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Carvers Steaks & Chops

#326 of 3,817 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
+1 858-485-1262
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. I had an 8 oz filet cooked to perfection. Baked potato was terrific as was the romaine salad. The next nite I had grilled lamb chops excellent. Service good as well. I recommend highly.

Thank Barry R
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Very nice restaurant and bar. Very good Prime Rib. I would recommend it very nice place for dinner or just a drink and appetizers

Thank lew246
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This steakhouse is more than excellent: service, food, design, fair price, they got it. We had romain and spinach salads really good, rib eyes, one was the day's special cooked, excellent both of them, and a warm apple crisp for dessert. Service was more than you could expect. If you are around stop by.

1 Thank Serbay00
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We started the meal with a calamari appetizer which was fabulous. It was fried but not greasy. The sauce and vegetables make this the best calamari I have had. My husband had the prime rib and I had the beef medallions-they were a special and had three different sauces. I see from the other reviews that some people were unhappy... More 

Thank Tracey C
Gainesville, Florida
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I'd like to preface this review by saying that despite the criticisms below, I truly liked Carvers and will return. My brother and I had 7:30 pm reservations on a Thursday night and the restaurant seemed to be relatively busy. It was a little confusing to find as it's in the middle of what appeared to be an assisted living... More 

Thank Poppy M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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489 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

My strip was 30% fat and undercooked, my wife's filet medallions with three different sauces were overcooked. Sides and salads were OK. Service was great.

Thank m2swim
Escondido CA
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

My wife and I met some friends here during Happy Hour for dinner and conversation. When you enter it is almost like a step back in time. This is a classic steak house of the dark wood paneled, quiet type. It was obvious that the clientele was very comfortable in the setting. We started out in the lounge with drinks... More 

Thank SparkydogEscondidoCA
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

8 of us went here for a family get together and all of us were wowed. The service was excellent, and our waiter Craig was prompt and efficient. The foods was prepared properly and the meals included a choice of salads and soups, yummy bread, the Main course, and a choice of side dishes. I had the surf and turf... More 

Thank dvmal
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This one caught me by surprise. The prices weren't San Francisco-sized, so my expectations were incredibly low. What a surprise to find gigantic portions and delicious food at this spot! I had the prime rib and it was positively scrumptious. The wine list is also reasonable if not a bargain. I was pleased to find a Bay Area favorite on... More 

Thank Kimberly H
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Lots of people. Like the garlic bread. Calamary not the best, chowder was good, ordered the ribeye special it was so so, too much sauce on top of it and for me a bit salty. Créeme brûlée was really good. Option of wines is descent. A bit price for the quality.

Thank Jose Luis V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-485-1262

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