Claim Jumper - La Mesa

4
186 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.

Experiences

  • Filet & Cabernet Wednesdays

    $55.00 per person

    Sep 15 - Dec 26, 2021

    Enjoy Claim Jumper USDA Prime Filet Mignon with lobster beurre blanc topping and a glass of Louis Martini Cabernet for just $55. Available every Wednesday for dine in for a limited time.

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 - 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.
What 186 people are saying
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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Thanksgiving dinner if Friday .
Found parking walked right in.
Service and food were great !!

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HiramM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. The atmosphere was outstanding Long the customer that always receive high quality service.

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chrisb
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

After last years disaster we decided to give them another try. Everything started out poorly (coffee served in a water glass?) but after a different waitress took over we had a fantastic time!!

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SelinaZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our waitress took a long time to greet us since she was extremely busy. No dinner roles or bread with this holiday dinner. Had to order pretzel bites from their very limited appetizer selections (3 total). Ordered the beer on special- and IPA on draft that was $5.75, but was given the larger glass for $7.75 instead. Overall, food was delicious but some bread would have been nice!

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JeremyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The quality of food this time wasn’t what I expect from Claim Jumpers. The menu is pricey and the quality didn’t match this time. Our server was outstanding, though.

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CatB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I have wonderful memories of great food at Claim Jumper: before Covid :( This visit left me wanting. We were there at 4:30 with over half the restaurant empty and still waited 45 minutes for our food; with a little one this was very difficult. The food was fine: nothing to shout home about. The ambiance was as I remember it. There is no longer the salad bar: a sad change. The waitress was wonderful. My salmon was dry probably under a heat lamp while the rest of the order was cooked. The French fries were great and the soup too. The salad hardly filled the small plate it was served on. I hope once their staff is up to par these things will be remedied and it will be as great as it use to be.

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MichelleG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was kept very busy, but our server and helpers found time throughout our meal to stop and see if we needed anything. Staff took the time to recognize and thank all the veterans who were there for the special dinner on the 11th. Our waiter and helper,went above and beyond on the service they gave us, please make sure they get kudos for this!!!

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William
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veteran menu was extensive. Value was superb. Only had to wait for about 5 minutes.

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JDF1188
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When my family and I were having dinner, we were joined by one of my uncles and his family. We haven’t seen my uncle nor his family for over a year. It was great to catch up with them and find out what had happened since we last saw them. The food we had was absolutely delicious!

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Ronald
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

My cousins enjoyed themselves and the food !
We will be back !

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Mike
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Just okay, the quality has really gone down. We will not be back.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Server was awesome. Felt bad for her cause she couldn’t get alot of the stuff we asked for but overall really good service for what she could get us. The food that they had available that we ordered just wasn’t that great to say the least. Will give it another shot when everyone gets back to work

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad, bad service
When the food arrives we still didn’t have the cutlery,
the cole slow was spoiled. The food was tasteless

The waiter did not remove the dirty dishes from the table

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Dora
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was amazing food, service and cleanliness

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MaribelF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall food was great except the bbq ribs. Service was excellent

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MargotL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food but like many restaurants they are having supply issues no martinis margaritas etc available beer & wine selection good

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JonL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My wife and I had a reservation for supper last night (Oct 3). We had requested a booth, and we were put way in the back. I am handicapped and had a cane, and the hostess who was seating us asked us if we wanted a high seat table in the bar. When we declined we finally got a booth way past the old salad bar.
The waiter took our order, we had orderedan appetizer, and we didn't get it till the maine course arrived. There were very few onion rings, and the plates seemed very cheap. My wife had coffee, and the cream came in small plastic cups, not like the small stainless pitchers as before.
The main course was not very visually appealing. I had ordered steak and shrimp. The steak was tough , and the shrimp were ok.
The whole atmosphere was like the Claim Jumper was hanging on by a thread.
The service and the food need to get back up to past levels otherwise it is a waste of time and money to go tere.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Claim jumpers has been our go to place for celebratory meals for years. In the past the meals were comparable in cost to other dine in places and the food very good. This visit we had the greatest server with a smile and awesome attitude and the service spectacular, but that's where it ended. I realize wit the COVID pandemic beef prices have gone up but the steak quality this visit bland and some of the poorest cuts I have ever seen. I will not be going back for some time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Pretty sure our waiter was intoxicated. We had a good meal and enjoyed ourselves, the service was lacking and had to ask several times for our drinks and our check and to go boxes.

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Shea
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Will definitely eat here again, I loved the atmosphere and the waitress did an excellent job serving us. I give her a huge thumbs up!!

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TraceyC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Great service and staff. Food delivered in a reasonable amount of time.

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MarcyM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, great value. The pot pie was amazing!

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tktoutdinner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat
I went with my wife and son
for lunch was great everything

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JeannieK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Terrible service, over priced food. Looked like a buffet style place.

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Raven
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wasn't worth the price. I could've gone to Black Angus for almost half the price and for much better food and service.

Choose some where else to eat.

The food was bland and nothing like it's pictured. The mac n cheese was basically watery-cheese soup with some noodles (undercooked too), they didn't prep the brussel sprouts correctly. You know, chop off the hard inedible ends like should be done - they were just a huge, un-seasasoned grease bomb.

The service was not good, at all.

We had to wait forever for everything, our waitress was never around - a different waitress ended up helping us at the end. The girl that was running the food was rude and unhelpful. I asked if they had steak sauce, she said yes then left and never brought me any.

At the end they were literally trying to box our booth in with a long row of tables for a group of 18.

They now have tvs all over the dinning area, it's very noisy and unpleasant.

Save your money and time on this one - nostalgia failed me.

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viplola777
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great lunch at Claim Jumper. The lobster BLT sandwich is the best. Jesus, our server provided excellent service. We request his section every time we come to the restaurant. He knows our lunch order with our special requests. Claim Jumper is lucky to have such a great employee!!! We would highly recommend the La Mesa restaurant and ask for Jesus. You won't be disappointed.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Short staffed. Poor bartender was so sweet. We tipped her well because we felt for her.

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TraceyC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, quick table service. Great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liliana our server was no nice and friendly and took care of us so well. Chloey the manager is awesome.

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vipElizabethC
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess and server Kathy was awesome! She was extremely friendly, helpful and funny. We had the citrus chicken salads and they were delicious. We will definitely visit again soon.

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KarlaH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We never got clarification if it was a BOH issue or a tech glitch, but two orders of our party of six came out almost 15 minutes before anyone else. We had an error on one order, a $51 poterhouse, and we had all eaten, boxed our leftovers, had birthday dessert AND PAID THE BILL before the dish was brought out corrected. Management did remove the charge for that entrée, but the fish and chips had no flavor in the batter. The tri-tip, which was ordered Medium, was plated almost Blue.
All in all just a rough night for our group celebrating a pretty major milestone for a dear friend, and a rough night for the staff. Sammie, or server was delightful, but there a significant lack of communication with us in regards to our orders.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice and efficient server.

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Bobls39
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I enjoyed very tasty fish tacos served with fries, while my wife who is a vegan, was served baked vegetables and fresh fruit, something not expected in a place associated with so many steak dishes. The whole experience was one that calls for a revisit.

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gooch
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our salads were great! However, it kind of sucked that things were not available despite being on the full menu.

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viplola777
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a good lunch at Claim Jumpers. Good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was extremely warm inside and even the waitress was sweating. The food was mediocre, I would not return to this place.

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Brilliant
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Don’t understand why the pricing is so expensive given that there is nothing special about the restaurant itself. It’s like going to an overpriced family restaurant chain but getting the same quality food.

The staff did a good job of serving us, given that we were sat next to a group of about 30 people. A bit disconcerting at this point in time to be sat next to a large group in a sectioned off part of the restaurant, but we could have objected so this was not part of the rating.

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MauiGal619
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They no longer offer bread bowls with their clam chowder! They have no bread service at all! Big shocker. Tried their seasonal appetizer Asian Ribs. They were quite delicious. Battered and then deep fried, so the rib meat is tender but then there is a crunchy outer layer so the contrast is nice. Tangy BBQ sauce was okay. Also had their clam chowder. Was as good as always so no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had to wait a long time for service and getting water

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 4 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.