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“The Real Deal Seniors Playground”

Carvers Steaks & Chops
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Sat, 7/20
8:00 PM
Ranked #297 of 5,743 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2019

I have been going here for over 30 years off and on. I see the reviews and the expectations, but you just need to know what is good here. First, Happy hour is fantastic, great drink deals for under $5, Ryan is the best bartender in North County Hands down and will take good care of you. Then there is music on weekends, starts at 7:30 and packs the house with dance music and fun times, get early for a seat and have some good apetizers. Is this the best steak in town, maybe no... But there are many great apetizers I recommend. Going here to imprese for a big steak dinner will be hit or miss, but stick to the bar and its fun and you will be knowing what Carvers is all about

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

I was so impressed by the service at this restaurant. I made a reservation for 10 and had no trouble. The table was ready early and the atmosphere was lovely. The hostess was accommodating and the waiter was really on top of it! I had the three filets and they were wonderful!!! Everyone at the table was very happy with the food. We had a marvelous good time!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

The good was the live music. A local band was playing on 2-09-2019 and they were very enjoyable. Everything else was bad.
1. Took forever to get menus.
2. Ordered a Johnny Walker Blue Label and was served a substitute though charged the $30 real thing price.
3. Clam Chowder was inedible and was sent back. They did not take it off the bill.
4. Caesar salad was pathetic, dressing lacked flavor.
5. But the unkindest cut of all was the 24 ounce Porterhouse steak:
A. Served medium to medium well, though ordered medium rare.
B. Was 1/2 inch think and was no where near one and a half pounds.
C. Was full of sinew and tendon. Had to have good teeth to gnaw your way through it.
No, I do not recommend this place.
No, I will not be returning.

Oh, our waitress, Jen, although slow to start, did a good job. The place appeared to be understaffed but she stepped up to the plate.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank catatthebeach
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Nothing was really bad about the meal we shared with others. The wait staff was attentive. But was this meal really worth it? We did not find it inspiring, just OK. When they emphasize meat, they mean it. (The carnivores in our group seemed to like their entrees).There is nothing vegetarian on the menu. And the two fish options that day both came with sauces that we did not want. It was no problem to omit them, but the halibut and salmon arrived totally plain (a wedge of lemon) -- no herbs or flavoring on them when grilled. The side veggies were fine. We had been here a few years ago, and had we not been going with a group would not have rushed back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank rtaba285
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

the early bird special is a real deal..soup or salad, entree and vegetable or potato, it was excellent

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wander289202
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