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Claim Jumper - La Mesa, La Mesa, CA

Claim Jumper - La Mesa

3.9
3.9
259 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

10:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 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

Offers

  • Happy Hour (Every Day 3pm - 7pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM,Mon - Tue - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Thu - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 $6. In addition Claim Jumper offers $1 off Draft Beers and select glass of wine specials.

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What 259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Good for Groups

  • East County

    Great for Lunch

  • East County

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. D

    Dave91942

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Hopefully it was just a bad night for this location. We waited in an empty lobby for about 10 minutes before being sat. We then waited another 10 minutes to be greeted by the server. The server and the host then had a discussion about us being sat in his section because he needed to still roll silverware. Seemed like he wasn’t stoked to get another table. The food was okay… nobody loved their meal… but two of the four were pretty good. The kids mini cheeseburgers were basically inedible. The buns were like hockey pucks. We were there for an hour and a half. Seems like a long time for dinner. Again, hopefully this was just an off night for everyone.
  2. d

    doctord

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cut above a fast food restaurant. More variety of choices and good service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    13 dollar burger that quite literally tasted like a Big Mac but had one less patty and was over cooked. Food quality was poor for the price and wait was long for an empty restaurant. Ordered potato cheddar soup which had giant cuts of potato that barely fit the bowl and the soup itself tasted old.
  4. DA

    DeboraA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party was seated right away . Loved the ambiance of this place. The waitress wAs friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food is not the same anymore. Not a good experience at all. 30 minutes late seating with reservations. Greasy food!!
  6. M

    Maryann

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day dinner and it was a joy to return to the Claim Jumper. The salad bar is open! My husband steak was cooked to perfection and my entree was great. Welcome back Claim Jumper.
  7. MR

    MarcoR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was an awesome experience, the only thing was the cleanliness of the bathroom.
  8. T

    Traveler

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. The waitress was very friendly and made our dinner experience great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the friendly, prompt, accurate service! We enjoyed our dinner and took our desserts home. Cream cheese pie is a must!
  10. VS

    ValerieSD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Generally Claim Jumper is overly generous with portions. Two of us ordered the Lobster Mac and Cheese. The pictures looked great with plenty of lobster claw meat. I realize that the price was decent at $22, but our plates had three small pieces of lobster when the menu showed easily 3-4 times the amount. There was no lobster flavor to the sauce so I had a $22 plate of Mac and Cheese. I wish I would have stuck to the comfort food… they make awesome plates.
  11. P

    Porky

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    service was very slow and being it was a Birthday dinner, no acknowledgment of the occasion was expressed. the food was below par as the steak I ordered was barely eatable.
  12. RE

    RosaE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Mediocre food and horrible service! The grilled food (salmon and tri-tip) was overcooked and dry. Had to ask for water (and lemons for the dry seafood) multiple times, they did not clear the dirty plates before bringing additional courses, so we had to stack them in the corner. When we asked for plates and forks for the desert a second time, the waiter seemed perturbed and debated us, saying they were already on the table - so we had to point out we were a party of 6 and there were only plates and silverware for 4 people
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was fine. Fried sandwich was a little greasy. Salads were good, as were the fish tacos, soup, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, burger. I did not like or appreciate the global warming surcharge. It was not presented as optional. Food is already expensive enough, paying California extra money doesn’t help my fiancés or global warming.
  14. RR

    RadRN71

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. WONDERFUL server. Best place to go if you have a part of 10 for a special occasion.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It took 45 minutes to have someone take our order for food. The food was cold and we never even got refills on water. The poor girl serving us what so overwhelmed as much as we felt bad for her it didn’t change that we weren’t being helped.
  16. JK

    JudyK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. $10 off coupon brought us in. We haven’t been here in years. Coupon reminded us to try again
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and giant portions .
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    Steaks were great temperature, but the sides were completely cold. They replaced the sides and they were still cold. The waiter was nice and attentive but it took a long time for us to receive cold food.
  19. EC

    ElizabethC

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kathy was fabulous! It is so nice to go into a restaurant during Covid and find someone who loves their job. Her attention to detail is off the charts. Food was great as well as her suggestions of what to drink. We will be back definitely due to her.
  20. P

    Private

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I understand they are understaffed, but things were falling apart from the moment we walked in. Hostess didn't seem flustered and unprepared for the shift. She was continually interrupted by employees arriving at work. Took us to our table and had to switch tables twice when she realized the first two weren't clean. Server was great, but food quality was awful. We took my dad there for a nice steak for his birthday, and for the price we paid I was appalled. I could get a better meal at Denny's. Meat and baked potatoes overcooked and cold. Had to ask multiple times for refills. Ordered dessert and then our server disappeared. I needed dessert plates and water and she never cake back. Check was dropped by another server who was "taking over", but she also never came back. I had to track down someone to process our payment. We spent over $200 on that meal and it was such a bummer. Would not recommend. It makes me sad because I have worked in the industry for 25 years and I feel for the employees, but they need better leadership, higher expectations of performance and appropriate compensation to motivate them. It's tough out there right now, but I wish the ones who are actually willing to show up and work would take some extra pride in the job.
  21. VW

    VeraW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    OUR SERVER WAS VERY NICE BUT SHE WAS NEW AND HAD A LOT GOING ON AND WE WERE THERE ALONG TIME. OUR SPECIAL DRINKS DID NOT LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE AND DID NOT TASTE LIKE IT DID BEFORE. NOT SURE IF THE PERSON MAKING THE DRINKS WAS NEW BUT THE DRINKS DID NOT LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE. MY CAKE ON MY DESSERT WAS NOT WARM AT ALL SO IT DIDNT HAVE THE SAME AFFECT WITH THE ICE CREAM. MY DAUGHTER SENT BACK HER MEAL BECAUSE THE BREAD WAS SOAKED WHICH MEANS IT SAT FOR A WHILE BEFORE IT WAS BROUGHT TO US....AND THE FRIES WERE COLD. SO AS MUCH AS WE LIKE CLAIM JUMPER...YESTERDAY WAS NOT A GOOD DAY.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  23. AG

    AveryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very lovely Mother’s Day the food was excellent the ambience was good and I don’t know much more that could’ve been done to make it a better experience except flowers for mom. I have never ate a claim jumpers before but this experience was definitely a good one. Thank you everyone for making Mother’s Day wonderful.
  24. AG

    AngelG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great mother's day brunch!
  25. MT

    MarcoT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was the and is the best there. I think her name was Kathy. She is a true professional and excellent customer service.
  26. D

    Dilbert

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. It was a bit noisy in there. The server was knowledgeable and helpful with menu choices. overall, we enjoyed our visit very much.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food and service.
  28. MD

    MickeyD

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server Jesus was awesome - very personable and attentive. The food was decent but not extraordinary. The meatloaf and the fish tacos were the best of the lot that our group ordered.
  29. GZ

    GloriaZ

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent lunch on Easter at the Claim Jumper in La Mesa. Our server JanaS was terrific!! Very pleasant and helpful. From the Appetizers to our Main meal, food was awesome! Highly recommend the Claim Jumper!!
  30. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    WE had first reservation at 10:00 for 6 and they put us in a really small booth. We ask to be moved to a table and they said "no" Very uncomfortable because one of our party was handicap and couldn't sit in booth so they brought a chair which then it hit the person in the booths leg. The menu only had a very limited selection and normally they are known for large portions but these portions were very small. The toast was one piece and could hardly tell in was toasted at all. The food was cold. One of the worst meals ever. Bring back the buffet and maybe we will come back but never for this.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First time here, delicious food, great service
  32. RR

    RondaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was disappointing for my husband and I. Claim Jumpers was decent to go too. We were seated and our waitress asked if we were ready, we said no. She brought waters and said"Now, don't leave on me." Well we read the menu and so much has changed. Pandemic, we get it. However, to have Rib Eye steak for $70, and then sides were all Ala Carte from $10 to $22, plus CJ is adding 3% surcharge for "cost increases", as engraved on a bronze placard in the lobby. We understand business adapting to new business models, however, this is Claim Jumpers. It's not a high end steak house, where we gladly expect high prices and Ala carte. We would have made reservations at one of our favorite high end places for the ambience, service and top quality food. We did leave without ordering. We have never done that, but couldn't justify a CJ meal for the price of a high end Steakhouse. Hopefully CJ rethink this new business model to keep clientele.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My grilled Shrimp was delicious!
  34. J

    Julie

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a good meal but it was a little slow
  35. JR

    JRB2038

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The poor waitress had way too many tables and little help. The food was ok, I ordered a prime New York and it was very dry and overcooked. Long waits to get appetizers, drink refills. Definitely need more staff.
  36. P

    Pajaro66

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service as always, I wish the one in Carmel Mountain didn't close.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the chocolate cake and our waiter was very good
  38. S

    Samuel

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    It was my birthday and we requested a cake slice with candles. Our steaks weren't prepared as requested. The response, I received wasn't acceptable, I'm a chef. I never revealed that information instead continued to eat my over cooked filet cut and my medium well prime.
  39. RP

    R1stPony

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here to celebrate my Birthday. The waitress worked hard to make us both feel welcome and to enjoy our meals. I had their meatloaf. Really good and almost like homemade. Portions are big so I took a slice home (they gave me two).
  40. CF

    ClaudiaF

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to our waitress Jena!!! She made us feel at home and made our birthday dinner so wonderful and memorable, great service

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 3.9 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
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, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • 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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