were bland. I ordered a coke and they brought me diet. Had to have it changed 3 times before they realized they had the taps swapped. Wine menu is not that extensive. Not worth the money.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Nice little local steakhouse. Loved the table side salad bar.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have been going to the Hungry Hunter for 35 years. Food still good. Inside could use an upgrade.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Catering more to the older set, Hunter Steakhouse has very good steaks and service to match. Staff are friendly to make the experience enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

They have THE best table side salad! The entree’s are all delicious. The mushroom chicken was awesome! Prime rib is sooo tasty. Did I mention how great the table side salad is?!?! Worth going just for that!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food was excellent, as in the past visits. Service is friendly and accomodating. Great for celebrating birthdays, as we were doing with three people in our party. Highly recommend the beef tips. First time trying them and will definitely order again. Bar area lends itself to the party atmosphere. First time reserving a table with OpenTable and definitely recommend that, as well.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great steaks

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Excellent food, good prices, xlnt service, good at the table salad preparation,

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I always stop at Hunters Steakhouse when i'm in the area, The Prime Rib is herb seasoned and cooked to perfection and melts in your mouth. There homemade soups are tasty I had the cream of mushroom which didn't disappoint. I shouldn't of but I had the Lemon Chiffon cake and it was superb.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was good enjiyed the salad prepared table side
Pork was real good and tender the ribeye was ok a little stringy for the price.
It’s an upgrade from Outback Steakhouse but not yet at the level of a true steakhouse
I will go back

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Pricey..could have given more prime rib for the cost. The “horseradish” sauce tasted like wasabi...not really a place I would rave about it to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

When I crave a good steak or prime rib, Hunter’s Steakhouse always comes first to mind. Consistently a good value and delicious meats. Love the salad prepared and served at your table. There is a reason Hunters has lasted almost 50 years in business!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Good quality food in a casual atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very pleasant and cordial staff. Food was wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had the best time, best waitress, and best food combination possible.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a great time visiting with friends and we really appreciated the very good service we had. The food was prepared just the way we liked it....Perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I have eaten at Hunter's a few times and really like the food and we've always had good service. My husband said if he could eat there every day he would.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The reception was disorganized but at least it did not take very long to be seated for our reservation. This was then followed by a very disappointing meal: soggy calamari appetizer, greasy ribs, soggy and not very fresh Cesar salad, poor quality fried onion rings, completely gross and likely recycled from last week scalloped potatoes, and finally the rib eye steak was actually a rather tough NY strip but they did not seem to know which cut was which. Not impressive for a steak house. The server tried to be very helpful but was quite inexperienced. Overall it was not really worth price, even granting that the prices are reasonable.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The lobster was over cooked and not chewable; the ribeye steak was tough! The quality of the cut of meat was terrible. The server was sweet but she was so overworked that our service was slow. Just choose to hopefully never go back!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Comfortable dining experience

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was ok. Service was below average. Had to ask for bread for the table. There was a happy hour/early diner menu that was never offered to us. Had to wait for our drinks. Restaurant is old and smells like it's moldy, especially when you first walk in. Carpets are dirty and walls and tables are scratched and need of updating. Ordered the prime rib and it was tough, not the worst I've had, but not good. My son had the Hunter sized filet and it was good. Veggies were overcooked and soggy. Shrimp appetizer was good, as was the bread and honey butter. Really wanted to like this place...

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent food for a reasonable price. The table side salad is a worthy tradition. Open Table reservation was seamless.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have been going to Hunter for many years. The Lamb Chops and Prime Rib are our favorites and this time they were the best ever! We'll be back......

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Needs to be updated. It is old, it smelt old, the tables were worn out. The table side salad was interesting. The waitress makes your salad and drops a lot of it on the floor. It was cold which is good. The main course was ok. My husband got the filet, it needed a little salt. I got the tips, the sauce was good. The broccoli was cooked perfectly. We won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great Experience. Would recommend to a friend. Pricing was right and quality of food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Came for the prime-rib. And it was very good- even split in two.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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! 😄

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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