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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 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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·Dined on November 23, 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 16, 2017

Great option to discuss business.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 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 11, 2017

good old fashioned steakhouse for locals. pleasant atmosphere

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 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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·Dined on October 22, 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 22, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious! Service was great!! Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 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 8, 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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·Dined on October 1, 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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·Dined on September 30, 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 30, 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 24, 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 17, 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 12, 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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·Dined on September 9, 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 27, 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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·Dined on August 17, 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 9, 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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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We visited Monday night my Prime rib was excellent also my wife's filet was excellent my kids enjoyed everything as well. Overall a great night . Our waitress (Sadie or Sadia sorry I can't remember well) did a great job coursing everything out. We would definitely try this place again if we run by Oceanside again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is an old place with really good prime rib and the tableside made-to-order salad is the best! Not trendy, not hip, it's actually rather dark inside. There are stairs descending to a small & pretty quiet bar, which we liked. Food is pricey but very good. Mostly an older neighborhood crowd when we were there.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Staff was awesome . This place is great . Very attentive and good service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We come to Oceanside at least once a year with our kids and grandkids. It has become our tradition to go to Hunter's Steakhouse one of our last nights there and we are never disappointed. We always start off with the stuffed mushrooms, which are filled with crabmeat and covered with cheese. They are the best I have ever had anywhere. The next course is their table side salad. You select from a number of items, it is one of my favorite parts; love the choices and the dressing. I always choose the stuffed sirloin, which is filled and topped with mushrooms and bacon wrapped. I love it and can't find it on any one else's menu. My husband gets the whiskey peppercorn steak, again a pretty unique item. They have a sirloin steak on the kids menu which my grand kids get, it is good size and tasty. My grandson got the chicken tenders they unfortunately, were over cooked but because of the salad he was very happy and full. They have a good choice of desserts and they are all good. We will continue this tradition the next time we are in Oceanside.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing! Very cozy rustic looking restaurant. We were served in a timely fashion. The wines are spectacular as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with our experience. For a steakhouse, the steaks were not the greatest quality and were not cooked property (had to send one back which is always lousy) and were not adequately seasoned (very plain). Also, we were very rushed. Our salads came out instantly with the meals to follow not giving any time to enjoy the cocktail or the evening itself. We were in and out in 1 hour.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a Sunday Brunch At Hunter Steakhouse. The House Specialty with Hollandaise my Husband said was the best he's ever eaten. Plates hot, food hot, endless Champagne for $3.00........... we will likely return and recommend this Restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 2, 2017

From its location I assumed that the restaurant had dining room views of the Buena Vista Lagoon. I chose it for this and because I heard the food was very good. It was, but we were shut up inside small dark rooms and told that only the kitchen help had views of the lagoon on that side of the building. As it was my husband's 82 birthday, I was disappointed.
You are missing a bet if you do not remodel and take advantage of the site.at only the kitchen is on the lagoon side of the restaurant so the kitchen help have a good view.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 1, 2017

It was my brothers birthday and he wanted to come here. We have eaten here before and it has always been great. Both our dinners were excellent. My lemon drop martini was the best I have ever had. Janine, our waitress, was so great. She even brought us each a piece of chocolate cake. We didn't have to share. IT WAS A PERFECT BIRTHDAY. THANX Hunter for a wonderful time.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Awesome services, Awsome food would eat at again would recommend to anyone looking for great food

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Parking lot was full and hostess suggested our larger party, including my elderly parents park in the residential neighborhood and cross vista way in rush hour.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The place is old and dated and everything looks worn out. Everything we ordered was overcooked and dried out. Will not be going back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was good and if good value for the lunch service Service was excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 15, 2017

First time visiting Hunter Steakhouse from a recommendation I got from a friend. Happily surprised as I have lived in the area for quite awhile and never tried it before. Will surely be going back soon!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Other than 40 minutes passed our reservation time all was as expected and very good. We usually get one of the steaks, and did, but the main attraction is the tableside salad! Always so yummy!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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