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Claim Jumper - La Mesa, La Mesa, CA

Claim Jumper - La Mesa

3.6
3.6
450 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our friendly environment is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Our saloons are a comfortable gathering place to relax after a day at work, to catch a game or share an appetizer with friends. The saloon menu features signature cocktails, chilled martinis, premium and ultra-premium spirits, specialty non-alcoholic beverages, an extensive wine list, and imported and American craft beers including Claim Jumper’s own Honey Blonde, Original Red Ale and IPA. In addition to the saloon menu Claim Jumper offers a Steakhouse menu which includes USDA Prime steaks and premium house made shareable sides. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper offers a selection of freshly prepared items using only the finest ingredients available. Favorites include Certified Angus Beef®, fresh fish, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 469-3927
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    La Mesa
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Father's Day Brunch Buffet

    $47.99 per person

    Jun 16, 2024 only
    Celebrate Dad at Claim Jumper for Brunch Buffet to remember!!! Enjoy a wide variety of Claim Jumper Classics including traditional breakfast, omelet bar, carving station, south of the border specialties, pastas and so much more. Enhance your brunch experience by adding unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Mary's for $17. Kids under 12 are $19.99. We have brunch available from 10:00 am to 3 pm. Our regular menu will start at 3:00 pm.

Offers

  • Happy Hour (Every Day 3pm - 7pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM,Tue - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Thu - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Claim Jumper has a happy hour featuring small plates starting at $5 and cocktails starting at $7. $5: Garden Salad • Caesar Salad Pretzel Bites • Lemon Pepper Zucchini $6: Wedge Salad • Loaded Potato Skins Mozzarella Sticks • Spinach Artichoke Dip $7: House Wines • Well Drinks • Margarita • Long Island Iced Tea $8: Buffalo Chicken Wings • Calamari • Classic Daiquiri $9: Cheeseburger Slider Trio • Aperol Spritz • Wagon trail Margarita • CJ Ranch Water • Cupcake Prosecco 187 Split • Absolut Citron Lemon Drop • Absolut Raspberri Martini PLUS $2 off Draft Beers *Happy Hour Specials are in the bar area only.

    Happy Hour (Every Day 3pm - 7pm) Photo
  • Birthday Celebration

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Tue - Thu - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Celebrate your birthday with your loved ones and Claim Jumper's FAMOUS Motherlode Chocolate Cake. Dine at Claim Jumper on your birthday and enjoy a free slice of 3-layer Motherlode Cake.

    Birthday Celebration Photo

What 450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Great for brunch

  • East County

    Good for business meals

  • East County

    Kid-friendly

  • East County

    Good for groups

  • East County

    Healthy

  • East County

    Hot spot

  • East County

    Good for special occasions

  • East County

    Lively

450 Reviews
  1. WesI

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been to Claim Jumper in many years. Lots has changed. Service was great, steaks were prohibitively expensive. Ended up eating a sandwich instead. Tri-tip sandwich was good, but across the board everything seemed under-seasoned except the meat in the sandwich. From the appetizer bread to the pasta and fish. It’s like someone said “no more salt” or something. It was “fine” but we won’t be coming back anytime soon. Steaks were about double the cost of Texas Roadhouse for a slightly shabbier and outdated experience.

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  2. MAP54

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was good. However it took over an hour to get our food once we ordered. But they did apologize and offered us money off our bill plus have us their famous chocolate fudge cake for free. We were happy with that.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Mothers day Brunch was a great time. Service was great. Brunch was big brunch.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a very nice buffet for Mothers Day, the food was very good. Service was slow, but efficient. I have attended this brunch before and will definitely attend again.

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  5. JohnR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sara C provided implacable service for our large party of 12

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our GoTo for special occasions. This time we were there with family for SDSU graduation celebration. Great service and everything was yummy.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were great and the seating was done promptly. We chose because of the variety on the menu. It met that expectation. The food is ‘meh’ but it’s good enough to satisfy everyone. We would come again for a similar large group that we know we can please. Thank you to the staff, though, they were fantastic!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Won’t be going back. We waited over 45 min for our food after ordering . Waited 5-10 min just to see a hostess to seat us. Food was ‘ ok’ , but not great.

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  9. Anita

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I met with a group of friends. We had an 11:30 am reservation and were seated immediately. Our waiter was efficient answering questions. I will be going there again!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was surprised by waiting in the lobby area for several minutes before someone came by and acknowledged me, and then a few minutes longer before we were seated. After that, though, just about everything went smoothly. Every steak was cooked perfectly to order. Greens were all fresh. My son tried a couple of cocktails that were new to him, but neither were pronounced delicious, unfortunately. I did love the iced tea, and they did provide a hefty slice of blackout cake for the birthday boy. The wait staff was on point and friendly, and made reliable suggestions, which I always appreciate. Overall, a good experience.

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  11. EVinSD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    So disappointing. Haven’t been in awhile and now won’t return. Food and drinks awful, service slow. Dinner for 4 was $160…..

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  12. Adam

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great food and especially great service. Our server Drake was just so friendly and attentive, he made our dining experience more pleasurable.

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  13. LovesToEat

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the southwest egg rolls, they were delicious. The egg rolls were great but the slaw they served was a little soggy. We have ordered before and it was fresh and crisp. The salad was just ok. We will try again

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  14. ClintonM

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extremely poor. We arrived 45 minutes before the end of the brunch and were not told that none of the food was going to be refreshed. Half of the food bins were next to empty or completely empty and the food left in the others had been sitting for a while. None of the food was fresh. At $47 per person this was bordering on fraud. Expensive lesson learned. The server showed up late and got us drinks only to never be seen again. I had to ask 3 times to get my check. I will never return and I will tell as many people as I can about this fraud of a brunch.

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  15. Eric

    Orange County

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for their advertised Easter Buffet and were looking forward to a great meal. Unfortunately, we were severely disappointed. Except for the carving table and omelets, all of the supposedly hot food was not hot. Most wasn't even warm. Many serving trays sat empty for long periods - making diners wait and wait and wait. There was a proud sign stating "Donut Tower" next to an empty wire rack that remained empty the entire time we were there. For service, we practically had to beg to get the plates cleared from our table and our drinks refilled. We expected better from Claim Jumper. I doubt we'll ever return.

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  16. RobertA

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit disappointed. Easter brunch thought we would try restaurant. Most food was cold. Still tasted ok but disappointing. Lots of options to choose from thought would be great at first walk thru. Only ok because of food temperature. They could have had a winner Almost no service to table no drink refills. Had to go and get staff to even get bill they had plenty of staff. Most standing around talking to each other Only a couple really moving felt bad they were only ones working. Unfortunately I wasn’t our server Looks like bad management and training don’t think we will be back unfortunately

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Prices have not escalated as much as other restaurants. Great value for your money.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was good. Service was much better than other restaurants.

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  19. KristaA

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bland, steak overcooked, waited for our food for over 30 min

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We dined here before seeing a movie nearby at Reading Cinema. The restaurant was woefully understaffed. While plenty of tables appears available, we weren’t seated until 20 minutes past our reservation time. We ended up seated at a table in the bar area, again, not what we wanted, and near the restrooms, while again plenty of other tables appeared available. We waited another 15 minutes before the bartender finally approached us advising he would be taking care of us. To his credit, he was kind and those of us who ordered cocktails were impressed with the drinks. While we were waiting to be served, a member of our party cleaned the table because it was sticky. When the food finally arrived, none of it was very good. I myself ordered the steak frites, medium rare, they came out almost well done. The fries were cold. Bacon on another entree was overcooked to the point it was black, and no one was overly pleased with the entrees. When we were asked how everything was, we complimented the drinks and the service the bartender gave us, but advised of the problems with the food. It was just shrugged off and no accommodation was provided or even offered. I have memories of other Claim Jumper locations being pretty good, but this was a horrible experience and we will never return.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Servers were amazing and took excellent care of my son with autism! TY!

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  22. johnh

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The ribeye steak was expensive, but it was very good. Our grandson was running around as three year olds do it was very nice that it was not very crowded and no one complained. We enjoyed our dinner, and service was excellent.

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  23. EmilyG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband had the Cobb salad and he said that it was the best he's ever had. I had the Club sandwich, our friend had the Chicken Citrus salad and they were both excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  24. JDF1188

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I decided to dine with my mom, Laura, and my friend Heather. It was part of a birthday celebration for me. The food was absolutely outstanding, and the service we had was very good. We did have to wait about five or 10 minutes to be seated, but that’s, not too bad. I’ll certainly be coming back to the claim jabber in Lisa again at some point when I’m in the mood. 

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  25. MistyH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed and pleasantly surprised how good the Valentine’s Day surf & turf experience for two was. Our request for a quiet booth was accommodated as well.

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  26. Kini

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The place needs a good makeover! Or scrubbing down? I suppose it was "mostly" clean, but it's really worn out and grimy seeming. The food - surprise! - was actually pretty good, and our server, Sara, was fantastic. The manager - I've seen him there before - spends a lot of time setting the tables, and fiddling around, when he ought to be greeting and taking care of customers. It's common to have to stand and wait an inappropriate length of time to be acknowledged, even when the restaurant is not at all busy.

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  27. JonathanT

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited 10 minutes for someone to seat us then when no-one returned we left. At those prices I can understand why no one was eating, just drinking. Went there quite a while ago and it was good but the place sure has changed over the years

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and myself and my girlfriend were very very happy about everything at claim Jumper.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Came on Valentine’s Day. Server hardly came to check on us. Disappointing

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went here for Valentine’s Day. Ordered steak both me and my wife’s steak came out cold it was medium cooked but it was sitting for a while so it was dry. Shrimp was undercooked as a topping for the steak and asparagus was not very good either won’t be returning to a claim Jumper. What did come out good was the double loaded baked potato, but that was the only item. I’d rather go to Sizzler and order a steak there. They’re not a steakhouse, but it’s really good. It was kind of disgraceful as claim jumper is a steakhouse and steak was dry and unseasoned.

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  31. JamesF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Took 40 minutes to get our meal meal was way too expensive and I got sick later on in the evening

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  32. RussM

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding. The salad bar was very good

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  33. FredM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alexandra was our server and did a wonderful job. The food was great and delicious and plenty of it! The attention paid to us by everyone involved was superior. Some of the yelp ratings indicated slow service but that was not our experience. We’ll be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited almost ten minutes just to be greeted and sat at a table arriving

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  35. LarryH

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great and the food was good. Unhappy though that the restaurant charges a surcharge of 2%. For this reason, I will not be returning.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a fine place to have a lunch business meeting - it’s quiet with plenty of space. It’s rather expensive but what isn’t these days. I’d go back under the same circumstances. I probably wouldn’t choose to go here for date night though.

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  37. BlairF

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service tonight was excellent. A year ago, the service was awful, we waited almost hour for some one to take order. We decided tonight to give CJ one more try and they hit it out of the park!! Everything was great and our waiter came back several times to check on us. Great Come Back!

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  38. JWP99

    San Diego

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delight to see Jana and share her vibrant personality.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was very nice and the service was impeccable; however, they were out of Buffalo wings, my steak was tougher than I prefer, and the bread was cold. For the prices, I expected excellence, but it fell short.

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  40. EricH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Just ok. Have not been to a Claim Jumper in a while. Might be a while before I come back.

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FAQs

Claim Jumper - La Mesa does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Claim Jumper - La Mesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 469-3927.

Claim Jumper - La Mesa is rated 3.6 stars by 450 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Claim Jumper - La Mesa

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    La Mesa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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