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2250 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-8608
714-836-6658
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, large menu, lots of food.

Our family went there for my birthday. The steak was cooked perfectly and the fish and chips were great. One meal, the lobster, was lacking flavor and the restaurant replaced the meal with another choice, no problem. We will definitely go back as this is one of the best restaurants in Santa Ana.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
AuntCarol01
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Santa Ana, California
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California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

While visiting Orange County, we decided to visit this restaurant. We moved from the area over 20 years ago but always remembered how good this place was. We were not disappointed! The salad bar was as great as ever. The menu had great choices and of course, the desserts were fabulous!

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My daughter chose Claim Jumper for her birthday lunch this afternoon. Great choice..!! We arrived after the main lunch crowd had left so we were seated immediately. Courtney was our server and made us feel like long-lost family. Great service without constantly "hovering" over us. The various choices of lunch were all well-prepared with hot items hot and cooler items... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Another old staple that has gone downhill. While the menu selection is great and so is the service, the food is just not the same as it used to be. In the past I couldn't wait to get the baby back ribs, but this time they were just OK. I ordered the half rack of ribs and shrimp plate. I... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When I lived in southern CA in the 80's, the Claim Jumper was my favorite restaurant. Great food, great selection, great value. While visiting recently I discussed that you can't go home again.....While this location has retained the Produce Bar (some have not), which we always love, it has changed, most notably eliminating the crab/pasta salad, which was my favorite... More 

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Tustin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We used to go to Claim Jumper in years past. We went for the first time in a couple of years. I used to always get the Chicken Fried Steak and you got so much that it was always good for a to-go box so it was really like 2 meals. This trip the portion was "regular" size so no... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our family went there for my birthday. The steak was cooked perfectly and the fish and chips were great. One meal, the lobster, was lacking flavor and the restaurant replaced the meal with another choice, no problem. We will definitely go back as this is one of the best restaurants in Santa Ana.

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Hayden Lake, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good Food and Great Service. We had a mini class reunion on Sunday and a girls lunch on Monday. They went far and beyond to accommodate us.

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Effingham, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Claim Jumper has a good Sunday Brunch. There was a nice selection of food, which was well stocked. The service was good. Relaxed atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Old cowboy atmosphere which is suggest updating, but did makes up for the lack of modern decor. I had the tritip for lunch with a baked potato, and everything was done perfect!

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have enjoyed numerous good meals here. Basic beef with enhancements and sides are their specialties. Service is usually quick and very user and group friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2250 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-8608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-836-6658

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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