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Carvers Steaks & Chops, San Diego, CA

Carvers Steaks & Chops

4.7
4.7
2670 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Welcome to Carvers Steaks and Chops - a San Diego restaurant committed to the tradition of the big-city steakhouse without the big-city price or the big-city drive.

Located in the community of Rancho Bernardo, Carvers is the perfect destination for whatever mood you're in. Whether it's stopping in to enjoy a hand-shaken martini after work or bringing the family in to sample some of our award-winning prime rib, choice steaks, seafood options, and meals for the kids, we will cater to your every need.

Visit us and experience our array of dining options, live entertainment, and top-notch service. Carvers Steaks & Chops - voted North San Diego County's Finest Steakhouse twenty two years running.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 485-1262
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Victor Cisneros
  • Catering
    Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak, our classic items prepared in house, and served on site.
  • Private party facilities
    Two private dining rooms available holding up to 38 and 70 guests each.
  • Private party contact
    Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262
  • Neighborhood
    Poway / Rancho Bernardo
  • Cross street
    Bernardo Center Dr & Bernardo Plaza Dr
  • Parking details
    Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.
  • Entertainment
    Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,670 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Best Value

  • North San Diego

    Steak

2,670 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten here many times and it has always been between a 4&5 Star.This latest visit was the exception. My grandson order a medium filet mignon and it was more on the medium well side. My wife ordered the prime rib medium rare and it was on the rare side of rare. My Filet mignon was ordered medium rare and it was perfect. Ended up giving my medium rare to my grandson which he enjoyed . Positive take is he may now be ordering medium rare in the future. Had to ask three times for lemons for the water and for bread. To be fair they were extremely busy at this time and I didn’t complain. Would I go back? Yes.

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  2. DEvan

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places in SoCal Consistently great

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  3. PatriciaG

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always it was a wonderful evening - good food, good friends, very friendly atmosphere. We can always count on Carver's for a wonderful experience.

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  4. SRGUEST

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavorful steaks at a reasonable price. Friendly and attentive wait staff. A local steakhouse favorite for our family.

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  5. Evelyn

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual. Thanks for acknowledgment of the birthday with the delicious 🎂

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, ambience, and food were all fabulous. I loved the prime rib and romaine salad

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  7. Pamela

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carvers is consistently excellent. The service is always prompt, the food is excellent, prepared perfectly. I love their soup and I am particular about it being hot. It is always served at the perfect temperature. We love their beef dishes, from prime rib to filet mignon. We've also tried their fish - salmon, shrimp, and scallops, and find those dishes excellent as well. Carvers serves absolutely wonderful meals in an atmosphere of quiet elegance. Although not a totally inexpensive meal, the prices are reasonable. It is a neighborhood favorite - and certainly one of our "go-to" restaurants that we can count on for a delightful meal. It is no wonder it is very popular, so reservations are recommended.

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  8. LeahH

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I felt for the price point it was just mediocre. Our server was almost nonexistent. I ordered a fish entrée. It was the halibut it was overcooked. I exchanged it for the smaller fillet and that was very good. My Husband very much enjoyed his meal. I would not say the food was bad. it was actually pretty good. The restrooms were not very clean and were very worn out, looking with cobwebs hanging from the ceiling. There was a bad smell in the entryway by the host stand that smelled like the bathrooms, which were not far away overall, I would say the food was quite tasty, but the service was not very good and the ambience was mediocre.

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  9. LynneB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food! But service was slow, too dark, table too small and WAY TO NOISY.

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  10. nthrich

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The early bird specials are an amazing value. 4pm to 6pm every day.

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  11. NancyR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome, steak, especially the filet mignon. The wedge salad is also excellent. Very enjoyable time had by all in our party of six.

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  12. HenryZ

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great…food was great as always…thank you

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  13. KerryT

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow. Food was mediocre. My ribs were cold and smelled off. My daughters pasta was very bland. Filet was good but overall not a great experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great and our food came fast but steak was not hard and wedge salad shrunk in size and didn’t have normal amount of dressing

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value and food for the early dining menu, service was very good as well

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  16. PatT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. We may have been interest in more information about the menu and felt he could have offer a few more items.

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  17. DougE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious as always, attentive service. It is pricey but worth it. Very nice atmosphere and I recommend!

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  18. BarbM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking for a real steak house, and we found it! Delicious steak and au gratin potatoes and Spinach Salad. The initial service on getting us started with drinks was very slow; however, the food service was good!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy Carvers and the delicious food there. Love the lamb chop appetizer and au gratin potatoes. Prime rib is excellent, especially on Tuesday special night.

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  20. Royw

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carver's is our go-to dining spot. The Early Bird specials are a great value and always delicious. Our server Nevaeh was excellent; friendly and very attentive.

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  21. TheMom

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was bad customer service. Our server seems like she doesn't want to be there. Took her forever to get our orders or even served our waters and complimentary bread. Never checked on us if we need anything. We had to call a different server to refill our drink and at the end she gave us the wrong check for a different table good thing we checked. The food is alright. And the restaurant needs some refreshing. Too outdated.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation here for Valentine’s Day, staff was great and the food was brought out hot and in a very timely manner our water glass was never empty and we will definitely return very soon. ( Crab stuffed mushrooms were delicious)

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  23. KarenS

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! So enjoyed the dinner! Will be back again

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  24. miaDiaz123456

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was 100% better than last Valentine’s Day. Out servicer was delight.

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  25. CCSanDiego

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great filet meal with great service We have been dining here for 30 years

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  26. Luv2dineout

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lamb chops were delicious, the salmon was a little dry. The service (Brandon) was excellent and it was quite noisy- Tuesdays are very crowded since they have very good deals.

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  27. FredS

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tuesday night specials are a great deal. I had 6 Oz prime rib w potatoes and vegetables. My wife had 6 0z filet mignon, also w potatoes and vegetables. Avocado and spinach dip appetizer was yummy. Excellent service. All in all a very enjoyable dinner.

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  28. Sunny1

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Chris was a great server. He anticipated out need for beverage refills.

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  29. WLolli3342

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yesterday at Carvers, dinner was fantastic. We could see the fireplace, the service was terrific, friendly and thoughtful. The food was great -- steaks as you can imagine -- were done to perfection. Noise level was quiet - unlike other places, you can hear each other. We will be back next week for sure !!

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  30. VICTORG

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    prime rib had to much gristle , all else was good, drinks were well made.

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  31. Jewelbaby

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was wonderful, very attentive. I ordered the petite filet mignon as medium, it came well done. But it was so tender and tasty I didn’t send it back. We had a great time, thank you.

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  32. TerryS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mia, our waitress, was outstanding. She was attentive and very friendly. Always smiling. Timing between courses was excellent. The steaks were cooked to perfection. In the complete picture, we had a most excellent time at Carver's.

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  33. KathleenS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food Outstanding service Nice surroundings Fair prices

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  34. lovegoodfood

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meal & wonderful service, everything was excellent

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  35. RobertB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I eat here often for special occasions and have never had a bad experience.

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  36. LisaK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value if you go during early bird specials. Great food quality, always great service. Close to home for us!

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  37. kuebke

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of the food is great. Staeks cooked perfectly and very well seasoned. Waiting staff is friendly and helpful. A perfect dinner with family.

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  38. Gforceby2

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like old school steakhouses then this gem should head up your list. My steak was cooked to perfection and my companions Tournedos Oscar were said to be delicious as well. The menu obviously includes more than just meats but since those are such a highlight it is important to give focus where well deserved. The restaurant has a full bar, lots of parking and easy reservations through Open Table.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was one of the best meals I’ve had here and I have been here with my family many times in the past. My steak was cooked perfectly, the bread was hot out of the oven and the service was good.

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  40. RaulP

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, They have kept top quality, service, and value overall. That is why they are still there after all these years.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Carvers Steaks & Chops offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 485-1262.

Carvers Steaks & Chops is rated 4.7 stars by 2670 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Carvers Steaks & Chops

11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bernardo Center Dr & Bernardo Plaza Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Poway / Rancho Bernardo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Victor Cisneros
  • Entertainment
    Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 485-1262
  • Catering
    Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak, our classic items prepared in house, and served on site.
  • Private party facilities
    Two private dining rooms available holding up to 38 and 70 guests each.
  • Private party contact
    Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262
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