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Claim Jumper - La Mesa, La Mesa, CA

Claim Jumper - La Mesa

3.2
3.2
368 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 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

  • Birthday Celebration

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,Tue - Thu - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    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
  • Happy Hour (Every Day 3pm - 7pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.,Tue - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,Thu - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.,Sat - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    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

What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Child-Friendly

  • East County

    Good for groups

368 Reviews
  1. Carmen

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, but the service not as good as it used to be.

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  2. April

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I’m sorry to say that this restaurant has gone down hill. No one to great incoming customers at the front desk. We almost left after waiting 15 mins without even being acknowledged. The woman who did finally seat us should not be in the customer service business to say the least…Food tasted like it had been pre-cooked, then re-heated. Sadly, a place that had a lot of good memories for me as a kid is just not the same. Will not dine there again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    We had a ok experience we only seen our waiter 2 times to order and bring the check he didn't come and give us any refills on our drinks or dinner bread the meatloaf was the worst we will never order that again. we have not been there in a long time and portions seemed to get a lot smaller. The dinner bread was cold and not warm we were very disappointed we came in with 5 people and everyone was unhappy with there meal and the services.

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  4. LisaW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had not been there until many years, service was outstanding, food good but pricey. You should get two sides with a meal not one. 3% service charge will deal the deal that I won't return. Prices are already high wntro add that on

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  5. GeorgiaT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    The lobster was dry and tasteless. Baked potato was wonderful.

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  6. AbrahamH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately it was a bad experience. We arrived at our reservation time and there was nobody in front to greet customers. There was a total of five different parties including ours, consisting of a total of ten people. After about 5min of waiting people started leaving. We left anfter about 14 min of waiting. The entire time we waited staff walked by about 5 times and never said anything to us. I was expecting at least somebody to say “have you been helped yet” or “ somebody will be with you shortly” but that was not the case.

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  7. JoanT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The lunch was enjoyed by all. Service was kind of slow. Had to wait sometime before the food was served.

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  8. DouglasK

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was pretty good but was, in my opinion, over priced

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  9. JeffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience all around. Great summer berry salad and clam chowder. Server was excellent too.

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  10. tyroneg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The service was not up to standards, tables not clean, long wait for waitresses. The restaurant was woefully under staffed.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. BenjaminA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Not great food or service, and expensive! And you get a surprise 3% surcharge on your bill that they tell you on their website they are legally allowed to add. Shady. It’s about the principal... We won’t be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. TonyJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service. Highly recommend eat here.

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  13. Mdiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was okay. Food was flavorful but lukewarm. Same for the coffee.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waited 70 min for our food to come out. & food was barely warm. Not enough attention from our server since a bigger party was going on in which they received their food in half the time we waited. Unacceptable.

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  15. GregM

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    They dont have hardly anyone scheduled so service is seriously lacking. Its just not like the great experience that it used to be. I dont understand how it is still open. Pmus a 3% fee is charged on top of your bill. Thats telling in its self

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  16. DMilroy

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    We were looking forward to a wonderful birthday lunch at Claim Jumper. Well..the food was good, except for my dry Lobster Mac..which was greatly improved with a splash of white wine from my glass to add some moisture and flavor! The worst part was the waitress who was cold and unfriendly the whole time and left us waiting for everything. Claim Jumper is an upscale restaurant, but our server acted like she was trained at a second-rate truck stop. We ordered cake for the whole table..and coffee. The coffee arrived after the cake was gone!! As a former waiter myself, I know what good service is and this woman should not have been sent out to serve customers. Maybe she was having a bad day, but she sure didn't make our celebration special! We had a good time in spite of her! I paid the large bill so she did smile once when she dropped off the check to me. Very disappointed in Claim Jumper.

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  17. SusanW

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent but service was just a little slow. They did not have any hot tea for my mom or the wine that I normally order that was on the menu. Other than that the venue was excellent it was a great choice for my mom‘s 90th birthday we had a great table by the fireplace and we all had a great time

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  18. Lemmons

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Claim Jumper was understandably busy for Father’s Day, & appeared to be short-staffed although all 3 people who waited on us were great. We arrived at 4:15, seated at 4:30 which was expected/fine. Considering CJ prices, the following issues weren’t expected: The window booth we sat in was sticky with no cutlery & we had to ask twice for cutlery & extra napkins. No table bread served with $16 salad bar - they RAN OUT at 4:30. The kind waitress brought a free slice of garlic cheese toast. I waited for an entree plate as I wasn’t advised that I could go up to the salad bar & that may be my fault, Finding the tiny chilled square bread-size plates, I assumed they would’ve bring me one larger so nothing would fall off. Sorry, Croutons! Their large selection of DRESSINGS were TOP KNOTCH, but 2 labeled spoons were in the wrong dressings (customer error?) & I wish I hadn’t read those labeled spoons-maybe my bad. The potato & macaroni salad were mayo-laden, but the pasta salad were dripping in what seemed like the same oily salad dressing-they all tasted the same. 2 selections were combos of diced celery, chick peas & tomatoes, etc & looked like toppings to me. WINGS were AVG, widow maker BURGER was GREAT, RIBEYE was GOOD & cooked to order, but the fish in the fish in chips entree wasn’t much bigger than fish sticks. A cup of clam chowder soup came after 2 requests (with 2 different people) & was gummy thick, with a semi-hardened top. A $3.50 charge for 1 sm. cup of soup should be included with a $16 salad bar with no discount offered on a $10 bowl purchased with salad bar. My 2nd dessert choice, the BUTTER CAKE with nuts & ice cream was AMAZING but RAN OUT of their famous MOTHERLOAD CHOC. CAKE AT 5:30! That’s what I went there for😭!!! Holiday crowds should be expected by mgmt; short staffing may not be. CJ used to be 1 of my faves, but, for the price, at this point I’ll only go for HAPPY HOUR which (I hope) is still ONE OF THE BEST IN TOWN.

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  19. MelodyZ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I order the pick two meal, ribs & grilled shrimp. Needless to say the 4 shrimp was more meat then the ribs, they were nothing but fat.

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  20. jonip

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service. Wasn't too busy. Nice dining environment.

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  21. MelissaJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We made reservations and still had to wait 30mins. I get it was mothers Day, but tables weren’t turning. Once seated we waited another 20 minutes before drinks, and 30 minutes before we ordered. Our waitress was barely seen. Wasn’t a good experience. Food was ok.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a 5:30 reservation on Mother's Day. We arrived at 5:20, and we were out the door at 6:20 with leftovers. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. No complaints, just good food and service.

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  23. Elaine

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good selection, the food was good, and the server was fantastic!

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  24. Mdnh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was not good for the price. Service was sloppy and slow. Had reservation has to sit in bar section on stools. Soda was flat, didn’t bring all food out. Food not seasoned well. Bathrooms slippery and dirty trash all over floor.

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  25. TanyaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overall it was a good experience. Crowd was expected it was mother's day. What I was shocked at was once we were seated there were A LOT of empty tables. Not sure why we were waiting. Maybe short staffed. Our waiting took forever to bring the check. Again crowded and he was helping a large table along with us but I got a bit irritated.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service and food were not good. Some food items were cold, others forgotten.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JessicaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The mothers day buffet food was awful. The waiter was nice.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Jackiee

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very great time dinning here for dinner. The food was delicious and the service was friendly.

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  29. JohnR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Rack of ribs Dry and overcook. Not Edible. Ribeye, ordered as Medium RARE. Came Medium WELL. BIG HAIR WRAPPED AROUND IN THE MAC AND CHEESE

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  30. Maricopa71

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our food was good: delicious clam chowder, nice chicken salad and pretty good fish and chips. The service was friendly. Our order was taken promptly and the food came quickly, but then the service evaporated. We wanted to order dessert, but no one came. We finally decided to skip dessert. Still no one came. We waited and waited. Finally someone came and we asked for our check. More waiting. When the check arrived, we quickly spotted an error. Correcting it took a long time. We spent more time waiting than we did eating. Overall: disappointing.

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  31. ChantelJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I remember this use to be a good spot to eat but the food wasn't up to par this time around. They advertised bottomless mimosas with the buffet but when you get there it is only included for a fee. Also they have a 3%surge charge added to the bill.Not worth $109.00 to me for 2 people. I don't think I will be back for brunch here.

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  32. GloriaZ

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    awe had a very nice Easter Brunch at Claim Jumper!! Our server was Mary and she was excellent on the spot. Very outgoing and always checked up on us. The food was very good, the desserts could have been a bit better, other than just being mostly donuts. We would definitely recommend The Claim Jumper for Easter. We dine here often and do enjoy all they offer on the menu~!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    the service was amazing and the food was not that good and over priced

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  34. CharlesF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wrong steak served but was corrected properly with extra as a consolation. Overall very happy and satisfied!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for my daughters gymnastics competition and we’ve unfortunately lost all the claim jumper restaurants near our home so when I saw this one, we made a dash for it. Our waitress was absolutely amazing! We have never experienced such amazing service at any restaurant. Even 5 star restaurants. We made sure the manager knew how wonderful her employee was and said we wish we could come back.

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  36. DavidL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service, and food. We enjoyed a great meal.

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  37. Sabrena

    San Diego

    276 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The fried chicken dinner was okay. The butter pecan cake was the bomb! Service was okay. The waitress was really nice, but slow. The restaurant was really busy. Once we were seated, it was about an hour before our dinner arrived. Claim Jumper is an okay place to eat, but not sure I'd return for any reason other than convenience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Claim jumper has gone seriously downhill. No kids pizza, even though it is on the menu. They don't fill up the drinks, even the virgin ones. No soup with the salad bar anymore, or cheese toast. Plus, they add a 3% surcharge.our waiter really tried but the kitchen could not get their act together. Cold appetizers and kids watched a violent show on the television that staff finally changed 20 minutes after I requested it be changed. Management tried to make it up to us, but it seems she had to visit every table while we were there. This place can't survive like this!

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  39. DeAndraJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Its was a date night with my boyfriend. I made reservations for 7:00 p.m. at the La Mesa location. We were there at about 6:59 p.m. we were sat at a small round table in the bar area we were sat at a table when I reserved at 7:00 p.m. table reservation. We were not really tended to for the first 30 minutes of our visits and we did not receive our food any appetizers any salads until almost 2 hours after we arrived. We are not sure what was going on that evening in the kitchen but a lot of the Patriots there at the store were complaining of the time that it took for the food to come out. We were very disappointed in the whole experience it was supposed to be a special night it was not worth $148 and some change that we were charged we were actually overcharged requested mashed potatoes and when the waiter came out he said that something was wrong with the mashed potatoes and if we want it french fries well if I wanted french fries then I would have went to Jack In The Box or Burger King but no we went to Claim Jumper and ended up paying $1 58 for quite the lousy mail but because we were hungry we ate the food and we left never to return again

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  40. BlairF

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible. Had 6:15 reservation…. At 8:00 we had No food. The people next to us who came in After us got there food. We were told the kitchen was backed up, not a good enough reason. Saturday night, you should have enough staff. We will not be back, got our drinks but No food!!! The people at the other table said it took forever to get their food and when it came it was cold!!!

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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 3.2 stars by 368 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 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Claim Jumper - La Mesa

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    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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