This big restaurant is filled with memorabilia from California's wild Gold Rush days, and just staring at the walls can be entertaining. The food is ... More
This big restaurant is filled with memorabilia from California's wild Gold Rush days, and just staring at the walls can be entertaining. The food is served in piles on the plate, and it is definitely a place to bring your appetite. Ribs are the best bet, and the Country Fried Steak is renowned. Claim Jumper also offers a delicious Hot Turkey Sandwich made with freshly cooked real turkey breast - not a pressed turkey roll as at many restaurants. Desserts are big and tasty.
Great place for large quantities of well-prepared basic American cuisine. If you're looking for a small, intimate place, this is not for you, however - large parties and lots of friendly noise is the norm at this very popular local spot.
Claim Jumper is always an excellent experience. They have some of the best steaks and boy do they give a good serving size! My wife got the rack of ribs and we had a good laugh over how huge it was. LOL.
I've been there three times; and gotten stomache problems two of the three times.
Once on a salad bar (don't ask me how you get diaharrea from a salad bar); and the second time my son and I both got stomache aches from the McNuggets and the Southwestern eggrolls.
The place is always busy; I can't imagine how others are not getting sick.
My advice: go to Soup Plantation if you want big portions.
I have eaten there twice, both times with groups that chose it.
Why people stand in line to eat at this chain is beyond me.
Take a look at all the reviews here and elsewhere. 90 percent of the time, all they can comment on is the quantity of the food.
You know what? Give me half the food, with better quality ingredients and prepared with care and some finesse and I will happily pay that price.
Last time I was there was for a lunch group and I had a french dip which was twice as big as necessary for a lunchtime meal (and was 10 bucks).
For one thing, it was terrible. How do you screw that up? Any diner in America can get that right.
For another, there was like 2 pounds of french fries. No wonder Americans are so fat.
You want homestyle American cooking? Go to your local diner like Antique Row Cafe in Lemon Grove, Rudford's in University Heights or Brian's in Hillcrest.
What a lousy service.
It took for ever to get a table. We waited at the bar asked for a beer that arrived after we got a table (20min). The chicken had blood on it. The manager offered to re-do it, and once he brought it back we waited for ever for some silverware, end up having to take the food to go. We didn't wana eat at home to avoid the hassle and end up there anyways. What a shame, it use to be one of my favorite places to go.