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Carvers Steaks & Chops

#368 of 4,156 Restaurants in San Diego
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11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 485-1262
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Enjoyable Experience

The ambiance is wonderful. Classic, upscale, established restaurant feel. Exceptionally well trained staff. Nice menu. There with two others. They loved their meals. Mine was quite good, but my filet mignon, while good was not tender enough to get them a five star rating. Wine selection is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
technocleric
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Los Angeles, California
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We go there often because we can always get a table and the food is consistently excellent at a reasonable price. The ambience is also quite pleasant. All meals come with soup or salad and vegetables or potatoes. The steaks and prime rib are excellent and among the best in town. The pasta and seafood dishes are also superb. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is the second time I've been to Carver's and I must say that they are the best at what they do. The food was excellent and tasty. They're a little pricey but what you pay for what you get is a fantastic value. Upscale dining that you will definitely enjoy.Try their specials and couples menu!

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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The ambiance is wonderful. Classic, upscale, established restaurant feel. Exceptionally well trained staff. Nice menu. There with two others. They loved their meals. Mine was quite good, but my filet mignon, while good was not tender enough to get them a five star rating. Wine selection is excellent.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went to Carvers last night to try their $13 special (a friend gave me a gift card for my birthday). I have a dairy allergy and am allergic to some spices. I gave the server my medical allergy card. It turns out - I can have the steak (but I guess not the chicken) on the special but not... More 

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Carvers is always willing to go the extra mile to make your meal good. Not as good as some other Steak Houses in our area this is a classic and one of the few places you can still find a Prime Rib. The Prime Rib was wonderful seasoned nicely, cooked a little more than I like but still tasty. I... More 

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San Marcos, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Have not been to Carver's in years, and now I question myself why. The food was absolutely delicious and the service excellent. They have a Tuesday Special Menu with several dishes at $13. This is an incredible value based on the quality of what you get. It is really busy on Tuesday, so make a reservation.

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Anadarko, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Best steak ever!!!!! Fast service but you never feel rushed. Very relaxing. A must do. I will be back! HOPE!!!!!

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Escondido, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We wind up at Carver's about once a year. The quality is consistent. Good steaks. Generous portions. We will continue to eat there.

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have written a review for Carvers Steaks at least couple years before and re-reviewing it. This place is awesome in its food, service. The specials on Tuesdays still ongoing for many years, though the price went up little, now at $13. which is still a great value. One has the choice of Filet Mignon, Prime Rib or Salmon served... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hidden away amid the trees behind a mall is an unexpected dinner experience. The juicy ribeye steak was cooked to perfection while the waitress-recommendation tenderloins was equally delicious. The décor and atmosphere was wonderful. The staff and service was beyond great! A superb meal, excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable staff; what else can you ask for!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 485-1262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?