Claim Jumper - Monrovia

3.9
58 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. 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, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more.
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Great food, Great Birthday

R
Ruby
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good service and food. The only dish that was lacking was blackened salmon (too dry). I would return again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, superb service.

DM
DMontiel
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. Felt very safe dining at this location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was pleasant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Requested well done steaks. Both were served rare and at different times. With reservations waited 40 minutes. The bread, appetizer and drinks were good. The re cooked Tri tip was nasty.The bone in rib eye tasted good once cooked right. Ordered pizza with sausage and pepperoni to go and they forgot the sausage. That little slice of chocolate cake is still Heavenly.

YM
YvonneM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased with my meal. Steak was great and the raspberry white truffle cheese cake was the best. Thank you had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Considering it was Friday and Valentines we did make reservations. Upon arriving we did wait about 30 minutes but it was understandable. Ultimately dinner was great, service very good expecting the staff was very busy. Overall a great night out.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was absolutely terrible. I will never step foot in there again.

DH
DarleneH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

My husband and I came to Claim Jumpers for Valentine's Day dinner. The food was great, however, for Valentine's day, you would think they would change the music to maybe soft rock or mild music. The ambiance was not suited for that day. I get that we are in a bar-type dinner atmosphere, however, some rock music was just unnecessary for that evening. I saw a lot of cringed faces just like ours when it was a bit too hard.

JM
vipJustMe
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I have to say the girl helping us out was not great.. mind you she had two tables and she took a long time to bring our drinks, out salads and soups came with the entree we not before.. the table was sticky and the salt and pepper was also sticky.. I asked for wipes and she said she didn’t have any so she just replaced the salt and pepper with new ones.. I asked for a rage for the table, she never brought it. We never received our refills of drinks. My trip was close to cold and like warm.. but didn’t want to make a fuss. Our food took almost an hour to come out and we sat down at 1:45.. the server seemed very defensive when talking with us and making it a point to say thanks for being patient it in a tone that was undermining .. This location needs to train this server on speed, customer service, attentiveness, and overall patience

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience1

The restaurant was fairly empty when I arrived. I was seated in a cluster of guest versus spreading out the room.
The host didn't acknowledge that I had a reservation on Open table.
The music in the dining room was way too loud.

JS
JoanS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Salad bar was disappointing. Bean salad was dry. Tomatoe/cucumber salad funny taste. Macaroni salad dry.

We were a party of 6. They ran out of clam chowder so she had to wait while a new batch was made. Took awhile and it was very thin and runny, unlike the bowl of clam chowder the other person in our party had received prior to it running out.

Had a great server. Friendly and efficient.

FP
FrancisP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Buffet was very poor, choices were poorly presented and not fresh. Very disappointed.carving station had one small piece of beef .

AB
AngelaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very nice and accommodating to our party. She even put the football game on the tv near us, at our request! Food was very good. Will come back when in the area.

PD
PatriciaD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our server was nice, but not efficient. When we had to ask several times where something was that we ordered, she always blamed someone else for the problem. Whe never came bakc to the table to check if everything was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Felt like I was a regular walk in ... Was 10 min earlier than my reservation and still took while before we got seated

AJ
AllenJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was good but had to wait 20 minutes even with a reservation that was the only thing that was bad about the dining experience food was great too

TR
TonyaR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overall, the restaurant is fine. We had not been to Claim Jumper in years and decided to try it on New Year's Eve. Perhaps our server (Cornell) was not having a good night or maybe it was just us. He seemed much more attentive and engaged with other guests and our concerns with the food and service had to be addressed to the manager (Ellana) who was very helpful and gracious. Unfortunately, our server was condescending when problems (i.e. order a side and charged for an appetizer) were called to his attention, was unresponsive to requests and orders (no soup and no condiments), and he did not refill water or drinks, and seemed impatient overall when we asked him to our table.
If we return to Claim Jumper, it will be at another location.

LB
LisaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Our Open Table reservation was ignored. We were there about 5 minutes late, but they gave no indication that we would be placed in the general cue of people walking in, and of course, being that it was New Year's Eve, it was quite busy. So we ended up waiting close to an hour before being seated and only because we complained (twice). We were then sat in an overflow area of the restaurant that was very poorly lit. We had not been to Claim Jumpers in quite a while and after this experience, we will not be returning.

HL
HankL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall we had a good dinner for family gathering. I chose CJ for prime rib, but this location unfortunately did not have prime rib all the time. I had ribeye steak instead and it was okay. The CJ portion was not as large as I remembered many years ago when CJ first started, but maybe I just got used to it.

J
Jonathan
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server was forgetful and inattentive.

M
Mwidjaja
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate my friend's Birthday Brunch and 2 of my girls. Food was delicious. Pasta, Fresh Omelets, Rib eye, Enchiladas, bottomless Marmosa, Unlimited Salad Bar, Nachos/Taco, Pizza, kids menu and Desserts.
The ambiance it was perfect for our event.

RI
RICKYG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had an unusual experience this Thanksgiving. Although the food was delicious and our waiter did a good job, one of the staff members carrying plates with food dropped a plate right on my shoulder. She scurried away, although she did come back later to apologize. The plate hitting me was not only painful, it left food on my shoulder and down the sleeve of my white shirt. A waiter from another area showed up later with soda water and some paper napkins, saying I could use them to try to get the food off my shirt.

No manager approached to apologize or offer anything. The check came with no deductions of any kind for my experience. (Our waiter was unaware of what had happened until later.) I had to walk up to the front of the restaurant and ask for a manager. They have 2 managers, and although they were aware of what had happened to me, each decided the other was handling it. They did, at the end, comp only my meal and gave me a Claim Jumper T shirt. Since I wasn't the one paying for the meal (a party of 7), it really didn't do anything for me personally. Too little too late.

IL
IanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I’m not sure if my standards have gone up or if Claim Jumper has gone downmarket, but I remember this place being pretty good. We went today for thanksgiving. It started with them telling us our reservation was for 1, not 1:30 like we thought. I checked the app and 1:30 was correct. Weird start. Fortunately, they still had seats.

The holiday food was cafeteria level quality. Overcooked and processed-seeming turkey, terribly sweet cranberry side, etc. The service was similarly mediocre and inattentive.

Is this why I stopped coming here?

M
vipMaren
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Claim Jumper for Thanksgiving! The variety of available dinners is great, the food is consistently delicious, and the prices are excellent for this traditional feast. This year, however, they decided to put the cinnamon apple glaze directly onto the ham slices instead of bringing it in a small cup as they did last year. That was an unfortunate change. The glaze ran off of the ham and swam all over my mashed potatoes. I like the glaze, but not on my potatoes!! Other than that small thing, the meal was great. Our table by the large fireplace was wonderful on the rainy day. And our server was excellent -- she was attentive and got everything right. I highly recommend Claim Jumper Monrovia. Just remember to ask for the glaze to come "on the side". {:>)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!!

TA
TomA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claim Jumper Monrovia is a great dining experience. We about 10 minutes late for our reservation. They said "no problem" and sat us right away into a roomy & comfortable booth. The server was attentive & very funny. We actually stayed at our table longer than we needed to as we engaged in conversation with her. The food is always good & the menu offers something for everyone. It's my go to restaurant for birthday celebrations.

LM
LesM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was the best. Kudos to Juan, Vinnie and Guierrmo. An abundance of food .

CM
CMac
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Claim Jumper was just "okay". When we checked in for our reservation and I mentioned that it was made through Open Table, the young man told me that they don't recognize reservations made through Open Table. Interesting, and lucky that they did have a table available for us. The server seemed very busy and was in a hurry to take orders. Even brought us another loaf of bread stating "because your wife ordered this". when, in fact, I had not and we all 3 were aware. Food was okay, but nothing that I would need to return for.

JM
JuanM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Tha best feels dated old and run down. Save your money and go to smithy's in Pasadena or Houston

AQ
AbelQ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The service was fine, a few periods were we were wondering what happened to our server but he was kind and refilled our drinks (especially for my son).

My biggest "beef" was the removal of the beef ribs and baked sweet potato from the menu. This was very disappointing for my birthday luncheon.

In the Men's bathroom the baby changing table was broken so we had to get 2 people to address it (flap door wouldn't lock shut where the paper bed spreads were held).

DC
DianaC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Quality has gone way down since we started coming here. No more ribs, black tie pasta not even close to the original recipe, cheap substitutions, took away the champagne included not even get a cup of coffee included. For shame. What's my motivation for returning? Not surprised the place was so empty.

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charlesh
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The steak was tough and small in size. It’s not like how it used to be.

LG
LitaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Two of us had to wait and asked the waitress what had happened with the rest of the food after 15 minutes of waiting for it we were told that it was not put in the computer. We never got refills until we asked and then waited a while for the waitress to refill our drinks. We ordered dessert to go, after waiting 15 minutes we tracked down the waitress and asked for it.

AJ
AJOC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We used open table for a reservation, knowing we may need to wait a few minutes. However, we waited over 25 additional minutes. My husband asked for something and the waiter put it in without coming back to confirm and it had ingredients on it my husband couldn’t eat. Our server was slow to check on how things were going. Being ours closed, we were super excited for this and were quite disappointed.

BJ
BeckyJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was just fabulous. The food was delicious. My grandkids love your kids menu. Thank you for bringing back normal cut fries and got rid of shoestring fries. They didn't taste like fries. Too thin and fried up that all you taste is a fried up potato. My compliments on your salad bar. It's the best in town, hands down. Love love the hot bacon dressing. Don't ever change it. All in all, we love claim jumpers.

TS
TonyaS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very spacious. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food portion were great

WS
WilliamS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

You need to be hungry to eat here! The portions are generally large, and sides are also good size. Our selections tonight were rib eye steak and chicken pot pie. The pot pie was pretty good - flavorful, lots of chicken, and the pastry shell was great. The rib eye was not as good as usual, with so much gristle that we had to send it back. I will say they were great about getting another but then the dinner is weird because one person is done and the other is still working on their meal. Probably won't chance the rib eye again - even though it should be the best and most flavorful of the steak cuts.

YD
YvetteD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service a bit slow, reservations is a must yet they are late about 20min, our reservation was 5:45 checked in at 5:40 and sat at 6:05
Only Claim Jumper near, food is good yet they have gotten very pricey

FAQs

Claim Jumper - Monrovia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 359-0463.

Claim Jumper - Monrovia is rated 3.9 stars by 58 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.